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Best Make up for Women in Their 30'S

Okay I honestly cannot remember the last time that I actually liked the way my make up looked. Something happened to my skin after I had my little pumpkin and definitely after I turned 30. I wear less make up because I feel like when I put more on it looks worse. NEED HELP!

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Go to www.everydayminerals.com. They are out of Austin and they color match I.D. Mineral make-up and there are more choices. They are half the cost too! I matched the Fairly light in a couple different finishes..you can try them for cheap and they have specials. And..great coverage for scars and age spots. (I do not work for them!)

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I use Southern Magnolia Minerals and love it. It's like Bare Minerals but WAY WAY WAY cheaper and is made from a WAHM so I like supporting her instead of a huge business. She sends stuff for free and always includes free samples too which I like :) I also like that she lists all ingredients and everything is natural. Check out her site at www.smmcosmetics.com - I've been wearing it for about 1.5 or so and I just turned 30. For my skin care I use Kiss My Face products which I like too.

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Makeup before and after
It looks natural, good prices, and WITHOUT CHEMICALS.

Paraben Free
Bismuth Free
Phthalate Free
Sulfate Free
No Talc
No Cornstarch
No Petroleum Derivatives
No Artificial Fragrance
No Artificial Color

Mineral Makeup Tips, it helps A LOT how to chose right shade. It works for me wonderfully.

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I have three crucial steps - 1. A salycilic acid wash (most anti acne washes are), right now I use clearasil pads because they're convenient and I can keep them in the bathroom, the car, and on my night stand - no excuse for dirty skin.

2. A good moisturizer. I've always used Oil of Olay, but what works for your skin is what works.

3. I use mineral makeup - the cheap stuff by N.Y.C. I love the way it makes my skin look, and the way it feels.


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Hi A.:

I had to respond to your question b/c I just found something that I really love after many years of searching.

I just found MAC mineral powder (the packed kind, not the loose powder). It's about $26, but lasts for a long time, and during the summer months doesn't make you feel greasy.

I just turned 40 and my skin wasn't looking great. Now, with just a quick swipes, I'm good to go!

Good Luck!

Good luck!

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Hi A.. I know what you mean! I'm 37 and for about 5 years, I've quit using liquid foundation and now I only use tinted moisturizer. For some reason it just seems to make my skin look better. It was weird - all of a sudden, one day about 6 years ago, it looked like that liquid makeup was just sitting on top of my skin - not blending in at all. I looked like my mother! EEK! So I tried the tinted moisturizer and I really like it. I use Neutrogena. It's about $15 and it is tinted and also has SPF 30. I buy it at Walgreens but I know it's available at Target too.

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If you don't plan on getting pregnant any time soon, I would suggest Obagi skin care. It was recommended by my dermatologist and it's amazing.

As for make up, I love Bare Minerals. They have a store at Willowbend Mall and I think one at North Park. Of course it is also sold at Ulta, but I like trained sales associates with real knowledge of the products I am buying.


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My name is S. and I am a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant. I offer FREE facials so you can try before you buy, unlike going to the stores where you purchase before you try! I'd love the opportunity to talk with you to see what I could do to help you with your concerns! Our makeup, when put on, doesn't even feel like you have anything on. You can contact me through my website at www.marykay.com/scox54 or email me at ____@____.com.. I look forward to hearing from you!


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Bare Minerals is the ONLY thing I use. I'm 36 and it covers every flaw I have without looking caked on! If I choose not to take my make-up off if I'm just worn out at night, it's SAFE to sleep in! It actually improves your skin instead of damaging it! I swear by this make-up and won't use anything else again.


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I didn't read all of the responses but I am sure you are bombarded with all the independent reps and offers for demos where you feel pressured to try it. No offense...I've just been there and I hate it.

I am 47 and I have used Clinique faithfully since I was about 11. I can easily say that I do not look 47. I was at a neighborhood party last night and we began talking about aging, etc. 3 people could not believe that I was over 35. Of course ,throughout the years, I have moved on to the different products they offer. My dermatologist (Allen Menter) also recommends Clinique. Right now I use the Repairwear Series (day, night and eye creme) and of course SUNSCREEN daily. I do not like cakey makeup...I like something light with sunscreen.

My daughter (14) uses Clinique as well. She uses the acne wash for a proactive approach to keep her face clear and Clinique makeup. She has beautiful skin as well.

We are both very diligent with taking care of our skin. Clinique will also take back merchandise if you purchase it and don't like it. NO obligation to sit through demos, etc.

Macy's is having a gift with purchase right now...it might be a good time to give it a shot and get the samples in the gift. Also, most Clinique reps will give you samples.

Best wishes to you!

Hi A.

I am an Independent Consultant for Arbonne. If you would like a free sample of our RE9 skin care to try, please feel free to contact me. Also, our make-up is botanically based, pH correct, hypoallergenic and Dermatologist tested, and Arbonne offers a 45 day money-back guarantee, on all products, to Clients not 100% satisfied. You can try it and if you don't like it, you just return it.

All the best

I don't have any advice -- I'm in the same boat. I just had to click over because I, too have a little "pumpkin"! I'm just going to browse through the advice you've received. Have a good day.

A. - I really like Artistry products. One thing that I have found makes a big difference is microdermabrasion. I'm 31 and my skin changed so much. After I started using the microdermabrasion system, my skin glowed so much more and makeup looks better. I've had the artistry system for about a year and still have the product.

I use a little bit of concealer, bronzer, eyeliner, mascara and lip gloss and that is plenty. Thankfully we don't have to worry about too many lines or acne, so we just need a little bit if we keep our face healthy.

Good luck - who knew 30 would bring so many strange changes.


Arbonne! ;)

Honestly, a little goes a long way and it's not full of harmful ingredients.

Try their RE9 travel bag to make your face gorgeous on it's own, then try a color group based on your coloring--you'll never look back!

Good luck!

I recommend going to a department store and getting one of the makeup counter people to give you a free makeover (of course, it's "free" because they're going to try to sell you what they put on you!). I've had a couple of great ones at Clinique over the years. I'll go in when I'm getting bored of my current look, and ask for help! I've found that it definitely helps to be vocal about what your style is, however, and what you do and don't like--I tell them that I'm definitely low-maintenance these days, and what to look good but not "made up" in 5 minutes or less. Most sales associates know that if they give you what you ask for, you're more likely to buy it. Oh, and don't feel like you need to buy everything they put on you. I usually go in with a budget of what I am willing to spend, then buy a few new items (e.g. a couple of new eye shadows, or a new lipstick) based upon what parts of the "new look" they give me I like best. GL!

I am about to become a consultant for Artistry cosmetics and skin care. We have a full line of make up and skin care products which have a full money back guarantee. If at any time you are not satisfied with our products, you may return it for a full refund. I even know of a lady who bought several hundred dollars worth of Artistry products, left them in her car, they melted, and she was able to get them all replaced absolutely free. If you are interested, just email me at ____@____.com.

I saw one poster recommended Obagi. I like it too, but I don't use it all the time. The most important thing is for you to get on a good skin care program. And, in my opinion, it really doesn't matter which one. Olay Definity and Regenerist are as good as the good department store brands . . . the key is to be religious about the program. Right now I am using the Victoria Principal Reclaim and I really like it so far.

As far as foundations go, I have probably used most of them out there and I love the Prescriptives Mineral Foundation. They also have a primer to use under the foundation and I was amazed at the difference it made.

I have used Bobbi Brown ever since I got married. My sister-in-law hired a woman to do my makeup and that is what she used, I loved it and so I've been using it ever since. I use the tinted moisturizer with powder along with the concealer and corrector under my eyes...what a difference without feeling like you are wearing a ton of makeup. I've also heard great things about Nars. Other than using it for a friend's wedding, I haven't had much experience. But those who use it, love it. I would definitely get a consult from whichever brand you choose because they can help you choose the right product for the look you are trying to achieve. Good luck!

My vote is for Mary Kay. Its 100% guaranteed so you'll never make a buying mistake. I see that several people have given you their information. It is best to find a rep near you that has been in MK for several years. You can go to www.marykay.com and put in you zip code if no one on the site is near you. I too am a MK cosultant, have been in MK for 7years,keep a full inventory and would love to help you if I am in your area. I am in Proper/Frisco
Take care and God Bless

Love, love, love bare minerals. You've gotten lots of great suggestions so you have plenty of options to try to see which works best for you. Have fun trying them all!

I love my Mary Kay. Besides the fact you get to try everything first, and you have a consultant who can personally help you based on what you want, I just love the products. And I have to say this because there have been some raving reviews about Bare Minerals... I've never used Bare Minerals, so I can't compare the two, but Mary Kay has gone all mineral as well. They have mineral powder foundation, and all the blushes, eye shadows, bronzers/highlighters are mineral as well. So might be worth comparing the two- compare cost and compare quality to see what works best for you.

I wont give you any advice on brand names, I think is all about getting the right shades for your skin tone and knowing how to apply it. Maybe you should make an appt with a professional make up artis to give you some tips on what works for you. A lot of people that sell make up dont really know how to choose what looks good on you. I say if you can afford it go to the MAC counter and see what they can offer, if you cant afford their products at least you know what shades and products to look for at the store. good luck.

Mineal make-up! It's actually good for your skin and won't cause any harm because it's natural. There is a great, inexpensive line at Ulta called Bare Minerals (Escentuals?) I love it. There are some mineral make-up lines that are great, but more expensive. Give it a try.

The reason you don't like your makeup is because your skin/complection has changed and you need different/(probably) better skincare. I agree with the other mom...go to the makeup counters and ask for some samples of moisturizers, serums, masks, etc. Try them before you buy them. As far as actual makeup goes, Chanel, Dior, Lancome are good. None of them are too pricey. BTW, DiorShow is the greatest mascara! Have fun trying new things.

I was having a similar problem and couldn't figure out why my skin kept getting worse, pores enlarging, etc. It turns out that the sunscreens in makeup do not come off with regular facial soap and water! Instead, they build up like wax on your skin clogging your pores, making you get greasy and break out like a teenager. Nice. For this I had been paying the big bucks for department store makeup! Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser will cut through the sunscreen and clear your pores. I use it about twice a week. Then I switched to mineral makeup - yes, the cheap stuff by Mabeline and Physician's formula and my skin has never looked better! I think any of the brands of mineral makeup will do the trick and make your skin glow and not look heavy. But the real big culprit in the problem is the sunscreen residue. Who knew?

I love mineral makeup. And there are lots to choose from. But some people have allergic reactions to some of the fillers used in a lot of them. The line I represent is 100% pure. http://www.youngevity.com/MineralMakeup/MineralMakeup.html

And we have a new all natural, paraben free Botanical Spa skin care line which is awesome.

Go to my website to see the whole line but the prices you see are not the prices you'll pay. You can become a preferred customer for free and receive wholesale prices.


i don't spend much on makeup. never will. you don't have to in order to look good. i buy mine at walmart. store brand oil of olay daily moisterizer plus store brand ponds cream and store brand facial wipes for bed time. that's my skin care routine. then i do their store brand foundation, Jane. it's good stuff! once a year or so, i spend $15 or so on a makeup kit from Ulta (either store or online) and that eyeshadows/blush/lipsticks/etc last me all year. they sell them several times a year. do i spend alot? no, do i look good? Yes i do and get complimented often. before you go the big name brands, try something simple and easy. your pocketbook will thank you!

First, use a good moisturizer. That is key for healthy skin. I have always used Clinique and I love it! My skin is dry, so I use Moisture On Line moisturizer. I don't like a heavy, full coverage foundation either, so I use their Almost Makeup that has minimal coverage and sunscreen. I'm 38.


I tried wearing make up when I was in my 20's (mid 30's now.) When I wore it back then I hated that thick cakey feeling, so I stopped wearing it.

A year and a half ago, I was introduced to a botanically based skin care, health and wellness company. I quickly became a consultant because of the skin care line. I then tried the liquid foundation. I tried it "just because" and honestly thought it would be like every other make up I'd used. Boy was I wrong! It felt/feels like I have nothing on my face at all. I'd never felt anything like it in my life.

I'd love to get together with you and let you try it and see for yourself. There's absolutely no obligation.


M. Atterberry

Hi A.,
I don't know what your skin type is or what you've been using but I use AcneFree (from Walmart-$15) for my adult acne and the Oil-Free Moisturizer from Neutrogena.
I recently became a mark. cosmetics sales rep and I have some skin care samples coming in. If you like I could send you some samples (for FREE). I have not tried the products yet so I don't know how well they'd work with my skin. I decided to become a rep because the makeup looks so natural on the skin and I've had that same problem with putting on makeup and my face looking worse. If you want to you can check it out for yourself at www.mymarkstore.com/kpowell. If you like the samples you can buy them online and if not then you'll know that brand of skin care stuff doesn't work for you. Good luck!
K. :)

Hello A.,

It looks like you have had a lot of input on this request but I am a faithful user of Arbonne International's About Face Makeup. I am a consultant for that product line because I love how it makes me look and feel using the skin care and the makeup line. I don't know if you are in the Dallas area but if you are I would love to show you the line. We have a Line Defiance Liquid Makeup, Minerals Foundation and a Tinted Moisturizer plus a full makeup line.
Just let me know if I can be of help.
Good luck!

I'm 41 and started using Bare Minerals about 3 years ago. I have dry skin, but I'm acne prone due to hormone imbalance. I've tried everything from Neutrogena, Clinique, Mac, and many others. This is the best stuff I have ever used. Absolutely love it.

I love bare minerals.

Well, you have requested help in the right spot my dear!! LOL I am an Independent Beauty Consultant for Mary Kay. The wonderful thing about what I can offer you is that it is completely 100% satisfaction guaranteed, plus TRY BEFORE YOU BUY! Your other responders are correct in that proper skin care is the key to great looking skin. I can help you formulate a skin care system perfect just for you along with the cosmetics to achieve the look you want. I have the mineral powders that are SO sought after and a Miracle Set you'll love! Contact me for a complimentary facial at ____@____.com or check out my website at www.marykay.com/raebozeman. Ask me about earning free products too! Also, I'm free for advice or any questions either way. Good luck to you in search of the "perfect products."


p.s. I am located in Arlington. I can come to you or you to me. Call me anytime ###-###-####.

Hi Angela,
You may want to check out Minerelles by Shaklee. It is a liquid that dries to a powder and seals in moisture. It is so good for your skin you can sleep in it. It contains patented,anti-aging ingredients. One bottle lasts me about a year, because my skin has improved so much, I don't feel a need to wear foundation most of the time. I am 54 and look at least ten years younger. I have all the shades if you would like to try it. You can check it out a http://www.shaklee.net/healthforlife.
I would recommend trying it and the others that have been recommended to find the one that's right for you. Good luck!

I feel the same exact way! I'm thirty, and after having my son, I feel like I look like I have too much make up on when I wear my usual amount. But, I need more coverage on my skin because its seems the sun damage is showing more than ever. I can't wait to hear what everyone has to say!

I'm going to be upfront and tell you that yes I am an Avon rep, but I want to let you know what I use from Avon that I love. I am in my 30's as well. I hate thick makeup and don't like wearing foundation, but like coverage. Avon has a face perfector called Magix that is very light and is like a moisturizer but feels like a light powder after it is on - I like how it helps even out the skin. I love Avon's mineral makeup line. I have tried many others I like too, but mineral makeup can be pricey, and Avon's is just as good without the high pricetag. Avon has lots of differnt kinds of makeup, but this is the one I like best for my 30's skin. Also they have a lot of skin care lines - the Anew Alternative line is great for 30's skin - I love it! It really helps the imperfections disapear. Good luck - I know your getting lots of answers! If you want to check out Avon, my website is http://www.youravon.com/liezzi

I LOVE LOVE LOVE mineral make-up. I've used several brands and liked them all - that being said, I now use the Mary Kay mineral make-up. The mineral make-up is light but covers red spots and flaws well.

I DO NOT work for MK but it is by far the best thing I've ever used on my face. I was using a more expensive brand after my youngest was born but found a consultant and switched back. I had her come to the house and she did a complete skin care analysis on me. I started using their skin care again, too, which makes a HUGE difference in how my face looks. Then she came back in a few weeks and did a complete color analysis on me. Whatever brand or make-up you go with be sure and use a good skin care.

I am in my mid thirties and had the same issue. I have never been one to wear alot of make up. I have worn/sold Mary Kay, Avon, even clinique. I have found that I like the Benefits line. I wear their tented mouturizer and the get even powder. This is enough to even out the skin tone and not cake the make-up on my face. I use the bright eyes stick to give myself the younger look. All of this goes on and stays on. It also is not thick and cakey. I also like their line because there are really cool names for the products that make me feel younger also. They are a little pricy but last a long time. They are at Macy's stores.

Be sure that what ever you invest in that you truly like them. Try them out and see if they work with your face. Good luck!!

go to dillard's or a merle norman center and have them do a "free" demo on your face. good luck.

Check out my site at www.youravon.com/katievanlandingham

Avon has lots of options and great products. The ANEW anti-aging makeup makes you look younger. We all love that!! Shop at home and have it delivered directly to your door. Enter REPFLYER for free shipping. If your have any questions just contact me. If for some reason you are not happy with the product just return it, no problem, no fuss.

Have a great day, hope you take a minute to see what AVON has to offer!!

A., I would like to recommend Mary Kay Cosmetics, I have used it for years and really do like it. It is very light weight and makes your skin feel great.
I am a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant and live in Lubbock, TX, not sure where you live,but I am sure there is one in your area. If I can help please let me know, my PH# is ###-###-#### or my email is ____@____.com you find something you like.
J. Farrow

I have been using Origins for a long time now and I love it. Instead of wearing a foundation they have this powder that has no color but just evens out your skin tone, I use that now. If I dare to put on foundation my skin feels dirty and tends to break out. Plus, they have tons of different skincare lotions and stuff so you would be able to find one that works for you. I know there used to be a store in NorthPark, Vista Ridge, and Stonebriar malls.

Of course moisturizer, espically where I live, as it is dry, but as far as makeup , for years I didn't like myself in makeup and found out I had the wrong shade for sure. and if you put blush ,and lipstick in the same theme, like warm or cool shades it looks good and you don't notice (make-up) but if you put a cool lip with a warm blush, even if it isn't dark you (notice) it. Makeup brings out your best looks and if put on right you notice how good you look, instead of (made up) and this takes practice, or maybe a makeup makeover at a counter in a mall if you live close to one, to get help on shades. I didn't live close to one, so I think that is why I had the wrong shade and just quit using it, as I thought I looked better without, then when a friend helpe me with the right shade, it made all the difference in the world.

I like Mary Kay's makeup. I am not a rep!!

Sheer cover! I love it, doesn't even feel like I have anything on. Plus, it is delivered to my doorstep on a schedule! www.sheercover.com

I did not read all the responses so I apologize if I repeat anything. MY skin also changed after 30 and kids. What I have found that works great is even though I dont have major acne breakouts ProActive still works best as a cleanser, I just dont use the repairing lotion that drys your skin out. You can now buy the individual cleanser in the mall. I've seen stands in Frisco and Lewisville malls. Also the best make I have found in years is called Pur Minerals. I get it at Ulta and its just like Bare Minerals but half the price. I have actually been getting comments on my skin since I've been using this. Ulta will also do your colors for you.

I do NOT sell Mary Kay, but I have found that their products, especially the moisturizer and foundation, are very good. Find a friend that sells it and try it out. You can also return it if you don't like it!

Bare minerals is the way to go! It covers all your flaws and looks natural. You can buy a get started kit for around $60.00 from sephora.com. It is the only makeup I've ever found that looks good on me and it doesn't break me out.Sometimes I even sleep in it when I am too exhausted to wash my face at night!

What kind of skin care are you doing before you apply your make up? That is very important. Beauticontrol has awesome skin care and make up in many different kinds. i am a consultant and would be glad to show you the wonderful products and makeup we have. We have skin care for normal sensitive and acne pron skin and make up from liquid foundation to mineral make in in foundation eye shadows and lippstick. Go to my website at beautipage.com/pam_blazek and let me know what I can help you with.

Hope to hear from you soon P.

I love Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer. It provides good coverage, but is very lightweight and has has SPF.

First of all I know you will get lots of responses from women who sell cosmetic lines but I encourage you to sit down with one - even if it is not me and get a makeover and try any brands mineral powder. I have yet to find a women who doesn't love the way it feels and looks on their skin. It diminishes the signs of fine lines and wrinkles and helps restore your skins heathly look with vitamins a,e and d. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in trying it. I have helped many mamasource moms and I would love to help you. A. Shockey ###-###-#### or www.marykay.com/aprilshockey

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