Christie Brinkley puts foundation on her hands, neck and decolletage: smart?

Christie Brinkley, 68, is somewhat famous for fibbing about the work she’s had done and for acting like her completely transformed, often immobile face is down to skincare and maybe some occasional injectables. She does a lot to maintain her look of course, some of which she showed in an Instagram video. Christie was promoting her skincare line, SBLA, and it was a sort of like a Vogue skincare video except she had on full makeup at the start. She wasn’t pulling a Kylie Jenner and faking like she was using the products, she was just talking about them. This video is a bit older but Yahoo just picked it up so I wanted to talk about it. That’s above and here’s some of what she said.

She starts with the SBLA sculpting wand. [Ed note: I’m not linking this at Amazon because it’s $84 and has terrible reviews]
She follows with the SBLA neck wand. [This is $89 and people hate it]
She recommends a Beauty Blender. [Here’s a link to a more affordable alternative]

She uses two colors of Tom Ford Traceless Soft Matte Foundation and blends with a beauty blender, saying “everybody probably knows this by now but you do not want your makeup to suddenly end [at the jawline]

“Wet your beauty blender… I like to do it with warm water. I put two different color foundations on my hand, I put the lighter one under my eye, I put the warmer one under the cheek and then I just use a little bit of whatever is left and apply it down the neck, down the decolletage, and over the forehead.”

She uses two eyebrow pencils, from Kevin Aucoin and Lancome, and pencils her brows in, focusing on the tops.

She uses two blushes, one is Nars Laguna blush and the other is her own brand of blush. She puts it on her forehead, neck and cleavage.

She uses the demi wispies type of false eyelashes, joking “isn’t it a shame that our stomach and thighs don’t thin just our eyelashes and our hair.”

She’s promoting her new SBLA lip plumping glosses. [Not linking these due to the price, $42, and bad reviews. D on Fakespot]

[From Instagram via Yahoo]

I learned from looking up reviews that Christie’s SBLA skincare line is overpriced and doesn’t work. Some reviewers even say it burns.

I did get some tips from Christie. She blends foundation down her neck and covers her hands. I’ve never considered putting foundation on my hands. I’ve been able to keep my face looking decent with skincare, sunblock, primer and foundation but sometimes my old-looking hands freak me out. I apply serums to the back of my hands and put sunblock on them when I remember, but the damage has already been done. I will definitely put foundation on them for special occasions, but doesn’t it come off when you wash your hands throughout the day? Maybe I can get some heavy duty foundation, like Dermablend, and try that. I’m intrigued. I have some of this Color Correcting Cream foundation from IT Cosmetics. It’s full coverage and I’m going to see how well it holds up to washing.

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  1. Chic says:

    She and Cortney Cox look like sisters!

  2. Qzie says:

    I haven’t seen a picture of Christie for a minute or two, and I honestly didn’t recognize her. Her face has taken on an entirely different shape. Rounder? Wider? Is that cheek implants? I had to go google pics of her from past decades (she’s 68!) to remind myself what she looked like. Another example of a classic American beauty who would age just as classically if she would let herself.

    Why are we so terrified of aging?

    • Melissa says:

      Please know I mean no disrespect at all. How old are you?
      I felt very differently about aging as a younger woman. Once you start seeing your face and body change it can be a little terrifying. Trust me you notice every single tiny change.
      Sometimes your surprised by your own reaction.
      I have taken conscious care of my skin from the age of 12. I’ve worn sunscreen everyday and started with eye cream at 22. Luckily I also have excellent skin genes. Even with all of this working for me aging happens and it can be shocking.
      I am not a fan of elective surgeries or injections for myself, though I certainly understand the temptation.
      The day I stop accepting a wrinkle and get an injection is the day I’ve stopped accepting myself. I really don’t want to fall into that trap.

      • Jaded says:

        I’m 69 and in great shape for my age. I’ve never been terrified of growing older, in fact I’m enjoying these years more than when I was in my 20s. In fact the only shock I got as I aged was a diagnosis of breast cancer, so now 5 years later every day is a good day now that I know I beat it. I don’t dye my hair or get injectibles. The only cosmetic surgery I’ve had is to rebuild my breast after a partial mastectomy. I want to be real and not fear aging as some sort of awful beast to be avoided at all cost like Christie.

      • kelleybelle says:

        Sorry, but if you’ve been using eye cream since you were barely out of your teens and sunscreen every day, starting skin care at 12, you’ve already fallen into a trap. Big-time. Read the ingredients in sun screen. Nothing but chemical soup.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ Jaded, congratulations on your victory over breast cancer!!! I hope that you remain cancer free for the rest of your life!!!! I am so happy for you and your loved ones and family to have beaten it!! Keep up the fight!!

    • Mac says:

      Christie works in an industry that punishes women for aging. Is it any surprise she is chasing eternal youth?

      • DiegoInSF says:

        Oh no!!! Chemicals you say? As in everything around us?
        Sunscreen is a must, and everyone should wear it and there’s no starting too young when it comes to sunscreen.

  3. detritus says:

    I sincerely hope at that age I’m not so concerned with signs of aging I put foundation on my hands.

    • SusieQ says:

      @detritus, same. Foundation grosses me out anyway, so I can’t imagine putting it on my hands to transfer to every surface I touch.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        My hands certainly show my age but I would never put foundation on them. As for aging gracefully, I will cross that bridge when I come to it. I am 59 1/2 and have only had my upper lip done, but my dermatologist did such a fabulous job you couldn’t tell, but that was 9 years ago. But I am going to have work done at some point. My chronic pain has caused my face to take a beating. I have aged tremendously in the last 5 years. It was if a switch was flipped.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Bad enough that high SPF sunblock transfers onto dark things–like my handbags, my car, & etc.–darned if I’m going to chance that with foundation, too. Sunblock can at least be cleaned off (takes a bit of work, but it’s possible).

    • Turtledove says:

      This reminds me of that meme going around that says something like “Stop saying 50 is the new 40, when can I just stop caring and turn into a bog witch?” or something like that. I am not saying that everyone should just stop taking care of themselves, or not caring how they present themselves at a certain age- but yeah, if it gets to a point where I “need” foundation on my hands to look younger, I hope I just don’t care.

      I also think that at some point, too many “regular” people are embarking on beauty routines that are as convoluted as celebrities. On the one hand, sure, I do think people should do whatever they want if it makes them feel better about themselves. I really don’t see the harm in that. But sometimes, it feels like the “average Josephine” who is just going to work at an office, amongst mere mortals is trying to keep up with the kardashians, with fake everything, a million appts for all their beauty accessories, and foundation from forehead to toe tips, and it just seems crazy.

    • Jan90067 says:

      If it’s going to take me longer to “make up” TO leave the house than it is the amount of time I’m GOING TO *BE* out, I’ll pass.

      I can’t imagine using foundation on my hands, transferring it to my clothes, gunking up my Jewelery. I’d think a tinted moisturizer could be used at the *most*, but again, when you wash or use sanitizer, it’s gone.

      If you (the “general” you, no one here specifically!) *really* want to tackle it, there are lasers that take off the brown spots and one that smooths the fine lines on the top of the hands (I know this because a friend of mine had it done for her daughter’s wedding).

      • Giddy says:

        I had laser done on my hands 10 years ago for my son’s wedding. I’ve been really happy with it, as before that I hadn’t protected my hands. Since then I have been really good about using sunscreen on my hands, especially before driving.

  4. MsIam says:

    I know a lot of the beauty gurus on YouTube say to put it on your neck and chest but that always seemed like a recipe for a mess to me.

    • DiegoInSF says:

      I wear gloves when driving, people think it’s driving gloves for performance lol but it’s to protect my hands from the sun. (Lol this was supposed to be a reply to Giddy)

      • The Recluse says:

        Gloves were what women used to wear all the time and it seems like the simplest solution. Moisturize your hands and wear gloves when outside?

  5. Qzie says:

    I haven’t seen a picture of Christie for a minute or two, and I honestly didn’t recognize her. Her face has taken on an entirely different shape. Rounder? Wider? Is that cheek implants? I had to go google pics of her from past decades (she’s 68!) to remind myself what she looked like. Another example of a classic American beauty who would age just as classically if she would let herself.

    Why are we so terrified of aging? I mean, is it truly better to look like this, with obvious work? Or to more or less look well-maintained at your actual age? And by that I mean letting some wrinkles and droops exist but taking care of yourself so that healthy reality shines through? Really asking.

  6. Gil says:

    Ok. I’m not gonna pretend like her face is just all makeup but that Tom Ford foundation is like magic. That thing is expensive but totally worth every penny. But I don’t know about foundation on your neck. Sounds like a recipe for mess, specially when wearing lighter clothes

  7. DiegoInSF says:

    Do any other folks that love wearing makeup wear white clothes?
    I mostly have given up as they always stain with my foundation no matter how careful I am. Whenever I see a celeb wearing white with tons of makeup I zoom in to find the stains but I guess they don’t have the normal range of motion one does just posing on a red carpet.

  8. Tanguerita says:

    her teeth are so blue, they just gave me a frostbite.

  9. Ameerah says:

    Makeup artists do this so I’m not surprised that she does it – she probably learned it during her model years. Foundation on the hands is a bit extreme. I would say this: ladies and gents PLEASE use sunscreen on ALL the exposed areas of your body! Including hands. Hands (and necks) will show age and sun damage long before your face will!

  10. HeyKay says:

    The make up biz is a billion $$$+.
    These celeb women make me tired, there is more to life than recapturing your youthful looks.

  11. Eurydice says:

    Body makeup, like Dermablend, has been around for years. It’s specifically made to not transfer onto clothing. There are lots of brands out there.

    • Jaded says:

      I’ve been using Dermablend since I had a partial mastectomy and reconstruction post-breast cancer. It works really well and doesn’t transfer to clothing.

  12. Libellule says:

    I’ve always believed that if you need to put foundation on your neck you just choose wrong shade. It should match so there would no need to put it further down your neck

  13. Chaine says:

    Just use gloves or shirts with thumb hole sleeves. Cheaper and less messy than slathering foundation on your hands!

  14. NCWoman says:

    I gave up foundation somewhere around 30, and my life is much happier. Use an AHA overnight mask and then vitamin C brightening serum and heavy duty morning moisturizer on your hands and upper chest (save the retinol for your face). Then sunblock, sunblock, sunblock. You won’t look like you’re 20, but over time, in my experience it does make a difference in softening the imperfections so you can be comfortable in your own skin.

  15. Sumodo1 says:

    …and wigs, Christie. Admit it, underneath it all, you’re 68 and ok-looking.

  16. Jaded says:

    She strikes me as an utterly self-obsessed and vapid Barbie doll who’s still living in her supermodel past, and she’s had so much cosmetic work done she looks like The Joker. She’s exhausting.

    • shanaynay says:

      I feel the same way about Cindy Crawford. I don’t know if she’s had work done, but she too is still living in her supermodel past. It’s time to move on. I do find her very pretty, but that’s about it. I never really understood what the big hoopla was about her?

  17. Valerie says:

    lol, it’s smart because it allows her to name-drop and advertise for these companies for free.

  18. Amy says:

    I’m pretty sure she’s just putting the two different foundation shades on the back of her hand while she’s working with them on her face.

  19. diANNa says:

    I think she looks gorgeous for any age, but incredibly so for being 68!
    We see lots of women who get work done, but they sure don’t end up looking like Christie Brinkley — think all those Real Housewives, Jeff Bezo’s GF, Katie Keen, et al. Obviously time and $$ didn’t create the same results for them.
    Credit should be given to her for staying in amazing physical condition – she has maintained musculature and great posture, and her pictures always show her with a beautiful smile, and bright, animated eyes.