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.
I would rather picture someone like this lovely lady
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 Lose the Powder
Powder lies in the wrinkles and clings to facial hair
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
#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.
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
I need a long lasting lipstick and this one from Stila is by far my favorite with many color options.
#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.
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.
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!