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For summer, for travelling, for evening, for going to the market. . .what is new or a good ol' standby that you swear by? Let's share!

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Bare Essentials/Bare Minerals IS wonderful! I hardly use any liquid foundation anymore. Just a touch of concealer or light diffuser and BE/BM and I'm away. Concerning The Body Shoppe - (this brings back many memories of when it first started and it's founder) I still do when I'm home in Toronto, but perhaps it's me - I don't find it as good as it used to be since it was sold a few years ago. What think you? Is Body Shoppe still here in the US? I can't seem to remember seeing one in any of the malls.

Thanks for the link to lushusa sassikat - omg who knew! I'm so pleased for them!

Oh - and concerning the Bobbie Brown gel eye liner. I slept in it. Just to see. Perfection when I woke up. Unbelievable. And it comes off with ease. No more eyeliner in the crease of my eyelid. No more eyeliner flaking down my cheeks. I'm seriously delirious with happiness! Expensive @ 21.00 - yes. But I can see that a little goes a long way, and that the jar will last quite some time. Plus my new bf makeup artist for Bobbie Brown gave me a few lessons, and changed up my eyebrow colour - which was transforming. They hold free makeup classes, so when I'm a tad more flush - I'm going for a make over & bit of an update. Ever few years one needs to do this as one ages, as one's skin tone changes.
Trish McEvoy for pretty much everything. Their foundation is great - evens out skin without looking "make-up-ey." I don't wear a lot of makeup like I did when I was younger because I think it makes me look older now. Some foundation, a little powder bronzer, a neutral eye shadow, mascara, and lip gloss and that's it. Trish McEvoy has this lip gloss called "Baby Doll" that I adore.

Now if anyone can tell me how to minimize open/large pores, I'd be eternally grateful!
I just have to say that this thread has been so helpful! I revert to it on occasion to check on something or other! And the Bobbie Brown eyeliner. Gosh - I can't thank you guys enough for recommending it so much! To have found an eyeliner that does not smudge and end up within two minutes in the crease of my eyelid!?! Priceless!
Ladies - don't forget to check through this thread too - it's our most popular to date and it has some terrific recommendations.

Which reminds me. I need a concealer or a foundation the does not melt on me five minutes after applying it. I only need a little bit but everything I've tried seems to run on me. I have an oily t zone. Just around the nose - I need it to stay put! Any suggestions? Oh - and an under eye brightener someone likes would be nice too!
Diana, I use a cream or pale beige eye shadow as a base before I put on my eyeshadow, and I find that it works wonders as a cover either undereye or on a little spot. Since it's dry, it doesn't melt away. Then I put my mineral powder over - rarely use foundation any more unless I am feeling blotchy.
I just tried this! What a terrific idea Chez, and I have these things in my arsenal. Thank you ! xox
CVS brand sunblock 30 works for me. Trader Joes 30 is also good - smells like coconuts. Burts Bees anything is usually what my family uses. Trader Joes by me has a lot of Burts Bee products. Lip stains Covergirl Outblast. My son's girlfriend turned me onto these because they do not melt easily. I have ruined good purses when makeup melted. ARGH. Maybelline for the face. Baby oil and petroleum jelly for makeup remover. Ex husband could not stand the baby oil smell so I wore it out of spite from time to time right before bed.
Oh, dear, mineral oil and petroleum-based products are really not good for your skin. I would go for natural oil-based instead. As a matter of fact, I just wash my face now and everything comes off, even waterproof mascara, with a good rich soap. That way you avoid the extra friction and pull of the cotton ball or pad on the delicate skin around the eyes as well as buying one less product.

I have always washed my face with gentle soaps like Neutrogena glycerine or whatever agrees with you - NOT Ivory, it will eat your face off! If it stings your eyes, it is not mild enough. Lately I use a liquid soap with an almond oil base. And as I mentioned in the other thread, consider an acid final rinse - cider vinegar or lemon is good. For a finishing touch, occasional gentle exfoliation is the key to fresh skin - all over.

Of course this is just MHO, but I am 67 and have been assured that it is the new 50 on me, so it seems to work.
Good idea - Glycerine keeps moisture in the skin. Petroleum works for me and I will think again after reading your response. Thank you :)
Do you use shea butter morning and evening, as your full-time moisturizer?
BlueHera!!! How very happy making that you are back with us - at least here. You know I for one have missed you!
Hey Dazz, and all...

I love shea butter as a hand and body moisturizer. With a drop of essential oil.

Here are some things I've been doing lately: apple cider vinegar as a rinse after conditioner (1 T to a cup of water). It seems to restore pH or something.

I bought one of those eyelash enhancers; mine lashes are nearly invisible. One per day application for 3 weeks—they say it thickens lashes. Okay, I'm on day 3.





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