Makeup tips to look younger is a HOT topic, especially if you are over 50. If you are here, you might be amongst the mature-skin beauties we adore here at MoxieLash. So, we want to take a moment before we dive into dishing on the best anti-aging makeup secrets, to celebrate your age and your natural beauty. Our skin tells a story we should never be ashamed of, but so does our makeup! We love them both— now on to those makeup tips and tricks to lessen the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and even age spots.
Makeup Over 50 and How To Look Younger With Makeup Tips and Tricks!
Here are our top makeup tips to achieving an ageless beauty look you'll love for years to come.
Tip 1: Skin First, Makeup Second
Want to know the first step toward achieving a more youthful glow? It is all about creating a more radiant base for your makeup. By following a diligent skin-care routine consisting of cleansing, moisturizing, toning, and exfoliating, you will have the ability to elevate any makeup look. A good skin-care routine has the power to reverse, calm, and diffuse the signs of aging, so start simple by finding a few products that target your specific needs and skin type. Remember that consistency is key when it comes to attaining a more youthful complexion. With that being said, be sure to follow your skin-care routine both morning and night, and don't be afraid to treat yourself with a face-mask here and there!
Key Anti-Aging Skincare Ingredients:
- Retinol helps to turn over your skin cells, stimulate collagen and elastin, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It's incredibly important to exfoliate your skin so that your makeup blends in instead of sitting on the top.
- Hyaluronic acid hydrates the deep layers of your skin by holding 1,000x its weight in water.
- Peptides stimulate collagen and elastin and help to rebuild the structure of your skin.
- Vitamin C is an antioxidant that protects the skin from environmental damage that breaks down your collagen and elastin. It also helps to reduce the appearance of brown pigmentation.
- SPF of at least 30 helps to protect your skin from sun damage, which can result in fine lines, wrinkles, loss of elasticity, and brown pigmentation.
Tip 2: Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
No one ever wants to walk around with their skin feeling as dry and dehydrated as the desert; makeup clinging to flakey, cracked skin. No, thank you! This is why hydration is an essential strategy for obtaining a healthy complexion and stunning beauty looks. Before applying makeup, lather a layer of a rejuvenating, yet weightless moisturizer onto clean skin. The right moisturizer should be dew inducing, without being too heavy that it compromises the layers to follow. After the moisturizer sinks in, it can be followed by a hydrating primer, which will help target more problematic areas such as fine lines, splotchy spots, and dry patches. In addition, it is important to remember to hydrate yourself from within, so be sure to drink plenty of water and eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies!
Tip 3: Less Is More
In order to cover up wrinkles and lines, you should cake on that rich, creamy, thick foundation, right? Actually, not at all! In fact, the complete opposite is true. By spreading on a veil of high pigment, full coverage foundation, you are actually drawing more attention to the areas you are wanting to hide. To even out your skin tone, we suggest using a more sheer, hydrating formula- applied with a moist sponge or foundation brush to seamlessly blend the product into your skin. No one wants to have a "plaster-like" face of makeup on, and by sticking to a simple, lightweight foundation, you will immediately enhance the features you want to highlight while fading the ones you don't. So instead of reaching for that full coverage cream, opt for something lighter while embracing your beautiful face, and the classic French Woman philosophy of "Less is More."
Tip 4: Strategically Conceal For Brighter Eyes
Dark circles under the eyes might seem like a daunting task to try and conceal due to laugh lines and thin skin. However, do not be afraid because there is a simple strategy for effectively counteracting dark circles. Most women tend to get darkest around the inner corners of their eyes as opposed to the outer edges where they may have smile and laugh lines. While continuing to follow the "Less Is More" approach, find a lightweight creamy concealer that blends easily into the skin. When applying concealer, concentrate on the inner halves of your eyes to brighten any dark circles. This technique will give the illusion of a full night's beauty rest and draw any attention away from wrinkles.
Tip 5: Highlighting the Right Places
Highlighting your skin to look younger is essential if you want a more youthful appearance. To do this technique correctly, you'll want to choose a highlighter that glows instead of sparkles. The goal of using highlighter is to essentially "pop" out shadows on the face. Shadows make fine lines and wrinkles look more apparent while highlighting specific places on the face reduces their appearance. Here are all of the areas you want to highlight to look younger if you are over 50.
- Above your cheekbones
- Above your brows
- On your Cupid's bow
- Center of your chin
- Inner corners of your eyes
- Down the center of your nose
- Next to the mouth (smile lines or nasal labial folds)
Tip 6: Play It Up With Accent Lashes
The eyes are the window to the soul, so be sure to uplift and enhance your eyelashes to create a more youthful appearance. Full, fluffy, and flirty lashes are still a possibility, so don't give up on that dream just yet! When doing your makeup, you want to focus on opening the eyes by making them as big as possible. Lashes have an incredible ability to make your entire face appear younger and more awake.
First, curl your lashes with an eyelash curler. Then, use a pair of accent magnetic lashes such as the Baby or Cheeky magnetic lash styles that have an outer edge flair to give your eyes a natural life. These lash extensions will not only make you feel young again; they will make you look the part by giving you a bigger, wide-eyed, lifted look. Oh, and because they are applied with magnetic eyeliner, you can snap these lashes on in 3 minutes. No glue. No mess. No stress! So go on and bat those luscious lashes because you look stunning (wink, wink)!
We hope you enjoyed these few key secrets for creating a more youthful appearance with skin-care and makeup. Remember to embrace your beautiful face and appreciate it for all that it is! If you need help finding your perfect magnetic lash style, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!