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Right, at the age of 35...

(18 Posts)
AnnaBeginsToChange Sat 06-Apr-13 08:26:54

...I think I might benefit from a little make up <understatement>

Where do I start? I'd like to wear something on my skin everyday, but I definitely don't want it to look like I am wearing foundation. Will a tinted moisturiser be enough at my age? I do OCM so don't wear any moisturiser currently, how would that work?

Can you tell me where to start? What shop/brand to go to, price IRO £20 or less for foundation. My skin is combination, fair, freckle, seem to have stopped getting spots but have blocked pores and dry patches sometimes.

Thanks, hope you can help me feel a bit better about myself smile

Inthebeginning Sat 06-Apr-13 08:29:51

I use "pore essential " or something like that from benefit. It's very light but makes your skin look fab. You can put it straight on or mix it with moisturiser and a tube lasts me 6 months

AnnaBeginsToChange Sat 06-Apr-13 08:49:55

That sounds perfect. Where do I go and how do I get the right shade. Completely clueless.

MissBeehivingUnderTheMistletoe Sat 06-Apr-13 08:52:05

A tinted moisturiser would be fine - one with an SPF. Laura Mercier is about £35 but hopefully someone will be along soon with a less pricey suggestion.

FrumpyPumpy Sat 06-Apr-13 08:56:36

No7 bb cream is nice and light, you can mix with a little moisturiser if you wanted, and it's <£20. Got mine in a deal an has lasted 9m using 4 days a week for work.

chanie44 Sat 06-Apr-13 09:49:10

I don't like to wear a lot of make up, but when I do, it's tinted moisturiser, mascara, nude lip gloss and sometimes a bit of bronzer for a healthy glow.

AnnaBeginsToChange Sat 06-Apr-13 09:50:46

Ah I have a Boots near me. What's bb stand for?

daimbardiva Sat 06-Apr-13 10:01:35

I second the no 7 bb (blemish balm) and also love Barbara daly for tesco's face lift tinted moisturiser. It's fab and only about £6 :-)

AnnaBeginsToChange Sat 06-Apr-13 12:07:56

Great, thanks I'll try the tesco or No 7 ones soon. Thanks!

Inthebeginning Sat 06-Apr-13 12:22:37

Sorry! From department sores or online. You need them to stock benefit stuff. There's no shades it just covers anyone ( good for me as i always worry its too orange when I buy anything!

VivaLeBeaver Sat 06-Apr-13 12:23:16

How about a mineral make up like Bare Minerals?

They have demo counters in Debenhams, etc and give a light but good coverage.

JazzDalek Sat 06-Apr-13 14:17:08

I would recommend Lily Lolo mineral foundation.

Alternatively, I have been using Aveda Inner Light tinted moisturiser and really really like it. RRP is £24 but it is £20.40 from

AnnaBeginsToChange Sat 06-Apr-13 19:53:20

inthebeginning is it porefessional?

Inthebeginning Sat 06-Apr-13 20:20:05

It is yes!

Jaynebxl Sat 06-Apr-13 21:11:04

What's OCM?

AnnaBeginsToChange Sat 06-Apr-13 21:30:09

Oil cleansing method. It's been great for my skin. I think I might try the benefit pore whotsit as I can just order online and no need to worry about getting the right colour etc.

So I can wear it instead of foundation, or will I need foundation on top?

BinksToEnlightenment Sat 06-Apr-13 21:43:59

If you're very pale, you might find No 7 too dark but they do lovely stuff.

I recommend some boots time delay products - it's on sale at the minute. I got their radiance booster cream for about £6. It's got hyaluronic acid in it, which makes your face look nice. Don't ask me the science bit! It's good under foundation anyway.

Next most important products are blusher, lip balm and mascara. I recommend looking at Dainty Doll for blusher if you're pale. You can mix your blusher with Vaseline for easy lip colour.

I'd also get a neutral eyeshadow and maybe a highlighting cream for your eyebrows and cheeks.

AnnaBeginsToChange Mon 08-Apr-13 21:49:27

Crikey, steady on grin

Thanks, I'll think about it all and probably ask the same question in a year or so...

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