Just as our style, interests and overall aesthetic change with age, so do the makeup products we use. As we age, our skin changes – from more fine lines and wrinkles to less elasticity to changed skin tone and texture, etc. But that doesn’t mean you can’t feel beautiful and confident in your own skin today and in the future. Maybe you’re already addressing new skin concerns by adding some anti-aging products to your skincare routine— that’s the perfect start. Now is the time to tweak your makeup routine to make your skin glow today and in the future. When it comes to makeup for mature skin, these are the best makeup tips you’ll find below.
Table of Contents
- Good makeup for dry or impure, mature skin over 50/60: the right preparation
- Well-covering makeup after the foundation – concealer for the face and eye area
- The best makeup tips for older women over 50/60: cream blush and cream bronzer for wrinkled skin
- Makeup for mature skin – eyeliner for more definition
- Give your lashes a zest
- Anti-aging makeup tips: cream eye shadow for wrinkled skin
- Makeup for mature skin: define your lips
- Shape your eyebrows
Good makeup for dry or impure, mature skin over 50/60: the right preparation
Some of the most important steps in applying makeup for any skin type take place before you even start applying makeup. The way you prepare your skin for makeup application has a big impact on how the makeup sits on your skin. Make sure you start with clean, moisturized skin. Also, wait until your moisturizer is fully absorbed into your skin before you start applying makeup. Once all of that is done, it’s time for the foundation. A foundation prepares your skin for any other makeup products you plan to apply. Foundation fills in fine lines and wrinkles, creates a smooth barrier between skin and makeup, and can help even out your skin tone.
Focus on the areas that really need to be covered to avoid expression lines. Try a lighter foundation and build up the coverage where it’s needed.
Well-covering makeup after the foundation – concealer for the face and eye area
Your moisturizing concealer is your best tool for a youthful, even complexion. But be careful: don’t use too much concealer. Also make sure you apply it after the foundation. For optimal coverage around the eyes, choose a shade that is just a shade lighter than your foundation. This way, you can brighten up your eye area a bit. For spot coverage all over the face, a shade that matches your foundation works best.
The best makeup tips for older women over 50/60: cream blush and cream bronzer for wrinkled skin
Bronzer and cream-based blush will give you a radiant and youthful appearance. If you’ve swapped out your powder bronzer for a cream-based bronzer but your complexion still doesn’t look right, it might be because you’re using a bronzer that’s too shimmery for your complexion. While a touch of shimmer can make mature skin look radiant, too much of it can also accentuate fine lines and wrinkles. For best results, try using a moisturizing, brightening formula that’s about two shades darker than your skin tone.
Makeup for mature skin – eyeliner for more definition
Eyeliner is one of the best ways to add definition to your eyes, and the key to success is the right formula. To create an attractive but not severe look, use a soft pencil to outline the shape of your eyes before applying some eyeshadow over them to blur the line.
Give your lashes a zest
The most important thing: don’t forget to apply mascara your eyelashes. It’s an extra step, but it really makes your eyes look more open and bigger.
Anti-aging makeup tips: cream eye shadow for wrinkled skin
A good cream eyeshadow with a satin finish looks stunning because it sinks into the skin and feels more like a part of the face. Even better, cream eyeshadows offer a variety of opacity levels, ranging from sheer to opaque.
Makeup for mature skin: define your lips
Using a natural-looking lip liner will bring out the natural fullness of the lips. For older women in their 50s or 60s, it’s important to choose a formula that’s more moisturizing to ensure even coverage.
Pro tip: Make your lips look fuller
Start by applying the lip liner to the outer edges of your lips, extending slightly beyond the natural lip line. This makes your lips appear fuller. For a radiant and fresh look, apply a bold lipstick. Apply it to the center of your lips with a lip brush. Blend the liner and lipstick together.
Shape your eyebrows
Your eyebrows should be shaped in a way that nicely defines the face. When eyebrows are properly defined, much less makeup is needed. Shaping the brows with a soft powder or tinted brow gel does the trick.