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Mineral Makeup for Older skin

post #1 of 30
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I am 48 and just ordered some mineral makeup. If you are older which company has been best for you?? I wanta try a bunch and find the best for me
post #2 of 30

Re: Mineral Makeup for Older skin

You can do a search in the forum and you will find loads of info on mineral makeup. Everydayminerals and Bare Escentuals seem to be the most popular ones here but there are endless possibilities.
post #3 of 30
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I really have searched but 20 year old skin is alot different than 48 year old skin, shoot my skin 5 years ago was different that it is today. I was looking for experience from older people, I will keep looking, thanks
post #4 of 30

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i use and love everyday minerals, i would try it in original glo,and the samples are free,just pay a 3.00 or 4.00 shipping fee,good luck
post #5 of 30

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I've seen infomercials of Bare Escentuals and there are a lot of women with mature skin saying they love BE. I guess because BE imparts this glow which looks oily on younger skin. I've also heard a lot of good reviews on Jane Iredale.
post #6 of 30

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I am new to mmu and have older (43) skin and yes, i do understand about how quickly it seems our skin changes! I ordered samples from aromaleigh and i'm still looking for the right color match. My skin seems drier and the "laugh" lines around my eyes are more pronounced to me i.e. drier. I don't have a primer maybe that would help.
post #7 of 30
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thanks guys for the info I am just going to buy samples till I find a match, going to have to check out the primer to. I certainly dont want something so dry all my lines look pronounced LOL.
post #8 of 30

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As far as i know, mineral makeup doesn't seem to perform as good as it does on people with oily skin - it's said to accentuate fine lines and dry patches. It's good to really moisturize first to have it reduced
post #9 of 30

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Hi, I'm 41 and I find Everyday Minerals used with smashbox primer and everyday minerals finishing powder to work best. I found Lily lolo, for example to be too drying - as well as BE.....
With our 'more mature' skin, you need to make sure you moisturise before applying MMU, or it will emphasize dryness and look horribly flaky and settle in those annoying creases.....
I'm going to try a suggestion from a very well informed poster on another thread about using jojoba oil as a moisturiser.....see the thread on oily skin
MB
post #10 of 30

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I just ordered some samples from Everyday Minerals. Maybe I'll have better luck with them. I do like the weightlessness of the mmu. I have a hard time finding a moisturizer that works for me especially now that winter is here. It seems that when i use more moisturizer i break out. I am on a constant search for the right one.
post #11 of 30

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I'm 41 and I also like the weightlessness of mmu but I also thought BE seemed to accentuate the lines around my eyes, etc. I found that if I make sure my skin is well moisturized it looks better. But, a primer does help. I use the pore minimizer from Clinique, but will probably try Smashbox next since everyone seems to rave about it on here. I also am in the process of trying some EDM samples to see if those will work better for me. The Skin Care forum has some great ideas and tips for moisturizing. Check that out also.
post #12 of 30

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I'm 39 and just started using some samples from Lauress (lauress.com). I've used many different brands and Lauress works best for me. It doesn't accentuate fine lines like EDM and others did for me. Having a good color match makes a difference too.
post #13 of 30

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i'm 37 and use aromaleigh. i use a primer also and find that this combo works the best for me. the foundation color is a perfect match for my skin (1C/L) and the primer smooths everything out.
post #14 of 30

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Originally Posted by Thais View Post
You can do a search in the forum and you will find loads of info on mineral makeup. Everydayminerals and Bare Escentuals seem to be the most popular ones here but there are endless possibilities.

post #15 of 30

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i just ordered some edm samples for my mom.
post #16 of 30

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Ok you 40 year old youngsters LOL!!!
I am 57 have been wearing minerals about 10 years. Skin is normal to dry.
Ok have tried BE Waaaaaay to shiney and made my wrinkles look awful.
JI turned orange on me
Botany (no longer in busniess) didn;t like couldn;t get a color match
Aromaleigh, ok, just don't care for the company itself
EDM somewhat chalky on me, and drying
Cory waaay to much coverage for me and drying.
Lauress tried the original line didn;t care for the coverage, since she has reformulated didn;t care the the next version either.
Pure Lux not a bad one, again kinda made my lines appear worse.
Au courant liked this one wore it for a few years.
MY Fav is Fusion of Color. Got a good color match. The foundation is matte but not dead looking and doesn;t have that chalkiness that some have, and doesn't accuenuate (sp) my fine lines

T
post #17 of 30

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My 54 year old Mom REALLY likes Loreal and it looks great on her
post #18 of 30

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I'm 48 and wear Purely Cosmetics. I think they cater to an older crowd; the before and after pics on their "how to apply" page shows someone who's, as I like to put it, "heard gravity thump"
post #19 of 30

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Bare Escentuals.... my Mom loves this stuff.
post #20 of 30

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I'm 44 and I've been using Bare Escentuals. Although, I am checking out other companies.

I'll have to try fusion of color, though I don't really have many lines... my problem is large pores!
post #21 of 30

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Originally Posted by dlwt2003 View Post
I am 48 and just ordered some mineral makeup. If you are older which company has been best for you?? I wanta try a bunch and find the best for me
I think you have to try boutiqe.. there is vit e in the foundations..
post #22 of 30

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I'm 49 y/o with dry skin. I started out several years ago with Bare Escentuals--made my wrinkles show up more, too chalky, and made my skin itch everytime I got hot. Since then I've tried several other companies, but seem to keep going back to Pure Luxe. It looks natural, she has beautiful shadows and blushes, and I adore her powder Eraser. The powder Eraser is one product I will never be without. I mix her original eraser and her tinted one in a 2:1 ratio.

I've used EDM and in the Original Glo formula it's OK, if you can find a match. Meow looks great, but seems to make my dryness worse. I recently discovered Dream World Minerals and may have found a new favorite (if I can find my color match). Her stuff is wonderful and I love the feel of her foundations.
post #23 of 30

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Lumiere has a range of foundations to suit different needs. My personal preference is for the Flawless Face formula which has some squalane oil. It has pretty reasonable coverage. Cashmere is also good, it contains silk powder and is suitable for combination skin. If you have oily skin, Veena Velvet has the best oil control. Luminesse is more glowy than the rest but has less coverage.
post #24 of 30

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I'm 32 and I found the BE sat in my fine lines and emphasized pores. GLO is ok; I do love their primer and it is less expensive than a lot of primers. I use it with my current non mineral foundations and it doesn't seem to irritate my highly sensitive skin. I'm going to order some samples from some of the recommended lines here and I'll post my findings as I'm looking for a nice MMU for my over 40 clientele.
post #25 of 30

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43 years old with oily skin, and I switch between Meows Flawless Feline, which works true magic with my face, and Silk Naturals. SN applied wet, for better coverage and Meow FF applied moderately and dry. None of them make my face look chalky or settle where you don't want them to. I have few lines: my problem areas are large pores, some redness over the nose, and the aging-faster-than-the-rest-of-my-face-area under my eyes. Especially Meow does the trick for me. I rarely even need a primer.

A good skin regimen is key, of course. I am a more than happy user of Dermalogica products almost exlusively, and their Oil Control Lotion is sheer magic in a bottle as a moisturizer under mineral makeup. When my skin needs an extra boost of moisture during winter I splurge in Enzymion from Lush (apart from being a vitamin-bomb it smells dreamy fresh, but for me it is a bit too "heavy" to work as an everyday moisturizer).
post #26 of 30

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I also ordered samples from Fusion of Color. I need a foundation with pinker undertones, and this line seems to have more of a selection of these colors.

I've heard some positive comments about the line, so I'm anxious to try it out. Everyone on the boards seems to use Everydayminerals and Bare Escentuals, so it would be nice to hear about some of the other companies out there.

I have used samples from the Monave line, and the makeup provides excellent coverage, but they only have one color, Amy, that even remotely matches my skin color, and it's much too light for me. If you have a skin with yellow undertones, then their colors would be ideal. I must say their customer service is very helpful.

Good luck with your samples!
post #27 of 30

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Like TDZ, I'm 57 and have similar skin. I've been on a quest for 3 weeks now.
1. BE emphasized my lines I thought
2. I bought some Isadora, really liked it.
3. Ordered my sample kit from Signature Minerals (very generous samples I might add) and loved everything. I didn't get foundation though...bronzers, ES etc. I spent $100 more after on brushes and a couple of full size products. Brushes outstanding
4. Got from Phys Form their concealer that fills in lines. I think it does work to an extent. I have no hope anymore for deep lines....I swear
5. Ordering another sample from SM and am thinking about the one mentioned with vitamin E
6. Believe it or not the Wet and Wild isn't so bad. Really, it seems no different from the ones I've tried (3.99).

I'm thinking that I'll get the primer......but won't that just dry and my MMU will still look dry? Jojoba...wouldn't that be too oily to put the MMU over? If I could find a solution for the 'dry look' I would be ecstatic!

Got some good tips in here and will get more samples from other companies. I did hear though that someone got a 'free' sampler but felt they were scammed into $97. I read ALL the fine print but if you are reading this would you mention it again so we know which company that was?
post #28 of 30

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Has anyone tried MAC minerals? I hear they are amazing, but haven't tried them yet...
post #29 of 30

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Originally Posted by lada View Post
Has anyone tried MAC minerals? I hear they are amazing, but haven't tried them yet...
I dont think it pure minerals..
post #30 of 30

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I'm 38 and just starting out on makeup... tried SN's perfecting powder and its done wonders for making my pores look smaller. I've no problems with lines or wrinkles yet tho' so can't help in that department.
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