over50feeling40: Friend Friday: Beauty Products
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Mar 4, 2011

Friend Friday: Beauty Products

I love a great "slumber party" discussion about beauty products!  Pull up a pillow, girls, and let's talk!

1. What is your favorite drug store makeup product and your favorite high end product?  I am a big fan of all of the Olay products, but for makeup, I use the Olay Definity Foundation.  It provides a nice combo of moisturizer combined with foundation.  It goes on very natural and light. For the higher end, I really love Bobbie Brown eye shadow and all of the Lancome products.  I just do not have the income to purchase them often.  But, I always seem to get compliments on my eyes when I wear the Bobbie Brown color.  It also keeps a freshly placed apprearance all day.

2. Is there one product that is your go to …can’t live without?  I think it would be Almay Intense Purple Amethyst Liquid Eyeliner...I just love it.  The product makes my eyes pop off my face and is so easy to put on.  Recently, the grocery had it on CLEARANCE price, so I purchased several because I worried it was going away for good...but it is still there.  However, I have a nice stock!

It has taken much work to tame this beast!!

3. What’s the best hair product that you have ever used?  What many of you do not know is that my hair is thick, unruly, and curly.  It has taken much patience and time to tame the wild beast!  My current favorite products are Aquage Beyond Shine and Sabino Moisture Block.  The Beyond Shine is a spray that I put on right before I flat iron and the moisture block is perfect for the high humidity days we know so well in South Texas.  Without the second one, I become a FRIZZ queen.  I have never liked the natural, wavy look on me, so these products keep me happy. 

4. Fess up, what’s the worst beauty look you’ve tried to rock and look back at now with a little shame or apprehension that you actually did that?  In college, I wore this pea green eye shadow because I thought it would make my hazel eyes greener. When I think back at how I looked (a little like the Wicked Witch of the West), I just cringe and laugh. Also, when I attempt to go natural (without makeup) it is always a disaster!!  I am a makeup proponent through and through.

Today's Cardigan & Simply Vera Scarf:  Kohl's
I hear they are having a big sale this weekend! (but it
seems they have a big sale EVERY weekend!)

5. When it comes to beauty products, we all use the same basic products. What do you use that helps show off your personal flare and personality?  I guess it would be purple eye shadow and mascara.  I also like to have rosy cheeks which I do with Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Cream Blush...us seasoned gals need to use cream blush over powder for the younger appearance!!

Now,rush over to Modly Chic for more girl talk on beauty products!!

Have a fabulous weekend everyone...I have much wedding work to do with my daughter!!


  1. Well the stuff you use must be working. I have hazel eyes too. I always say they are the color they are called because no one knows what color they are. Your color choices for eyeliner etc are interesting. I will have to try them. I hope you don't mind if I copy, it's flattery they say.

  2. Big fan of Bobbie Brown
    I am cracking up at your eyes popping off of your face. That I would love to see!

  3. Hello Pam! fellow blog hopper 40 and over. Love your blog and you have my follow.

    Ok, I will go with the worse beauty look that I've tried to Rock recently and it sure doesn't Rock it like it used too...
    Blue eyeshadow AND mascara...NOT a good look for this 40 something beauty...but, BOY did it look so Fab back in my youthful days during the fabulous era of the 80's

  4. Thank you so much for stopping by to say hello. I already follow you because I am in desperate need of fashion sense. I have some big things happening and yikes! I have that same thick, curly,unruly and often frizzy hair. I am going to try your suggestions hopefully we have them here in Philadelphia.
    I love your scarf. That is my biggest problem I never take the time to accent.
    Thank you for the prayer offer and right back at you. I actually include all of my followers in my daily prayers.
    Blessings and a beautiful weekend:)

  5. I love a rosy cheek as well. It really brightens up the face. Loved all your answers.


  6. So interesting to know Pam.Love your answers
    I have been away for a week in Málaga ( costa del sol) and I have lost touch with your blog. back here I am back.
    have a wonderful weekend my dear friend.

  7. Interesting that you use purple eyeliner to enhance your hazel eyes. I'm hazel too, and I've been happy with an olive greenish shade even though many say you should use a contrasting rather than complementary color. Now I'm wondering if purple might be worth a try....

  8. Once I read Bobbie Brown's beauty book and figured out what color of foundation to buy and how to effectively use a brush to apply it then I found that it mattered less if it came from Target or Nordstrom!

    I have a lot of uneven pigment and dry patches so I find that Revlon Age Defying foundation, which is fairly emollient is my favorite.

    I won an eyeshadow from Shu Uemura in an on line contest one time and it is really great. The powder is pearlized and goes on smoothly and stays put. I've switched to buying higher end eye shadows and thing with those you honestly get a better quality product.

    I'm not opposed to paying for make-up that does what I want it to, but I'm not a snob about looking all over the spectrum.

  9. Hey Pam - shout out to you today on my blog!

  10. I love purple eyeshadow with hazel eyes! It definitely makes the eye color pop!


Thanks so much for joining in our conversation today! I appreciate your time and love hearing from you!