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Make Up Foundation - What's Best

Dear Dr. Dave and Dr. Dee,

On a bet that I lost, my teenage daughter made me go to the department cosmetic counter for a make-over. I usually wear very little make-up, but the cosmetician put liquid foundation, concealer, 2 eye shadows, mascara, eyeliner, lip liner, lipstick, and 2 types of powder all over my face. I looked strange and overly made up. Plus, the foundation made the little lines on my face show up more. I'm in my early 40's, and feel that make-up is for young people, not someone my age. The cosmetician told me that I needed foundation to cover my blotchy and uneven skin tone. My daughter agreed with her. I almost bought the foundation, but it would cost me over $30 just for that, so I didn't. What do you think?


Too Much

Dear Too Much,

Any foundation that makes the little lines show up on one's face and costs that much, is not one worth buying.

Popular make up foundations are mineral pressed powders. Choose a foundation color that is the same or one shade lighter than your facial skin tone. Also, remember to always use moisturizer with sunscreen before applying the foundation.

If you prefer a foundation that minimizes wrinkles or smudge proof make-up, then see our other letters below with recommendations for long lasting and anti-wrinkle foundations.