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Tabata for Beginners and Benefits for Women Over 40 – SheSpark

Tabata for Beginners. An Interview with Lisa Aston, CPT, Specialized in Kinesiology (this article is an edited version of the original published in June 2016). A couple years ago, a friend texted me, “I’ve signed you up for a class at the gym.  You’re going!”  And I was afraid.  Very afraid. The peer pressure worked and I showed […]

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4 Highlighting Tips for the Over-40 Face

Easy highlighting tips that beat contouring any day by Audrey Stefanik (@cremescometrue) We’ve all seen the facial-highlighting and contouring maps.  With layers of dark and light makeup, you can minimize certain facial features and highlight others. But by following these maps, guess what else you’ll likely highlight:  WRINKLES. And that’s why I can’t with contouring. Instead of […]

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Drugstore Dupe: Revlon PhotoReady Instafix Highlighting Stick

  Who doesn’t love a “Drugstore Dupe?”  Benefit’s Watt’s Up Highlighter (available on Amazon) is an amazing highlighter, but at $30, it’s a little pricey.  A cheaper alternative at around $7 is Revlon’s PhotoReady Instafix Highlighting Stick (available on Amazon) in the color Gold Light.  Just look how similar they are in color! In the picture above, Revlon is swatched […]

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Makeup Trends for 2018 – SheSpark

By Audrey at Cremes Come True I’m weighing in on the Makeup Trends for Spring 2018.  Here are the winners, and losers, from my own over-40 perspective. Click the photos to purchase the beauty product. Let’s start with the trends I’ll be working into my looks… WINNERS Gold Highlighter I’m thrilled to see golden, shimmery […]

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Scent Messages: The Power of Perfume

An Interview with Jane Daly, by Audrey Stefanik I’m that woman at the perfume counter who sprays on a scent and thinks, “Yes!  I smell so SEXY!”  Then after wearing it for about 10 minutes, I’m thinking, “I smell so…bad.”  Selecting scents involves lots of trial and error for me.   It’s something I want to get […]

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Beauty Game Changer: Magnetic Eyelashes

by Audrey Stefanik – Over-40 Beauty Blogger at cremescometrue.com I’ve never worn fake lashes before.  Ever.  I’m scared of the glue and of the commitment I’ll be making if I’m actually able to get them on.  I also fear tearing out my own lashes during removal.  I’m chicken. Then I found Magnetic Fake Lashes.  You guys, these lashes are amazing!!! NO.  […]

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Giella Custom Blend Cosmetics Review

by Audrey Stefanik, CremesComeTrue.com I’m always searching for makeup that flatters over-40 skin.  It’s harder to find than you might think. Dear Beauty Industry, Over-40 women buy makeup, too. Meet Giella Custom Blend Cosmetics.  They are doing things a little differently by actually connecting with women of ALL ages. And here’s just one example: They contacted me, an over-40 beauty […]

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Jill Kirsh Color Makeup Palette Review

Jill Kirsh Color Makeup Palette Review by Audrey Stefanik, CremesComeTrue.com In my search for the perfect makeup colors for me, I’ve tried: finding my skin’s “undertones” by looking at the veins in my wrist.  Blue?  Green??? figuring out if I’m an “autumn” or a “summer” (I still don’t know.) Spending lots of $$$ on colors that don’t flatter […]

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Review: CARRIE Makeup Readers

Review: CARRIE Makeup Readers by Audrey Stefanik, CremesComeTrue.com Are you wearing “cheaters” right now while reading this?   I am wearing a pair to write it. Over-40 eyes make no sense.  I can see things 10 yards away, but not 10 inches in front of my face. This can make applying makeup very difficult.  I apply makeup and […]

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Crepey Skin Is Crepe-ing Up on Me

  By Audrey Stefanik (cremescometrue.com) One day at barre class, I noticed my knees.  They were hard to miss as I was bending over in a stretch, which put my face DIRECTLY in front of my knees. And there it was, right above my knees: crepey skin. Apparently, this has been slowly crepe-ing up on […]

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