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How to Put On Makeup Tips
Skin Care & Make-Up

How to Put On Makeup: Tips From an Expert

When you look at the makeup trends on social media today it can be a bit daunting. All of the caked on foundation and huge brows that can look a bit clown-like can be interesting to say the least. Don’t get me wrong, I love drag queens as much as the next person, but I do not make it a habit to imitate their makeup on a daily basis (such as seems the norm these days amongst the younger crowd). In fact, I make it a point to do the opposite, and that’s what we will do today!

We are going to look into some makeup hacks for how to put on makeup that help mature women ditch some of these fads that could be really holding them back from their true beauty. Let’s embrace the age and find out what works the best.

1. A Good Canvas Does so Much

As we get older, our skin does not hold onto hydration like it used to and with that coupled with the sun, environment, gravity, and everything in between, our skin needs all the help it can get.

Be a Moisturizing Mama

When you wake up and before you go to bed, moisturize and even bring a face mask into your weekly routine. Have you tried introducing an oil? The One Drop Wonder from LimeLife by Alcone is an incredible oil that you can mix with any lotion you have to help boost its effectiveness or even just use by itself. It’s chock full of omega-6 (which is an antioxidant and helps with thinning, fine lines and wrinkles so it’s perfect for reversing the aging process) and also helps with eczema, scarring, and a laundry list of other things while leaving you hydrated and glowing.

One Drop Wonder

LimeLife by Alcone One Drop Wonder, $86

Protect Your Fabulosity

Sunscreen can be so important. Sometimes the foundations with built-in sunscreen isn’t enough. You can put a layer of it on prior to your foundation or mix it on with your foundation before applying. Make sure you are putting it on those areas we always forget about too like your neck, chest, and ears.

2. Building a Good Foundation

Finding the right foundation is so important. The last thing you want is a cakey, heavy foundation. Try something nice and sheer that has a little bit of a glow too it. When you put this on after moisturizing it will make your skin look dewy and youthful.

Also, applying with your fingers or even a fun blendSMART brush can really help warm up the foundation and work it into the skin giving it an even more natural and beautiful finish.

blendSMART Automated Makeup Brush System

blendSMART Automated Makeup Brush System, $66

Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation is a lovely foundation that you can layer for the intensity of coverage you feel comfortable with but it is still a light weight formula.

Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup, $42

Also, MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Water Blend is 80% water so it’s hydrating and sheer at the same time. It also has mango butter in it to give you an extra glow!

Water Blend Face & Body Foundation

MAKE UP FOR EVER Water Blend Face & Body Foundation, $58

3. Focus on Your Eyes Without Overdoing Them

Its easy to get carried away with eye shadows and liners but sometimes that can have an aging effect on top of looking muddy and heavy.

  • Stick to lighter eyeshadows and compliment your eye color and make them pop! Taupes with warmer undertones are lovely for people with green and blue eyes. For brown and darker eyes almost everything is fun, you can try peaches and lighter, cooler neutrals.
  • Also, using a pencil liner on the upper lid and smudging it with a small angled liner brush can really help smooth out the line. Blend it to give it a soft feel.
  • Steer clear of using any liner underneath your lower lash line. This can really look heavy and close off your eyes. Maybe try a shadow and blend it out a little bit in the outer edges for a similar look that is still intense but a bit less harsh.
  • Find a good black mascara to give you some great lashes but doesn’t look chunky. Benefit’s They’re Real is an amazing fiber lash mascara that gives you beautiful volume and length without the clumps.
  • Also, don’t be afraid to give those lashes a little curl. Just do it a few times a week as every day can be bad for the roots. Start with the curler closest to the roots and hold for a few seconds, then move to the middle and then the tips. When you hit each section for a little bit the entire lash gets a boost!

4. Get Some Color!

Selecting the right blush can be tricky. The best way to go is the cream route so that everything stays longer and looks fresh. Working with powder blushes and foundations can really look heavy and settle into pores.

If you are having a hard time transitioning and are used to powder, there are some lovely cream to powder blushes like Laura Mercier’s Crème Cheek Color that will give you an amazing and natural pop of color. Steer clear of the darker tones and go for the pinks and peaches for a natural and fun flush!

Crème Cheek Color

Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Color, $29

If you want to add a little shine to your life, Revlon’s Insta-Blush “Rose Gold Kiss” is an amazing color in a cream stick that is tinted for easy application. Just pop it on and smooth it in with your fingers. Revlon calls it “mistake-proof”!

Revlon Insta-Blush Stick, Rose Gold Kiss

Revlon Insta-Blush Stick, Rose Gold Kiss, $7

5. Lips Up Ladies

When we age we lose our lips in the process, so ditch those super vampy dark matte liquid lip colors. They make you mouth look small and the dry texture isn’t helping at all.

If you take a lip liner that is your lip tone or a hint darker and over line your lips (just a teensy bit!) and fill them in with the lip color as well, then pop a gloss on top and your lips will feel and look bigger. Reflecting that shine really gives the impression of a fuller lip. If you love your lipsticks go for a fun red, pink, or even neutral.

The cooler pinky-neutrals are all the rage right now like NARS’ “Cruising” that is available in sheer and is absolutely gorgeous!

NARS Sheer Lipstick, Cruising

NARS Sheer Lipstick, Cruising, $25

Also, LimeLife By Alcone has some lovely “Perfect Lip Glosses” that have so many fun colors, there is something fun for everyone.

Perfect Lip Gloss

LimeLife By Alcone Perfect Lip Gloss, $18

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