Look Sexy And Fresh After 50

| Tuesday, March 8, 2011
By Liana Badea

Women after 50 use make up to reinvigorate the face and to get a youthful and fresh look. Therefore, the make up should be as light and as natural as possible. A heavy makeup on a mature face will accentuate the wrinkles and dark circles, creating an exhausted look. Here are some tips on how to use make up after 50.

Start with a light foundation. The older you get, the lighter the foundation should be. Choose the same color as your natural skin tone. Use a primer before regular foundation to even the skin surface.

Heavy eyeliner is not elegant and very outdated. Use eyeliner only on the top lashes, more accentuated to outer corners. Lining the lower lash line will accentuate dark under eyes circles.

Black eyeliner looks harsh. Change your eyeliner color, turning to brown, gray or plum, that will blend beautifully with the eyeshadow colors.

Hard tip eyeliner doesn't work on soft, aging eyelids. Start using a soft pencil that will stay put until you wash it off. You can also use a gel liner.

Smokey eyes makeup is a no-no. It will not look good on a mature face, as after 50 you really need to brighten up your face. Use cream eyeshadow to brighten up a dark makeup. Use it in the inner corners of your eyes and below your eyebrows.

Also, before applying eyeshadow, use an eyelid primer that will boost the eyeshadow endurance and smooth the fine lines.

For under eye circles, find a wearable concealer to help mask those dark shadows around the eyes. Using the right color concealer will make the whole eye area look refreshed.

Eyebrows usually fade with aging. Using a soft color eyebrow will take care of this problem. Use brown or gray, black is too strong for a mature face.

Mascara is a must. It is amazing what just a single coat of mascara can do it. It literally opens your eyes. Make sure you don't get the spider legs lashes when using several coats. Wipe off the mascara wand after the last coat and use it one more time to separate the lashes. This trick will eliminate the heavy buildup. If you like false lashes, now is a good time to use them. Don't forget to top them with one coat of mascara too.

Lipstick is a must for every woman. After a certain age, the regular lipstick will settle into the little wrinkles around the mouth. Replace lipstick with a lip stain, then top the lip stain with lip balm. The stain will stay put for a long time, but it can feel dry on the lips, that is why you need to use the lip balm, to moisturize the lips. Never use a lip liner, it is old fashioned and very unflattering.

You finished the eyes, brows and lips. Now you need some blush. Make it as natural as possible, like you are really blushing. It will instantly make you feel younger.

Finish your fabulous makeup with a loose powder, using a large blush.

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