Makeup Tips for 8 Common Problems
Help! I’m Stuck in a Makeup Rut
Before: Elizabeth Osterhoudt, 54
Elizabeth, who handles social media marketing and Web communications for entrepreneurs and small-business owners, told Real Simple that she has been following the same multistep makeup routine “for so long I can recite it in my sleep.” The New Jersey resident estimates that she’s been using the same colors and/or brands “for about 30 years.” Silver helped her shake things up—a bit. “A subtle, incremental change is better,” she told Elizabeth. “A radical change will freak you out!” (Elizabeth is wearing her own T-shirt.)
What Silver used of Elizabeth’s: Amway Artistry Eye Colour in Truffle ($12, amway.com, color no longer available). Clinique Cream Shaper for Eyes in Chocolate Lustre ($16, clinique.com). Mary Kay Day Radiance Cream Foundation in Antique Ivory ($16, marykay.com). Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque ($24, bobbibrowncosmetics.com). NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in Blonde ($6, nyxcosmetics.com). Mary Kay Sheer Mineral Pressed Powder in Ivory 1 ($16, marykay.com). Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in Shy Blush ($12, marykay.com). MAC Lip Pencil in Whirl ($15, maccosmetics.com).
What she added: Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Flax ($25, lauramercier.com). Clinique Lash Power Mascara in Black Onyx ($16, clinique.com). Clinique Vitamin C Lip Smoothie in Pear-Fection ($29, amazon.com).