Makeup Tips for Women 50, 60 or 70
While you can’t actually go back in time and get the skin of your youth back, you can do a lot to achieve the younger-looking skin you had when you apply makeup. However, it’s important to note that great looking skin is first achieved by making a few lifestyle changes (daily exercise, increased water intake and a healthy diet). Once you’ve done this, you can move on to the techniques discussed below.
- Use Creams Instead of Powder. Many women and young girls prefer to use powder makeup. While this will reduce the amount of shine on your face, as you age some shine is good. It actually makes your skin look moisturized and luminous. In addition, using cream blushes and eye-shadows helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles because creams smooth your complexion out. However, powders seem to highlight wrinkles and facial lines.
- Use a Brush. When applying powders, you should use a soft brush to apply them with instead of the included pads. Also, bronzers and other loose powders work best with brushes and also appear more translucent than pressed powders do.
- Apply Moisturizer First. If you want to achieve a “dewy” moisturized look, consider applying a light moisturizer under your makeup. Depending on how light you like your makeup, you can purchase tinted moisturizers that double as a light foundation.
- Keep It Simple. One of the worst mistakes many older women make is over-doing their makeup. When you put on too much makeup, it appears heavy and caked on. Therefore, keep it simple by applying your makeup lightly. Some makeup professionals recommend choosing foundations that are lighter than your skin tone and using bronzers and warm blushes to darken them up.
- Apply Lip Liner. Lip liner does a number of different things for women. First, it adds color that generally stays longer and secondly it helps prevent those unsightly lines, aka “feathers,” that form around the edges of the mouth. When these lines form, lipstick can seep (or bleed) into them, making your skin look wrinkled. When choosing lip liner, choose a color that’s close to the same shade of lipstick you wear. Don’t choose a color darker than your everyday lipstick.