Beauty in my books is an internal feeling and not just how we look on the outside,It therefore is not determined by age at all but by all the components that make us feel our best at any given time. Age should just be a number we are still beautiful at any age, the key is how we feel on the inside. As good wine gets better with age I sincerely believe that women can mature gracefully and still look great, we have gathered so many lessons over the span of our lives that can help us stay at the top of our game, or what do you say?
Make-up can greatly enhance our skincare and beauty regimens to make it better, and when it’s appropriately applied can improve our looks and take off several years off our age, not literally Lol. I have noted with delight that any time I use make up and it’s done well people notice and give me compliments but when it’s been done incorrectly no ones says anything even though I know they noticed, so as you can see proper application of make up does make a difference.
Choosing proper make up is key because it determines how the finished product will look, Its also very important to learn how to do your make up the right way because make up done the wrong way can work against us by aging us further. Today I am going to share with us some things that can help us when choosing and applying make Make-up done right you will come out looking as if you have spent some dollars in a beauty parlor. Following is a list of 5 things that can help mature women like you and me make the most from make-up from Beauticians .
START WITH THE SKIN.
Your skin is your biggest organ and I can not over emphasize how important to take good care of it, I always say here that it’s your canvas to pain on whatever you want. Many of us neglect our skin and try to use make-up as a cover for all the things going on underneath , my beautiful ladies, when you give you skin the attention it needs then you will need very little to make it look good, great skin will be your best make-up practice.
Cleanse daily with a good cleanser, this is important to keep the skin clean by removing dirt, and other build up.Tone to reduce the appearance of pores and to remove any dirt left after the cleansing. I personally prefer no alcohol based toners because they are gentle on my aging skin. Moisturize to keep your skin hydrated and keep the early signs of aging like wrinkles at bay.
Now that skin is well taken care of,we can move on to painting on our canvas, if you get my drift.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT FOUNDATION.
I have had my fair share of foundation challenges, I still can say I have mastered the right foundation for my skin because I still end up from time to time with some that make me look ghastly. I was learning from my youngest daughter recently that when picking foundation I must ask for what it’s under tones are to get the perfect match for my skin.
The right foundation is key to creating a good base to apply make-up on, consider the following things when choosing your foundation.
Skin type, Is your skin oily, is it dry or maybe you have a sensitive skin, all these aspects matter if you are to find a product you will love and use daily. Its also important to consider skin color , if you are dark skinned or light skinned,you will find products that are suitable for you.
Once you make the right choice the next step is how apply it, Do not wear too much foundation, as we age we will have fine lines and when you wear too much foundation it will tend to fill up in these creases making it look terrible and can age us drastically, less is better in this case, just use enough because it can also affect your skin by clogging your pores which can lead to breakouts.
Choose foundation with sun protection so you can keep your skin protected from the sun, Always remember the skin is the primary focus here so take care of it .
CHOOSE NEUTRAL LIP COLORS.
I am not a fun of lip colors in general but I do use them, I think they add a pop of color to my face and can make a big difference if the correct colors are used. I have noticed that darker lip colors age me now that I am older,some of these fancy colors that look great on younger women and models just make me look old, so my advice is to stay away from Dark colors and keep your color choices to neutrals.
It is better to use cream lip colors are better suited for mature ladies in comparison to Matt that tend to dry up and expose the tiny fine lines on the lip caused by aging. You can also choose colored lip gloss over regular lip colors if it’s your preference but don’t go over board with the lip gloss it might make you look like you are trying too hard to recover your youth.
Always use the same lip pencils to your color of lipstick,using black eye pencils to line your lips when you are over 50 years will severely age you.
ADD COLOR BY USING BLUSH.
Aging really makes the skin lose it’s natural color and mature skin can look dull, grayish and there’s a need to add a little more color by using make up. Many mature ladies are afraid of experimenting with blush or when they do, it’s not done the right way.
Use Blush sparingly and make sure you blend it into the skin properly so that it looks natural and does not stand out like a sore thumb, remember we are not trying to be young again but rather to achieve age appropriate effortless beauty. It is better to use use Eye shadow to add life and brighten my eyes, My rule of the thumb is to steer clear of very bold colors,I find that they age me and can be rather over powering, so here as in the other areas I find that neutral colors work best for me. so hey, play around with color on your canvas and you will find ones that bring out the best in you.
USE A PRIMER.
Primers are newer in the market and were not there when I was a young lady, or if they were there I was not aware of it,But have become a personal favorite . I like the Primers because they help make the skin a perfect canvas to work on. Primers help to create a flawless surface to apply make Make-up , they can also help to keep colors longer so you are not worried about regularly having to re- apply make up during your day especially for those of us who have to deal with hot flashes, I know many of you can relate.
Invest in a good quality Primer,since you will be using it sparingly it will last a long time and the dollar will balance out. It is better to use use primer because it helps fill the creases and lines caused by aging so my make – up ends up looking fantastic and that’s what I want.
I hope that I have helped you understand that you can still look great by adding great make-up choices to your skincare routine. As many of us age we start to put a side make-up thinking it is too youthful for us, or if we use it, we tens to go over board and slather too much make-up on,both extremes are not good for us. I have found out from many years of trial and error that the best make-up for me is to keep as natural as I can and let my inner beauty shine through. I want us to live our lives to the full and hope that you will choose to experiment with make-up the right way and enjoy your self as you do so, I love you all and may you live your best life yet.