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Could you do without cosmetics?

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kircubbin2000 Thu 29-Aug-19 17:53:39

Since moving here and having a less social lifestyle I don't seem to need make up. I swim, walk
and play tennis but even when meeting for coffee no one seems to dress up or wear makeup. I use a light moisturiser and if going out a touch of lipstick but apart from that my very expensive make up bag lies un used. An expensive rip off industry I think!

valerieanne216 Fri 30-Aug-19 20:09:08

No, I could not cope without Make-up, if you think you're so
lovely you don't need it, good luck to you.

Callistemon Fri 30-Aug-19 20:25:24

I grow my own plants, *SueDonim, in a secret location and pound the flowers in a hand-made mortar and pestle as used by Boudicca who was my gggggggg grandmother x 25

SueDonim Fri 30-Aug-19 20:57:32

Get you, Callistemon! I bet you weave your own lentils, too! grin wink

minxie Fri 30-Aug-19 21:15:39

I never go anywhere without my face on, I love makeup

anniesgrannie Fri 30-Aug-19 21:33:20

Only worn it once in 50 years for my daughters wedding.

Callistemon Fri 30-Aug-19 21:38:21

I invented the crochet hook, carved from a piece of birch and spin my own yarn from the fleece of soay sheep.

Callistemon Fri 30-Aug-19 21:39:37

Actually, I just bought some new mascara and lipstick from Boots today, should last me ages!

Pome Fri 30-Aug-19 22:20:04

Always wear make up when I leave the house as have extremely pale skin. In fact, the last time I DID go out without it, a well meaning stranger offered to escort me to a chemist- they thought I looked that ill 😂

SueDonim Fri 30-Aug-19 22:26:08

Callistemon! gringrin

CocoPops Sat 31-Aug-19 04:55:09

I'm suntanned now so don't bother with makeup except lipstick occasionally. When the suntan fades and I look a bit pasty I use a bit of blusher.

Grandma70s Sat 31-Aug-19 10:21:21

If I’m likely to see anyone, I wear a bit of translucent pressed powder (Boots), a bit of blusher (L’oreal), and lipstick (Boots or a very old Olay one I can’t get any longer). I used to wear foundation but don’t any more. I don’t wear eye make-up (never have), because lashes and brows are naturally dark and defined. For me, lipstick is the most important.

Callistemon Sat 31-Aug-19 16:43:52

Grandma70s I seem to have had a bargain in Boots this week; they have a 3 for 2 offer. I only wanted mascara but thought I'd try their translucent loose powder too so bought a lipstick to make up the three. Total cost was £34, the cost of one item was taken off then the assistant produced a £10 voucher and took that off too!
So the total all three items were £14.
I normally use Clinique so I'm hoping these will be OK.

Callistemon Sat 31-Aug-19 16:44:21

bad grammar, please excuse

Grandma600 Sat 31-Aug-19 21:27:12

As a young girl I never had the confidence to wear make up, and if ever I tried a bit of Angel Face foundation my nanna or one of my aunts would be on my case straight away, telling me to wash it off. Now I'm older I love trying new products - nothing too "out there", but I wish I'd started sooner!!

sharon103 Sat 31-Aug-19 22:00:23

If we had a fire, the first thing I'd grab would be my make up bag, then a mirror.
Mascara, eyeliner and brow powder are brown now I'm older. Black's too harsh.

lemongrove Sat 31-Aug-19 23:06:16

Never had the ‘full slap’ but do admire women who do and who look very good with it.
I wear a little, but never foundation.Moisturiser always, sometimes with a bit of self tan in it, eyebrow pencil and pink or apricot lipstick.For social ‘do’s’ eyeliner and taupe eyeshadow.

SirChenjin Sat 31-Aug-19 23:17:55

I’ve worn makeup since I was 14 - not much, just enough to give my peely wally face a bit of colour. I look tired and washed out without it so I’ll stick with a light foundation, cream blusher, eyeliner on my top lid, mascara and some lippy. Eye shadow on a night out. I could do without it but prefer not to.

Marmight Sun 01-Sep-19 08:22:08

I rarely wear make up: it makes me feel claustrophobic. On the rare occasions that I do wear it I remove it as soon as I possibly can and have an overwhelming feeling of freedom! The only upside of wearing it is that people comment that I brush up well when I want to 😂

Whitewavemark2 Sun 01-Sep-19 08:30:59

Factor 50 every time!

MawB Sun 01-Sep-19 09:38:22

We are all talking about our personal feelings and experience (of course) but I am acutely aware of the difference between peachy young skin which probably needs little enhancement and the duller complexion of age, in my case with a couple of “age spots” which I forget I have until I see my reflection or a picture.
However, there was a truly gorgeous girl/young lady beside me on the train to London on Thursday, slim, very tight jeans and cropped top which left little to the imagination, tiny feet in Perspex high heeled sandals - but oh my goodness she absolutely did not need the thick “microbladed” eyebrows which are so popular with some young women , the eyelash extensions (or fakes) and the trout pout collagen plumped lips. Or indeed the dark red gel nails. I am sure she was very happy with how she looked and she turned a few heads, but there was no individuality to her.
I fear GabriellaG has a point!