Elizabeth Rist, who’s a long-time contributor to Prime Women, and a professional makeup artist who regularly does the makeup for mature women, took the time to give one of our readers a makeover and makeup lesson for women over 50 specifically. In this video, she’ll teach you a quick 5 minute makeup routine you can easily do when rushed for time, but still look naturally put together.
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How to apply makeup for women over 50 in 5 minutes
1. STEP 1 – Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
It’s one of the most important things you can do. Protect your skin and moisturize
While you’re at it – give yourself a face massage. Anytime you can use your hands to apply lotions and makeup, you’ll stimulate your circulation. Your face will love you forever!
CeraVe Ultra-light Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 2. STEP 2 – Eyes
Yes! Eyes go next. Why? So you can clean up anything that falls under eye and reduce darkness
Use an angled brush
Choose a natural medium shadow color- not too dark or too light
Stamp it down right at the lash line
Move outside inward and then inside outward
STEP 3 – BASE
Apply a light Application
Avoid a matte, cakey look – it tends to sink into lines and wrinkles
Look for a light silicon or water based foundation with emulsifiers in them
Consider “BB Creams” – (lighter than foundation but heavier than tinted moisturizers, with SPF and anti-oxidants) or “CC Creams” – (color correcting creams with a lighter feel to them)
To soften the look, dampen a sponge and pat around your face
It Cosmetics CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ “Your Skin or Better” or…read all her recos in MAKEUP FOR WOMEN OVER 50: THE 7 BEST FOUNDATIONS
Use 1 – 2 shades lighter than skin tone
Apply a very light layer right underneath eyes
Also use anyplace you have a little redness, like around the nose
Don’t use on blemishes, though, as it will make them stand out more
If applying with your fingertips, use ring or middle finger and softly tap
Stila Aqua Glow Serum Concealer
STEP 5 – Brows
Go for a neutral tone eye shadow – avoid auburns and warm tones
Use two similar colors for dimension
Take small vertical strokes with a firm eye shadow brush
Just fill in your natural brow line
Extend just slightly at the end to the angle of your lash line
Soften with your damp sponge
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo STEP 6 – Mascara
STEP 7 – Blush
STEP 8 – Lips
This makeup lesson for women over 50 make look like it has a lot of steps. But they only require quick applications. Once you’ve applied to your own face a couple of times, this will be an easy routine to manage when you’re headed out the door for a casual day at the office or running around town.
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