Older women tend to conceal their flaws with makeup, but do not consider that too much of it makes them look older rather than younger. Thus, after a certain age, it is better to wear little natural makeup and focus on skin care instead. Nevertheless, makeup can’t be left out completely, so today we’re going to give you a few tips on how women over 60 can wear makeup naturally and what products you need to do so.
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Skin care comes first
Mature skin often becomes dry, so hydration is key to a radiant and vibrant complexion. When your skin is well moisturized, subtle and natural makeup can make your face glow and give it a fresh, younger look. Stylish French women, for example, wear very little makeup and accept their age instead of trying to conceal their wrinkles.
Natural make-up from 60: make-up tips for a younger look.
Even from the age of 60, a few makeup products are essential in the cosmetic bag. We summarize the best of them that mature women should definitely own and give tips on how to use them.
The right foundation
Too much foundation and powder can make a mature face look like Marie Antoinette during the French Revolution. In short, it looks neither beautiful nor natural. Both liquid and powder foundation work their way into your wrinkles, making lines even more prominent. Instead, go for a tinted moisturizer with SPF or a light CC cream. These alternatives discreetly conceal facial imperfections and give you a youthful glow.
Tips for natural eye makeup over 60
Unless you’re undergoing an invasive eye lift, you probably have wrinkles under your eyes. While these are difficult to conceal with makeup , you can at least lessen their intensity. However, for a natural and rejuvenating eye makeup, you should apply a suitable makeup to the eyes including eyebrows.
- Start with the eyebrows, because they frame the face.
At the age of 60, most women already have very thin eyebrows , so the right makeup is a must. To do this, use a soft eyebrow pencil in a matching tone that emphasizes the natural shape of the brow. Avoid products that make them eyebrows look as if they were painted on.
- Wear eye shadow only when needed
Older women often have eye problems and applying a powder eye shadow can cause irritation in some cases. Rather, opt for cream eye shadow in a natural tone that is slightly lighter than your skin tone. This will accentuate your eyes and make you stand out. In principle, eyeshadow is not even necessary in everyday life, unless your eyelids have lost their natural color and look shady. In that case, choose nude eyeshadow with a slight shimmer that will highlight your eyes.
- Mascara is a must
Although eyelashes do not always turn gray, they can become thinner and more inconspicuous with age. Not to mention, some women go a lifetime without getting pronounced lashes. Therefore, applying a mascara daily is a must if you want to give your eyes a beautiful, feminine look. Choose a high-quality mascara for sensitive eyes and don’t apply too much of it. Women over 60 are more often prone to eye problems like conjunctivitis or clogged tear ducts, so you have to be extra careful when wearing mascara and other eye makeup. Also, remember to always remove all makeup from your eyes before going to bed.
Make up cheeks and lips naturally in everyday life
For natural makeup over 60, a hint of sunshine is the best blush of all. Take a short walk in the sun (be sure to wear SPF) to give your cheeks a natural glow. However, if you need makeup, it’s best to go for a cream blush in a subtle tone. Avoid shades that are too red or dark pink, which will give you a doll face. You need a tone that adds just a little color to the cheeks so they look radiant.
As for lipstick, bright red shades are not suitable for natural makeup over 60. Red lipstick gets stuck in the creases of the lips, especially when eating, and can look really harsh. Discreetly made-up lips are therefore preferable, and colors such as rose, blush, apricot or nude always create a flattering look. With that said, it’s also important to look for brands that moisturize your lips. Long-wearing formulas can dry your lips and make them look chapped. Rather, choose a lipstick that you may have to reapply several times, but that will leave your lips healthy and supple.
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