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  1. Susan Keyes
    February 1, 2018 @ 7:00 am

    Do you know about City Lips? It’s a lip gloss/plumper/lip treatment. I’ve just started using the clear and will let you know after I’ve used it a while. So far I love it. Seems great for older women whose lips thin out.

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    • EmptyNestBlessed
      February 1, 2018 @ 2:40 pm

      Susan,
      You always have the BEST recommendations! Thank you so much for sharing this product info. I will order it immediately and give it a try. (You know I’m all in on researching a new product!) xoxo Suzy

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  2. Julie L
    February 1, 2018 @ 9:12 am

    Thanks for all this good info Suzy! I am going to try the CC foundation as I have always been curious. Sure appreciate your research for all of us! Julie

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    • EmptyNestBlessed
      February 1, 2018 @ 2:58 pm

      Julie,
      Thank you! The CC cream is really wonderful, and I appreciate the natural sunscreen built right into it. (Anything we can do to save a step, right?!) Thanks for your sweet comment! xoxo Suzy

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  3. Donna
    February 1, 2018 @ 9:30 am

    Great tips for us “older” gals…ha! I find that at seventy I need less of some products and more of others. Love the Burt’s Bees Rhubarb lip color. So many lipsticks are full of toxic ingredients and the really good ones are horribly expensive. BB fills the need for lip color and if it gets lost, not a big deal. That is so true about not putting blush on the apples of your cheeks. Sadly those apple have fallen to the ground! I am still looking for a good eyebrow product. Along with being hair-challenged, I am eyebrow-challenged and some definition is needed. You have lovely brows that frame your eyes very nicely. xoxo

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    • EmptyNestBlessed
      February 1, 2018 @ 3:08 pm

      Donna,
      Aw, your comment was so sweet! Thank you. I really like the brow products I recommended the very best, but if you’re looking for a less expensive option, you might try this one: http://bit.ly/2DSVNXQ
      Also, I’ve really benefitted from this brow and lash growth serum (so cheap compared to most and right on Amazon!): http://rstyle.me/n/ce249ab64y7
      I’m so glad you agree about the apples of the cheeks thing! Nobody wants their blush down by their chin! LOL.
      I’ve got a post (actually two) coming out next week about challenging midlife beauty issues (like thinning hair and brows, etc.) I hope you’ll look for it! xoxo Suzy

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  4. Jana L. Vanderburg
    February 1, 2018 @ 10:20 am

    I love this post, so much good info here! I’ll be trying several of these products and looking forward to your post about contouring! I definitely need help in that area! 🙂
    Jana

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    • Jana L. Vanderburg
      February 1, 2018 @ 11:04 am

      Also, could you recommend a good facial moisturizer that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg??!! 🙂
      Thanks,
      Jana

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    • EmptyNestBlessed
      February 1, 2018 @ 3:17 pm

      Jana,
      You are the cutest! I hope you like what you try. Let me know, okay? Oh, yes, I’m shooting the photos for the contouring post tomorrow and I know it will be hysterical! Ohhhh, affordable facial moisturizers are something I am still searching for, honestly. Lately, I’ve been using Olay Regenerist Whip with sunscreen for day. Only thing I don’t like about it is that the sunscreen is chemical. Here’s the link if you want more info: http://bit.ly/2nsGhLM
      At night, I’ve been using Aveeno Positively Radiant Overnight Hydrating Facial: http://bit.ly/2kNCLJL (I really like this one!)
      I am currently in the midst of trying a bunch of drugstore beauty products for an upcoming post, but I wanted to use them all for a while before sharing my thoughts. Stay tuned! More to come! xoxo Suzy

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  5. Janice
    February 1, 2018 @ 1:02 pm

    Suzy, I used the cc cream for the first time today. It looks like it has a shimmer when I put it on. Is that the case with you?

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    • EmptyNestBlessed
      February 1, 2018 @ 3:19 pm

      Janice,
      Uh, NOPE! I didn’t notice anything like a shimmer. Hmmmm, that’s weird. Did you purchase it somewhere reputable? Did you shake or massage the tube before squeezing it out? Goodness, I’m so sorry! I can’t imagine…
      Let me know, okay?
      xoxo Suzy

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      • Janice
        February 1, 2018 @ 7:36 pm

        Suzy, I did purchase it at Ulta with help from a great gal with lots of knowledge and she tried two different shades. I did not masssage or shake the tube so I will do that next.
        Thanks so much for your response and all of your great info. I use a lot of your recommended products.
        Janice

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        • EmptyNestBlessed
          February 3, 2018 @ 2:34 pm

          Janice,
          Thank you! I hope you circle back to Ulta and ask about it. They may even take the product back if you don’t like it. I relayed your question to my makeup artist yesterday, and she agreed that she didn’t think there was any shimmer in that product. Please let me know what happens! xoxo Suzy

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  6. Shannon Leyerle
    February 1, 2018 @ 6:11 pm

    So many great suggestions for making the most of what we have! Ordering several items. I won’t tell what I’ve been doing wrong . . .

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    • EmptyNestBlessed
      February 3, 2018 @ 2:35 pm

      Shannon,
      You are so funny! xoxo Suzy

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  7. Sheri
    February 1, 2018 @ 10:56 pm

    Any suggestions for the peach fuzz I seem to have now. In certain light, it is really noticeable.

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    • EmptyNestBlessed
      February 3, 2018 @ 2:40 pm

      Sheri,
      I’ve actually been researching that for an upcoming post I’m writing about common midlife beauty issues! First of all, I’d check with your doctor to make sure there are no underlying medical issues. If all checks out, you can try professional waxing. (Lots of people do this, but it’s one of those things no one talks about.) Another option is something called “planing” that is a newer, DIY option. Without beating around the bush, I’ll just tell you: it’s basically shaving. Many women swear by it for exfoliation and laud its anti-aging effects. Try Googling it and let me know what you think, okay? xoxo, Suzy

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  8. NANCY LACKE
    February 2, 2018 @ 11:41 am

    Hi Suzy,
    I must tell you in an earlier life – 10 years ago – I was an active esthetician. I keep my license, but do not practice. I’m makeup and skincare obsessed. This is such a great post, with actionable items we can all do.

    I practiced your blush application this morning. I agree regarding powder blushes. I do though have combo skin, so for me creme blush doesn’t wear as well. I’m currently enjoying Perricone’s No Blush Blush liquid.

    Also, thanks for the undereye concealer tip! I’m in a rush so often getting out the door I forget to use it, but def going to try this.
    Such great advice! Thank you for this post!
    Hugs – Nancy

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    • EmptyNestBlessed
      February 3, 2018 @ 2:43 pm

      Hi Nancy!
      Wow, that is so affirming! Thank you! I have never heard of your blush, but I will have to try it! I am somewhat of a makeup junkie too – but I tell myself it’s all for research for Empty Nest Blessed – LOL! I would love to know your thoughts on “natural” makeup brands vs. normal makeup. There are such passionate people on either side of that issue. Please share! Thanks again for your sweet comment. xoxo Suzy

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  9. Nancy
    February 3, 2018 @ 6:16 am

    Suzy,
    I am a mid-life ‘newbie’ trying to look my best. HELP. I have been moisturizing, wearing the cream blushes, etc. Headed out today to purchase the Boi-Ing concealer. How do I ‘set’ all this under my eyes? I use a setting powder and a setting spray. I seem to end up with raccoon eyes by late afternoon. Waterproof mascara is a no no, as I have sensitive eyes. Thanks so much for any help!
    ♥️ Nancy

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    • EmptyNestBlessed
      February 3, 2018 @ 2:53 pm

      Nancy,
      Okay, I have this problem too! It is super irritating! I tried dealing with it by applying powder under there with a small makeup brush. It helped the problem but I felt like it defeated the purpose of the creamy, moisturizing undereye concealer because the powder settled in my fine lines. Then I had an epiphany!!!!! My teenage daughter was using these Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets (http://bit.ly/2rjonyu) to blot her oily T-zone during the day to combat her shine. So I cut one of the sheets of blotting papers into fourths (the full sheet would have been WAY too big) and tapped that little piece underneath my eye. BAM! It worked beautifully. I tried other blotting papers, and also just patting there with a tissue, and it doesn’t work quite as well. I hope you’ll try them and let me know what you think! xoxo Suzy

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  10. Joanie Payne
    February 24, 2018 @ 11:17 am

    Suzy , Whatever you do I want ! I confess to putting blush in the wrong place and wearing a lot of dark colors among other things. I have heard of primer , but never considered it for my face.( for prepping walls for painting -yes!) Sitting next to you this week made me realize that sometimes less isn’t always “more “..it’s laziness!
    You , younger friend, shine on the inside AND the outside and inspire many to do the same.
    Gratefully ,
    Joanie

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    • EmptyNestBlessed
      February 24, 2018 @ 2:17 pm

      Joanie,
      You are just the Lord’s gift to me! Thank you so much for your sweet words. You are the one who shines on the inside and out. I think you are beautiful and I love the way your smile lights up the room. I want to be you when I grow up! xoxo Suzy

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