It seems as though with every phase of life there are new factors to consider when it comes to your skincare and beauty. As you get older, the needs of your skin change, and therefore so too should your beauty routine. Here are some great makeup tips for older women.
Always Remember to Care for Your Skin
Forget about everything else, your biggest beauty consideration should always be your skin. Keeping your skin looking and feeling great is absolutely critical when it comes to looking and feeling your best. Having great skin also helps you in terms of time getting ready in the morning, after all, the better your skin the less makeup that you will need (or want) to cover it. In fact, many people that are able to keep their skin well-hydrated and exfoliated are able to get away with little more than lip balm, under-eye concealer and mascara most days.
Perhaps the first step to achieving (and maintaining) great skin is to know your skin type. Regardless of whether your skin is sensitive, dry, oily or, a combination has its own unique needs and requirements. This is why borrowing a friends moisturizer or face wash might not work the same for you as it does her.
How to Make Your Fine Lines Less Visible
No lotion or potion is going to magically get rid of your wrinkles and fine lines. However, ensuring that you put on a solid amount of moisturizer prior to applying any sort of foundation and concealer will temporarily plump up your skin and make those pesky fine lines a little less visible. Moisturizing before putting on foundation has the added benefit of also helping your foundation go on much smoother.
Stay Away From Dark Lipsticks
Unless you have dark skin and plump lips, dark lipstick might not be the best idea. This is because of dark lipstick ages everyone that wear it. Instead, consider sticking to pinks and rosy red lipsticks.
If you are not sure which colour really works best for you, why not stop by a MACS, department store or Sephora. They all employ beauticians that are hired to assist customers with finding the perfect colours and shades for them.
Make Primer Your Best Friend
Think about your face as a canvas, or a blank wall. Just as you would cover a wall with primer before you paint it, you should prime your face before adding any makeup. It is actually the secret to flawless looking makeup.
Make sure that you are applying a through a layer of primer between your skin and any makeup. The primer will not only help to make your skin look and feel better, but it will also help to keep your makeup in place. That’s right, your eyeshadow, foundation and mascara glide on perfectly – and even better? They will stay there!
Figuring out how to do your makeup as you get older does not have to be an overly difficult thing to do, nor does your makeup have to get boring as you get older. Makeup is a form of self-expression. Hopefully, these tips will help you to express yourself in this new phase of life.