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Tell me your make-up things to make skin completely magic-looking as if you are a unicorn
I am happy with my skincare routine and have decent skin, it tends to oily but no breakouts, no wrinkles to speak of, but I'm 38 and starting to feel like I need a bit more help with make-up. I just look a bit tired and waxy and no longer in the first flush. I have got away for years with pretty minimal make-up (currently using a Garnier BB cream).
Inevitable I know but if you are similar aged what do you use to make your skin look dewy and "finished" and generally like it belongs to a live person? Could be primer, BB, CC, blush, illuminator, foundation anything really! I don't mind splurging but I'd like to do it with recommendations.
Using clean and clear cleansing lotion has really made my skin glow...think it's a cheap version of an acid toner which seem to be fashionable! I love Bare Minerals too, makes skin up without looking made up.
Ooh a 3 quid fix, hooray! Can definitely replace my morning cleanse (which varies anyway) with that.
I went to Superdrug today and stood in front of all the excellent cheap make-up and was overwhelmed. Does anyone do those contouring things? Does it help while not making you look like a 1940s actress everyday (not that this isn't a good thing sometimes)
Well I'm 47 but have surprisingly good skin. I use Chanel perfection lumiere foundation and les beiges as a powder on my t zone, also Giorgio Armani highlighter under my eyes as a concealer and bobby brown rose brick shimmer for blush. I know it's expensive stuff but it lasts for ages and honestly I'm like a different woman when I put it on, all dewy skin. It is of course smoke and mirrors, but as I'm just off out shortly I've just done my face and blimey I actually look healthy 😂
I've started using the ordinary skincare and also invested some money in decent make up. I've also (sorry this is the boring bit) been drinking 3 litres of water a day, massively reduced sugar and not drank for most of January. The best make up I've found to make me look dewy is
The ordinary primer Chanel vita lumiere foundation Charlotte tilbury bronzer and highlighter Chanel blusher
Lots of people have commented on my skin recently and although it is a lot better since I e been double cleansing and looking after it, it's mainly down to the makeup.
I love Nip and Fab glycolic pads too but the thing that has made a massive difference recently is retinol. A cosmetic aesthician recommended it and it has been amazing. I am building up to using it every day as at first it can make you flaky/spotty (and it has) but the improvement in my skin tone in three weeks is incredible, it is smoother, more even toned, fresher looking. To the point that this morning I put my make-up on using the magnifying side of the mirror and only noticed when I got as far as mascara. And I am 55. I also recently bought a Sleek powder blusher in rose gold. It gives me a lovely fresh glow and only cost £5.
Products with retinol can be pricey and I am stingy so I bought this on Amazon.
Kevyn Aucoin contour powder. I saw it on one of those Youtube beauty gurus Nikkietutorials. She uses it in almost every single video. It is freaky: it just looks like a shadow and not like you have put a product on your face. It literally changes the shape of your face.
Bluntness, I have been looking my whole life for pink glowy cheeks. Would the rose shimmer brick work on really pale skin. BTW apparently Benefit are making a shimmery Dandelion blush launching in June!!!
bravuralondon.com salicylic acid. Wow Wow Wow. £10. And after maybe 2 weeks use I caught sight of my previously bumpy, grey and 'blah' looking skin in the rear view mirror when driving and just thought whenthefuckdidthathappen!?! smoother and firmer and just ....better.