Hi Everyone! If you are new here welcome. Once a month Jennifer and I do a monthly edit, which normally is fashion-centric. This month in light of all that is going on we thought we would invite our friend Tania and talk self-care. Self Care for me means maintaining my appearance with skincare and makeup! So let’s talk about makeup. I originally penned this post back in 2016 and I decided it was time to update it with new information and finds. Let’s take a look at 12 Essential Makeup Tips for Women over 50.
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I find the older I get the more help I need with makeup application. I have never been one to wear a lot of makeup but I find a “bit” more is needed as I age. Makeup is definitely not my jam so I defer to the experts.
12 ESSENTIAL MAKEUP TIPS FOR WOMEN OVER 50
Lose the Powder
Powder lies in the wrinkles and clings to facial hair
#2 Use a Makeup Primer
It will even out skin tone & keep your makeup fresh longer
I wrote an in depth post on Makeup Primers here
I am still searching for the perfect one for my skin type. Does anyone have any good suggestions? I know the Laura Mercier is really popular. I like it but I don’t love it.
#3 Use a tinted moisturizer, BB or CC cream
My current favorite is the Bare Minerals Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream. It is light coverage but if I combine it with the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer(a savvy salesperson alerted me to use it as a concealer for those hard to cover dark spots!) So I use it for that instead of under my eyes.
#4 Use Cream Blush instead of Powder
My skin is still a tad oily so a combination powder/cream works best for me. My current favorites are the Ilia and the Shiseido which is sort of a powder creme,
#5 Use a highlighter under the browbone
#6 If you use concealer pat from inner corner of eye to midpoint only
(if you use it under outer corner it will highlight wrinkles)
This is a great tutorial on applying concealer and makeup in general that I found very helpful
#7 Use a peach or neutral eyeshadow over the entire lid
(it will counteract the purple that comes with age). If you have gray hair a more mauvy tone might be more becoming.
#8 Use a nude or pale pink eyeliner along the inside edge of your lower lid
to add sparkle
#9 Prep your lips
exfoliate & moisturize
#10 Use a lip liner
to sharpen the outline of your lips and fill in the entire lip before applying lipstick
In normal times when we are not wearing masks I really like the Buxom Lip Liner.
Filling in the entire lip with lip liner seems to ward off feathering for me. My friend Elizabeth has a remedy that works for her here.
#11 toss the gloss use lipstick
put a dab of gloss in the center of your lip to add a bit of sparkle
You might enjoy my post The best lipsticks and lipcare for Women over 50 here
Since we are still wearing masks, I am only wearing lipstick that doesn’t get smeared all over my face.
My favorite is the Chanel but it is a bit pricey. The Stila is great but can be drying. The Revlon is a cost friendly good option.
#12 Leave your brows to a professional
(Get rid of droopy eyes by slightly arching the brows and extending toward the temples)
My friend Sandra has a great video on eye makeup here
If you have gray hair, you might enjoy my post Makeup Tips and Tricks for Women with Gray Hair.
I hope you enjoyed 12 Essential Makeup Tips for Women over 50. Please share your favorite products with us. Now pop over and visit Jennifer and Tania for their tips.