If you are still using the same makeup and techniques you used in you 30, its time to change. As we age, less makeup is actually more flattering. Most important, keeping your skin clean and hydrated. If there is one step that is a must it is moisturizer.
Moisturizer: If budget is not an issue, try Chanel Le Lift, priced at $165.00. Of the drugstore brands, Oil of Olay Regenerist priced at $25.00 and Garnier Daily Regenerating Moisturizer at only $14.99 are great options.
Foundation: a full face application of foundation is aging and unflattering. The best technique for makeup application is to apply sparingly, blending out to create no visible lines. Great foundations to try: Revlon Nearly Naked priced at about $15.00 or Chanel CC Cream priced at around $50.00. I am not a fan of the “Age Defying” makeups which can be heavy.
The Eyes: Fully outlining your eye with liner can draw attention to dark circles and fine lines. Try instead a light smug of liner working out from the center of your eye. Avoid heavy mascara on your lower lashes, and concentrate on pushing lashes up with a eye lash curler or by simply pushing the mascara wand up Try using one simple shade of shadow in a light taupe blending toward your brow line. A great single priced at only $5.50 is NYX in Taupe.
Framing the eye with a well groomed brow is an instant face lift. Brows thin as we age and may require a brow pencil or powder. Its important to blend well, so no line is visible.
Blush: should be lighter and applied to the apple of your check. Smile and blend up and out from your check. Try a soft pink or peach in a cream blush like Mary Kay's sheer bliss at $14.00 or Sephora Collection cream blush in Poppy Pink $16.00
Lip: Steer clear of dark lipstick, soft pinks or neutrals are more youthful. A Gloss applied over lipstick will give the illusion of fuller lips. A few great lipsticks for every complexion: Simply Vera by Vera Wang color 703 available at Kohl $18.00 and Mac's Pink Plaid priced at $15.00.
Follow these few simple steps for a younger look in just a matter of minutes.