Over 40 Makeup-Lipstick

Over 40 Makeup

I told you on Tuesday that I wanted to be a little more organized in my home life but also on my blog. So, I thought I’d dedicate Thursdays to makeup. Things like makeup tips, makeup I’m using, and makeup I like. Of course I’ll be gearing it towards women over 40.

Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite neutral lipsticks with you. It’s Bobbi Brown’s “Brown” lipstick. It’s a medium pink brown and I pair it with Mac’s “Pretty Plush” lip gloss.

Women over 40 should stick to neutral lipsticks which soften our face. I know all those trendy red, and hot pinks look fun but they will actually make you look older.

When choosing a neutral lip color, Bobbi Brown says, “never choose one that is lighter than your lips, because that will make you look washed-out”.

Bobbi Brown’s “brown” lipstick looks good on almost all women and is a great color to wear everyday.

I’m wearing the “Brown” lip color in this picture.

Do you have a great neutral lipstick that you wear? Please share it with us!

Beauty For the Heart~~One of the things that I believe makes a women beautiful are the words that come from her mouth. Maybe I’m old-fashioned but curse words and slander are not becoming in my opinion.

Ephesians 4:29 (NLT) says, Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.

Let’s be careful with our words and be an encouragement today! Have a blessed day!

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Picking The Right Foundation~Liquid Foundations

Good morning ladies!

This week we’re talking about picking the right foundation for your face.

Yesterday, we talked about mineral foundations and tinted moisturizers.

Today, we’re going to talk about liquid foundations.

Liquid foundations have been around forever but the liquid foundations today

aren’t the same foundations our mothers and grandmothers wore.

Today’s liquid foundations are much better!

Liquid Foundation is ideal for: All Skin types. 

Liquid foundations offer sheer to medium coverage and have a very natural look.

You can buy good liquid foundations at your local drugstore. L’Oreal and Revlon

both have great liquid foundations and are very reasonably priced.

You can also visit a local mall and have professional makeup artists help you.

MAC and Bobbi Brown are both known for their great liquid foundations.

What does liquid foundation do?

Liquid foundations even out the skin tone by smoothing out any unevenness.

It helps cover up blemishes and fine lines and can take years off your appearance.

Oily Skin:

If you have oily skin, you’ll want to look for a liquid foundation that says “oil-free”.

Dry Skin:

Use an oil-based liquid foundation. Stay away from the matte finishes because they

make dry skin look lifeless, dull and chalky. Also make sure you use a good moisturizer

before applying your foundation.

Acne Skin:

If you have acne prone skin choose an “oil free”  foundation.

Look for the word “noncomedogenic” on the label, or “salicylic acid”

listed in the ingredients.

These foundations will keep pores more clear than other foundation varieties would.

They help you keep new breakouts from surfacing and cover up the

acne you already have.

Mature Skin:

If you have more mature skin liquid foundation can cover up fine lines and wrinkles.

Choose a foundation that moisturizes the skin and evens out your skin tone.

Liquid foundation can give you a more youthful glow! Woo hoo!

How to apply liquid foundation:

Use a makeup sponge or a foundation brush.

Beauty For the Heart~~Christ’s love for us should compel us to love.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8  “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast;

it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;

it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things,

believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies,

will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.”

As Christians we need to be sharing Christ’s love.

Many people may only see Christ by seeing our lives~So Love Well!

How can you show Christ’s love this week?

Fashion Friday~Neon Is Making A Comeback

Woo hoo! It’s Friday and I can’t believe it, but I don’t have to be anywhere (except for church on Sunday). That’s unheard of for me, I usually don’t get to stay home.

Of course, I’m sure I’ll venture out, I get antsy if I stay home for too long and I’m hoping to do some exercising!

Last week when I was shopping at the Super Target I took this picture of some bracelets.

Neon colors are making a comeback this spring and I’m having flashbacks of big hair and my neon hoop earrings I wore in the 80s. Gotta love the 80s!

Okay we don’t want to go back there, but you can add one piece of neon color and look stylish.

This watch is so cute and would look great for spring and summer.

Source: shopbop.com via Gabrielle on Pinterest

This dress is too short for me but the color is pretty.


Source: lulus.com via Melissa on Pinterest


Neon nail polish, enough said!


Neon colors are also showing up in make-up. Bobbi Brown has neon eyeshadows.

Neon lip glosses.

And neon lipsticks. The key would be to pick where you want to add neon to your face. You wouldn’t want to wear neon eye shadow, lipstick and lip gloss together. Too. much. neon!

Looks like we’re going to have a bright spring!

So what do you think, will you be wearing any neon colors this spring?

Beauty For the Heart~~I love Psalm 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

In our fast pace world it’s important for us to take time to be still and listen to God. Sometimes we need to unplug from social media, the internet, the television and the list can go on.

I’m excited to share with you that I’ll be speaking at Bloggy Conference 2012. They’ve added a new element called Be Still.  I’m honored to be a part of this conference and if you’re a blogger I would  love for you to join me.

Bloggy Conference 2012!

Two Amazing Eye Concealers!

If you only had time to put on one thing in your makeup bag what would that be? Hands down mine would be eye concealer. I have an olive skin color (thanks to my Dad) and I tend to have dark circles under my eyes (also thanks to my Dad). Eye concealer is a must for me! On the rare occasion that I stay home all day and decide not to put on makeup, I still wear my eye concealer.

For those of you over the age of forty…ahem, a good eye concealer is important because some concealers can cause the wrinkles under your eyes to show up more and that’s never a good thing!

I’ve read quite a bit online about the best concealers and I’m happy to say the one I use is consistently in the top ten. It’s Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer.

This concealer hides flaws, blemishes and dark circles (yes!). It minimizes the appearance of under-eye circles and wrinkles. It.is.wonderful! Our local mall sells Bobbi Brown makeup and I love all their products.

I also buy a lot of makeup at my CVS Pharmacy. I’ve found that you can spend less and still look great! (My husband loves the spending less idea.) The great thing about buying your makeup at a CVS, RiteAid, or Walgreens is you can take the makeup back if you get the wrong color or you don’t like it. I buy and take back so much makeup at CVS  that I may have to buy the people that work there a Christmas present this year. :-)

So if you’re looking for a great eye concealer to buy at your local drugstore here’s a good one.

Cover Girl & Olay Simply Ageless Eye Concealer………


It’s about half the price of Bobbi Brown Eye Concealer and still does a great job at covering dark circles and hiding flaws.

My number one tip about using anything on your eyes whether you’re 20, 30, 40, 50 etc. is never, ever pull on the delicate skin under your eyes. Always apply concealer by patting it on never rubbing it on.

Beauty For The Heart~~The past few weeks I have had to wait (patiently) for some test results. I was finding myself worrying so I immediately started repeating John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”  There is such comfort for me in this verse. My tests came back fine and I’m thankful for that but I’m also thankful for the peace that only comes from Jesus. If you are worried or afraid, claim this verse today!

Thanks for stopping by Walking in Grace and Beauty!

Do you have a favorite eye concealer? Please let me know!!

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