How to Do Make Up for Women Over 45

By Beth Porter

No matter how old you are, makeup is a tool that will make you look polished and boost your self-confidence, says celebrity makeup artist Sandy Linter. Signs of aging, such as wrinkles, dark circles and age spots, can have a negative impact on self-confidence. While thick, dark makeup is appropriate for young women, mature women look fresh and confident with light-colored, minimum makeup. If you want to look young and get rid of creasing, conceal signs of aging and boost your self-confidence, learn how to apply makeup for mature women.

Use makeup to look young and fresh.

Foundation and Cover-ups

SPF 15 moisturizer will prevent sun damage to your skin.

Step 1

Rub a moisturizer with SPF 15 or higher onto your face and neck.

Step 2

Apply primer around your eyes, lips and cheeks.

Concealer will hide dark circles and imperfections.

Step 3

Blend creamy concealer into the inner eye next to your nose and under your eye with your ring finger or a concealer brush. Apply and blend concealer on any dark spots and blemishes.

Light-weight foundation will make your skin look flawless.

Step 4

Blend creamy, light-weight foundation all over your face with a cosmetic sponge.

Translucent powder will get rid of shiny skin.

Step 5

Apply a thin layer of translucent powder around your eyes with a powder brush. Do not apply the powder on wrinkled areas of your face.

A light-colored blush will brighten your face.

Step 6

Apply a light-colored blush on your cheekbones with a blush brush.

Use a natural-colored lipstick.

Step 7

Blend lipstick on the lips with a lip brush. Soften the lines of the lip color with a tissue or a cosmetic sponge. Avoid using dark lip colors.

Eyes and Brows

Eyeliner will enhance your eyes.

Step 8

Pull the lid of your eye up gently, and apply a thin line of dark-chocolate pencil eyeliner along your lash line. Draw a thin line over your pupil and inner eye. Thicken the line at the upper outer corner of the eye.

Unkempt brows can make your face look older and untidy.

Step 9

Look in magnifying mirror, and pull your brow skin taut. Pluck all stray hairs on your brow with a pair of tweezers.

Freshen the face by defining your eyebrows.

Step 10

Define your brows with a soft-colored eyebrow pencil. Draw the natural shape of your brows with light, smooth strokes of the eyebrow pencil.

Step 11

Brush your eyebrows with a spoolie brush to blend the pencil into your brows.

Step 12

Highlight and lift your brow by applying light-colored eyeshadow under it.