What make up do you put on, daily?

(81 Posts)
Greengardenpixie Mon 07-Jul-14 19:29:44

Just wondering. I just normally wear eyeliner, mascara and some blusher. I put concealer where I need it and that's it. Im 46. Do you wear foundation daily? I used to wear it and then I ran out and haven't bought more yet...but sometimes it worries me that if people get used to me with it on...then when I cant be bothered [ and I have days like that] then they will think I look awful!!!!

LineRunner Mon 07-Jul-14 19:33:09

BB cream. It's really good for evening things out, like my stupidly sunburnt nose.

hollycomputer Mon 07-Jul-14 19:34:03

Uh, all of it usually. Foundation, blusher, powder, eyeshadow and mascara. I don't often bother with eyeliner or doing my eyes 'properly' unless I'm going out at the weekend but everything else goes on.

I look wretched without makeup.

Cooroo Mon 07-Jul-14 19:34:36

None. Never really learned how. At 54 I'm beginning to think I'd better start.

Singsongmama Mon 07-Jul-14 19:35:35

Eyeliner as minimum. Full slap would be Clinique light foundation, very sparingly used, eyeliner, mascara and tinted lipgloss.

Saurus72 Mon 07-Jul-14 19:36:54

Cream eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, foundation, powder, blusher and lipstick/gloss. Pretty much every day maybe a bit less on Sundays.

Chopsypie Mon 07-Jul-14 19:40:34

Powder, blusher, mascara.

Otherwise I look look sickly!

WestEast Mon 07-Jul-14 19:42:11

Bb cream, powder, blusher or bronzer, eyeliner and mascara.

flowery Mon 07-Jul-14 19:42:55

My absolute minimum is concealer, foundation and eyeliner.

Foundation, loose powder, brow gel (to tidy) and mascara every day. If going to work/out somewhere special, I also wear eyeliner, eye shadow & blusher.

Greengardenpixie Mon 07-Jul-14 19:46:18

Do you think you need more make up the older you get...or less?

sooperdooper Mon 07-Jul-14 19:49:09

Every day, foundation, concealer, mascara, eye shadow, eye brow pencil blusher - if I'm going out I'll add eye liner and highlighter

Wear whatever you feel comfortable with, just because other people wear more or less doesn't mean you have to smile

magimedi Mon 07-Jul-14 19:50:15

I am old - nearly 60 & I put on tinted lip gloss most days.

Beyond that I don't bother.

Take me as I am, warts & all & all make up seems to highlight the warts!

VioletBrogues Mon 07-Jul-14 19:50:25

Illuminating cream, BB cream, blusher, eyebrow pencil, eye shadow, mascara, lipstick. Sometimes eye liner.

Takes about 5 - 10 minutes max

absolute minimum just mascara. full on face (for daily/ work) either foundation or bb cream, mascara, bronzer, vaseline for lips.

GermyElephant Mon 07-Jul-14 19:50:42

None smile

Foundation, powder, bronzer, liquid eyeliner, brow pencil. Mascara.

Out of habit and that I look terrible without it. Everyday.

Mrsgrumble Mon 07-Jul-14 19:55:10

I've pared mine down since baby arrived

Always use compact foundation 3 in 1 by max factor
Brow definer - HD brows
Mascara and eyeliner
St tropez bronzer
Lipstick in pink shade

Don't bother too much ith eyeshadow and blusher

TwllBach Mon 07-Jul-14 19:59:26

I didn't wear make up at all until about two years ago (I'm 26) but now I wear it every day:

- foundation, powder for everyday and I have a cream one for 'going out'
- blusher
- mascara

That's minimum, if I'm going out for lunch or for an interview or I just want to feel better I will wear eye shadow and eyeliner and maybe a lipstick.

It sounds like such a lot, but I don't think I look like I'm wearing make up...

Concealer under eyes, powder to set it, mascara and a bit of blusher. Eyebrow pencil if I have time.

penguinpaperback Mon 07-Jul-14 20:06:52

Concealer, Touche, Foundation, Blusher, Mascara, light coloured Lip Gloss.

MrsLundyBancroft Mon 07-Jul-14 20:09:34

Primer and eyelid primer. Illuminator and foundation followed by powder. Eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara and lipstick.

I'm a reasonably recent convert to wearing more make up since I kicked stbxh out two years ago. Before then I was always too ground down to bother but nowadays I like to make an effort. Just for me.

Theoldhag Mon 07-Jul-14 20:12:42

Sanctuary bb cream, mascara that's it usually, lippy and eye shadow for evenings and lunches etc. I tend to go for 'natural' look.

Treaclepot Mon 07-Jul-14 20:16:39

Usually none, occasionally a bit of concealer and mascara in the day.

Sixpencenonethericher Mon 07-Jul-14 20:36:04

Clinique foundation and loose powder
Clinique brown eyeshadow
Clinique brown mascara
Clinique blusher
Clinique almost lipstick in black honey

Matte foundation
Touche eclat under eyes
Lipstick and Lipcote

HicDraconis Mon 07-Jul-14 20:42:19

None whatsoever.

Limeandice Mon 07-Jul-14 20:43:33

And a big smile

MaccaPaccaMac Mon 07-Jul-14 20:43:53

Primer, foundation, bronzer, highlighter (sometimes), eyeliner, brow powder, mascara, Vaseline on lips. If I'm going out for the evening I wear eyeshadow and sometimes lipstick. I occasionally go out of the house with nothing on my face (if I reallllyy can't be arsed) but feel much better with it all on.

HSMMaCM Mon 07-Jul-14 20:45:10

48 - I look better with some tinted moisturiser, but usually nothing.

findingherfeet Mon 07-Jul-14 20:46:34

Have to have blusher (stain AND powder!) otherwise I look ill and people tell me so (dam anaemia)

Always have mascara on and normally eye liner on lids and a bit of a tidy up of brows (pencil and clear mascara so they are not to wayward)

Oh and lip balm....oh and nails shellac-ed!!

Blimey I don't feel high maintenance grin

usualsuspectt Mon 07-Jul-14 20:46:44

Eyeliner and Mascara.

myrtleWilson Mon 07-Jul-14 20:47:23

Another none here, although that's as much due to incompetence than choice..

ModreB Mon 07-Jul-14 20:50:09

Tinted moisturiser, inner eyeliner, outer eyeliner, mascara, lip liner and lipstick. As a minimum.

LizzieMint Mon 07-Jul-14 20:53:51

Another none here too. I had a friend when I was younger who couldn't bear to leave the house without full makeup on, I thought it was a terrible view to have of yourself (that you are somehow not suitable for being seen without it) and it really put me off.

ImATotJeSuisUneTot Mon 07-Jul-14 20:54:27

Primer, foundation, concealer, bronzer, highlighter, blusher, eyeshadow, mascara , eyebrow pencil, lip tint.

That's a lot. sad

Scarletskies Mon 07-Jul-14 20:57:02

Bit of Mac concealer under my eyes, a sort of browny pink Bobbi Brown blusher and eyeko mascara. I add eyeliner and occasionally foundation

Scarletskies Mon 07-Jul-14 20:57:39

Oh and some eyebrows ends. Mine stop halfway along

chipsandpeas Mon 07-Jul-14 21:01:16

foundation and eye brow pencil at a minimum (depends on if i can be arsed in the morning)
if i have time (read can be arsed) i'd do primer, fondation, powder blush eyeshadow and mascara

Dontgotosleep Mon 07-Jul-14 21:11:02

Mascara, lip gloss. Hair accseories and nail varnish. X

Doris75 Mon 07-Jul-14 21:18:12

Eyelash extensions for years (if you can be arsed, best beauty treatment you'll ever have) so no need for mascara, eye liner/shadow.

Touch éclat (hiding lines, shadows et al)


ThisIsSylviaDaisyPouncer Mon 07-Jul-14 21:23:35

Primer, foundation, powder, concealer. Brow gel, brow wax and brow powder. Highlighter eyeshadow under brows, eyeshadow on lids, one eyeliner above lids, another below lash line underneath. Mascara. Blusher. Lip liner.

Do I win? grin

Firkyfoodling Mon 07-Jul-14 21:25:54

Always a dab of foundation, unless my skin is looking alright then some tinted moisturiser does the trick. Chanel concealer (bye bye dark circles), powder on my slick t-zone. Always eye lash curl then mascara, nars orgasm/ deep throat and always some sort of lipstick/ gloss. Clinique chubby stick in whopping watermelon is so pretty and not too much for the day time.

ThisIsSylviaDaisyPouncer Mon 07-Jul-14 21:26:24

And lipstick!

Firkyfoodling Mon 07-Jul-14 21:27:54

I think you win sylvia!

googietheegg Mon 07-Jul-14 21:29:17

Concealer, cheek/lip tint, eyeliner, mascara, eyebrow pencil, lip balm.

MiniTheMinx Mon 07-Jul-14 21:29:20

Chanel Sublime Waterproof mascara daily

When I can be bothered

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation, Eclat Lumiere, loose powder,soleil tan de chanel, Sublime Waterproof mascara, stylo waterproof in dark grey and I apply all of it very lightly! and never wear eye shadow or blusher.

I am so glad the warm weather has arrived, as soon as I get any colour I ditch the make-up

BOFster Mon 07-Jul-14 21:42:24

If I wear any (I often don't), I tend to get carried away, as I always feel that putting one thing on means that my features are out of balance and I need to add other stuff to even it out, IYSWIM? So I might intend to only put BB cream on and to cover dark circles with a touche éclat rip-off, but then my lips look washed out, so I put some tinted balm on. Then my eyes look like they've disappeared, so out comes the mascara and maybe eyeliner...now I'm thinking my eyelids are on the puffy side and could do with some contouring, so I add some shadow to my socket-line...then my brows seem too pale, so they get done...then I may as well add a bit of blusher and powder, because why leave a job half done?

I probably end up looking like a drag queen grin.

Greengardenpixie Mon 07-Jul-14 21:45:42

I ithink you do Sylvia! Most of you will have it all down to a fine art but I just couldn't be bothered putting on a full face full!! I will probably buy some foundation/bb cream although find it really difficult to get a match for my light olive skin tone. Any good suggestions for my colouring??

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 07-Jul-14 21:46:14

Lip gloss

Every day unless I'm illgrin

specialsubject Mon 07-Jul-14 21:47:27


no-one looks awful without makeup. Plenty of people look awful with it.

hiccupgirl Mon 07-Jul-14 21:48:48

None here too. I feel totally not me if I put any on.

BOFster Mon 07-Jul-14 21:59:44

I feel fine without make-up, but I find it quite mesmerising once I get going- it feels rather creative. I watched a few YouTube tutorials by Lisa Eldridge recently where she recreated movie star looks from the past, like Marilyn Monroe, Tippi Hedren in The Birds and so on, and it really made me appreciate the artistry involved. I don't believe that wearing make-up is inherently self-loathing or anything; it can just be fun.

myrtleWilson Mon 07-Jul-14 22:02:22

Ok, am revealing sheer levels of incompetence but what is difference between primer, foundation and powder.... (At this point I should admit I'm 41 and clearly clueless....)

BOFster Mon 07-Jul-14 22:09:52

I believe that primer smoothes, foundation colours/conceals and powder sets it all in place. Have a look at Lisa Eldridge's YouTube channel- she's very informative and entertaining to watch.

nyldn Mon 07-Jul-14 22:17:04

BB cream, eyeliner, mascara. Often a pinky/red lip balm.

goodasitgets Mon 07-Jul-14 22:30:00

How long have you got?! grin

Foundation, concealer, highlighter, powder, blusher
Eye primer, eyeshadows (3/4 usually), eyeliner, mascara
Brow pencil, brow gel
Lip balm/gloss/stick (not all at once)

ThisIsSylviaDaisyPouncer Mon 07-Jul-14 22:33:08

Yep that's primer foundation and powder. I could live without primer but without powder my makeup just disappears.

My thing with makeup is that unless you want a lot of attention (which you might, fair enough), be consistent. If I stopped wearing all my makeup, I absolutely would look ill, but equally, when I've seen normally minimal friends wearing a lot of makeup suddenly, it can be conspicuous. If I were to advise a friend on how to start wearing makeup more I would definitely say ease into it, despite the fact I clearly wear a lot.

ThisBitchIsResting Mon 07-Jul-14 22:54:20

Light foundation
Cream blush
Brow stuff

If going out out I add eyeshadow and mascara and lippy. I never used to wear makeup but my complexion needs help post kids. I look quite dead without it.

polyhymnia Mon 07-Jul-14 23:01:30

Often none, though always use several skin care products and, most days, a lip balm. And I do have my brows and lashes tinted.

Agree with PP that vast majority of people don't necessarily look worse without make up and plenty of people look worse with it ( eg if not very subtle it can be hugely ageing).

When I do use it , go for 'non make up' style of make-up.

Carpaccio Mon 07-Jul-14 23:23:59

I use more makeup now than I did before as I am far more interested in it, have more money to spend on it and because I really enjoy doing my makeup and wearing makeup.

On a daily basis, I wear foundation or tinted moisturiser or BB cream. I tend to wear medium coverage during winter and light coverage during summer. Today is a BB cream.
I almost always wear SPF underneath, but I seem to always forget to wear a primer despite having quite a few.

I set the base with a transparent loose powder.

Neutral shimmery eyeshadow such as Chanel Illusion d'ombre in Emerveille. Often line with a Mac Mystery eyeshadow on a push liner brush - it's very subtle.
Brown mascara.

Lipstick - can be any colour, just not nude.
Blusher - same tone as lipstick.

A hint of highlighter on the top of the cheekbones.

I rarely wear concealer (and if I do, it's only on spots/blemishes). I probably wear proper eyeliner instead of the eyeshadow once a week or so.

I tint my eyebrows so it's only if I haven't done that that I run a bit of colour through my brows as they are completely invisible when not tinted.

GirlOverboard Tue 08-Jul-14 01:53:59

Concealer, foundation, powder, blusher/bronzer, eyeliner, mascara, eyebrow pencil, lipstick

catsofa Tue 08-Jul-14 02:05:49

None. Life is too short.

MrsAtticus Tue 08-Jul-14 02:16:14

Just foundation - I wouldn't bother but look grim without it.

singaporeswing Tue 08-Jul-14 07:16:50

I live in the tropics so have had to seriously change my make up routine from back home.

Clinique City Block SPF 40
Lancome concealer everywhere
Laura Mercier Tinter Moisturiser
Powder, contour & highlight
Depending on how late I'm running - eyeshadow & liner
Curl eyelashes and mascara
Lip liner & lipstick.

Normally takes me about 5-10 minutes depending on how distracted I get!

Greengardenpixie Tue 08-Jul-14 07:23:54

"My thing with makeup is that unless you want a lot of attention (which you might, fair enough), be consistent. If I stopped wearing all my makeup, I absolutely would look ill, but equally, when I've seen normally minimal friends wearing a lot of makeup suddenly, it can be conspicuous. If I were to advise a friend on how to start wearing makeup more I would definitely say ease into it, despite the fact I clearly wear a lot."

Totally agree with this smile

Rainydayblues Tue 08-Jul-14 07:30:46

Lipstick and maybe some primer.

LizzieMint Tue 08-Jul-14 07:57:01

I disagree sylvia I can bet you wouldn't look ill without it, just normal! When I occasionally see my never-go-without friends without their makeup on, they just look like my friends without makeup on - totally normal.
To you, you would look different of course but you'd get used to it. I had laser surgery done on my eyes and it took a long while to get used to seeing my face without glasses on - now if I look at photos of me with glasses, THAT looks odd because it's no longer what I'm used to.

Eliza22 Tue 08-Jul-14 08:23:55

Eye shadow
Lippy .... I have a Nosferatu bloodless look about me, without it.

icanmakeyouicecream Tue 08-Jul-14 08:40:36

Primer, bb cream, concealer, bare minerals medium beige powder, blusher, glow under eyes, mascara, eye liner, Vaseline. Every day, 10 mins

TheAwfulDaughter Tue 08-Jul-14 08:47:06

Just moisturiser ands I'll pat on some MAC Studio Fix powder foundation to even out my complexion, I'm quite blemishy.

I paint it on when I go out for fun, but I don't need to wear it everyday. Depending on my complexion, I may not wear anything to work/the shops.

TheAwfulDaughter Tue 08-Jul-14 08:50:22

These threads make me sad actually.

Men don't wear make up at all without agonising that they look 'sickly' or 'pale' and they are never pulled up for looking so.

kaykayblue Tue 08-Jul-14 08:50:50

On a daily basis, bare minimum -

*clinique concealer under eyes and on any blemishes/scars,
*a bit of clinique chubby stick on my cheeks (it's mean to go on your lips but I can't be bothered to buy new blushers),
*carmex lip balm.

Now my hair is darker I try to remember to put a bit of eye brow pencil on as well. It looks so much better when I remember to do it!

Sometimes I will also use a bit of CC cream, mascara and a bit of colour on my lips (normally just a nude lipstick).

Passmethecrisps Tue 08-Jul-14 08:55:32

I wear all Clinique.

I quite often wear nothing if I am just kickig about the house but for work I always wear eyeliner and mascara. Sometimes I will add a powder and blusher if I feel like it.

I do have foundation and concealer but rarely ever use them.

BB Cream, Benefit High Beam and Mascara.
also uses chubby sticks as blusher

Eliza22 Thu 10-Jul-14 08:39:50

I do it for me. DH says I look lovely without it but....it's my choice.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 10-Jul-14 08:53:06

The awful daughter-ime men these days agonise over their appearance just as much if not more than women. I think if it was socially acceptable men would be slapping make up on! Certainly ds and his mates spend hours in the bathroom doing hair and grooming. Between Dh,ds and me I'm the one who is up and ready the fastest even though I wear full slap.

Greengardenpixie Thu 10-Jul-14 09:02:38

Well Dame, none of the males in my family take any care of their appearance. Mind you my dh is 49 and couldnt care less. My other older boys also dont really care...well they are all in their 20's and i must admit that does surprise me..but anything that expends energy like washing it way too much like hard work!!
With two girls and then me and only one toilet its just as well!!!

beccajoh Thu 10-Jul-14 09:06:50

Depends how tired I look and if I'm leaving the house. Usually a bit of under-eye concealer and a bit of blusher so I don't look dead.

honeyandbutter Thu 10-Jul-14 10:47:57

I'm 41 and wear a light foundation, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, blusher and lipstick (must-have).

Weekends are make-up free apart from lipstick and eyeliner, unless I'm going out.

Evenings out = full slap with my more pricier make-up range (Touche Eclat and YSL foundation). I've found the older I get the more I need. Hardly wore any in my 20s and early 30s.

OnlyLovers Thu 10-Jul-14 12:20:40

Work and going out: primer, foundation, concealer under eyes, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, powder. Cream blusher sometimes, but I'm not particularly pale so only if I've overdone the foundation and need some contouring grin.

Always brush my eyebrows so they're neat, but use a pencil on them only sometimes.

I need the eyeshadow most, IMO; I look much less tired with it on and people tell me I look well.

For just pottering around the neighbourhood I usually just wear the primer (as it has a sunblock) and mascara. Maybe concealer if I look particularly knackered and dark-circled, and powder if it's warm and I might go shiny-faced.

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