Makeup Tips for Women over 40
Natural beauty knows no age. That is really true, especially these days when age seems less like a number and more like a state of mind. There’s no denying though that as we get older there are changes. Some are subtle, like fine lines and changes to your skin. That is why there are different beauty methods for different aged women. For example, you can use makeup tips for women over 40 that might not be the same as the ones women under 30 use.
The best makeup tips for women over 40 can help reduce the signs of aging and keep you looking younger and feeling more radiant.
In your 40’s signs of aging are starting to appear even if you have taken the best care of your skin. That’s no reason to stop what you are doing. Stay hydrated, use sunscreen, and remove your makeup at night are still some of the best pieces of advice. However, there are some makeup tips for women over 40 you can use to keep your naturally youthful appearance intact.
Apply Blush to The Apples of Your Cheeks
A common mistake that women make is applying blush too low on their cheeks. In your 40’s this will definitely begin to make you look older. Apply your blush higher and everything looks lifted.
Give yourself a big smile in the mirror. Then start at the very top of the apple of your cheek. Apply your blush and blend it upwards to define your cheekbones.
Ditch the Powders
Powder foundations and primers can settle into pores and fine lines, making them even more noticeable. As we age our skin gets a little drier as well. Keep your skin moisturized and your complexion looking dewy with a creamy foundation in a color that matches your skin tone. Bonus if it also contains an SPF.
Sometimes a good tinted moisturizer is all you need. Apply lightly. In your 40’s, less is more when it comes to a thick foundation.
Curl Your Lashes
If you have not already invested in a lash curler, now is the time. When you are over 40, don’t skip this step. If you are in a hurry, skip the mascara in place of curling! It’s an often overlooked beauty step but a little bit of curl can make your lashes look thicker and more youthful.
And since we are on the subject of lashes. Skip mascara on the bottom lashes. Even the most smudge-proof mascaras can accentuate fine lines and dark circles.
Fill In Your Brows
Eyebrows begin to thin with age. You might find your brows looking more sparse and not growing in as much as they used to. It’s still important to shape your brows, but now it’s also time to fill them in.
An eyebrow pencil or powder that closely matches the color of your brows is best. Fill them in very lightly and then use a short, angled makeup brush or a brow brush to brush and shape your entire brow and blend the color.
Use a Moisturizing Lipstick
A matte lipstick can be too dry for lips over 40. This, like powders on the skin, can fill in creases and fine lines, making them look deeper. Go with something a little on the creamy side.
As for color, go for what you love! If it makes you feel great, you will look great and that’s a beauty tip for all ages.