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Dewy make up for over 40

(43 Posts)
nandaandm Wed 14-Feb-18 22:11:57

For a long time I've been using full coverage foundation as I thought anything too shiny would emphasise any lines or wrinkles.
My usuals are Mac studio sculpt, Nars and Chanel, but I'm now thinking my makeup looks too "Flat"
I'm looking for something dewy but with a bit of coverage.
Any recommendations would be gladly welcomed.

Aridane Wed 14-Feb-18 22:19:48

Following for recommendations

MaryLennoxsScowl Wed 14-Feb-18 22:26:34

Have you tried Laura Mercier? I got the Candleglow for my wedding and it was lovely.

keepmoving Wed 14-Feb-18 22:29:45

I think less is definitely more over 40. A heavier base is good for evenings and a more "radiant" base makes you look fresher. Agree Candleglow is a lovely foundation or look at a tinted moisturiser and then use a concealer where you need more coverage?

DazzlingMilton Wed 14-Feb-18 22:49:55

I like Lancôme teint miracle, some sunscreens also have good coverage like heliocare

Shenanagins Wed 14-Feb-18 23:14:31

I have the Charlotte tilbury foundation- the light weight one, and it’s been a revelation and it lasts all day!

SukiTheDog Wed 14-Feb-18 23:16:48

I look tired out with foundation now, at 55. I’m much better with tinted moisturiser and then colour (as in) blush and even a bit of highlighter.

Stay away from foundation. Try Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser. I’ve got a sample of No7 BB at the moment. It’s quite good and less ageing than foundation. I binned two Estée Lauder Foundations before Xmas when I saw photos of me looking grey and “overdone”.

EfficiencyDeficiency Wed 14-Feb-18 23:19:52

Following too. Just turned 40 last month.

Panicking as I've never really had a proper skincare routine even though I have tons of products.

Went for my very first facial at the weekend and realised that I need to pay more attention to my skin.

I'm using Aveda products and my foundation is Dior star which was expensive at £42 but is horrible hmm

I used Snapchat with my dd recently and love the way my skin looked! It's like a miracle. That's the look I want smile

brogueish Wed 14-Feb-18 23:20:22

Chantecaille Future Skin has a lovely, fresh finish but is a bit spendy.

FuckyNellYaBastad Wed 14-Feb-18 23:23:45

Estée Lauder tinted daywear moisturiser

Talith Wed 14-Feb-18 23:26:45

I'm mid forties and stopped wearing any foundation about five years ago. It sits in the cracks regardless of price in my experience. I exfoliate and use a decent non oily moisturiser (one of the Lush ones, Enzymion I think) and leave it at that.

nandaandm Thu 15-Feb-18 00:22:50

Thank you for the recommendations. Think I'll brave town barefaced at the weekend and head to our local department store and try and get a few colour matches.

cod Thu 15-Feb-18 02:56:10

Chanell vitalumiere if you’re dry or normal.

Then this on your cheek bones in shell for me

cod Thu 15-Feb-18 02:56:47

And I’ve tried all sorts. Also the Bobbi brown non sparkle powder

cod Thu 15-Feb-18 02:57:28

It comes in a beige compact. Amazing

justilou1 Thu 15-Feb-18 03:30:33

I'm 46 and can't go past the It Cosmetics CC cream. It's amazing. It seems to set OVER pores and lines and I get so many compliments!

DianaT1969 Thu 15-Feb-18 03:35:54

I had the same feeling, that I looked grey and flat despite expensive skincare and foundations. I went to Mac yesterday and had a make up lesson with good tips and came away with 3 products. I could have bought more but didn't get carried away.
She put Strobe (highlighter) all over my face before foundation. A sheer foundation, highlighter for under eyes and an almost nude blush (I would have walked past it and chosen more colour). I can honestly say it knocked 10 years off and I know how to replicate it at home. Products below if that helps anyone. I already had Strobe at home, which I loved, but had forgotten about.

Flomy Thu 15-Feb-18 03:49:24

Watching with interest, I got a cheap BB cream last week, but its very orangey blush

BitOfFun Thu 15-Feb-18 04:00:13

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultrawear is lovely, and worth the money. At a more high street price, try Bourjois City Radiance.

I disagree that you need to junk the foundation- look at how you apply it, certainly, but if you have any discolouration to correct, it's better to use an appropriate foundation than to cake on the concealer.

MakeItStopNeville Thu 15-Feb-18 04:07:43

Watching! I have loved Christian Dior’s Airflash foundation for a while but I swear it was almost overnight and then it suddenly aged me.

twoplytwoply Thu 15-Feb-18 07:33:51

Mac have lots of lighter foundation alternatives, Face & body is a great one and they have a barely there skin tint which is nice, and various tinted moisturiser options.

Bobbi Brown is good for maturer skin too.

ChardonnaysPrettySister Thu 15-Feb-18 09:10:24

Has anyone tried Bobbi Brown BB cream? A SA used it on me once and I liked it, so that might be the next one I buy.

NARS Radiant Tinted Moisturiser is good, sort of medium cover.

SukiTheDog Thu 15-Feb-18 10:22:47

Does anyone think Mac foundations smell Lind of “chemically”?

ChardonnaysPrettySister Thu 15-Feb-18 10:27:00

Never used Mac, but Nars Matte TM has a chemical smell.

Aridane Thu 15-Feb-18 10:34:42

BitofFun - I use Lancôme Teint Idole Ultrawear and I don't think it's dewy or glowy. It's their fullest coverage foundation - and it's great for that and it's staying power, but it doesn't give me a glowy look or anything. I do find though that using an illuminating primer thingie underneath helps a bit

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