Beauty requirements change as you age. You may need a more disciplined regimen for skincare and suitable makeup applications change as well. Even if you are over the age of 60, there is no reason you cannot look radiant every day of the week.
Apply lipsticks that are cream finish instead of using matte or high gloss lipstick finishes. Apply lip liners that are the same color as your lipstick. Use lipstick shades that are close to your natural lip color and avoid red shades that will make your mouth look thinner. Do not apply makeup heavily to the face. Use cream and liquid foundations and avoid powder foundations that can give your skin a dry appearance. Apply a slightly tinted foundation to add a little color to your face.
Wear clothes that are one color such as black, blue or khaki to make your body appear slimmer. Keep clothing simple and avoid wearing flashy skirts, shirts or dresses. Wear tailored pant suits that are made from spandex to help hide problem areas of the body. Instead of wearing flat shoes, wear shoes with a small heel. Avoid oversized t-shirts and pants that have an elastic waistband.
Apply a moisturizer to your face morning and night that is made for aging skin. Ensure that your daily moisturizer has an SPF 15 to protect against sun damage. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin moisturized. Avoid fatty or overly-sugary foods in your diet which can produce oils in the skin.
If your hair is beginning to gray or already has, you do not have to dye your hair to still look young and fresh. Add lighter highlights or colors that will complement your graying hair, especially around the face. Ask your hairstylist for a new haircut that will flatter your face shape. Women over the age of 40 typically do better with shorter hairstyles than longer ones according to Beauty Survival. Base your hair color and makeup off each other. Darker hair should use a more dramatic makeup style while lighter hair color should use more natural makeup.
References and ResourcesBeauty Survival: Beauty Over 40: Hair and Makeup Tips for Women Over 40, 50, 60 and Beyond
The Budget Fashionista: Fashion Advice: How to Be Fashionable after Sixty: June 13, 2010