As you age, your make up techniques will refine as well. Even though you are over 50, that does not mean that your face can’t look young and radiant. The key to remember as you get older, is that a more natural look that doesn’t accentuate fine lines and wrinkles is the way to go. Remember that make up can only do so much, and a well-balanced skincare regimen day and night is also required for your make up to look its best.
Things You'll Need
Apply a coat of luminizing primer to your skin after you have washed and moisturized it in the morning.
Keep the primer very thin.
Apply a natural foundation that is close to your actual skin tone.
Use a makeup sponge to apply the foundation lightly to the whole face and concentrate especially on the eyes, cheeks, forehead and chin areas. Do not apply a powder foundation. Use cream foundations lightly to cover lines and wrinkles.
Apply concealer lightly to any problem areas such as under the eyes, around the nose and above the lips.
Apply a highlighter foundation in a light blush, bronze or copper tone to cheekbones, around the mouth and just above the eyebrows using a makeup brush or sponge.
Smile and place the highlighter on the cheeks and folds just above your eyebrows that show up as you smile.
Use a makeup brush to apply a light coat of translucent powder around the face to even out any foundation and concealer and hide wrinkles.
Use a lip liner that matches your lipstick color to outline your lips.
Avoid using bright colors, especially red which can make your mouth appear smaller. Apply a natural toned lipstick that matches your lip liner.
Apply a thin amount of brow color to your eyebrows where there are sparse or thinning areas. Use a brow pencil that matches your natural eyebrow color.
Use eyeliner on your top eyelid that complements your natural eye color.
Apply a natural mascara to your top eyelashes.
References and ResourcesiVillage: Makeup for Women Over 50 - Dilemma of the Week: Deborah Grayson: January 3, 2003
Styelist: Over 50 Makeup: Tips for Older Skin