5 Things Aging Women Should Avoid When Applying Make Up

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Even as you grow older, you deserve to have beautiful skin and make up looks that complement your face and make you look your best. Over time, as your skin changes and ages, your make up needs to as well. While every woman is different, here are some things that you should avoid when you’re putting on your make up if you’re an older woman.


One of the first things you need to do to fix up your make up routine as an older woman, is to find a foundation that truly matches your skin tone. This can be really difficult, but with some research and trial and error, it can be done. If you wear foundation that doesn’t match your skin, it’s going to be obvious to everyone, and it’s really not a good look. If you opt for a foundation make up that is too light for your skin, you’ll look sickly. But if you go with a shade that’s too dark, then you’ll make your skin seem much older than you are. By trying out different shades and only ‘tapping’ them on, you’ll get a better sense of how the make up will look on your skin.


Similar to not selecting foundation that is too dark – you also want to make sure that you’re not choosing a lipstick that’s too dark either. During the aging process, you’re likely to lose some shape and definition in your lip area. This means that you need to opt for a lip shade that will make your lips appear fuller – which in most cases is a lighter shade. Darker lipstick shades have the tendency to make your lips look smaller, so avoid this as you begin to age.


Do you use eyeliner? If so, how you’re putting it on can make a big difference in how old you look. Unfortunately, a lot of women opt to only put eyeliner on their lower eye line, but this is not a good look for an older woman. It actually drags the eye down and makes you seem older. Adding it to the top and bottom of your eyelids will actually make your face look brighter and more youthful overall.


For those that wear blush, not only are many women wearing the wrong shade, but they’re placing it in the wrong spot on their face. Often times women end up opting for a darker, almost brown shade that while it’s meant to add definition to a woman’s cheek bones, ends up looking dull and detracting from her look. And sometimes women go for a color that’s took bright. You need to opt for a blush shade that falls in the middle, and apply it to the top of your cheekbones to create a slimming and youthful look.


The last tip you need to take to heart is related to your eyebrows. It’s natural that as women age, their eyebrows tend to get a little thinner and the hair doesn’t grow back like it used to. In order to create a youthful look that frames your features, you need to use a make up eyebrow pencil or brow powder and fill in your brows to give them more color and definition.

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