Thursday, July 4, 2019

Makeup Tips For Older Women - Applying Makeup In Your Golden Years

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Makeup tips for older women - Applying makeup in your golden years

Makeup is a funny thing if you think about it. Younger girls use it to look older, while older women use it to look younger. When you know what to do and how to do it, makeup can transform your look to almost anything you want.
Makeup isn’t only used for making you look good, it’s for making you feel good as well. Makeup can add self-confidence to any woman lacking in that area.


Older women sometimes suffer from lower self-confidence. Mostly because they feel their skin changes overnight and starts aging faster than they are. These makeup tips are just what you need to look and feel younger in your golden years.

Use Foundations with Yellow-Golden Undertones

There are two main undertone colors you can find in foundation – pink and yellow. When you’re younger, whichever undertones match your skin best is the way to go. However, as an older woman, yellow and golden undertones are best for obtaining that youthful look.
Pink undertones can cause your skin to look flushed, pale, and dry, while yellow undertones can give you that warm and lively look you’ve been searching for.

Apply Your Foundation with a Beauty Blender

A beauty blender is a sponge used to apply makeup. Many makeup experts use beauty blenders to apply many parts of their makeup, including their foundation. By applying your liquid foundation with a sponge, your wisdom lines will nearly disappear.
In addition to using liquid foundation and a sponge to apply it, use a translucent primer before application as well. The primer will seep into your wisdom lines and give you a clean, flat canvas.

Use More Creams and Liquids and Less Powders

As our skin ages, it loses its moisture and plumpness. You will constantly fight dry skin if you continue to use powdered foundation. By using a liquid foundation and other creams, you will start to see your skin time travel back to when you were in your 30s.
Liquid foundation can come in many different versions such as full coverage and matte finish. Choose the type that you think looks best on you. If you want a dewier look, look for a foundation with a glossy finish. Want a little bit of both? Find a foundation with a combination of the two.


Go Lighter on the Blush and Contour

Rather than skipping blush and contour altogether, you should take a more subtle approach with your blush and contour. Some older women think the more, the better, while others think they’re “too old” for it. On the contrary.
Blush and contour are exactly what you need to complete your youthful look. Try blushes in shades of light pink rather than reds and apply to the apples of your cheek while softly dragging it towards your temple.
Apply your soft brown contour right under your cheekbones as well as the top part of your forehead, just under your hairline. Doing this will sculpt your face and give it more of a structured look rather than a droopy one.

Make Liquid Concealer Your Best Friend

A lighter-than-skin-tone liquid concealer is just what you need to get rid of those pesky under eye dark circles. Apply a little concealer under your eye near the corner and blend it outward with the tip of your beauty blender.
Not only does this technique get rid of dark circles, but it will lighten up the overall look of your face. This also helps your eyes pop.

Use a Liquid Brown Eyeliner

Speaking of eyes, add some brown eyeliner to your upper lash line. We say upper only because if you were to apply it to your upper and lower lash lines, you would cause your eyes to seem smaller; we want them to look large and more open.
Brown becomes a better option as you get older for a few reasons. But the main reason is it’s less harsh of a color than black and is much more natural looking.
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Don’t be Afraid to Gloss it Up

Older women love their lipstick. However, the shades of lipstick you may be used to may not be the best for looking younger. Try a few nude or light pink shades and see what you think. Also, just like our skin dries out, so do our lips.
Therefore, using a matte, dry lipstick is the last thing you want to apply to your lips. Instead, use a gloss to add some moisture to your lips. Feel free to apply your favorite lipstick first and then a clear lip gloss over it.
Ultimately, it’s all about you feel confident in your own skin. Do whatever you think will give you the confidence you need to take on the world.






Author: Danielle K Roberts is the co-founder of Boomer Benefits where she and her team help baby boomers navigate their Medicare insurance options. She is a member of the Forbes Finance Council and writes frequently about Medicare, retirement and personal finance.











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