so happy that you stumbled upon my blog!
here goes with a few answers to your questions:
i am 56 years old, and i use a myriad of cosmetics from the drugstore and department store. rimmel, maybelline, l’oreal, revlon, estee lauder, shiseido, and laura mercier are a few of the brands i gravitate toward. as you age it’s important to change up your makeup and also how you apply it so i’ve tried to experiment a bit more, especially the past few months. i use concealer much more in my fifties because of the dark circles under my eyes – i’ve noticed that my skin is much thinner now than it used to be. i wear eyeliner on my upper lid only, but i swipe a little mascara on my lower lashes. if i had a daughter i would impress upon her the importance of a daily skin regime. great skin is the secret weapon to aging, and it begins with a morning and night routine. moisturizer is your best friend.
lastly, i do not live in a painted lady, although i love their distinct architectural flavor they lend to the landscape here in San Francisco!