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.
Things You'll Need
Foundation and Cover-ups
Rub a moisturizer with SPF 15 or higher onto your face and neck.
Apply primer around your eyes, lips and cheeks.
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.
Blend creamy, light-weight foundation all over your face with a cosmetic sponge.
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.
Apply a light-colored blush on your cheekbones with a blush brush.
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
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.
Look in magnifying mirror, and pull your brow skin taut. Pluck all stray hairs on your brow with a pair of tweezers.
Define your brows with a soft-colored eyebrow pencil. Draw the natural shape of your brows with light, smooth strokes of the eyebrow pencil.
Brush your eyebrows with a spoolie brush to blend the pencil into your brows.
Highlight and lift your brow by applying light-colored eyeshadow under it.
Blot your face with blotting papers to get rid of oil on your forehead, nose and chin.
Avoid dark lip colors.
If you cannot remove stray hairs, go to a professional beautician to wax your eyebrows.
References and Resources"CBS News"; Make-Up For Mature Women; Tatiana Morales; December 2007
"Marie Claire"; Is Your Makeup Aging You?; Ning Chao; November 2007
"USA Today"; Makeup Tips for Older Eyes, Skin; Michelle Healy; March 2011