POSTED: Sat, 04/18/2009 - 4:35pm

Let's talk maquillage!

If everyone shared just one tip we'd all be so much wiser....
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POSTED: Tue, 04/18/2017 - 10:29am


Found a new make up line.It is called Boom and is pro Age not anti age.Very simple items in tubes .one for cheeks and lips,and since they are natural they pick up and enhance your own coloring.A stick called Glo which you can use to provide extra glow to cheeks,décolletage etc.I use it on my eyebrows .They have changed over time and this adds definition without looking heavily made up.The skin cream is fabulous and you can use it all over your body,not only your face.When you have a moment Google Boom Cosmetics and get the full story.Very interesting.

Celtic Owl

POSTED: Wed, 04/26/2017 - 5:54pm


Hi Jean, I will check this out. I like the no makeup look, but I do notice I can look drab, tiredness shows too quickly. Thanks for the heads up, and I do hope you are well. <3 Deba


POSTED: Wed, 04/26/2017 - 7:09pm

Hi Deba

Please let me know what you think of Boom.I am really pleased with it.Feel like the true me shines through.How are you?oxo


POSTED: Sat, 10/01/2016 - 9:44am


One of my favourite things.Love trying new products .With retirement in the offing,Frugal me will have to return.Right now ,I am buying L'Oreal and have their mascara and foundation and eyebrow powder.Doesn't have to be expensive to be fun.


POSTED: Tue, 10/04/2016 - 2:57pm

I like L'Oreal

After all, it's L'Oreal of Paris! Great face cream for "mature" skin and budget friendly.


POSTED: Fri, 10/07/2016 - 10:20am

Me too

Their foundation gives excellent coverage when desired.Using their eyebrow powder compact and it is the best one so far.This after spending a small fortune on many others.Liking their mascara too.Will check out the face cream.


POSTED: Thu, 09/29/2016 - 12:36pm

More on BB creams

I'd given up on my search for a BB or CC cream that wasn't so darn greasy and sticky and tacky, even hours after it's applied. (L'oreal, Almay, Revlon, Burt's Bees: I'm looking at you.) But I think I might have found one, and I can hardly believe it's by Maybelline. It's called Maybelline Dream BB Fresh. Don't expect heavy coverage or miracles; it's just a light, tinted, sunblock/moisturizer that hides a little and evens out the color of my complexion a little. Doesn't look heavy, and it doesn't make my skin sticky. I applied it yesterday morning, and it still looked nice when we went out for dinner and it was still doing its job up to the time I washed my face before bedtime.


POSTED: Fri, 09/30/2016 - 9:58pm


Thanks for the tip on Maybelline's BB cream. I will buy it tomorrow. If I need more coverage, I can always mix in concealer. Does it come in a good assortment of colors?


POSTED: Fri, 09/30/2016 - 10:43pm

IIRC, it comes in...

...four (?) shades. So you should be able to find something that works for you if you care Caucasian. I didn't see colors suitable for women of color, however. That doesn't mean they don't exist; just means they didn't seem to be available in the store I was in.


POSTED: Fri, 09/30/2016 - 10:45pm


Should say "if you are Caucasian," not "care."


POSTED: Fri, 09/30/2016 - 5:58pm

I agree Carol

I just purchased this, like you, after nearly giving up with other products. And I especially like the fact that I don't need extra sunscreen which has always caused flakiness. And hooray priced for my budget!


POSTED: Thu, 09/29/2016 - 11:39am


I bought my new foundation today as part of my changing seasons makeover. As what little suntan I allow my face to get has now more or less faded I need a little more coverage. A beautiful young man on the Clinique counter was more than happy to help. I eventually bought Clinique Even Better in No5. It is a good match to my normal skin tone so no need to worry about a line at jaw level. I also purchased a Body Shop lip liner, slightly brighter than my summer colour. That's me sorted for a while. Back to frugality!!


POSTED: Sat, 09/10/2016 - 8:59am


Spending time with wonderful Susan,we were having a chat about the blog Thirty Chic Days and I asked her what I could do to increase the chic level ....she said a brighter lipstick.And I told her the same.So the hunt is on for a new Fall shade.I am fair skinned,with pinky/peach undertones with white hair,blue eyes.I was a true blonde ,at one time.Any ideas for colours?


POSTED: Tue, 09/20/2016 - 9:44pm


I am blonde and blue also, and I do have a few favorites. Fire and Ice by Revlon is a bit of a vavavoom coral/pink! It is one of Revlon's oldest formulas and word has it that the beautiful stars of old Hollywood wore it. Another of my faves is Rhubarb Lip Shimmer by Burt's Bees. It is more approachable and has a lovely mint tingly feeling.


POSTED: Tue, 09/20/2016 - 10:39pm

Hi !

Thankyoufor the colour ideas.Will check them out.


POSTED: Thu, 09/22/2016 - 5:04pm

Hi Jean!

Lisa Eldridge on YouTube is a fantastic makeup artist and has some great color suggestions also. I'll see if I can send it to you via Facebook.


POSTED: Fri, 09/23/2016 - 11:06am


Will look her up.Thanks for the info.

Elizabeth G

POSTED: Fri, 09/09/2016 - 11:21pm

As part of my ongoing cleaning, sorting and tossing...

I went through my makeup today. I washed all my makeup brushes and discarded those I don't use, tossed dubious lipsticks that never quite worked, organized things by use, and ordered some refills for my beloved Lauren Hutton makeup disc. I've used her makeup for ages and absolutely love it. Over time, I've winnowed out the items in her disc that I don't use (concealer that's too dark, some weird brown contouring powder I will never use), and just use the basics. Concealer, brow powder, blush (a nice peachy color), and wet/dry eye liner. I haven't tried her mascara, but may give it a go on my next order. It gets great reviews. If anyone is looking for an all in one makeup system, take a peek at Her website states she now ships to Canada, not sure about UK or other countries. LOL I sound like an infomercial!!


POSTED: Tue, 09/20/2016 - 9:47pm

Lauren Hutton

I positively love her products! I have been using her disc for years now, and I even use the contouring powder. Her mascara is divine. I love how her make up doesn't look like make up on the skin.

Elizabeth G

POSTED: Sat, 09/24/2016 - 11:49am

Lauren's contour powder

I should have added, I do like the larger contour powder. It's the smaller one (same size as the smaller concealers) that I'm not sure how to use. Doesn't she call it something like "pooch powder"? I'm still mystified! Any tips on its use would be appreciated!


POSTED: Fri, 09/30/2016 - 9:54pm

Pooch Powder

It is for the fat deposits that sometime happen in the upper inner corners of eyes. Some people don't have them. I do, unfortunately, so pooch powder make them recede. You can use it to contour your nose too, if you want to get fancy.

Elizabeth G

POSTED: Fri, 09/30/2016 - 11:55pm


I'll find something on YouTube about the correct application, no doubt. I appreciate your input on this!


POSTED: Sat, 09/10/2016 - 4:01am


We must be twins parted at birth, Beth. I have done exactly the same except that I do not use Lauren Hutton but a mixture of Clinique and Chanel makeup. I need a new foundation so that will be my next purchase. I have also amended my skin care regime. I now use Avène products for cleansing my sensitive mature skin with their day serum and moisturiser but use Nuxe night serum and cream. They suit my skin. I also use the Nuxe facial exfoliator as it has natural abrasives not the plastic beads that are causing such concern.

Elizabeth G

POSTED: Sat, 09/10/2016 - 1:35pm

Have not tried Chanel

But I have always loved Clinique! I too need a new foundation; this summer was so hot, I just used a light tinted moisturizer with SPF 30 since it was basically sweated off by the time I got to work. Please let us know what foundation you select and how it's working for you!


POSTED: Sun, 04/05/2015 - 8:40pm

As always on the hunt for...

Economical and health promoting cosmetics /lotions and potions.Decided to,research homemade products.I have found several sites that are quite helpful.I will start with making my own face cream.It is simple to do,.Shall let you know how it turns out..


POSTED: Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:19pm

The road to hell...

Is paved with good intentions.Never did do that.Got distracted,I guess.Giving it a rethink.In the meantime,todayI had my brows shaped and coloured and my eyelashes tinted.Very feminine activity.Feel well put together.Had a horrid eye infection and had to discard all my eye make up.The brows are a great success but I will go back to mascara.


POSTED: Sun, 05/29/2016 - 6:58pm

Sounds nice!

Jean, glad you're pampering yourself. We all need that!


POSTED: Mon, 05/30/2016 - 12:20am

It is nice

And not that expensive.Also my eyebrows have faded since turning grey .It is nice to,see them again.oxo


POSTED: Mon, 05/30/2016 - 12:20am

It is nice

And not that expensive.Also my eyebrows have faded since turning grey .It is nice to,see them again.oxo


POSTED: Mon, 05/30/2016 - 4:34pm

Know what ya mean..

Mine are mostly eyebrow pencil! I've been reading all the benefits of coconut oil. The organic but refined variety is tasteless(for sautéing) and without the coconut fragrance. It can be used as a makeup remover and skin moisturizer. Very beneficial type of fat to help with inflammation! I'm willing to try and not expensive


POSTED: Thu, 09/22/2016 - 3:56am

I'm not real...

...knowledgeable about makeup removers, relying primarily on water and a washcloth, or maybe vaseline and a tissue, but we now have coconut oil in the house, and I have to say, it's a fantastic makeup remover. It wipes that eyeliner right off.


POSTED: Thu, 09/22/2016 - 5:06pm

Coconut Oil

It is a wonderful makeup remover. I use it as a body lotion too. Works great!


POSTED: Thu, 09/22/2016 - 9:33am

Coconut oil

Always on the lookout for a simple eye make up remover.Will try that.


POSTED: Mon, 04/06/2015 - 3:38pm


Sounds great Jean! Please keep us posted on your new homemade potions! I assume that some of the recipes have coconut oil in them since it's supposed to be so good for the skin.


POSTED: Mon, 04/06/2015 - 6:25pm

Hi Vickie

You can find recipes on Pinterest and Wellness Mama.Coconut oil is used a lot.I will use up what I have while I collect the ingredients.This should be fun.Will keep you up to date. Oxo


POSTED: Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:16pm

Blur creme? Anybody?

Just heard of a product called "blur creme." Apparently, it's used in place of or as a primer for foundation and "blurs" large pores and wrinkles. Reportedly, Revitalift and L'Oreal make versions of this. Anyone familiar with it?


POSTED: Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:07am

Need cheering upon January slump.Wanting to update my look.

Need suggestions for eye make up for this woman of a certain age.There are wrinkles to contend with and a bit of saggy skin.I like muted,quiet colors for the eye.I am fair,have beautiful white/silver hair,still curly and fit in the cool,blonde category.Ideas?


POSTED: Tue, 01/20/2015 - 1:41pm

I know how you feel, Jean

.......I need a lift too! You can always look for some pinky browns, Jean. Alight color on the lid....maybe a cool bisque on the lid followed by a medium pinky brown to create a crease in the eye.....if the eye is hooded like mine, the darker color should be placed just above the crease, to create more lid......and yes a light glow under the brow, but not on the lids. Some companies which make beautiful matte eye shadows......Tarte......Urban Decay.....Bobbi Brown. Good luck Jean and have fun!!!!!! Please let me know how you make out! Kathleen xo PS....Deb is right.......Berry colors are great lip stick choices, especially if you do a softer eye. (Hi Deb!) xo


POSTED: Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:36am

Hi Kathleen

Thanks for the good ideas.When I am off next week I will do a little shopping.Sephora here I come!Will let you know how it turns out.Hope you are well.OXO


POSTED: Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:36am

Hi Kathleen

Thanks for the good ideas.When I am off next week I will do a little shopping.Sephora here I come!Will let you know how it turns out.Hope you are well.OXO


POSTED: Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:35am

Hi Kathleen

Thanks for the good ideas.When I am off next week I will do a little shopping.Sephora here I come!Will let you know how it turns out.Hope you are well.OXO


POSTED: Wed, 01/21/2015 - 2:21pm

Hi KB!

How are you? Hope your new year is a happy one! :)


POSTED: Tue, 01/20/2015 - 12:24pm

Greys and berries

I've been playing around with color palettes since I am also a certain age with white hair. I've found that a little color goes a long way at this stage. I've been experimenting with charcoal greys, and silver grey for eye liner, and a charcoal grey mascara. They're not as harsh looking. I only use liner and mascara on my eyes, no shadows, although I've read that highlighting under the brows helps open up saggy eyes. lol. I've also noticed that berry colors for lipstick, all of a sudden work with my coloring, (must be the white hair) and make me look a little fresher, and I like to think, younger. :) I don't usually wear a foundation, just a day moisturizer. They also have tinted moisturizers, but I haven't tried them. I've noticed, less is more, as I age.


POSTED: Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:11am

Morning Deb

Having grey hair opens up a new world of colors we can wear.Berry shades as you say and now I find I can wear lavender very well.Doesn't the term grey hair sound old and dowdy?How about Silver,as most hair is not truly grey.We will be Silver Foxes. :-)))


POSTED: Mon, 01/05/2015 - 6:34pm

CC cream/foundation

......discovered a new cc cream/foundation which is called "Say Yes to Grapefruit".....evens out skin tone and leaves a subtle glow behind......sheer coverage.....great price ($15.99 at Target).....also does not contain carcinogenic ingredients.....really liking it!! Happy, beautiful NEW Year, girls! xox Kathleen


POSTED: Tue, 01/06/2015 - 2:33am

Say Yes To...

Kathleen, I like their products, and they are gentle. I'll make sure to try the Yes to Grapefruit. Happy New Year to you too!


POSTED: Mon, 01/05/2015 - 9:38pm

Happy New Year Kathleen

Will look for that.Might get me back into Target here.


POSTED: Tue, 01/06/2015 - 9:17am


....Jean, I make a Target run once a month.....I have found that their prices on paper products and cleaning products are good, so I buy their big bundles which last me a month or so. They have a grocery well, and their prices on milk and yogurt beat the grocery store every time....and they sell organic as well. Another bright note is that their private label groceries are all produced without GMO's. I have to say I was impressed with their cosmetics dept.....very nice without killing your wallet. OH, another line of cosmetics I want to look into is called "Pacifica"......also natural without the nasties, and I believe they have a moderate price as well. Talk to you soon......cold and dreary with a little snow here in NJ. Kathleen xox


POSTED: Mon, 10/06/2014 - 1:31pm

Grey Eyebrow Pencil

Does anybody know of a good one?Time to fully embrace the grey.


POSTED: Tue, 01/06/2015 - 2:32am

Anastasia Brow Gel

Hi Jean, I've got those straggly gray brows growing in too. I buy Anastasia Brow Gel in Blonde (because I used to be blonde :), but it comes in all shades. It actually covers the gray stragglers and defines my brows at the same time. I may have had to embrace my gray hair, but, the brows.... another story! lol.


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