As a person ages, the skin texture and appearance also undergoes changes. So the cosmetics and makeup techniques also need to be customized according to ones age. For mature women over the age of 50, changing their makeup products and routine is a must.
The post-50 makeup routine can be a smooth ride, only if you know what to apply, and most importantly, where to apply. Foundations, powders, and concealers, if chosen wisely, can act as a shield against your sensitive skin. Skin care, bearing the brunt of neglect, hardships beckoning, inexplicable aging spots wreaking mayhem onto your skin – dealing with all these changes can be a tough task, so if I may, here’s some help in the form of Dos and Don’ts about makeup for women who have hit 50. Look beautiful we shall, even after hitting the half-century, but only by subscribing to the zero-experiment school of thought. Correct me, if you must.
Makeup Dos and Don’ts for Women Over 50
It is important to understand that mature women need to go for makeup that works for their skin, and not against it. You need to stress more on the content, and less on the jazz it gives. Shades need to be chosen sagaciously, and application of the same needs to be understood wisely. So, here’s all about how to go about choosing a good foundation, eye-makeup, and lip-makeup.
Dos: Choose a foundation that is just one shade lighter than your natural skin tone, or isn’t lighter at all. You could always go for a tinted foundation in this case. Apply it only at places where its required. A tinted foundation is the best foundation for mature skin, as it serves your purpose of concealing your wrinkles too.
Don’ts: In an attempt to look fairer, many women choose a foundation which is too lighter in shade. This would do nothing but highlight your blemishes and fine lines even more. Always go for a foundation that contains a good amount of moisturizer, and helps maintain the glow on your skin.
- Clinique Repairwear Anti-Aging Makeup
- Elizabeth Arden Intervene Make-up SPF 15: Splurge
- L’Oreal Age Re-Perfect Re-Plumping Foundation
- Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Extreme Foundation: Splurge
- Chanel Lift Lumeire: Splurge
Dos: Ever heard of crow-feet? Well, if you haven’t, let me give you a hint. Look at yourself in the mirror, and smile. Notice the stretched skin around your eyes, especially in the outer corner, which is a shape of a crow’s feet. Women, as soon as they hit 30, start developing crow-feet. Hence, in order to hide them, you need a good concealer. Apply a thin layer around the eyes. Then comes highlighting your eyes. Note that, in order to attract attention away from your wrinkles, you need to work upon your eyes. So, curl your lashes up with loads of mascara. Apply a liquid-eyeliner, instead of using an eye-pencil, as an eyeliner stays for longer. Aging results in saggy eye-lids, and in order to conceal them, you need to choose a good eyeshadow as well. You could use soft shimmers onto your eyelids, to enhance your eyes. Lastly, get your brows done regularly. Drawing them every time with a brow pencil is not only out-of-fashion, but a waste of time too.
Don’ts: Never use heaps of concealer over your eyelids, as it will do nothing but enhance your saggy eyelids. If you dab powder onto your eyelids, it will settle down on the wrinkles, highlighting them even more. Hence, don’t use powder at all. When it comes to eyeshadow, never go for flashy colors like blue, silver, yellow, etc. Try subtle colors with light shimmers which look decent on you, and go with your mature skin. Lastly, never overdo your eyes in an attempt to hide your wrinkles. To get a hang of the options for eye makeup, take a look at the following options:
- Christian Dior 5-Colour Palettes
- MAC Single Shadows
- L’Oreal Metallic Shadow Duo
- Revlon Colorstay Eyeshadow
- Lancome’s Color Focus Eye Quads
- Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eyeliner
- Estee Lauder Liquid Eyeliner
- MAC liquidlast Liner
- L’Oreal Liquid Liner
- Clinique Quickliner
- Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes Mascara
- Lancome Fatale Mascara
- Chanel Inimitable Mascara
- Dior Diorshow Mascara
- Lancome Hypnose Mascara
Dos: While aging is an irreversible process, one of the most prominent effects it has is visible on lips. With increasing age, lips tend to thin, and hence, picking the right lip color is a must. To start with, it is always advised you pick up shades that look good on your skin. Stay away from dark lip colors, which are aging. Just a shade that is two times darker than your natural lip tone is a perfect pick. Otherwise, shades of soft pink, orange, and coffee are always a safe bet. Make sure your lipstick has Vitamin E content in it, and is not too drying. What’s more, do not forget to use a lip gloss over your lipstick. It not only enhances your looks, but also draws attention away from the sags and wrinkles.
Don’ts: Never put a lipstick without applying a bit of moisturizer and foundation on the lips. Lips look chapped otherwise. Also, don’t step out of your house without carrying a lip balm. It always helps to dab a layer of your balm in cases where you’ve eaten your lipstick, accidentally! Try getting your upper-lips done regularly, as they keep unwanted line of hair over your lips. There are some fantastic options for lipsticks and lip glosses from world’s leading cosmetic brands. Check them out:
- Clarins Rouge Appeal
- M.A.C. Cosmetics Viva Glam Lipstick
- Lipstick Queen Sinner’s
- Dior Rouge
- Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte
- Dior Kiss
- Yves Saint Laurent Golden Gloss
- Lancome Color Fever Gloss
- L’Oreal Colour Riche Lip Gloss
- Bourjois Effet 3D Feux d’ Artifices Lipgloss
A tinge of blush-on, pink or orange in color, and subtle in touch, is always a great idea to team up with your makeup. There isn’t a scarceness of options and brand names when it comes to makeup. However, the trick lies in choosing what suits your skin type. So, in the era of try-before-you-buy, it is highly recommended you choose your makeup wisely, apply lightly, and act smartly.