Fantastic makeup ideas to keep you feeling confident and youthful, take care of your looks and your looks will take care of you!
Many seniors complain that they just can’t seem to find that right makeup for that specific area and long lasting effect. Using natural skin care products that are kinder on your skin and applying them correctly can make the world of difference to your looks.
Apply lipstick to your thumb and foundation, concealer, and shadow to the web formed by your thumb and fingers. Please, no more wiping the shop tester clean and putting it to your face or the back of your hand. It’s not just unsanitary, but it’s also unrealistic. Test on skin that is comparable to the skin in the region where the product will be used. The soft, fleshy blue-red pad of your thumb feels more like genuine lip skin and provides a more accurate representation of lipstick hue and texture. The skin surrounding your thumb is thinner, looser, and crinkled; it will reveal how face makeup or eye shadow will appear when applied, blended, and worn.
It does assist to fight gravity, and it also helps with drooping skin and deep expression lines. Apply creams, serums, and oils in smooth sweeping motions from the middle of your face outward. In the short term, it stimulates circulation, aids product absorption, and feels pleasant; in the long term, it reduces the downward pull. Begin at the base of your neck and work your way up to your jawline. Then, in a giant C, stroke outward down the jawline, from chin to ears, under nose to cheekbones to temples. Blend eye cream in a hammock from the inner eye near the nose to the under eye. As you massage up and out, you’re softly raising the face.
Unless you’ve had your brows tattooed or microbladed, or are naturally endowed with thick, full brows, yours aren’t what they used to be. Filling in and expanding your brows before applying liner, shadow, and mascara gives your eye area a new larger frame. This “window” will influence how much eye makeup you need or desire — and it may not be as much as you think. Is your hair dark? Make your brows one or two shades lighter. Is your hair light? In brow filler, go one or two shades darker.
Improving or creating mature brows is a major deal, yet we generally focus on fullness and form rather than length. This is why even “corrected” brows are inadequate. Line up any pencil vertically from the outer corner of your nose to the inner corner of your eye. This is when you should start raising your brow. Fill in your brows with fine, thread-like upward pencil strokes, then slant the pencil from the tip of your nose to the outer corner of your eye. This is the point at which your brow should be. Do not follow the downward slope of drooping brow hairs. Instead, cheat the line outward for a more even appearance, and pluck hairs that draw your eye down. Brow hairs should be combed up and filled in from the bottom to the top using a pencil and/or powder.
Unmatched features are the norm by the age of 50. One brow may be higher or shaped differently than the other; your top lip may have thinned to a practically undetectable line, while your bottom lip remains pouty. You may notice that one side of your face is more lined and crinkled than the other (the side you don’t sleep on is generally higher, firmer, and less lined). It’s all OK. These odd little “weird” things add uniqueness and originality to your face. Don’t try to cover up flaws with cosmetics.
Here’s a little-known fact: makeup sponges, unlike fingers, take up a lot of facial makeup. You wind yourself applying more makeup for each application and fast running out of that bottle or tube. The more costly teardrop sponge is popular, but triangle sponges have been around for a long time and work just as well. Use them to refresh an overdose of makeup or to retouch makeup throughout the day or evening. Simply wet a cosmetic sponge, squeeze off the excess, and dab (don’t swipe!) your face straight over your makeup. It eliminates any extra color (for example, too much foundation, blush, or bronzer) or makeup that has collected in cracks and creases. Carry one in your purse in a Ziploc bag, and clean it often.