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Oh yes Corn Silk is fab, I've been using it since I was a teenager but have only ever known one other person who used it. It can be quite hard to find in Boots, it's often shelved in bizarre places not particularly close to the other makeup
My tips! < I'm 41, have no lines or wrinkles yet and use face powder.. >
Try and use the best foundation you can afford. Chanel or By Terry are the best, but Bourjois Healthy mix is fab too.
The best face powder < and i have tried them all > is Corn Silk. Boots sell it and they do a matte version and a satin version - I use the Satin.. Apply with a large brush but crucially, avoid getting it anywhere near your eyes or round your mouth. This is where is will settle in lines or accentuate any wrinkles.
Yes, using a small fluffy brush, like MooMin says, is good for just powdering where you need it. Just a little around the eyes and T-Zone and edges of the lips so your lipstick doesn't bleed is fine if you don't want a matte look all over.
Ilovemydog, when people ask why their eyeshadow doesn't stay on long the answer is usually because they don't use foundation/powder underneath it! Or at the very least, an eye primer. The clue is in the name - whether you call it foundation, or base.
I think the trick is to use less and NOT powder all over. This small brush is excellent for powdering because it's small and you can't load too much on it. I would powder lightly round the eyes (underneath only to set concealer), eyelids then nose, chin and middle of forehead if you get shine there. Leave the rest un-powdered. Or if you think you've over done it, a spritz of setting spray or a fine facial mist gets rid of that chalky look and makes face look dewy again.
I also recommend this high definition powder - sets makeup without that old lady powdery look.
Possibly worth switching to a different powder. Some have light reflecting or illuminating particles (or whatever) that are supposed to be kinder to older skin. I quite like benefit dandelion which sets makeup but also makes me look healthier.
I have worn the standard foundation (well, tinted moisturiser) with loose powder, and possibly a bit of bronzer, combo for at least 15 years. I'm now 41 and I know that the powder is making me look, well, powdery. And old.
But I don't know how to not do this. If I just put on the tinted moisturiser sans powder, I feel like I'm not 'done'. Do I just have to get over this feeling?
But more importantly, if I don't put powder on my eye area, my eyeshadow just goes blotchy on top of the foundation. And my eyeliner smudges.
Please help! I'd love to look more dewy and, ahem, modern (gosh, I sound like my mother) and certainly less powdery and wrinkly.