Today, we'll be talking about Anti-Aging Makeup Tricks for Women Over 40. And this is the first in a multi-post anti-aging makeup tips series, so check the links at the bottom of this post to go right to the others.
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Makeup for Women Over 40
Here are some general guidelines to keep in mind for women over 40...
By the time we turn 40, we start to notice lines around the mouth, the forehead, and the eyes, and our makeup often begins to just sit differently on our faces. - Amanda Montell
Your best preparation for the makeup look you want is anti-aging skincare. Not just a wrinkle cream or tightening serum, but skincare for the eyes, as well.
Dark circles and bags under the eyes are concerns for almost everyone over 40. And while concealer works like a Band-Aid, treating your under-eyes with products formulated with active ingredients like caffeine, peptides, and chemical exfoliators will make your makeup look even better. - Amanda Montell
(1) Blend well, when you apply your foundation, using a brush or a blender sponge. Take care not to use too much. Instead of relying on your foundation to hide lines and wrinkles, use skincare to do it.
(2) Use a three-pronged approach to make your eyes look bigger and more open.
Start with an eyelash curler, then an eyeliner and mascara. That will make your eyeshadow play a supporting role in your makeup look, rather than needing it to take the leading role.
(3) Another way to give yourself an eyelift is to create a smokey eye with your makeup.
I think women associate the smoky eye with a dark, sooty look, but it doesn't have to be that. You can use soft pastel colours, or build up colour if you're feeling more brave. - makeup artist, Amanda Ramsay
She cautions us to keep it simple, using just one color and putting it under your eye, or using 2 soft colors. She suggests we avoid harsher colors like black or charcoal.
And she encourages you to blend, because according to her that's the real secret to a successful smokey eye.
(4) Over line your thinning lips just a little, to make them look a little plumper.
One final note - be open to making changes in your makeup routine. In fact, tell me in a comment anything you are now doing differently.
See you tomorrow!
P.S. The Anti-Aging Makeup Tips Series...
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