3-15-18 Makeup and the Older Woman

March 15, 2018, 10:17 am by MSP

 

 I've talked about "makeup and the older woman" before-and I feel it's so worthy of mentioning again. Why do I say that? Because I'm out there like you; amongst women of all ages. What's most obvious is when an older woman attempts to look years younger (or tries to cover up her age) with an overly made-up face! So, here you go again. A few tips to help you re-think or perhaps, adjust your own makeup application. 

 

 
 
Staying groomed and using just the right amount of makeup to enhance your features will help you (the aging woman as well as the young woman) look your best. Under groomed: no makeup, bushy brows, unstyled hair and baggy clothing looks bad; and more importantly "feels" bad. On the other hand, overly applied makeup and overly exposed skin in trendy youthful fashions scream "mutton dressed as a lamb".
 
It's important to find the right balance in your makeup application and with your clothing that you wear every day.
 
Makeup and the Older Woman
 
Admit it, you’ve been applying your makeup the same way for years. Unfortunately as we age, we are guilty of not adjusting our makeup so that it enhances our more mature face and skin.
 
Use these 4 quick tips to update your makeup and you’ll look years younger!
 
    1. Move your blush. Get an instant face lift by moving your blush from the apples of your cheeks UP to your cheekbones.
 
    2. Update your foundation. Stop using the same one since college. Since you are older, you should look for one in a lighter texture and warmer in color.
 
    3. Tone down the eye shadow. More than likely a smokey eye will end up making you look like a raccoon! Skip the heavy shadow, dark metallics and glitter eye shadows. Instead, opt for a soft, neutral color like honey or peach to wake up your lids.
 
    4. Don’t go crazy with your eyeliner. Avoid greens, blues and purples. Instead, use densely pigmented pencil in charcoal blacks or browns to line eyes. A little definition on the rims of the eye enhances them while minimizing droopy eye lids.