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Do you wear make up?

(145 Posts)
TrendyNannie6 Sun 11-Apr-21 11:16:59

Before covid I wouldn’t go anywhere without foundation mascara lipstick, but now it’s just mascara. And actually I love to feel the fresh air on my face, who would have thought!

Marmight Sun 11-Apr-21 11:21:08

High days and holidays only and then I can’t wait to remove it. Makes me feel claustrophobic. Oh, the relief when I revert to as Nature intended 😂

Shinamae Sun 11-Apr-21 11:23:56

Try to have at least one completely make up free a week. Otherwise its foundation and lipstick and sometimes mascara definitely foundation....

Shinamae Sun 11-Apr-21 11:24:20


henetha Sun 11-Apr-21 11:25:48

Yes. Always. Minimal.

Blossoming Sun 11-Apr-21 11:27:43

No, just tinted moisturiser and lip gloss. I was never a great wearer of makeup as I have sensitive skin and now I have to wear large tinted lenses nobody would see any eye makeup 🙂

EllanVannin Sun 11-Apr-21 11:31:04

No need to gild the lily grin

Redhead56 Sun 11-Apr-21 11:36:54

I have to pencil my eyebrows because I lost them through stress when daughter left home for uni. They never grew back I put concealer on red blotches and a little lipstick.

Babs758 Sun 11-Apr-21 12:13:05

During workdays, Good moisturiser, tinted cc foundation, eyebrow tint, dot of lipstick and an eye primer. That does the trick. I use mascara if in a zoom meeting. Try to go makeup free at weekends.

Kestrel Sun 11-Apr-21 12:17:47

yes - tinted moisturiser, eye pencil and mascara everyday - my skin gets dried out without the tm and without a bit of help I have a fright when I look in the mirror smile

NanTheWiser Sun 11-Apr-21 12:34:55

Yes, every day except Sunday. The full works...

Grannybags Sun 11-Apr-21 12:40:40

Before lockdown I wouldn't go out without eye makeup, blusher and lipstick. Gradually I've worn less and less and now even go to the supermarket without any makeup on at all shock

I'm hoping I'll get back to my usual glamorous self as my life gets back to 'normal'!

Witzend Sun 11-Apr-21 12:41:41

I never wear foundation, can’t bear the feel of it, but alway moisturiser - in spring and summer it’s a ‘gradual glow’ one.
If going out of the house, and often in it, I wear mascara, pencil on lower lids, a little blusher and a not too bright lipstick.

BlueSky Sun 11-Apr-21 12:48:00

Always moisturiser and eye pencil, as we used to do in the 60’s!

TerriBull Sun 11-Apr-21 13:04:14

Moisturiser, eyebrow pencil, brow high lighter pencil, don't often bother with mascara, not much lipstick either these days, masks have sent sales of lipstick into a downward spiral I gather.

Poppyred Sun 11-Apr-21 13:23:38

Yes, always.

timetogo2016 Sun 11-Apr-21 13:31:06

Only pencil on my lower lashes.

Jaxjacky Sun 11-Apr-21 13:35:29


Calendargirl Sun 11-Apr-21 13:49:27

Hardly ever.

SuzieHi Sun 11-Apr-21 13:51:39

Started putting some on everyday since lockdown- makes me look and feel better!

NotSpaghetti Sun 11-Apr-21 13:54:06

No, I wear no makeup at all.
I do use a moisturiser though.

Blondiescot Sun 11-Apr-21 13:55:33


No need to gild the lily grin

Or in my case - you can put lipstick on a pig, but it'll still be a pig!

Smileless2012 Sun 11-Apr-21 13:56:18

Eye liner and mascara but not every day. Only worn foundation once and that was on my wedding day because mum said I looked "very pale"!!

Whitewavemark2 Sun 11-Apr-21 13:56:20

Not at home or out and about in the country except sun screen always.

I wear makeup only if I’m going out to eat or theatre or friends home etc. So I can’t really remember the last time.

felice Sun 11-Apr-21 13:59:20

Only eyebrow pencil most days, a gift from my lovely hairdresser a couple of years ago.
Mine have almost disappeared and one day after my usual, he unwrapped a rather nice pencil and put it on one eyebrow, it made a difference so I now use it regularily on both.
He lives nearby so I can be caught out anytime.