Big Girl Makeup


After using Cover Girl powder foundation for the last few years, I decided to take Dr. Delta’s recommendation and pick up some MAC Powder Foundation, or as I call it – “Big Girl Makeup.”

“Big Girl Makeup” is makeup that you can’t buy at Wal-Mart or the Grocery Store. Horror of horrors, I actually had to go to a Macy’s to buy the stuff. It’s not like this is the first “Big Girl Makeup” that I’ve used. I used Bare Minerals for a while when I the mineral craze hit – 2006? I used it for a while, but then as I got further past 30, the minerals began highlighting my crow’s feet. I switched to Mary Kay mineral foundation, which is lighter (and cheaper), but again, I felt like my aging skin needed more coverage. I went back to my old faithful from college – Cover Girl powder foundation – around the beginning of 2011.

On a side note, when I did a clean application Saturday night and presented myself to my husband – he said I looked pasty. I know he’s not used to seeing me in thicker makeup, but I’m also thinking that I had been wearing the wrong color of Cover Girl. I had gotten a decent tan after a few vacations in 2011-2012 and went a shade darker than when I was in college, but it might have been time to go lighter. I’d noticed quite a few pictures giving me a darker face than my neck recently, but I won’t know if I got the right shade of MAC until I take more pics…I am naturally rather pasty anyway.

I let the salesgirl talk me into buying $40 primer with my $27 powder foundation, after she tried some on my face and it did a fair job of masking my humongous pores. (Julep Blank Slate might be better though – I need to compare?) I even tried the primer underneath the Cover Girl this morning and it was better than without…but still not as full coverage as the MAC.

If I don’t end up sticking with MAC, I’m going to try Clinique. My mom always wore Clinique and so does my BFF. I’ll continue to chronicle my adventures in “Big Girl Makeup”…

8 Comments to Big Girl Makeup

  1. Lane says:

    Can you only buy you big girl panties at Macy’s too?

  2. Delta says:

    Once you know what makeup you prefer, you can order online through Sephora. They are the best, free shipping and returns (even if you’ve used the product) UlTA has the same policy, but they carry a less high end selection. I’ve used MAC powder as my only foundation for the past 3 years. It’s so great. You can dust it on with a powder brush for light coverage and then use a foundation brush for certain areas or for more coverage just use a foundation brush. The powder layers beautifully, the more coverage you want, the more or less you layer. A compact is around $30 but will last 6 months. MAC beats any Bare Minerals foundation or drug store product thereof, I’ve tried.

  3. Delta says:

    Regarding primers,
    I have not tried the MAC primer. Is it for your face or just eyes? Let me know what you think.
    I’ve tried Cover FX for eyes, which works well but, I hate the way it smells (like Clinique).
    I’m using Urban Decay eyeshadow primer potion currently. It’s great with eyeshadow, but that doesn’t crease on me. I am still looking for a primer that will keep a creme shadow from creasing. UD is better than no primer, but I have yet to find the one… AS always 😉

  4. Delta says:

    I swear this is my last post!


  5. Lara says:

    I need training on how to apply powder foundation in a compact with a brush. I’m just using the little sponge that came with it…

  6. Lara says:

    …and the MAC primer is for your entire face…I haven’t tried it on my eyes yet, since I don’t wear much eye makeup during the week…

    And I don’t need false eyelashes. 😉

  7. […] never heard of it either.) I visited Sephora back in February (when I went to pick up the Big Girl Makeup) and they no longer carried it. WTF Sephora? I was going to call Sephora Customer Service and bitch […]

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