Applying makeup actually becomes trickier as you grow older. As you grow older, your skin loses some of its elasticity, and the blemishes and wrinkles in the skin increases. This does not mean, however, that makeup should be forsaken altogether. With the right techniques, you can still use makeup to hide your flaws and blemishes. Here’s how you should apply makeup when you reach the age of 50.
- Eyebrows. One of the usual problems that older women experience is the loss of hair in the eyebrows. As you grow older, the hair follicles naturally decline in hair production, including the hair follicles in your eyebrows. This leads to sparse eye brows. You need to fill in the eyebrows with an eyebrow pencil that is a shade or two lighter than your own hair. Never use too dark colors on your eyebrows, since this will make your eyebrows look fake.
- Concealer. Next, you need to acquaint yourself with the concealer stick. A lot of young women use the concealer stick to hide rashes, redness, and even acne on their face. When you reach the age of 50, chances are that you no longer have acne. Nonetheless, you still need to use concealer to hide the scars and small discolorations on the skin. Apply the concealer using a cotton swab, and then use your fingers to feather the edges of the concealer and make it disappear into the adjacent skin. The concealer is particularly useful under the eyes, on the eye bags, where most old women get spots and discoloration.
- Eye shadow. The eye shadow is one of the most essential eye makeups that you should add. Put in a crease on the natural fold of your eyes first, using dark eye liner. Afterwards, use white eye shadow to highlight the top of the crease all the way to your eye brows, and then use a medium shade to fill in the eyelids from below the crease to the eye lashes. Again, you will need to use your fingers to blend in the eye shadow into your eyelids. You need to make sure that all of the lines in your eye shadow disappear, so that the color will look more natural. Also make sure that you use gentle and earthy colors that are best for older women. Too bright and rich colors will look garish on older women.
- Eyeliner. Next, apply the eyeliner. The eyeliner is usually applied just around the lash line. Applying the eye liner will make your eyes pop out. Make sure that you use liquid eyeliner, since this lasts longer. This is especially important if you have eyes that get tired and moist easily. Liquid eyeliner will not run off even with moist eyes.
- Mascara. Finally, apply some mascara on your lashes. Do this in two coats, to make sure that the eyelashes really pop out. If you have some time, you can also curl your eye lashes to make them look even more prominent.
With these steps, you should be able to conceal all of the blemishes around your eye area and make your eyes youthful looking once again.