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What's the best makeup book for a woman of a certain age?

My 77-year-old mother still likes to dress up and wear makeup (as she says, the vanity is the last thing to go), but her makeup skills leave something to be desired. I would like to get her a how to book on makeup for Christmas. What's the best personal makeup book on the market for an elderly woman who just wants to know how to apply a natural, classic look to best effect? This book should includes tips on how to work with aging skin, as I understand that's a skill in itself.
posted by orange swan on Sep 21, 2016 - 9 answers

what fancy beauty products/things do I need from Japan?

Husband flying to Japan and China shortly. I like beauty products and skincare, and asian beauty products are nifty and not always readily available in the states. What do I want him to pick up for me? [more inside]
posted by kumquatmay on Jun 10, 2016 - 19 answers

Mattifying & Sheer Foundation Suggestions

Makeup wearers of Metafilter- what can you recommend for a foundation that is both sheer AND mattifying for a person with naturally "dewy" skin? [more inside]
posted by KMoney on May 3, 2016 - 18 answers

Destroying cosmetics in an artistic kind of way

How do still life photographers get the kind of cosmetic images you sometimes see in magazines? Some Examples here. [more inside]
posted by mippy on Feb 19, 2016 - 16 answers

How to simplify makeup shopping?

I bleached and dyed my hair grey/silver from brown and now I look different. Not only do I not know what colors would look best with my new hair I would also like to branch out from "everyday" makeup. What makeup and colors should I wear now? [more inside]
posted by Marinara on Jan 20, 2016 - 13 answers

Makeup forums/communities?

I already know of Makeup Alley and Temptalia, do you know of any others? I am looking for makeup/beauty focused community websites or apps. Not a blog with one person's view and people talk to each other in the comments, but communities where members have their own profiles and participate.
posted by like_neon on Dec 10, 2015 - 13 answers

My foundation always looks cakey. What am I doing wrong?

I'm not sure if I'm putting my foundation on incorrectly or maybe using the wrong products. But my foundation always looks cakey and I have no idea how to fix it. [more inside]
posted by Nicole21 on Nov 8, 2015 - 22 answers

Please help shine some light on the mysteries of make-up for me.

I can just about get a handle on special occasion make-up, but I have no idea what to do with my face on a regular workday basis that makes me look better than normal but also doesn't involve a dozen different steps and expensive products. I think the best way of doing this would be to tell me a little about your daily, workday make-up routines. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Nov 2, 2015 - 45 answers

Upping my femme game

How does a chubby middle-aged lady bring out more of her femme side? [more inside]
posted by PussKillian on Sep 8, 2015 - 22 answers

In Search of Cruelty Free Alternatives to Specific Beauty Items

A few of the mainstay items in my beauty regimen aren't cruelty free and I'm having a hard time finding replacements that don't give me acne or allergies. Can you recommend alternatives to these products/brands so I can stay true to my desire to be a cruelty free consumer? [more inside]
posted by Hermione Granger on May 2, 2015 - 16 answers

Beauty Tube Noob

I bought the L'Oreal Double Extend mascara based on its many recommendations here, but am having a heck of a time removing it. What am I doing wrong, and how are you doing it right? [more inside]
posted by PaulaSchultz on Feb 15, 2014 - 14 answers

Help me get pretty, without feeling ugly!

I want to learn how to apply makeup. For fun, for the art of it, and so that I will have the ability to enhance my natural beauty when I choose to. But I'm a little worried that I'll end up feeling like I should wear makeup all the time. I'm also worried that I'll end up feeling ugly instead of beautiful - that I'll be taught to closely examine my face for all sorts of "flaws" that I never saw before and won't be able to unsee. I want to feel pretty, not the opposite! Do you have any suggestions for a "how to apply makeup" website/tutorial/resource that is fairly positive, down-to-earth, and not hypercritical? Any related advice?
posted by fullerenedream on Jan 14, 2014 - 13 answers

What are the greatest EU/UK bath & beauty products?

So, every time I go looking for recommendations for makeup, etc. (here, and Makeup Alley, mostly), the majority of highly rated items are US products that are usually impossible or expensive for me to get, which is why I'd like your tips for your top-rated favorite bath and beauty items made-locally / available in Europe at reasonable cost. Maybe I can replace a few things, and find some new gems. [more inside]
posted by taz on Nov 12, 2013 - 15 answers

Can I look and feel fabulous in 24 hours?

I am attending a wedding tomorrow night, have been on a diet and am thinking of some last minute things to do before hand to get myself ready to look and feel good. Any advice/strategies apprecaited :) [more inside]
posted by krisb1701d on Aug 28, 2013 - 27 answers

Take me from Nottie to Hottie.

I'm a beauty noob. Make me into a beauty pro. Who can teach me how to hair and makeup? [more inside]
posted by anthropomorphic on Jul 18, 2013 - 27 answers

Waiting, waiting to feel attractive...

I'm a female in my very early twenties. I feel like I've been waiting for my entire life to "become" attractive, and this kind of thinking is becoming a drag. [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on Jun 26, 2013 - 48 answers

Give me some lip

Lipstick-wearers of MetaFilter, please recommend the longest-lasting lippy you know of. [more inside]
posted by elizeh on Mar 27, 2013 - 29 answers

Maintaining Inner and Outer Beauty : How Have You Women (&Men!) Done It Over The Years?

Attention all gracefully aging/aged people: what practical beauty/fashion/makeup/skincare/LIFE tips can you offer me, a 20 year old woman, who also wants to age beautifully (Inside and Out?) [more inside]
posted by rhythm_queen on Sep 30, 2012 - 47 answers

The sweat that killed my pretty

Super last minute plea for help: I am going out for a super fancy pants dinner tomorrow night with my partner. The problem is that it is going to be hot as hell and I'm a person who sweats a fair bit. Help me save my hair, makeup and keep the back of my dress from getting soaked with sweat. Please... I beg of you... For once I want to end the date as pretty and put together as I was when the date started. :( [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Aug 28, 2012 - 48 answers

Natural purple self-sharpening eyeliner.

Seeking natural/mineral-ish smooth self-sharpening eyeliner pencil recommendations. [more inside]
posted by fructose on May 27, 2012 - 3 answers

Night cream recommendations for sensitive eyes?

Need recommendations for a night cream that won't make my eyes itch. [more inside]
posted by Jess the Mess on Nov 12, 2011 - 17 answers

can I get what you've got at CVS?

I do okay when it comes to doing my makeup and hair, but I pale in comparison to the girls at my university who are able to come to class fully dolled up. What am I missing? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Sep 19, 2011 - 42 answers

Help me figure out this whole makeup thing.

I'm a 30 year old woman and I've never worn makeup before. I think I'd like to start, but it's all so overwhelming. [more inside]
posted by Kicky on Aug 20, 2011 - 56 answers

Skin care. Specifically: the skin on my face.

Do I really need more than hot water and Ivory soap to keep the skin on my face clean and healthy? Are any of the more expensive cosmetics brands really worth the extra money? [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Aug 20, 2011 - 44 answers

Maybe it's Maybelline?

Which high-quality beauty products are actually worth the money? [more inside]
posted by brynna on Jun 18, 2011 - 28 answers

Take me from "good" to "stunning" with hair/makeup tips and suggestions.

Hair and Makeup Experts! Take me, a mid-twenties female, from "looking good" to looking like a *bombshell*. I'm decent at fashion/style, but there's something about hair and makeup I'm not getting right to look my best. [more inside]
posted by Dukat on Nov 13, 2010 - 54 answers

And the ugly duckling grew up to be just a really ugly duck.

Wait, grownups aren't supposed to wear torn jeans and ironic t-shirts to work?? Why can't I wear uggs/chucks with my "smart pant suit"? How do adults dress?? (long) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 2, 2010 - 25 answers

Help me identify/find this mysterious liquid eyeshadow!

Help me identify/find this mysterious liquid eyeshadow! [more inside]
posted by emilyd22222 on Jun 26, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me find websites that trade or sell gently used cosmetics.

Help me find websites that trade or sell gently used cosmetics. [more inside]
posted by scazza on Apr 28, 2009 - 9 answers

Need a foundation that won't turn orange

Recommendations for not-too-expensive foundation that won't turn orange on my very pale ivory skin? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Apr 19, 2009 - 29 answers

I'm pretty on the inside, now let me advertise.

Image Management: 21 year old female wants to be able to ease into the girly arts without killing her bank account, with near zero starting knowledge. (May be long, this is several questions around one theme) [more inside]
posted by Phalene on Jan 22, 2008 - 45 answers

I like my pimples and my hunchback, thanks.

Satisfying my inner fashion maven: Is it possible to experiment with style & fashion without getting caught up with its superficiality? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jan 5, 2008 - 50 answers

Best Lip Plumpers

What are the best lip "plumpers"? [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Aug 3, 2007 - 15 answers

Best foundation for Asian-American women?

Who makes the best foundation for Asian-American women with yellow skin undertones? [more inside]
posted by invisible ink on Aug 14, 2005 - 16 answers

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