Every woman over 50 knows the problem: The makeup tips for young women no longer work. Concealer smears, eyeshadow gathers in creases, lips look thinner. The explanation is very simple: from the age of 50, the face changes and the makeup should be adjusted accordingly. With the right instructions, a natural lifting effect can be achieved without Botox. We explain the secrets of makeup for women over 50 and will show you how to apply makeup to look younger and make mature skin appear firmer.
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Makeup for women over 50: Contouring tricks for a lifting effect
For the next makeup instructions with a lifting effect you need: highlighter (in a cool brown tone), contour stick, pink blush, contour brush and beauty blender. Proceed as follows:
- First, look in the mirror and find the center of your eyes. You will apply the contouring products to the right of this line. You should also blend the products no further than the center of the cheek.
- Run the contour stick along below the cheekbones. Apply the product also on the transition from cheeks to chin to contour the face and create the desired lifting effect. Take the beauty blender and blend the product for a natural look. The goal of contouring is to create shadows in such a way that certain areas are concealed. Therefore, you apply the dark brown shade specifically where you want to conceal the areas.
- Now is the time to use the highlighter. Blend it with a brush under the eyes, at the highest point under the eyebrows, and at the highest points on the face (the cheekbones). Observe the rule in point 1 – blend the highlighter up to the middle of the cheeks at most, so that you visually tighten the face. A positive side effect: This also ensures that the products do not smear when you laugh or smile.
- Apply the blush to the cheekbones and blend it with a brush. Do not apply blush in the area around the eyes. This will emphasize the small wrinkles around the eyes.
- Blend, blend, blend! Even after you have finished contouring, you can continue blending the products with a brush if needed.
Lifting effect without Botox: tricks against droopy eyelids
Drooping eyelids are a problem for many women over 50. But with the right makeup technique, you can conceal the “tired eyes”. You will need: eyeliner, angled eyeliner brush, eyeshadow brush for application and blending, beauty blender sponge.
In your 30s and 40s you still have tight skin. From the age of 50, the eyelids begin to droop, the skin has many tiny wrinkles and this makes it difficult to apply eyeshadow. Creamy products are accumulated in the creases and applying powder eyeshadow is no easy task. In addition, the droopy eyelids make application of eyeliner more difficult.
What helps against this: light eye shadows make the eyes visually larger and are easier to apply, since any mistakes are not immediately visible. Choose a darker shade (but it should still look as natural as possible) for the outer third of the upper eyelid.
- Apply this dark shade a little higher than usual to prevent the drooping effect. This will make your eyes look bigger and stop them from looking tired. Blend the eyeshadows with a brush. Take your time, the colors should blend seamlessly.
- Draw the eyeliner slightly upwards and outwards in the outer third of the eyelid. If you want to apply the eyeliner thinly and as precisely as possible, lift the eyelid with your fingers. Do not draw the eyeliner all at once, but step by step. Any mistakes can be concealed with the angled eyeliner brush. It can gently blend the eyeliner.
- The last step is to apply mascara. Choose a brown shade, it looks natural. Look down and apply the product from the lash line upwards. One layer is enough.
Full lips at 50 years of age: this is how to apply makeup to look younger
Thin lips can transform the whole face. Lips can lose volume with age. Fortunately, there are some tricks that you can use to make your lips look fuller. You will need contour pencil, lipstick and lip gloss. You can also mix the lip gloss with peppermint oil.
- First, conceal the fine lines of the lips with concealer. This is applied to the lips. In this way you also ensure that the skin becomes smooth and prevent the lipstick from settling in the wrinkles.
- Take the lip pencil (preferably the same shade or one shade lighter than the lipstick). First draw a line at the heart of the lip and then paint the center of the lower lip. Now connect all the lines together. Then lightly blend the contour pencil with a brush.
- The next step is to apply the lipstick with a special brush. After that, all that remains is to additionally emphasize the lips with lip gloss (in the middle of the upper and lower lip).