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    First of all, I’m 63 - is this too old to wear eye make up ?

    Secondly and depending on the opinions on the above, could anyone recommend a good mascara that will give me length ? QVC and high street brands.

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    benefit are good go to a counter and try out the mascara though...

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    I am 70 on the 1st of November, I don't wear mascara or eye make up everyday but use kohl liner on the inside of my upper eyelids. I have benefit and Collection mascara, find them both ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boffy View Post
    benefit are good go to a counter and try out the mascara though...

    Yes they are, but I find their masc's way to spiky & stiff - everything sticks together. My eyes dislike Benefit, plus the Masc's can be hard to remove. I like the traditional bristly brushes for natural fluffy lashes. Here's what I think you'll like if you have the same preferences as me. Try:

    High St:

    Maxfactor 2000 Calorie Mascara: An old favourite - been around ages - can only be a good thing! Check the wand for real bristles - there are so many different sorts. I'm guessing under 12

    Maybeline, but not The Original Great Lash (pink bottle) I liked The Collosal - big yellow tube, waterproof! but my eyes didn't complain! Note that my eyes are sooo stroppy that they even complain with Liz Earle eyebright!!!!! (Please someone tell me what I'm doing wrong!) Again less than a tenner I reckon.

    Of course It's V hard to test these, unless you are sneaky in Boots & somethings been left open. ( Beware that this is not recommended if you are prone to infections/have low immunity. ) But at the 10 mark you can always gift it on to someone (Binmen???) obvs don't pretend its new.

    At the counters you can really test. Lancome Hypnose gets good reviews -for me - high street just as good. Also try Clinique - they used to have a Long Pretty Lashes which was very gentle & nourishing, but not very waterproof. Good thing is that they are hypo alergenic.

    Boots counter:

    Various here, check that wand for real bristles. They have a midnight mascara, & a lovely one aimed at a healthy natural look. I can't remember the exact name but have a look. Watch out for the good offers they do. There is often a masc. in the Boots advent calendar!

    I love the look of the New Bare Mins Lashtopia. I've not tried, but it looks lovely on the telly & the claims tick my boxes.

    Sorry for the essay, I hope this helps. I've often read that there is no need to fork out loads for a great mascara on counter as there are plenty on the DHS The only benefit is that you can try it first. I loved my Maybelines! (DHS)

    Tip: If you are quite pale sometimes a brown mascara is much more flattering on a more mature face. If you are more olive/warm complexion, then you can take deeper colours. Brown is V flattering on a paler/mature/blue eyes. If you are the same as the former, but with green eyes, try aubergine/deep purpley colour. It really brings out the green.

    I think mascara, brow, & soft smudgy pencil is nice on an older eye. Piriot (Q) has really baggy eyes when they cover them in shadow I thin she looks better without!

    Let me know how you go!

    PS If I had to 'call it' I'd say Maxfactor, Bare Mins, Boots, Maybeline, depending on your Budget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ERICS MUM View Post
    First of all, I’m 63 - is this too old to wear eye make up ?

    Secondly and depending on the opinions on the above, could anyone recommend a good mascara that will give me length ? QVC and high street brands.

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    Firstly, NO. Secondly, my first question when buying anything from cleaning products to make up & back, is whether it's cruelty free so I can only comment on brands I'm sure about & have used. I always wear M&S Autograph products, their mascaras are good & don't break the bank. I also buy Barry M & Pixi from M&S & elf from Superdrug. For a bit more oomph I love Kat Von D's 'Too Faced Better Than Sex' in black. On the Q 'Lashtopia Volumising' from Bareminerals is a really good choice. Flutter those lashes, EM.

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    Have a mooch at the site in the link below and there`s 10% discount for new customers. Lots of info on the site even if you decide to buy other brands and the products on the site are specifically for older ladies. I`m in my 60`s and rarely wear makeup now I`m retired but a big no no for me is black mascara, brown mascara looks much better IMO.
    https://www.lookfabulousforever.com/uk/

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    Wash your mouth out Eric'sMum, of course, you are not too old.

    Many swear by Lancome mascaras, I wear brown more natural on me as I am blond. I do have some black as well.

    Clinique does a nice one lashes are soft and not stiff as will some High Impact Mascara. Guerlain MaxiLash is also a great mascara. Sorry, I don't do cheaper ones as I always end up throwing them away.
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    I’ve never been good with make up and particularly envious of those who can do lovely eyes.

    Mascara is the only thing I always use but panda eyes have been a big problem. Benefit was great but I couldn’t remove the bliddy stuff and as I have ultra sensitive skin particularly around the cheek bones so 99.999% of removers caused mega problems for me.

    Donna recommended Blinc and I’ve used it ever since. It does take a bit of getting used to (I find a clean old mascara brush helps any declogging) never has panda eyes and best of all it comes off with plain tap water. It’s basically tubes so when taking off it looks as if your lashes are coming out but they aren’t!

    Q did it for a while but I just buy on line when I need it.
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    I’m 71 &would never go out without eye makeup.I like the Benefit mascaras the only thing I never wear is eyeliner, I think it make the eyes look smaller.

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    My best advice would be to buy a travel sized mascara. I don't wear mascara everyday and it will go clumpy, regardless of cost and also if you "buy into" the 3 month thing for health & hygiene reasons, that's another plus point.
    Personally I have a travel sized Bobbi Brown mascara atm and it's great.
    I tend to purchase them on-line.

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