best makeup for women over 50

The Best Makeup for Women Over 50

Every woman needs a great makeup arsenal regardless if you like to keep things natural or glam it up a few notches.  When you are using great products and taking care of your skin, your skin will take care of you by looking radiant, fresh, and even slowing down the aging process! Here’s some of the best makeup for women over 50 that is fundamental to target issues specifically related to mature skin.



First things first – when it comes to the best makeup for women over 50 – hydration! Finding one that works for you and your lifestyle is so important. Apply at night and before you put your makeup on for maximum gorgeousness!

IT Cosmetics Secret Sauce

IT Cosmetics Secret Sauce, $68

Limelight by Alcone Skin Therapist


Limelight by Alcone Skin Therapist, $26

FRESH Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream with Super 7 Complex

FRESH Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream with Super 7 Complex, $45

The IT Secret Sauce has proprietary technology that delivers a youthful-looking, lit-from-within glow.

Limelight by Alcone Skin Therapist immediately replenishes moisture and visibly restores dry, aged, and inflamed skin cells.

FRESH Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream is noted for enhancing luminosity and is ideal for all skin types. The lightweight daily moisturizer delivers intense 24-hour hydration.


Another “prep step” that your skin will thank you for. Whatever issues you have with your skin, this will help clear that up and help your makeup stay strong all day long. It can be hard to find time for touch-ups when you are going 100mph!

Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer

Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer, $47

MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer

MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer, $37

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - Radiance

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Radiance, $38

Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, mattifies oily skin and impacts a luminous, silky-smooth finish, this primer is truly a cosmetic catch-all.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer gives skin a more evenly-toned appearance, and increases foundation’s hold. This primer leaves makeup looking fresh for hours and smooths the look of the skin.

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Radiance adds soft highlights, luminosity, and radiance to skin. This vitamin-rich gel prepares the skin for makeup, creates an even, invisible layer and expertly holds foundation.


Having a foundation that can protect from UV rays and moisturize at the same time can be an invaluable tool in your arsenal. They also tend to be lighter formulas that can be layered for more coverage if necessary. These are the top picks of the best makeup for women over 50 to get a glowing, hydrated countenance!

MAKE UP FOR EVER Water Blend Foundation

MAKE UP FOR EVER Water Blend Foundation, $43

Dior Capture Totale Multi-Perfection Creme

Dior Capture Totale Multi-Perfection Creme, $165

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better™ CC+™ Cream

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better™ CC+™ Cream, $38

MAKE UP FOR EVER Water Blend Foundation is a wonderful, lightweight formula that’s 80% H2O and mimics skin beautifully. It contains mango butter, so it’s extra hydrating and easy to layer, depending on how much coverage you like.

Dior Capture Totale Multi-Perfection Creme is great for normal-to-dry skin and moisturizes while protecting that beautiful face with SPF 25. This foundation has a wonderful, smooth coverage and includes Dior’s patented anti-aging serum.

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better™ CC+™ Cream is a well-rounded foundation that’s chock-full of vitamins and peptides to help your skin stay hydrated, luminous and smooth. The built-in-primer minimizes pores, while the SPF of 50 keeps your skin safe from harmful UV rays.


Cream blushes are amazing. They are easy to apply and don’t look cakey or disappear after a few hours. Instead of having a powder blush sit on the top of your makeup, work in a little cream blush with your fingertips. Using your fingers to apply foundations, blushes, or primers will warm up the product and your skin while stimulating blood flow – making for a lovely glow.

NARS The Multiple Stick

NARS The Multiple Stick, $39

Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm

Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm, $23

NYX Cosmetic Cream Blush

NYX Cosmetic Cream Blush, $7.50

NARS The Multiple Stick can be applied on eyes, lips and cheeks. Sheer color blends effortlessly and creates shimmering accents, contours or dynamic highlights on all skin tones.

Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm gives you a healthy looking glow in an instant. The oil-free gel builds and blends easily to create a rosy glow. The range of universally flattering shades means there’s a color for everyone.

NYX Cosmetic Cream Blush is great. You get a wonderful product at a wonderful price. Their color variety is also fun and imaginative.


You don’t want to look like a raccoon after lunch when it deposits itself underneath your eyes but you also don’t want it to look like baby spiders are lining your lower lashes. Finding the right one for the right job is tricky! Fiber mascaras are all the rage right now but finding ones that don’t flake can also be a toughie! Here are a few that you can always count on.

Tip: always start with the upper lashes first, then do a quick swipe (just for color) on the lower ones. That way most of the product will be placed properly.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, $25

Dior Diorshow Maximizer 3D Triple Volume Plumping Lash Primer

Dior Diorshow Maximizer 3D Triple Volume Plumping Lash Primer, $29.50

L'Oreal® Paris Voluminous Original Mascara

L’Oreal® Paris Voluminous Original Mascara, $5.79

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara‘s unique collagen-fueled formula thickens, lengths, and curls after just one coat. This perfect mascara volumizes, lifts and coats both tops and bottoms of every little lash.

Dior Diorshow Maximizer 3D Triple Volume Plumping Lash Primer can be applied before you use your mascara to make sure your product holds strong all day. It also conditions and lengthens. You can put it on at night before bedtime too to get a boost in while you dream!

L’Oreal® Paris Voluminous Original Mascara is uniquely formulated to resist clumping, keep lashes soft, and build lashes up to 5x their natural thickness. Plus, it’s a bargain to boot!

Lip Color

So many choices! Not even what color but just what product…matte, stain, gloss, tint, stick? Here are a few that will cover all the bases.

Revlon Kiss Lip Balm

Revlon Kiss Lip Balm, $4.99

Limelight by Alcone Perfect Lipstick

Limelight by Alcone Perfect Lipstick, $22

Tarte Tarteist™ Creamy Matte Lip Paint

Tarte Tarteist™ Creamy Matte Lip Paint, $20

Revlon Kiss Lip Balm is glossy and moisturizing with a minor tint.

Limelight by Alcone Perfect Lipstick stays put while hydrating; no bleeding colors!

Tarte Tarteist™ Creamy Matte Lip Paint is thin and opaque but still allows movement and doesn’t feel like your lips will dry right off your face.


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