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Carla commented on the post, Has your beauty routine changed as you’ve gotten older? 5 days, 21 hours ago

I’m 50, and my answer to this question is a resounding, “YES!”
My skin is still insanely oily in the T-zone, but I actually have some dry patches on my cheeks.
In fact, in the past year or so, I’ve switched from […]

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Carla commented on the post, Rant & Rave: Satin Eyeshadows 5 days, 22 hours ago

Way to go, xamyx – buy first, figure out how to wear it later! :)
I agree that quality and color are paramount; I can find some way to wear just about any texture.

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Carla commented on the post, Rant & Rave: Satin Eyeshadows 5 days, 22 hours ago

The satin finish is my absolute *favorite!*
I’m 50, and though my skin has held up well (thank you, genes, and my aversion to tanning!), I find that very shimmery products tend to look a little harsh. Good mattes […]

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Triple Crikey – whatever “crikey” means … :)
In my case, it means “Oh, no; my budget is doomed!

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I could go for just about all of them, except Leche and Amaretto, which look to be too brown for me.
The reds and wines look tempting, though – I love deep lip colors for fall. :)

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I hope you’ll have a post on what historical trends we’d all like to see stay history!! ;)

I wanted to suggest a discussion on “which trends you wish would go away, and STAY AWAY,” but I figured that would be […]

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I agree, Samantha.
Wearing makeup, styling your hair, and wearing occasion-appropriate clothes has somehow inexplicably become associated with looking or being “old.”
I’ve taken pride in my appearance since I […]

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I’ll admit it up front – I just turned 50, so I’m a child of the ’80s!
A trend I wouldn’t mind seeing revived is the “full face” makeup, which to me means color on lips, delicately flushed cheeks, and shadow, […]

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Carla commented on the post, How do you apply your lipstick? 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Since I’m always in a hurry, and am not afraid of full-on color, I apply it straight out of the tube!
I start on the left outer corner of my bottom lip, and “draw” all the way across, trying very hard (but not […]

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Carla commented on the post, What was the first beauty product you ever bought for yourself? 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Oh, sure, I remember the roller-ball lip glosses!
They were The Thing when I was in junior high.
My first one was strawberry-flavored, then I “branched out” to an orange-flavored one.
By the time I got to high […]

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Carla commented on the post, What was the first beauty product you ever bought for yourself? 1 month, 3 weeks ago

It’s difficult to remember back that far – I *am* almost 50, after all.
But I vaguely remember when I was about 13, and had just begun wearing makeup.
I guess my mother got tired of me messing around in her […]

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Carla commented on the post, What was the worst makeup accident/mishap you’ve had? 1 month, 3 weeks ago

It’s actually been a while since I had a serious beauty accident, but I had a whopper when I was a 16-year-old high school sophomore.
One morning ( a school day, of COURSE), when I curled my eyelashes, I failed […]

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Probably not on an everyday basis, but it might be fun to at least have it done once by a pro, just to see if he/she can do better with my face than I can. I really like the way I apply my own makeup, and I’m […]

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Carla commented on the post, Makeup Look: Neutral Eyes with Teal Eyeliner 2 months ago

That print is great, and I LOVE those earrings!

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Carla commented on the post, Makeup Look: Neutral Eyes with Teal Eyeliner 2 months ago

Colored eyeliner (or eyeshadow, for that matter) is not something I like on my green-eyed self, but you brown-eyed people, go for it.
Do the Smudge Sticks wear well?
I have INSANELY oily skin, so even […]

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Carla commented on the post, How do you organize your lipsticks? 2 months, 1 week ago

Since I own over 100 lipsticks (only some are back-ups, and almost all are MAC) some form of organization is a must.
I briefly had them organized per color family – reds, pinks, and plums. I store my most-used […]

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Carla commented on the post, How do you organize your eyeliners? 2 months, 1 week ago

This is going to be a rather short reply.
I own three (3) eyeliners, all pressed powder (Trish McEvoy Eye Definers) – a plum, a black, and a brown. I keep them stacked on the top of one of my makeup organizers. I […]

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Carla commented on the post, Bite Beauty Burgundy Cashmere Lip Cream Review, Photos, Swatches 2 months, 2 weeks ago

I may be “forced” to give this a try, then – especially since I really like this company.
I do wish they’d work on their packaging, though.

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Carla commented on the post, Bite Beauty Burgundy Cashmere Lip Cream Review, Photos, Swatches 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Well, on second look, this seems to read more “magenta” to me than “burgundy.”
The “gorgeous” still stands, but it might actually work as a warm weather shade, especially blotted/sheered out.
I wonder how it […]

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Carla commented on the post, Bite Beauty Burgundy Cashmere Lip Cream Review, Photos, Swatches 2 months, 2 weeks ago

This looks pretty gorgeous, though I’m not typically a fan of liquid lipsticks.
The color alone might suck me in, though – it looks like a great shade for fall.
Good grief – did I just mention “fall,” after the […]

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