Cindy Crawford shows her makeup routine to Vogue, admits her husband ‘hates makeup’


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I’ve never enjoyed those YouTube makeup tutorials, or those hour-long videos on makeup and makeup-testing in general. Part of the reason I’ve never enjoyed that stuff is because I don’t know much about makeup, and part of the reason is that I don’t even care enough to wear makeup. All that being said, I enjoyed the hell out of this Vogue video of Cindy Crawford. Cindy speaks to camera as she’s applying her “daily face,” and I kind of admire her for being 53 years old and going without makeup completely in the start of the video. I also love that her whole process doesn’t involve 12 million products and an hour to apply them all. Cindy’s not a drag queen, and her daily beauty routine probably takes seven minutes, tops, if that. It takes so long in the video because she’s explaining what she’s doing and telling stories of her modeling days with Iman, Naomi, Linda Evangelista and more (that’s the best part). Here’s the video:

As Cindy explains in the video, as she’s gotten older, she wears less makeup, not more, saying: “I have found as I’ve gotten older I wear way less makeup. I would say that’s the biggest evolution for me which is kind of counter intuitive, but that also means that taking care of your skin is more important because you’re not covering it up with makeup.” She’s no longer a big fan of powders, because she thinks they make an older woman’s face look too creasey. Cindy also says, “My husband hates makeup, so this is already too much makeup for him. But I do explain to him that women do makeup for other women, not men.” Which is partly true, I guess. I think most men like their wives and girlfriends to go for a more natural look, but I’m not positive that women wear makeup for other women.

She honestly doesn’t look crazy-Botoxed in the video, right? Her makeup-free face is sort of a revelation to me – you can tell she’s had something done to her mouth (especially her upper lip, which seems frozen in a snarl), but her face moves, her eyebrows move, and she has some legit dark circles (no disrespect, so do I and I’m more than a decade younger than her).

The British Fashion Awards 2018

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  1. Monicack says:

    Work done? Obviously. Still a stunning woman? Yep. Ugh now I want a Pepsi.

  2. Lena says:

    I wear the very basic stuff (mascara,under eye concealer,blush) because I look so much better than without it but I can’t blame men for not liking a full face of makeup. It has a smell and is messy. I think about that that whenever I see kim k or jlo who over do it to the max. It’s just yuck.

  3. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Nope gotta disagree with you on this. She looks insane to me. The fillers in her cheeks are obvious as are the fillers in her lips. And fillers always look more obvious the LESS makeup you have on. Also the reason her dark circles are so noticeable is because the amount of filler in her cheeks is creating a shadow effect around her eyes.

    • Darla says:

      Wow really? I don’t think she looks insane at all. Her cheeks look fine to me.

    • perplexed says:

      She was so beautiful when she was young that I think however she looked when she was older was going to look glaring I don’t think beautiful people age badly — I think we just notice the changes on them more.

      I only think her lip looks weird. But I think those kinds of lips look weird on everybody.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        She looked fine until she started messing with her face. When she was in her mid 40’s she was ageing nicely. She looked older but looked like herself. A beautiful older Cindy Crawford. Now she looks -like most celebs who get fillers – like an alien older versin of herself. And the lips look terrible in everyone because they never look real. Ever.

      • AnnaKist says:

        I agree with you, Valiantly Varnished. She’s got LA Face now. And as perplexed pointed out, those lips…

    • It’sJustBlanche says:

      This is b*tchy because obviously she was one of the great beauties of the late 20th century, but I always thought she looked very masculine. As she’s gotten older, she’s still beautiful but I don’t personally like how masculine her face looks.

      • anony7 says:

        She’s like Brooke Shields. The strong “masculine” features (strong jawline and browline) that make Brooke very striking are now without the padding of natural youthful facial fat, so she looks somewhat harsh IMO. It’s just how some people age. Others have sagging faces; still others get very hollowed out. Oh the joys of getting older ;)

      • Elizabeth Suzanne Phillips says:

        Agreed. But then, I never thought she was especially pretty, like Grace Kelly or Audrey Hepburn or Aishwarya Rai. To me, she always looked hard.

    • BeanieBean says:

      The brow lift resulting in the perpetually surprised look isn’t helping any.

      • Nancy says:

        I was just looking at the brows. They certainly get your attention. I agree with the post upthread re her masculine look. It seems all she ever talks about is looks. She seems very impressed with herself. Good for her.

      • Kitten says:

        I doubt that’s a brow lift. Probably just botox. And she always had high-arched brows so it’s not like she completely change dthat aspect of her face.

      • dlc says:

        that’s what really struck me!!

    • Jane says:

      I totally agree. That screen shot gives me the creeps. I swear she had Botox…and not the kind that did her favors.

    • Olive says:

      yeah, with the fake lips and cheeks she looks better WITH makeup on. there’s nothing natural there so it doesn’t look good natural without makeup.

  4. Kk2 says:

    Good for her for going bare faced, I agree.

    I think most men think they like a no makeup look, but what they really like is minimal makeup that creates that natural/no makeup look. I had a conversation with my husband and his male cousins about this once… What they think is “no makeup” really isn’t.

    I do think women who are doing dramatic eye and lip stuff are doing it more for other women than men- The stuff that’s more about a fashion statement than looking attractive. Otherwise…. It’s hard to untangle. Most women would say they feel better or more confident with a little bit of makeup, but isn’t that just because women are judged on our physical appearance so much more and have been conditioned to tie our confidence to how we look? It’s complicated.

    I’m actually having a baby girl soon (I have a boy already) and it’s hard thinking about how I will talk to her about makeup and that kind of stuff. I personally wear minimal makeup on days I have work or significant social commitments. My son already asks what I’m doing when getting ready. He notices obviously that daddy does not have these extra steps before going to work. It’s crazy to think about how these things become so ingrained.

    • Erinn says:

      “What they think is “no makeup” really isn’t.”

      100%. My husband doesn’t care anyway. If I change it up, he’ll notice and say “hey, that looks nice”. Or, he seems to like it when I do a smokier kind of eye, or a red lip. But other than that, he doesn’t care either way. He’ll compliment me if I wear it, he’ll compliment me if I don’t – which is great.

      I definitely put more work into it when I’m going to be around other women. I work in tech, so I’m surrounded by guys for the most part. But if I’m going to hang out with women, I 100% will put more time into my eyeshadow and foundation.

      For me though, I find it fun, and kind of a soothing way to kill time. I get anxious waiting to go somewhere, or whatever, so it’s something to do with my hands while I wait. I always really liked painting and drawing growing up, and I find I can have a creative outlet with eyeshadow and stuff like that without having to haul out the supplies and commit to the amount of time I’d spend on a painting or something. My mom only really wore makeup if she had a special occasion – so it wasn’t ingrained at home that I needed to look a certain way to leave the house. I’ve just always loved makeup, but I’m not at the instagram model level of work. The only thing I feel like I ‘have’ to do to leave the house is a bit of spot concealer and a tiny hint of blush because I’m pale and still break out semi-regularly. So a little hint of blush puts some life in my face, and the concealer can hide the blemishes. Anything more than that is mainly for fun.

      • Anna says:

        I agree with the soothing part. As a teen, I grew up without any personal, private space in a religious community that was very anti-woman and anti-self-care (one was supposed to be self-less and giving as a woman and always put others first, they even made us sing songs about it “Jesus first, yourself last and others in between… gag…can’t believe I survived that crap…with help of years of therapy). Putting on makeup was a ritual that allowed me the space to focus on myself and it was “allowed” (to a degree, since it was in service of beautification supposedly for the appeal to men) and with feeling so alone and without anyone, there was something very self-soothing about the feel of brushes on my skin and the time spent in beautification. It wasn’t about the makeup or final look at all but about the time to give my inner self affirmation. I still feel the same decades later as an adult. I schedule time to do makeup even if I’m not going anywhere and have all of my makeup organized on little shelves I built, a gift I gave myself to honor the self-care time it represents. Anyway, for me, it’s a time to focus on my own beauty and I play more with color than with foundations which I find make me look much older. But I am in desperate need of help with skin care because no matter what I try, I break out (and I’m almost 50, it’s been like this my whole life)…

    • sassafras says:

      I have a 12 yo and a 14 yo (both girls) and I try to let them experiment – or not – without judgment. I held off piercing their ears until they graduated 6th grade – I wanted a permanent alteration to be their choice. This is no judgement to parents who do it earlier, but I just felt like pushing it back to an age where it was a conscious decision reinforced all my talk about “their bodies their choice.” I haven’t even told them they needed to get their hair cut since probably first grade. Everything about their bodies is their choice – with the exception of medical treatments, but even then we talk about why their dad and I are making these decisions until they’re 18 and why we’re vaccinating or getting prescriptions, etc. So they both experiment with makeup, hair, etc., in ways that feel comfortable and exciting to them and I hope that carries over for the rest of their lives.

      • Anne Call says:

        Do lots of girls get their ears pierced by 6th grade? It seems like with increased participation of girls in sports that maybe girls were holding off. My mom was so opposed that I didn’t do it until after college, but I’m old and I think it’s much more prevalent now.

      • LT says:

        Anne Call,

        My nearly 13 year old, 7th grade daughter has not expressed any interest in piercing her ears. She’s an athlete and they are not alllwwd to wear ANY jewelry on the field, so I think that contributes to her reluctance. I also don’t have pierced ears, so she’s used to it.

        My step-daughter is 10 and she’s slightly more inclined, but she knows it’s a non-starter until she brushes her hair and teeth regularly, without being asked.

        I agree that girls seem less obsessed with pierced ears than they were when I was a kid.

      • WTW says:

        Many women of color–black, Latinx, South Asian, etc.–and some “white ethnics” get their ears pierced as babies and have been doing so in generations, so it all depends on who you’re talking about when you ask if girls are getting pierced earlier now. For us, it’s tradition to get ears pierced as babes. That said, I’m a young Gen Xer, and in elementary school, white American classmates were getting pierced around third/fourth grade. This would have been the eighties.

    • otaku fairy... says:

      “I do think women who are doing dramatic eye and lip stuff are doing it more for other women than men- The stuff that’s more about a fashion statement than looking attractive.” Agreed, which makes it even more ridiculous when make-up is automatically treated as a ‘sexual’ thing or made into a ‘moral’ issue. To me, dramatic make-up is more of a fashion/artsy thing.

      • JanetDR says:

        I don’t do face makeup, it never looks good on me, even when applied by professionals. (It might look good for half an hour and then it becomes a hair, pore and wrinkle highlighter) But I love playing around with eye shadow and lip colors . It’s a fun daily creative outlet!

    • yellow says:

      My mom ingrained it in me since I was maybe 9 or 10 that natural was beautiful, and that makeup could become a chore/clingy thing… so even up to almost 16 I didn’t wear it. Though I had started to wear free sample lipstick or mascara for picture day or on occasion. I didn’t even know how to apply makeup as I never experimented, yet I was a girly-girl into style. Of course, this was in the 90′s and I know things are a lot different now. Still.. my mom’s message did help as I was a late bloomer with the makeup. She had to drag me to a clinique counter for a makeover “in case I wanted to wear makeup to a school dance”, and I then took to it from there. I feel that timing was right, and I hope that helps.

    • Olive says:

      @KK2 i remember wanting to get into wearing makeup and doing my hair when i was like 12 and my mom had a reaction of “don’t get into that frou frou stuff” which – not the right reaction. she made it all about HER feelings on me wearing makeup rather than realizing that it was completely normal to get into that at 12 when all my peers were. it’s okay to have concerns but getting caught up in your own feelings about makeup really isn’t the right move IMO. let them experiment and trust how you raised them and their judgement.

  5. Cay says:

    I mean this with no disrespect to either of them, but I think she looks like Caitlyn Jenner (or vice versa). I think maybe it’s the nose.

    • Lolly says:

      Oh, I completely agree. They look pretty identical.

      My mom is almost 10 years older than her and looks so much younger. I don’t think the work she had on her face was much help.

      • Carol says:

        I think getting older is harsher on celebs because of what they look like on camera. I’ve seen Cindy Crawford in person about a year ago and she looked pretty much like she always did but just a little older. But when I see her in magazines, she looks worse. LOL!

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      More like Caitlyn Jenner looks like her. Cindy had her face first. And from what I understand Caitlyn used Cindy as inspo for her plastic surgery.

    • Kateeeee says:

      Yes! When she took her hair down she went full Jenner for me. Regardless, she is beautiful even without makeup. Much jealousy.

      • Pix says:

        Yes! She she took her hair down all I could see was Caitlin Jenner. I would be so mad if I were Cindy. I’d be like “b!t(h stole my face!”

    • Hikaru says:

      Male surgeons tend to follow their own womanhood fantasy instead of what women should look like in nature.

    • Jane says:

      I agree 100%.

  6. perplexed says:

    ” but I’m not positive that women wear makeup for other women”

    Some women critique other women and how they look. In that sense, I think I get what she’s saying. Sometimes women say things to other women about how something looks to them that I don’t think a man would notice (unless it’s really glaring, like having lipstick on your teeth). I think a guy just notices whether a woman is “hot” to them or not, but beyond that I don’t get the impression they pay a lot of attention to the finer details.

    When you go out for a lunch date with your girlfriends, I think there is a hopefulness that they think you look good rather than bad.

    • Veronica S. says:

      I think it really depends on context and circumstances. If I’m going out to the bar, and I want to get talked up by potential partners, I’ll do my makeup and dress in a way that says, “I’m attractive.” I’m purposefully inviting sexual/romantic interest. Other times, I’ll do makeup that’s fun, and that’s going to be more aimed at women who will notice fun things about appearance in ways that men maybe won’t. I don’t wear turquoise or purple lipstick for men, obviously. I don’t do look to compliments about the pattern mixing on my outfit, for instance. But there are other times when I may do something sleek and black and want a compliment of how beautiful I look. And sometimes, I’m wearing that pair of clunky heels with this outfit because I just really love how funky they are.

      So…it’s both? Women can do both. Not everything is for men, not everything is for women, and there are plenty of times I do things for myself.

      • perplexed says:

        True. I think everyone has different reasons. I want to look nice for myself, but in general I think wearing makeup helps to fend off rude comments (for me anyway). I am surprised at some of the comments I get when I look “bad.”

  7. Lightpurple says:

    What did she do to her upper lip? It’s distracting. There’s such a hard edge to it that it looks like she has a mustache.

    • Veronica S. says:

      Probably years of fillers, honestly. One of my friends used to get her lips done until she started seeing hints of that hard curvature forming and stopped. Some women wind up with fillers moving upwards or granulation formation around that area.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        Years of fillers but also just plain *hitty work by her doctor. They should never be allowed to build up like that. The dr should dissolve the old filler before adding more. But dissolving can take time and be painful (you basically have to squeeze and press on the lips) and impatience comes into play. I think that’s the real reason why Kylie Jenner had her fillers dissolved. Her lips needed a break. And notice that not too long after she started getting them filled again. It’s too avoid hardening and your lips turning out like Cindy’s and other women who have permanent duck lip.

  8. Veronica S. says:

    I mean, if my face looks like that at 50-something, I probably won’t be too shy about showing it off makeup free, either. She’s had work done, but nothing that completely transformed her face.

    • Darla says:

      Exactly.

    • Kitten says:

      Absolutely. The comments here are…extra.

      • Anna says:

        Word. I’m like, damn, should I even show my face in public ever because with this kind of criticism, I wonder if folks beyond the anonymous handles are all natural glowing beauties. lolz smdh

    • Right? I’d be cool with looking that ‘bad.’ lol

    • Nancy says:

      We didn’t choose careers that put us in the public eye. That was her choice. She continues to post pics of herself, in this case sans makeup. If she couldn’t take the critiques, she wouldn’t have chosen to model. The emphasis our society puts on aesthetics is ridiculous. Must be young and beautiful. I don’t think it’s personal, she’s just self-obsessed.

  9. Darla says:

    I remember when I used to care what men liked

    • supersoft says:

      Take your upvote. Now i feel old.

    • Jess says:

      Ha! I totally agree!

    • jan90067 says:

      HA! THIS!!! lolol. God, makes me cringe when I remember back to when I was 15-16 and I’d put on a “full face” even when I was just staying home! My first “adult” bf (when I was 19) didn’t see me w/out *some* makeup for the first two yrs. we were together lol (slept in mascara- blonde eyelashes w/out it, very light eyebrows). I was like “Mrs. Maisel”, getting up early to put stuff on lol

      But now… feh! I only put a bit on (mascara/brows/under-eye concealer/bit of blush) if I’m going out somewhere “special”. Otherwise, who cares! One of the “perks” of getting older!

    • My3cents says:

      Yes! As I get older thankfully the less f**ks I give.

  10. Originaltessa says:

    She looks terrible. I’ve decided that messing with your face always ends up bad. Yes you may not have lip wrinkles, but you look like Howard the Duck, so what’s worse?

  11. LT says:

    I don’t wear a ton of makeup, but I have started wearing more because I realized from looking at photos that I was looking washed out. I do try to take good care of my skin (another plug for retinol), so I am building on a good base vs trying to cover up.

    Sigh – they say at 50, you get the face you deserve. I’m staring down the barrel at half a century and I’m trying my damndest to deserve to look like I’ve treated myself with kindness.

  12. Chingona says:

    This is already too much products for me. She used three different products before even applying makeup. Then eight more products for an everyday look. I wear a moisturizer and maybe mascara. When I was younger I hated my oily skin but as I get older I am so thankful for it because my skin looks younger and better because of it. I am not bashing women who like to wear tons of makeup( I did when younger) it just isn’t something that I want to do everyday.

    • maria s says:

      Right? Her make up isn’t that light. I was listening to her talking how she likes it minimal and watching her add tons of stuff, and thinking what does she mean? Maybe she was used to even more from the days she modeled and this seems less to her. She says she doesn’t like face powder and then goes on to add powder all over her face including under her eyes, with all of those little creases? I don’t know, I never do that.

  13. Ali says:

    Just the outer edges of her eyebrows move – lots of forehead Botox there.

    I guess there are only so many ways to fill/freeze wrinkles that all women who do it end up looking the same?

  14. Caroline says:

    as a woman nearly her age I have to applaud showing the bags under her eyes at the start … there’s just nothing we can do about that!

    • Adrien says:

      She doesn’t have bags. Those are tear troughs. They deepen with age and/or weight loss. It’s hard to treat because one of the reasons why they groove deeper is bone loss through the years. Yeah, hormones play a big part.

      • Isa says:

        You can get filler injected there. It’s really popular bc it gives you a fresh, rested look. I see it all over IG.

    • Sienna says:

      PRP will help with that. The results are not instant, rather the collagen build (neocollagenesis) gradually diminishes the bags and fine lines. Unlike filler than cannot be injected above the periorbital rim, PRP can go all the way up to the lash line.

      • Kitten says:

        Yup. I signed up for a package and will be going in for my second treatment next month. It’s not a miracle but it really does help to thicken “aging” (*sobs*) skin.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Kitten!
        How did you find someone to do that? I want to get some facial treatments (PRP or possibly lasers), but I don’t know how to go about finding a place to get it done.

        Can you tell me more about PRP? I see it mentioned in articles about sports injuries. How does it work on your face?

      • Sienna says:

        Hey Kitten- are they using a cannula under your eyes? It makes such a difference!

        Tiffany,

        I can answer your questions as I work in aesthetics.

        Look at Derms in your area, mostly they offer PRP. Ensure you are getting ACP (autologous conditioned plasma) and they are not using separation gel, anticoagulants or activators as it is less effective.

        Naturally platelets are free flowing in your blood – when you sustain an injury the platelets rush to the site- they contain hundreds of growth factors and the needed ones activate. With PRP we mimic this same process. It starts by taking your blood and then spinning it in a centrifuge. This process separates the platelets rich plasma (PRP) from the red and white blood cells. We then inject it using a needle, cannula or microneedling. Approx 8 different growth factors activate and gradually start neocollageneis improving the skin over a period of months. Same process can be used to combat hair loss due to androgenic allopecia.

  15. Lizzie says:

    this is like an ad for not doing your lips. the most beautiful woman on earth can’t make it work. no one can.

  16. Sam says:

    Would rather see Paulina Porizkova’s beauty routine. Someone more natural.

    Surprised Cindy didnt use her Dr. Cantelope cream that was advertised to death for being some Ponce de Leon elixir.

  17. isabelle says:

    I have never nor will never care what other women think when it comes to my looks. It baffles me other women care about it. I’m not attracted to them sexually so their opinion on my looks means nothing to me honestly. Make up for me is a routine like taking a shower in the morning. It is a way of enhancing what you have and to look nice. Sometimes I think women tell themselves the lie they are doing it for other women to hide they do it to be more attractive for men. In reality we are competing with other women to gain attention of men and Make Up helps some people.

    • Darla says:

      I am not competing with anyone for the male gaze. I put on minimal makeup because I am in business and I have to look fresh, perky, healthy, and most importantly – not tired.

    • yellow says:

      I feel like it simply helps me be a little more presentable at least, and makes me feel my most confident at best.

  18. Velvet Elvis says:

    What has she done to her lips? She’s almost unrecognizable.

  19. perplexed says:

    I feel like we’re all wearing more makeup these days to avoid looking terrible in cell phone pictures.

    • elle says:

      I’ve not worn makeup in years. But the addition of fullscreen cameras at some checkout lines (Target, for one) has been a slap in the face. I like the me I see in my mind much better.

      • yellow says:

        Ha! I thought that was just me! I’ve realized I need a bit more color at times, as far as photos go.

  20. mycomment says:

    she should have never done whatever procedures she’s had done to her face.

  21. manda says:

    I’d love to know what foundation she uses and they eye concealer. I couldn’t find a list of the products. I did see that she used that melon stuff that she advertises, so that is good, at least

    Setting sprays work better than powders, IMO!

  22. Eden75 says:

    I wear basic face like this most of the time. Pretty much the same routine actually. She’s got a decade on me but I’m taking some pointers on the powder. I have the deep sockets under my eyes like that and creases can be a pain.

    Now I’m off to practice some one the stuff on here, like the foundation with a brush. I’ve had that done by professionals but haven’t tried it myself. At least I’m home today so if its a disaster, no one will see but me.

    My hubby loves my face, makeup or not, but he definitely notices when I go all out and do myself up for a night out. Probably because it doesn’t happen very often or it could be because I actually spent some time on my head instead of just washing my face and throwing the hair in a bun. Either way, I don’t do my makeup for him or anyone else. Sometimes I need the mental lift that it gives me. When I feel like I look good, I project that to the whole world.

    As to her face, well, it’s hers, so if she wants to have work done, fly at ‘er. Not my face, I don’t care. Would I do it? Not yet, but ask me 10 years from now and that answer might be different. And to be 100% honest, I have technically had work done as I have had laser hair removal done on my face. It is considered a cosmetic procedure. I just figured it was way easier than shaving that crap every day.

  23. Jaded says:

    I’d never use that amount of foundation product. In fact most days I don’t use foundation, just concealer under my eyes, cream blush, lippy, eye shadow and mascara. Takes me 5 minutes.

    • Eden75 says:

      I wish I could do that. If I use foundation, I need concealer and vice versa. My skin tone is very uneven, so it’s really obvious if I just use concealer and nothing else. Late 80′s early 90′s teen here. When baby oil, sun-in and bake yourself like a turkey were the in thing. Sunscreen and hats? Pfffftttt that was for old ladies. If only I new what sun spots were then like I do now.

      • LoveBug says:

        @ Eden75 :
        Laser Genesis evened out my skin very nicely. It’s not cheap $ 300 an hour, but well worth it. Took away years of sun damage, some redness I had and after 10 sessions no more concealer or foundation for me. I only wear mascara for fun and a lip balm, but I’m religious with sunscreen, eye cream every morning and I love my certified organic jojoba oil after my nightly shower head to toe. Love it!

  24. Isa says:

    Honestly, both men and women talk bad about make up. I wear make up everyday (not like my gravatar photo, I was just goofing off.) and I get comments on it. I feel like they think they’re better than me bc they don’t need it and I’ve even had women tell me men prefer less. I’ve been married for over a decade so I don’t care. I do it because I like it. Needing to wear less makeup as I get older legitimately makes me sad.

    • Kitten says:

      You’re beautiful and they need to eff off. I love makeup too. I am rarely without it. I know guys prefer a more natural look and guess what? Don’t care. I wear makeup because *I* like the way it looks on me. *shrugs*

    • Bailie says:

      Wow, there are more sad things in life than wearing less make-up.

    • NYCTYPE says:

      @ Isa – It’s your business and only your business how much make-up you choose to wear.
      I’m 29 and barely wear any make-up and that is my decision. ( mascara and lip gloss. )
      I do see young girls and women with a lot of make-up on, but I think it has a lot to do with the heavy duty advertising by Kim K and her family and it’s pretty much everywhere.
      Hopefully they do take good care of their skin, not just covering skin problems with make-up, because they may regret it later in life.

      • Isa says:

        I do continue to wear what I like it just stinks to feel judged when I don’t judge them for not wearing make up. If they mention it I tell them they don’t need it anyway.

        Bailie- I am well aware that there are sadder things in life than wearing less make up.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Make-up can be really fun! Screw people if they feel the need to make it something it isn’t. Yes, women shouldn’t be pressured to wear it if they don’t want, but they also shouldn’t be pressured to not wear make-up if they do like it.

      I don’t have a set look. Some days I wear a redness reducing sunscreen instead of foundation and a bit of concealer and mascara. Some days I go all out and do eye looks or contouring or a bold lip. They are all ok.

    • manda says:

      Anyone who feels the need to talk to you about your makeup is probably jealous of how well you apply it

  25. Lulu says:

    I think Cindy looks really good, although her face lost a lot of the fullness she used to have in pictures I’ve seen.
    If she would gain 10-15 pounds, it may help her regain some of the volume in the face.
    I just find her face a bit thin.
    Seems to me that she had some work done on her upper lip and her eyebrows seem very arched and high, not sure why.
    Other wise I see no major work, sure she may have regular laser treatments, but at her age that’s not unusual.
    I’m 28 years old and work with a large group of women in my team that are 44 and up to 66, except our intern, she is only 22 and none of the women look half as good as Cindy.
    My 58 year old mom has a very simple make-up routine, she uses moisturizer with SPF 50 every morning, eye cream, a bit of BARE MINERALS face powder on her face and eyelids, very light touch of medium brown eye pencil smudged with a Q-TIP, jet black mascara and a peppermint lip balm for some plumping.
    She can get away with so little, because she always paid attention to eating very healthy, drinking water, doing daily one hour yoga at home, she never smoked or drank alcohol and focused on great skin care instead of make-up.

    • Anne Call says:

      I’m older than your mom and haven’t ever really worn makeup. I live in Southern California so my main goal is to put spf on everyday. I use Trader Joe’s serum (it’s great) than Elta tinted moisturizing facial sunscreen (40) and maybe some Burt’s bees tinted lip gloss and done. I have Chanel mascara that I use maybe twice a month and some glossier eyebrow color that I use even less. Grew up when nobody was wearing makeup and now too lazy to start. Big sunglasses help also :-)

  26. Sorella says:

    I think Cindy now looks her actual age and not younger, so all her fillers I think have not helped her achieve a more youthful look . Her surprised-eyebrows and bloated lips ruin her look and to me. Is it just me or does she looks like a younger Jessica Lange .? Lovely woman and there was no need, but she is likely overly-obsessed with her looks, as she is a model. Seems all the Hollywood ladies love the fillers but yet their necks show their true age no matter how much they get done. I wish she would cut her hair, it’s been the same o’le style for decades and that it itself would take some years off her thin face if she had a cute lob or blunt.

  27. Littlefishmom says:

    I think she definitely had a brow lift and did something to her top lip. Otherwise she looks the same. Her modeling days were during my teen years and her eyebrows NEVER looked like that. All in all I think she’s aged beautifully.

    • perplexed says:

      I think the brow lift was a mistake.

      The rest of her looks fine to me, but the eyebrows kind of make her resemble Janice Dickinson.

      That said, I think she still looks glamorous or whatever word is appropriate for someone in her industry. I also don’t expect women in other industries to sport the same look. People are attractive in different ways.

  28. perplexed says:

    There are some things about people’s faces I would never notice until they point them out to me. The media has made people way too self-critical of themselves.

  29. Birdie says:

    I love makeup and I am thankful it exists because it covers up my Rosacea!

  30. Caty Page says:

    I’m a 5th grade teacher and well aware kids are incredibly impressionable. My co-teacher loves makeup and wears it daily. I never wear it because I want kids to see both choices as personal and acceptable. When girls ask, I tell them makeup is like canned tuna: it’s a matter of personal taste where people seem to have strong preferences.

  31. Eeeeeeetrain says:

    It’s her lips PLUS her teeth. She has veneers that are way too large.

  32. Sparkly says:

    I don’t usually wear makeup, but when I do, it’s for me and nobody else.

  33. Cloudysky says:

    For some reason, this article reminds me of the saying “A beautiful woman dies two deaths.” I don’t love getting wrinkles and saggy skin. Can’t imagine what it’s like for a former supermodel with a daughter rising in the industry.