15 Best Makeup Tips For Older Women
# Give Up Powder
Our skin is no longer as oily as that in our 20s, so there's no need to apply powder. It will end up settling into creases and wrinkles, therefore, amplifying your flaws. To maintain perfect makeup, just opt for a setting spray.
# Choose The Foundation Of A Warmer Tone
Forget about the matchy-matchy foundation unless you want your pallid skin to look pastier. Actually, a slightly warmer tone will do better in giving your skin a new lease of life. If you think the color is not natural enough, you can also mix it with a darker hue.
# Use Lip Balm As Brow Gel
If you find it trickier to deal with eyebrows over time, then here is a handy trick to settle the problem. Simply apply a colorless lip balm on them before shaping your eyebrows. It also helps them grow.
# Finish Your Makeup With A Lighting Test
Makeup looks vary from lights, so chances are that your perfect look at home turns out to be dramatic in the office. To avoid this awkward situation, keep a handheld mirror handy and check it before you leave home.
# Contour Your Lips
You may have noticed that the wrinkles on your lips turn to be more accentuated in your 50s. Don't fret about the telltale aging sign, since a lip liner can be a quick fix. Contour your lips to make it look fuller and more plump.
# Blur, blur, blur
Choose primers that promise a “blurring” effect because blurring is intended to give you a base that blurs imperfections the same way a photo editor might. Apply it before foundation.
# Apply your perfume to all the right places
We know that perfume should be applied to pulse points, but that’s not just our wrists. Apply it as well behind your ears, knees, and inside your elbows. But don’t spray perfume directly on your hair.Instead, spritz the perfume on your brush and comb.
# Add volume and texture to hairstyles with a toothbrush
Braids fit people at all ages, but sometimes it can look thin and limp. With a toothbrush, you can solve this problem. You just need to gently run the toothbrush along each side of each link against the grain.
# Try a silicone blender
Believe me, absorbent sponges are out of fashion. Instead, silicone sponges, also called silisponges, are the new wave in application. The sponge doesn’t soak up makeup and oil, so it’s more sanitary and healthier for your skin and it’s easy to clean. Money-saving, right?
# To prevent accelerated aging, start applying more SPF
It’s time to look for products that protect more than just your cheeks, chin, and nose. Your eyes, lips and neck also need protection.
# Use eyeshadow…on your scalp
Age-related hair loss causes a thinning hairline. Don’t worry though, as eyeshadow can help. First of all, make sure the color of your eyeshadow matches your hair color. Then, you can apply it to your scalp with an eyeshadow brush.
# Go lighter
This tip is helpful in particular for those of us over 40 who are struggling to apply liner to the changing landscape of our eyes. Choose a medium brown eyeliner. For eyebrows, try going one shade lighter. It will make you look clean and refreshed.
The exact condition of your skin varies inch by inch. Oily t-zones, red cheeks, etc. Multimasking means using different types of masks on different areas of the face and is the right thing to do.
# Hide a grown-out manicure with glitter accents
Has your manicure lasted so long that your nails have grown out noticeably? Fortunately, a new trend can solve this problem. Use a glitter polish to hide the blank part of your nail. Perfect!
# Give eyes an instant lift
Take a neutral cream shadow, concealer stick, or subtle highlighter, and apply it to the area under the eyebrow. This can boost the eyebrows and make you look younger and more awake.