Expert Makeup Advice for Women Over 50
As we age, our skin undergoes a lot of changes. To keep up with the changing skin texture, you need to follow a makeup regimen that embraces these changes.
Makeup is an integral part of every women’s life. It is not only a way through which she might want to look good but also a medium of expressing herself using the right techniques, skills and creativity. Such is the significance of makeup that is prevalent in every females life all throughout. But as she turns older, she has to be careful with her usage of makeup according to her skin and age. Therefore, for that, here is a quick guide for all the women over 50 year. Here are some tips that will surely help you to look your best every morning.
Some 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.
Choose the Right Foundation
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.
Invest in a Translucent Powder
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, chin – and cheeks when applying translucent powder. This will even out your complexion and prevent your skin from looking too shiny.
Choose the Right Blush
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.
Choose the Right Eyeliner
Define your eyes with eyeliner. Try bringing the liner slightly upward at the outer corner of the eye. You could also use an eye pencil too & fro to fill in the gap created due to wrinkles. Never apply eyeliner on the bottom of lids. The next thing you need to apply is the mascara. Make sure to apply only a single coat, and only on the upper lashes. Also, as your eyebrows get sparser and the color fades, you may want to give them extra definition with a powder, pencil or gel that is close to your Natural hair color. But remember, apply the color with a light touch. Be careful of shimmery eye shadows as they can accentuate creepy eyelids. Pick shadows whose texture neither looks too dry on your lids nor has too much shimmer. Often, neutral shades are more flattering than bold ones.
Choose Lipstick Colors with Care
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.