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Best makeup brand for 50+ year old mom?


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#Post 1 of 24 OFFLINE   LaStupenda

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 08:12 PM

Hey! I'm relatively new here, but I LOVE this forum, and I'm a faithful reader. I had a question- I would like to give my mom the gift of high end makeup, but I'm at a loss as to what would be best for her. I'm partial to Mac and Stila (with some Lancome thrown in) but I know she doesn't like anything "out there" as far as color. She's hispanic, with light coloring, black hair and brown eyes and in her mid 50's. Any ideas? I was thinking Lancome, but I don't know. I've only ever used their mascara and lip gloss. Thanks for any help you can give me!

#Post 2 of 24 OFFLINE   Minako

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 08:14 PM

Lancome is a very classy brand which would fit a 50+ perfectly, I think.

#Post 3 of 24 OFFLINE   susanks1

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 09:07 PM

I am 45 and I wear MAC. Lancome has nice mascara but I like MAC shadows and blushes better.

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 09:15 PM

Thanks for the suggestions! Posted Image

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 09:35 PM

What kind of makeup do you want to buy her? I would think most any brand would make some conservative and neutral colors that you could pick out for her... My favorite eyeshadows are Milani brand, even though Milani is marketed towards African-Americans and other darker skintones, and I am a super-pale white girl! (And most of my Milani shadows are nice neutral browns that would work for a lot of skintones!) Posted Image

Anyway, I guess you don't want to buy your mom Milani since you are looking for a high-end brand, but I was just trying to illustrate that most any brand will probably have some products she would like! Posted Image
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Posted 16 October 2006 - 09:36 PM

Vital Radiance is made for you! It's great m/u! I even wear it Posted Image
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Posted 16 October 2006 - 09:47 PM

i think mac would work for her if you give her neutral colours since she doesn't like ones that stand out too much.
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#Post 8 of 24 OFFLINE   Aquilah

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 10:25 PM

I vote MAC, Chanel or Vital Radiance.
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Posted 17 October 2006 - 12:41 AM

I believe Bare Escentuals or Laura Mercier, very forgiving on more mature skin.
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Posted 17 October 2006 - 01:17 PM

i'm quite close to 50 and i love prescriptives foundation. great coverage without looking fake or heavy.

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 02:14 PM

I vote Chanel! or Armani. Its a bit expensive but worth all the money. MAC is away to go too. I think you shoult think more about color than brand. But thats just me.
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#Post 12 of 24 OFFLINE   Leza1121

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 02:31 PM

Originally Posted by LaStupenda /img/forum/go_quote.gif
Hey!
I'm relatively new here, but I LOVE this forum, and I'm a faithful reader. I had a question- I would like to give my mom the gift of high end makeup, but I'm at a loss as to what would be best for her. I'm partial to Mac and Stila (with some Lancome thrown in) but I know she doesn't like anything "out there" as far as color. She's hispanic, with light coloring, black hair and brown eyes and in her mid 50's. Any ideas? I was thinking Lancome, but I don't know. I've only ever used their mascara and lip gloss. Thanks for any help you can give me!
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Do you live near Sephora? This is a great place to test out different foundations (textures, finishes, etc...).Posted Image At 51, I use MAC, Iman or Black Opal. There has not been a reason to change my foundations at all. Posted Image
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#Post 13 of 24 OFFLINE   SierraWren

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 02:40 PM

I'd suggest Laura Mercier or Bobbi Brown or Lancome for foundations/concealers, and for lipsticks as well. But MAC makes plenty of gorgeous, understated eyeshadows(as well as its more vivid ones) that would also be nice for someone 50+...If I had to suggest just one brand overall,I'd pick Laura Mercier for women in this age range--their products are mostly very moisturizing and light deflecting

#Post 14 of 24 OFFLINE   aMadeUp

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 02:55 PM

I've got to throw in a NARS plug...at least take a peek at their site. Great color previews and a good mix of subtle and more vibrant colors. Hope it helps.Posted Image

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 03:20 PM

Originally Posted by susanks1 /img/forum/go_quote.gif
I am 45 and I wear MAC. Lancome has nice mascara but I like MAC shadows and blushes better.
I'm not a fan of mac but I guess practically everyone else likes that brand so I guess that's ok too.

#Post 16 of 24 OFFLINE   ranchgirl7

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 12:53 PM

For the more mature & conservative woman & a high end line, I would have to vote Esteé Lauder, Chanel or Bobbi Brown. I am mid-40's, use some of each of these lines & they have fantastic products for all ages but have terrific focus for more mature skins.

#Post 17 of 24 OFFLINE   semantje

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 01:00 PM

what about yves saint laurent? i believe that they have several foundations for the mature skin
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Posted 18 October 2006 - 05:22 PM

I have to agree with Stila..they have some great muted e/s...
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Posted 18 October 2006 - 05:24 PM

How about mineral makeup?

#Post 20 of 24 OFFLINE   Annalee

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 07:11 PM

Originally Posted by LaStupenda /img/forum/go_quote.gif
Hey!
I'm relatively new here, but I LOVE this forum, and I'm a faithful reader. I had a question- I would like to give my mom the gift of high end makeup, but I'm at a loss as to what would be best for her. I'm partial to Mac and Stila (with some Lancome thrown in) but I know she doesn't like anything "out there" as far as color. She's hispanic, with light coloring, black hair and brown eyes and in her mid 50's. Any ideas? I was thinking Lancome, but I don't know. I've only ever used their mascara and lip gloss. Thanks for any help you can give me!
Being a woman that is in her 50's (me) lol, I will tel you that I use BE Bare Essentuals mineral make up, and I just love it, it seems to treat this old skin better Posted Image maybe you'r mom would like to try some of that, maybe just get some samples to start with and see if she likes it! HTH
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