Wednesday, August 3, 2016

12 Essential Makeup Tips for Women over 50




As I sat down to write this post I debated whether to call it "makeup tips for the mature woman" or "makeup tips for women over 50".  For some reason whenever I hear a phrase that includes the words "mature woman" I have images of Barbara Cartland.

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I would rather picture someone like this lovely lady

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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. Most women cannot get by with a minimalist look and look this fabulous.



 I am not very astute at makeup application so I have to defer to the experts. Here is a roundup of what the experts suggest.



#1 Loose the Powder
Powder lies in the wrinkles and clings to facial hair

How fabulous does this lady look....60 is the new 40:

#2 Use a Makeup Primer
It will even out skin tone & keep your makeup fresh longer

I am still searching for the perfect one for my skin type.  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
If you want to read more about what the heck these really are go here
or for suggestions go here 

This one is my new best friend



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#4 Use Cream Blush instead of Powder

My skin is still a tad oily so a combination powder/cream works best for me

#5 Use a highlighter under 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 gold eyeshadow over entire lid (it will counter act 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


I am currently trying this one that is highly rated and love it so far.

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There is a great home remedy here 

#10  Use a lip liner

to sharpen the outline of your lips and fill in entire lip before applying lipstick

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

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I need a long lasting lipstick and this one from Stila is by far my favorite with many color options.


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#12 Leave your brows to a professional 

(Get rid of droopy eyes by slightly arching the brows and extending toward the temples)


There is a great video on how to apply lipstick to older lips here.



5 makeup tips for baby boomer women by 64 year old super model Cindy Joseph! http://www.boombycindyjoseph.com/pages/5-makeup-tips-for-baby-boomers-by-cindy-joseph?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=ads&utm_term=brands&utm_content=brands&utm_campaign=brands:

Cindy Joseph has a makeup line called Boom that many "boomers" swear by here.  For more makeup tips and tricks for the mature woman check out my Pinterest Board here.  




Lady of Style. A Fashion Blog for Mature Women.:


Do you have any products for the over 50 set that you can't live without?  If so please share!! Sorry for my lack of posts lately.  If you follow me on Instagram (if you don't why not?!!) you know that I just took a quick trip back to my hometown in the midwest.  More on that on my next post!




51 comments:

  1. Love that "it"cc cream too. It is fabulous.

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    1. Don't you love it! Marty what color works for you? I have the light and think I need to try the next color up!

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  2. I am a total devotee of NARS products, from skin care to makeup. Their eyeshadow base is the best, the absolute BEST! Yep, it's difficult when we get to a certain point, dammit.
    But, I see women who still wear their hair and makeup exactly like they did in college. Yuck !!
    xx's

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    1. I am going to check out their eyeshadow base...another problem area!!

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  3. I can strongly recommend Dominique Sachse's channel on YouTube .... a gorgeous woman who is a broadcaster in Houston! Her channel has LOTS of videos on all types of makeup/fashion/health tips and ideas for women .... as for eyebrows -- look at her videos -- including her newest ones (three of them) as she gets her eyebrows "microbladed" which is a new form of tattooing! It takes three sessions at a salon in Houston -- and she shows you it all ....

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    1. I am off to check her out! I need all the help I can get!

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  4. Many thanks for all these wonderful tips. I have a problem as I can't use a lot of them.

    Mary

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    1. We would love to hear your suggestions Mary!!

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  5. I don't know what a lot of the things are that you mentioned. But I find that a foundation that corrects the redness in my skin (I have psoriasis) is very helpful. I also use a charcoal eyeliner, charcoal mascara and a natural-to-berry colored lipstick. I suspect it's not working too well, though, as most of the men on the dating site I'm on say I'm too ugly to be looking for someone to love me. So maybe I should be rethinking my beauty routine.

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    1. Hi Denise I love the idea of a charcoal mascara. What brand do you like? I think you should tell those men a thing or two!!

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    2. Denise, it made me so sad to read this. Do not listen to those men. If you question your routine, check out the makeup counters in department stores. In the Macy's near me, a couple of the counters are staffed by mature women who have been so helpful to me. Anyway, keep your chin up and forget those men. They aren't worth 10 seconds of your time.

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  6. DHC Skincare, which is a Japanese line that's been around forever, has a primer called Velvet Skincoat that feels wonderful and works very well. (dhccare.com) Also, their Deep Cleansing Oil works beautifully to remove makeup, even from oily skin. (I'm 40 and still having breakouts. I tell myself they make me look younger.) DHC also offers 4 free samples every time you order so its a nice opportunity to try different things.

    Wendy

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    1. Wendy thank you for the suggestions. I am 60+ and I still have an occasional break out. I kept telling myself when I was a big girl I wouldn't have anymore pimples! I will look into that primer and I have been looking for a good makeup remover. The mascara that my daughter has me using is like concrete!

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    2. I like some DHC products but found that the primer rolled off my face as I applied my foundation on top of it, and kept rolling off throughout the day. It reminded me of the eraser shreds that you get when you erase pencil marks on a paper. So proceed with caution! And by the way, my skin is much worse at age 50 than it ever was when I was a teenager.

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  7. #2....Lisse minute from clarins. I mix it with the foundation 1:2..looks very natural.
    I also like the eyebrow gel from Lancome which comes in very natural colours.

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  8. What about a little bronzer? I feel like it gives me a little life. Great tips. I might do a little on-line beauty shopping while I am "laid" up.

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    1. I love bronzer ...wear it every day. My little tip is use eyeshadow instead...it's cheaper!!

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  9. Hi Cindy... great post. I've heard a million times to stay away from powder and yet I can't give up my Jane Iredale powder foundation. It covers everything! My girls, who are my biggest critics think it looks great and I do get compliments on my skin. It's hard to get an old dog new tricks. Now I'm going over to youtube to check out the video. Have a great week.

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    1. Katie I hear so many that love the Jane Iredale line. I tried a product or two several years ago. I must revisit them! All I can say is if it looks good and works don't stop using it! You don't have as many wrinkles as I!!

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  10. Cindy,
    I love, love, love these posts. I am a strawberry blonde and because of sun bathing in Southern California at a time when the trend (stupid as it was) was to slather our skin in baby oil or cocoa butter. Wrinkles won! At 60+ I'm still trying a variety of products to find the ones that don't hang in wrinkles. I've been using Clinique "even better" make up and am happy with it. I apply it with a foundation brush and then finish with a makeup sponge. My daughter-in-law says the best eye shadow is MAC so I use that. I'm still shopping concealer's. I plan on visiting the links in this post.
    I accept that I am no longer young and embrace the idea of just looking as good as I can where makeup is concerned. :-)
    xo,
    Karen

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    1. Oh boy...sounds familiar...baby oil and cocoa butter, if only we knew what we know now!!
      I am going to check out the mac eye shadow. I do not have one that I am happy with! Love all these suggestions!!

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  11. What an awesome post. Thanks so much. Very helpful. Pushing 70 and need all the help i can get! My next question is how to go gray after coloring my hair for the last 20 years? I love these models with the gorgeous natural hair.

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  12. I have been gray for at least five or six years and have never regretted it for a minute. I did a post awhile back about going gray here http://roughluxeperspective.blogspot.com/2015/05/friday-fun-stuff-tips-for-going-gray.html. Highlights and low lights and a good hairdresser that doesn't try to talk you out of it!!

    Email me if you need moral support!!

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  13. Lose not loose. :)

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    1. Oh lord...thanks for the heads up...now if I can just remember how to fix it!!

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  14. Good post. Love to hear what other gals are doing to stay natural looking in our dotage. lol My skin has changed so much after the big M word. Sigh. I find I break out easily with any liquid foundation. I am using Jane Iredale mineral makeup. It covers well and doesn't leave my face a greasy mess. I am desperate for a good concealer for my dark circles. The ones I have tried are to thick and just show every crease. Anyone who has had good luck with a concealer can you give us a shout out?

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    1. I have all of the same problems you have referred to sadly! A shout out to anyone that can recommend a good concealer as well!!

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  15. I've had great success with Monistat Anti Chafing Powder Gel as a primer! I turn 52 next month and once I started menopause I found I could not keep foundation on my face. I mix this on the back of my hand in a half and half ratio with Chanel Lumiere Foundation (recommended by several beauty bloggers for best for mature skin), and then apply with a sponge. I follow with a light brushing of Bare Minerals Hydrating mineral veil. I've been very happy with the results, makeup stays on all day and doesn't dry out my already dry skin.

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    1. I have been thinking about trying the Bare Minerals Veil again. I have the same problem with foundation wanting to disappear...even though I still have combination skin on my face! Great suggestions!

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  16. La Contessa says: (I am copying and pasting what she sent)
    OMG SHE NEEDS THE CHAPSTICK!!!!!!!!!WHAT A HOOT that first photo is.
    I need to go back and read what I said but I had TWO good tips for the bleeding lips........CHAP STICK around the outer lips and or Lise Watier product called MAGNIFIX LIPS.BOTH work REALLY well for me.Of course the Chap Stick is way cheaper!!!!!!
    I use LA ROCHE-POSAY 50 plus ANTHELIOS XL.I get in EUROPE!!!!!!It is cheaper in the TRAIN STATIONS pharmacy's!Between me and my girlfriend whoever goes first we load up........One tube lasts for a long time.So you have sun protection plus a base.I do not use a primer.NOW, one of my READERS sent me a MAC base for the eyelids that I absolutely ADORE calledPRO LONGWEAR PAINT POT.I use the color PAINTERLY.LOVE THIS STUFF your eye make up stays on ALL DAY LONG!LIPS..........I just bought the NEW LINDA RODIN lip color the dark BERRY one......don't recall the name but it TOO stays on ALL DAY!LOVE, plus her packaging is nice and it is a smaller lipstick then the norm which is nice too.I LIKE TO FINISH MY LIPSTICK instead of having them HANG out for years!Yesterday , I bought URBAN DECAY lipstick as I liked the AD in HARPER's BAZAAR..........cheap $16.00 for a tube and SO far SO GOOD I LIKE THAT TOO!
    THOSE ARE ALL MY TIPS FOR YOU........GO SHOP and have FUN and REPORT back in!XX

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  17. What a wonderful post, Cindy and love all of the tips! Need to try the Stila lipstick and have never used a primer, but may need to add that to my list! Happy weekend!

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  18. PS.THE BOOM LADY LIVES IN LAFAYETTE in a COMMUNE!!!!!!!!!MY LAFAYETTE NOT YOUR LAFAYETTE in INDIANA!
    THANK YOU for the COPY & PASTE JOB!
    Don't know what happened there.................sending this POST on to ATYPICAL60 SHE WILL ADD!!!!!!!!
    XX

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    1. Interesting...I didn't know there were any communes in Lafayette!!

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  19. Yup! La Contessa is correct. Chapstick is: The best blur on the face of the earth. It fills in little wrinkles in the corner of your eyes as well as above your lip. You have to remember to use ORIGINAL Chapstick--the peach colored one in the black tube and none of the fancy ones like vanilla or that garbage. As far as powder goes--I do believe that the only women using powder are those with oily skin. For anyone else it would dry your face out. I ditched powder after I lost my virginity because that's when my skin cleared up.
    I don't follow any hard and fast rules. I don't wear foundation or bb or cc or dd or efghijklmnop on my face during the summer. I wear foundation in winter and just a little bit. My choices run the gamut from Givenchy to the six-buck elf.
    Blush. I'm hooked on NARS multiples in Riviera. Oh. Wait. My Frenchman is calling me. It's time for aperitifs. I'll be back later to give the rest of my comment!

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    1. Oh man! I am going to have to try the chapstick trick. You have me sold.

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  20. OK. I'm back. Yeah. I use Bare Minerals "Well Rested" as a concealer. I know. It IS a mineral powder but I use it in the inside corners of my eyes..underneath I use the elf cream concealer in the yellow color and pat it gently. I use Mally's Brow Express 24/7 to do my brows and make sure my lashes are lush. Basically it comes down to this: Do what makes you feel comfy and whatever rocks your boat! :https://atypical60.com/2016/05/27/im-going-naked-and-other-musings/
    https://atypical60.com/2016/04/12/more-shit-old-ladies-do-the-mature-work-face/

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    1. Absolutely! It sure helps getting everyone's suggestions! I absolutely adore your blog Catherine! Whatever you are doing looks fabulous!!

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  21. I wear brow to inhance fullness, only a moisturizer, then a loose mineral powder, a creamery powder blush sometimes. Eyeliner cream smudged, no eye shadow ever, and mascara.
    Done!
    I am looking into buying BOOM! I love her look long grey hair and all, yet she cut it all off in a short bob.

    Love all the over 50 inspiration my dear.

    Xx
    Dore

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    1. I am tempted to try Boom as well Dore. I agree the creamy powder blush seems to work for me as well! Thanks so much for weighing in!

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    2. LOVE THE BOOM PRODUCTS............HAVE TRIED ESPECIALLY the MOISTURIZER.

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  22. What stunning women! I think confidence it key plus a bit of blush! xo K

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    1. Karolyn you are so right it is all about confidence...

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  23. So many great tips! I will have to check them out as at the present I ply use eye liner, lipstick and mascara.

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    1. That is because you are so naturally gorgeous that is all you need Elizabeth!!

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  24. Thanks for all the great tips. Ahhhhh, the ravages of age. I'm afraid I'm not growing old very gracefully. Still fighting it every step of the way.

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    1. Amen to fighting it every step of the way!!

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  25. oh how fun is this?! feel like i just joined a slumber party with gal pals!!!
    here's my contributions;
    -if you or a friends is going to mexico, get their retina a, the highest number available & my dermatologist confirmed & gave a thumbs up
    -i like armani's maestro eraser for dark circles under eye
    -want incredible eyelashes? try chantecaille faux fils longest lash mascara. worth every penny
    that's it! i'll keep checking back to see more tips
    xoxox
    debra

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  26. Thanks for weighing in Deborah! I am looking up your mascara suggestion. The one my daughter recommended takes a blow torch to remove!!

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  27. Hey, Cindy. So good to see you in Monticello. Thanks for this most informative post. Each year brings more challenges to look 'presentable' without looking harsh, made up, or OLD! You always look great! :) You asked for suggestions for Makeup primers. I use Arbonne's makeup primer and like it really well.

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  28. Hey Pam!!

    You look absoutely fabulous so I am going to try it! I have not found one that I have been very happy with! It was so great to see you. I did a post on Monticello today. I wish I had taken more pictures! My reunion pics were terrible!!

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  29. Hi Cindy, I just found your wonderful blog. I second the comment on Dominique Sachse's videos. She's a beautiful lady and I love all her videos. I'm adding a link to her YouTube page (hope the link works if not just google her name) https://www.youtube.com/user/dominiquesachsetv

    I plan to spend the afternoon checking out your blog! I've been blogging about 9 years but the last 2-3 I have not blogged as much. I'm doing more on Instagram instead.

    Have a great weekend!

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