Make-Up Tips for women over 50
lot of hormonal changes take
place inside a womanís body when she goes through the phase of
menopause. Many diseases
and conditions occur as a result of menopause including some skin disorders.
are two of the most worrisome conditions in women over 50 years of age. Just as
the pigment in our hair changes and it turns grey, the melanin in our skin
changes also. This is "Mother Nature" being kind so that our skin tone
compliments our now
To avoid gaps while applying
liner then apply it in one direction and then the other (back
and forth). This will prevent the dotted line look. If you
still cannot achieve a solid line, put your finger next to the
outside of your eye and gently pull your eyelid toward your
stretching it out. While holding this stretch, apply the
eyeliner with your other hand.
By making quick, easy tweaks - like ditching that shimmery lip gloss- you can easily take years off your look. Read on our over 50 makeup tricks!
To begin with the techniques of makeup that may have worked twenty years
back will add age to your face in your fifties. The motto should be "Less is
Exfoliate before you start your
routine: See that your skin is clear of dead skin cells. If you have never
followed a skin exfoliation routine, this is the best time to begin.
Foundation can only look good according to the skin it is applied on.
Oil-based foundations are water-in-oil emulsions containing pigments
suspended in oil, such as mineral oil or lanolin alcohol. Vegetable oils (eg,
coconut, sesame, safflower) and synthetic esters (eg, isopropyl myristate,
octyl palmitate, isopropyl palmitate) also may be incorporated.
Moist skin & lips will instantly make you look younger.
However, skin changes as you get older, so remember to use a
moisturizer that is appropriate for your current
skin type. A
moisturizer that worked when you were younger may not achieve the same
results now that you are older and your skin likely has become dryer. If a
moisturizer makes you break out or feels greasy, you are using the wrong
product for your skin type.
Blush your cheek: pick one that is muted in color and is cream based,
which blends easily. Smile and apply the
on the apples of the cheeks, and then blend well. Blush should appear as if
your cheeks have a natural glow, and not end up making your face look gaunt.
After applying all you creme products, set them with a silky translucent
loose powder. Instead of applying it with a brush, try using a velour powder
puff and roll your powder on. This technique will set your makeup in place
without moving it around (which can happen with a brush). The puff will also
give you a little more coverage. Laura Mercier makes a great Velour Powder
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
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
texture neither looks too dry on your lids nor has too much shimmer. Often,
neutral shades are more flattering than bold ones.
The next step is coloring your
lips. If you
simply canít do without the lip liner, choose one that is neutral in tone
and apply it lightly and on the lip line, not outside them. Also, lips
should be colored very lightly, with natural colored lipsticks being the
best. When you wear cools, choose a rose shade of lipstick, and for warms,
coral shades are great. You can use
foundation & powder close to the lip line or an anti-feathering lip primer
to help avoid
Remember to blend your makeup. Whether it's the shadow
on your eyes, the foundation or blush on your face, or the color on your
brows, blending makes an incredible difference in whether makeup enhances or
detracts from your looks.
To keep your makeup looking its absolute best, as you grow older, use
moisture-based products and avoid vibrant colors and shimmer shades. Shimmer and
lively colors will accentuate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Also,
avoid using matte makeup products, which are meant for oily skin, for they look
dry and pasty, particularly matte lipstick.