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Mariella Avatar

Nope – I still really dislike matte lipsticks (and the look of matte lips); I still really dislike all the red, orange and pink toned eyeshadow palettes and shadows that are, it seems, ubiquitous. I’d like to see those trends end in 2022 but I’ve been hoping for that for a good 5 years or more, so I’m not holding out a lot of hope….

Cameron Avatar

I don’t like Western “neutral” (brown) makeup. I prefer either Korean daily makeup or Western bold looks. I don’t like pigmented blushes either, since I wear either no foundation/sheered out foundation, pigmented blush stacked on top of rosacea turns into clown cheeks. Since the pandemic started I’ve been leaning heavily into either Korean fixing tints or lip balm since they don’t smudge on masks. I think this has had the lasting impression on me where I no longer love bold lip colors.

Nancy T Avatar

That even at 62 years old, there’s nothing wrong with experimenting with different shades, different formulas, and sometimes even some interesting finishes in ones makeup repertoire! It’s just makeup, it washes off, so have fun with it while you can.
That said, I did declutter several non-traditional color lipsticks (kept and still wear my purples, though!). I’ll leave those for the younger folk. 😘

Mariella Avatar

I’ve got better about it but I used to have to remind myself of this all the time – that *I* don’t have a beauty blog and so don’t need to buy everything I see or that I see here (though Christine has a way of making even some mediocre products look wonderful). It’s got easier over the years to buy less but every now and then, I still lose control a bit.

Genevieve Avatar

No, not really. I still enjoy a good neutrals palette (Glam, Lorac Noir etc), Rose gold (Smashbox Petal Metal and By Terry’s Bonjour Paris), olive greens and golds (CT The Rebel 2020) and interesting teals, blues, golds and bronze. No changes there!
I still love my lipsticks too.

As Mariella said above – I also disllike matte lipsticks, liquid lipsticks and lipglosses. I am not a shiny cheek highlighter or bronzer wearer and will never be.

I am hoping that the current craze for bright pink, orange and red eyeshadows will change and that CP realises that a palette a day just adds waste to our environment….

BrandiD Avatar

I really just solidified how extremes don’t work for me — I tried but didn’t like the glow-y face look, matte lips, bright lipstick, etc. I’ve also realized that I do better in neutral makeup, so extremely warm or cool toned colors are a no-go. Bland, that’s me.

Nina Avatar

Only to trust my instinct that I love luminous powder, frost/shimmer lipstick and satin/frost eyeshadow. That no matter trends I’ll stick with what I love

Lacey Avatar

I made the effort to learn more about skincare and aging, which has helped me to adjust how I apply makeup, different techniques, products, etc. For example, my oily skin days are over, I’m more combo and sensitive now. I discovered that consistency does pay off, and I still love a bit of shimmer and sparkle when I can get away with it! 🙂

Z Avatar

Not really. I’m always refining the techniques and colors that work specifically for my face shape, skin tone, and aesthetic preferences; but no big voila moments. Though I guess my use of blues has slowed down some. I adore blue – deep, rich metallic blue teal especially – and green shadows, but blue has been making my face tired and my undereyes in to cavernous pits (they’ve been deep and dark my whole life, but now the skin has thinned noticeably). Green brings out ALL the redness. My rosacea, broken capillaries, even my dry eyes aren’t safe as green shadow now just makes me look rabid or super high all the time. Which just means if I’m going to use one of those colors, I have to make my skin look nicer first.

Nikki Avatar

Not really. I still love colorful makeup, still prefer a soft matte complexion finish and any lipstick finish from matte to semi-sheer, and still don’t like a ton of bronzer on my pale skin-on the days I wear bronzer, I limit it to the bottom edge of my blush and to the sides of my face from temples to the widest part of my jawline.

Bren Avatar

I have learned that I love using my favorite face products every day and not try to venture out when I love what I have! I just never quite feel as great when not using those products. (IT cc + powder, hourglass powders, blushes, bronzer). BUT I always get excited about trying a new eyeshadow look each day! I venture into my Sydney Grace shadows (I have about 250 including palettes) and swatch and look over your SG swatches and looks to find the perfect combination for the day. It is so much fun and gives a great start to my day! Thank you Christine for your amazing efforts!

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