Makeup Guide for Older Women
Regardless of your age, you deserve to look your best. With all of the chatter about 50 being the new 40--or is it 30?--it is perfectly natural to believe that we live in a culture that honors beauty. But, that is too simple of a diagnosis. The truth is that we honor people who honor themselves, and if you apply makeup in a way that is best for your age, you too shall be honored.
Skin Care, Skin Care, Skin Care
The first makeup tip that EVERYONE needs to understand is that skin beauty begins with skin protection and skin care. No matter where you live, you simply must apply sunscreen to your face and other areas of exposed skin along with a protective, moisturizing balm to your lips before you spend any appreciable amount of time outdoors. Just following this one tip will do more to help your skin look its best than anything else.
When it comes to beauty, eyes rule. However, as you age, the parts around your eyes will thin just as many of parts of your body do. This means that the skin around your eyes, your eyelashes, and your eyebrows are all much thinner when you are 50 than when you were, say, 30. Therefore, you have got to do what you can do to combat this natural thinning.
If your thinning skin is creating dark circles beneath your eyes, make sure you are getting enough sleep and eating healthily. Then if you still have those circles, use a lighter shade of foundation on them than you do on the rest of your face. To make sure your thinning lashes give it all that they have got, curl them before adding mascara to them.
Your eyebrows will need to be treated differently as you age. If you have extra hair growing in, pluck it on a regular basis or get them done professionally. What you do not want to do is draw your brown line in. That is a no-no no matter your age. Since you want a full brow, do not pluck the grey or white hairs if they are in the right location. Instead, darken them with brow powder.
Your lips will likewise thin as the years pass. To give your lips a fully plump appearance use lip gloss. Before applying the gloss, if you want some color, add lipstick that is one or two shades darker than your lips are naturally. Working together, the stick and the gloss will give you wonderfully full lips.