Makeup Tips for Women 50+

Makeup is something that no woman, whether young or mature, can do without. The right makeup enhances one’s features and makes a person look more elegant and beautiful. As a person ages, the texture and elasticity of the skin also changes. To keep up with the changing skin texture, you need to follow a makeup regimen that embraces these changes. It is very essential that makeup products as well as makeup techniques of application are modified to suit one’s skin accordingly.

Useful Makeup Tips

~ The fundamental rule of makeup for any age is to make sure that your skin is in the best condition.
~ For makeup to look good, your skin should be well-moisturized. Skin that is dry, scaly, clogged with dead cells, and blackheads should first be taken care of.
~ Before applying foundation, make sure that your skin is clean and properly moisturized.
~ It is also essential that you use a primer before applying concealer or foundation. Primer provides a smooth surface for the makeup to be applied on, and covers enlarged pores.

~ Choosing the right foundation is the key to creating a flawless look.
~ Pick a light foundation that is not too thick, as a foundation that is too thick will settle on the fine lines, making you look much older.
~ Liquid foundation that comes with light-diffusing pigments are best for mature skin.
~ You can also opt for light-reflecting foundation, as it scatters light and helps reduce the visibility of wrinkles and brown spots on the skin.

~ The biggest mistake that mature women make is covering every inch of their face with foundation. This kind of full-coverage makes a woman look unnatural.
~ Apply foundation only in places where required. You can use a sponge or foundation brush to apply a thin layer.
~ Always blend the foundation along the sides of your face or downwards, and along your hairline and jawline.

~ Women of any age can have dark spots, blemishes, and dark circles. But as a woman ages, these blemishes and under-eye circles become more pronounced.
~ Dabbing merely a foundation for these spots is not going to help. What you need is a good concealer which is liquid-based to camouflage these problematic areas.
~ To conceal dark circles, dot concealer under your eyes.
~ Next, blend from the inner corner of the eye towards the outer corner with a damp wedge sponge.
~ Smooth-in any other imperfections like dark spots and redness by using a creamy concealer.

~ Invest in good quality translucent powder to set your makeup and reduce shine.
~ Once you have applied concealer and foundation, apply a light dusting of translucent powder.
~ Concentrate on the T-zone – forehead, nose, and chin, and then the cheeks when applying translucent powder. This will even out your complexion and prevent your skin from looking too shiny.

~ When choosing a blush, pick one that is muted in color and is cream-based, which blends easily.
~ Smile and apply the blush on the highest point of your cheekbones, and blend towards your temples.
~ Blush should appear as if your cheeks have a natural glow, and not end up making your face look gaunt.
~ Apply cream blush instead of powder blush. Our skin becomes drier with age. A cream blush has moisturizing properties, and unlike powder blush, it does not settle on the fine lines of the face.

~ With age, you will find that the shape of your eyes change.
~ If your eyes appear smaller and sunken, you need to apply mascara to make your eyes stand out.
~ Opt for a volumizing mascara, as they make eyelashes appear more dense and lush.
~ If your eyelashes are straight, you can curl your lashes with an eyelash curler before applying mascara.
~ Apply a dark brown liner along your upper lash line.
~ Begin from the inner corner and move towards the outer corner, smudging the line slightly to create a more natural look.

~ With age, eyebrows become thin. Since eyebrows frame your face and thicker brows look more youthful, it is best to fill the brow area with an eyebrow pencil.
~ However, steer clear of eyebrow pencils in very dark colors, like ebony or jet black.
~ When you are filling in your eyebrows, choose a brow pencil in a color that is one or two shades lighter than your natural color.

~ An eyeshadow base is a blessing for mature women who have fine lines or wrinkles on their eyelids.
~ Applying a good eyeshadow base ensures that your eyeshadow stays for a longer time. It also smoothens out fine lines and wrinkles.
~ Eyeshadows in soft colors, like dull rose, champagne, pewter, honey, and pomegranate, look classy and elegant.
~ Opt for creamy eyeshadows instead of the powder ones, as they are moisturizing and stay on longer.
~ A bit of shimmery eyeshadow applied on the corners of the eyes will also help to make the eyes appear brighter and larger.

~ With age, the lips become thin and tend to look less plump. The best way to give the lips a luscious look is to opt for lipsticks and glosses in bright colors.
~ Vibrant reds, peaches, and pinks give the lips a fuller look.
~ Avoid using very dark lip colors as they tend to make the lips appear thin and narrow.
~ If you simply can’t do without a lip liner, choose one that is neutral or nude in tone, and apply it lightly and on the lip line, and not outside them.

~ Most mature women tend to have saggy skin under the chin or an undefined jawline. This can add years to your face.
~ By contouring your face, you can camouflage these problems.
~ Choose a bronzer that is two to three shades darker than your skin color, and sweep it with a brush under your chin and along your jawline.

Remember that subtlety is the key to enhance your features to look youthful and fresh. An overly-made up face does not look appealing, and makes one look older. A mature woman should look out for makeup products that have moisturizing, light-diffusing, and light-reflecting properties. Finally, don’t let yourself be defined by the makeup you wear, use it only to enhance the features of your face.