Eye makeup for women at 60: Which colors are optimal for eyeshadow? (+ Tips for eyeliner and eyebrows)

by Kremy

When it comes to mature skin, it’s easy to get desperate. All the products that you used to work with when you were 40 or 50 suddenly no longer work. And that not only applies to the type of products (e.g. creamy substances instead of powder), but especially to the colors. The eyes with their inevitable wrinkles and perhaps even age-related drooping eyelids are particularly affected. That’s why we’re giving you tips for the best eye makeup for women at 60 and how to apply it in a flattering way. What is the right eye makeup for older ladies? Let’s see!

Choosing the right eyeshadow

Makeup Tips For Women Over 60 tricks for eyeliner color and eyebrows

Not too glittery, but not too matte either – that’s the motto when you select eye makeup for women at 60. Accordingly, avoid eyeshadow that is too glittery or one that is too matte, because in both cases you risk emphasizing your age. On the contrary, a subtle shine is optimal and you will get it with a beautiful satin eyeshadow and it will only work as an accent. Highlight the center of the eyelid with its help, which will create a fresh look.

You can use a matte eye shadow in a few exceptional cases, namely to emphasize the uppermost curve of the lid, as well as the outer and inner corners of the eye. However, do not apply it too extensively.

With regard to the texture, experts recommend a cream eyeshadow as a base, which you can then extend with a powdery one.

Eye makeup for women at 60 – which eye shadow color to choose?

Eye makeup for women at 60 neutrals and light colors for the eyeshadow


Only if you choose the right eyeshadow shades you will achieve a fresh look that cheats a few years away. What are these shades?

When we talk about eye makeup for women at 60(or any other age), the most important thing is that you choose colors that match your skin undertone. And don’t let yourself be fooled by the skin undertone you had when you were younger, because the skin not only changes in terms of its elasticity and smoothness with age, but can also change its color (fine veins, for example, make the skin appear redder than before). On the whole, however, you can follow your complexion:

  • Neutral shades such as champagne or subtle pink tones are ideal for fair skin.
  • If you have a darker undertone, darker tones or a warm gold are also allowed.

Areas that you do not want to emphasize at all (such as drooping eyelids) are not darkened either. Instead, emphasize the beautiful areas.

Smokey Eye for the evening styling is allowed even in old age

What about the bolder smokey eye?

Just because you’ve hit your 60s doesn’t mean you can’t party and dress up for it too. The dark smoky eye look is also allowed in older age, as long as you use the right products that won’t smudge even if you have droopy eyelids. Expressive eyes stand out with such eye makeup.

Eye makeup for women at 60 – is using eyeliner okay?

Eye makeup for women at 60 tips Not too glittery not too matte

Yes, it’s fine as long as you’re comfortable with it and just follow a few rules. Not because you don’t have the right to do as you please, but simply to achieve a really stylish look even in old age.

Reach for a liquid eyeliner for a very specific reason: the thin skin of the eyelid tends to form fine lines as we age. And what do most ladies do to draw a straight eyeliner line? They tighten it with their fingers and then get started. However, every experienced “eyeliner-drawer” knows that this is exactly what you should never do. If, on the other hand, the eyeliner is more fluid, it manages significantly better to fill in those wrinkles as well.

blend the eyeliner with eyeshadow

Which colors?

Black is still allowed, but if you want it to be more subtle and even more suitable for everyday use, you can also choose more muted shades. Brown looks stunning as well as rarer variations like prune. Such tones have a softer effect and are the better alternative to black, which draws the eye to problematic areas, especially if you have dark circles under your eyes or other blemishes. Should it be something more striking? You want it to be a little more striking? How about navy blue? Other bold colors are also suitable, as long as they match your eye color.

It is best to apply white makeup to the waterline of the eyes from the age of 60, as this opens up the eyes and looks fresh.

The lower eyeliner – what rules apply here?

Less is more apply mascara instead of eyeliner

As for the lower eyeliner over 50 or 60, it’s better to keep it subtle or skip that entirely, especially if you’ve already lined the upper lid, as this makes the eye look smaller (not a good idea, especially for drooping eyelids). It is enough if you apply makeup to the lower lashes of the eyes (as a substitute for eyeliner, so to speak). If you still want an eyeliner, go for a soft brown tone, which you should blend well to get a simple makeup look for the eyes.

Eye makeup for women at 60 tips – What about the Kohl Eyeliner?

look younger makeup before after fresh look with the right eye makeup

According to experts, after a certain age, it is better to replace good old Kohl Eyeliner with eyeshadow. It can also be used to draw a wonderful eyelid line by using an angled brush (e.g. for eyebrows). In addition, the right eye shadow does not settle into any creases as quickly as the kohl pencil if you apply a base of foundation and powder beforehand.

Emphasize the frame of the face properly – eyebrow makeup tips

Eye makeup for women at 60 fill in eyebrows with a lighter nuance

We all know that the eyebrows are extremely important for the overall appearance. Eye makeup for women at 60 does not exclude the eyebrows. The ideal colors are light brown or brown-grey, in any case a little lighter than the color of the brow hairs. You can use an eyeliner pencil with such shades to conceal any gaps that may appear due to the age-related thinning eyebrows. Fuller eyebrows look younger!

Do not choose a color that is too dark, as this will appear too harsh and make you look older.

Do you want an instant lifting effect for your eyes? Then apply makeup along the top line of the eyebrows in fine strokes. But since these strokes would be very noticeable, you should blend them afterwards by lightly smudging them with your finger or a brush.

avoid too dark eye makeup colors after 60 as they make you older



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