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Makeup / Re: What was your last make up purchase?
« Last post by milla on Today at 04:31:05 AM »
Same here. My pension is no where near what my salary was, and prioritising makes sense. In fact I wish I had started earlier! but you know what it is like: you work hard and you fall into the trap of 'I need something to cheer me up/ I deserve this treat'... I am not going to go on, we have been here before, haven't we? But I do love to see red lipstick on some women, no matter their age!
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Makeup / Re: What was your last make up purchase?
« Last post by cara4art on Yesterday at 05:28:51 PM »
"Nah... this is just a bit of silliness, I can't wear red. I don't think there is a red for everyone. What is the point in wearing something that does not suit you just because it is 'iconic'?" - milla

@milla: exactly right!:) I didn't even look that great in red lipstick when I was a lot younger. Yet I love it on the right other people.:) Just for me, it really does have to be exactly the right shade with complexity which is hard to find. Maybe higher-end lipsticks might have it? But with my budget I do have to be careful what I spend on makeup and prioritize what I spend on, and what I scrimp on.
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Makeup / Re: What was your last make up purchase?
« Last post by milla on Yesterday at 03:01:16 PM »
Nah... this is just a bit of silliness, I can't wear red. I don't think there is a red for everyone. What is the point in wearing something that does not suit you just because it is 'iconic'?
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Makeup / Re: What was your last make up purchase?
« Last post by cara4art on August 20, 2017, 04:07:46 PM »
@milla: Reds are tricky. They say "there's a red for everyone" but it's actually not that easy to find just the right one for some of us. I'd love to find a red that has some complexity to it and doesn't just turn fuchsia on my lips. And no, a red gloss absolutely DOESN'T cut it - that's one of the suggestions that are usually handed out to people who are shy about red lipsticks. Yet some people love and easily find red lipsticks, so go figure. I did check out your photo - what with my own hesitation about red lipsticks, I'm really not sure what to recommend for you. Some people really aren't red lipstick people. Maybe someone else might have a suggestion for milla?
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Makeup / Re: What was your last make up purchase?
« Last post by milla on August 20, 2017, 11:57:13 AM »
Cara, I can imagine you with these two lipstick shades, the Mochalicious and the Violet Vixen, You have got the colouring and the personality to wear both shades As for the texture, funnily enough I agree with you. After years of wearing glossy lipsticks or lip gloss now prefer a semi-matte. Fortunately my lips are dry and the satin lipstick goes on very smoothly. But I moisturise my lips every night with a lip treatment, Eucerin lip balm, which I don't think you have in the US. I would love to try a red lipstick, but I have never found the right one for me...any ideas? Please see a recent photo on the LOTD board! :wink:
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Makeup / Re: What was your last make up purchase?
« Last post by cara4art on August 20, 2017, 09:01:06 AM »
@libraryannie: Actually, on me the Mochalicious comes off neutral, not really cool on me, and it really is a "go-with everything daily" shade. Even though I'm warm overall, if I go too orange-y with lipsticks  that doesn't look good, and I can wear a cooler tone if it's not TOO bright or light, and it has some depth and complexity to it. I'm liking the deeper more complex lipstick shades that are out now. Believe it or not, I DON'T look good in glossy lipsticks or glosses - they actually make my lips look SMALLER. A semi-matte to matte, with lip liner over-lined just a bit, actually looks better on me. I know, this goes against the so-called "rules" that mature women should only wear light glossy stuff on lips and all. More about the Mochalicious shade, WnW seems to have lightened that up and made it more orange-y. I had to ditch one new tube of that and replace it with one that's more what it was. So I'm looking very closely at any tubes that I do get of that. I did get a back-up to my old one that works. For a lip liner, it's hard to beat WnW #666, a YLBB shade that works with a lot of lipsticks. However, if I'm wearing my straight-up purple(like the Maybelline Violet Vixen, I use a bright purple eyeliner as my lip pencil. Works great!:)
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Welcome to The Timeless Beauty / Re: Hi everyone!
« Last post by milla on August 20, 2017, 05:28:48 AM »
Hi and welcome! at 40 you are one of the youngsters here :)
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Makeup / Re: What was your last make up purchase?
« Last post by milla on August 20, 2017, 05:26:27 AM »
Lip liners are great, as long as you get the right colour and texture. I find some very hard and the soft ones break easily. Not too keen on spending a lot of money in make up in general, but a lip liner is probably one of the few  things that are worth a bit of a splurge, because they last ages.
I used to love brownish lipsticks in the 70s! Now with my colouring it would look terrible on me.
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Makeup / Re: What was your last make up purchase?
« Last post by libraryannie on August 19, 2017, 06:27:45 PM »
cara4art mentioned wnw mocha-licious as a daily standard.  i just grabbed that one.  it's a bit too cool for me, but reminds me soooo much of the 90s colors back when i was a young'un.  i'm having more fun with wnw mink brown -a bit more red in the brown. kinda like old revlon toast of new york before it seemed to get brighter over the years. i seriously need to cut down on my lipstick consumption.
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Color Swatches & Beauty Products / Amazing Mascara
« Last post by alsmith5817 on August 19, 2017, 03:33:23 PM »
Ok...I can't help but to rave over Lady Godiva's Drama Queen HD Lashes mascara.
My dilemma? I have short, sparse, thin lashes. Couple that with extremely hooded eyes and it's a recipe for disaster.

I've tried it all. Lash extensions, fiber lashes, volumizing mascara, lengthening mascara; nothing worked or it was too much maintenance.

Fat forward to now: I became an Independent Beauty with Lady Godiva Beauty and ordered the Exclusive Bundle with our top selling products. Having never tried the products, the skepticism was high. All hype, no deliverance.

I was wrong. The Drama Queen HD Lashes mascara is a godsend! One coat was all it took for me to see a difference in my lashes.Two coats? I was completely hooked.

If you wish to check it out:
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