Makeup for Older
and makeup are not the monopoly of young age. It is actually at 40 that
the real need of makeup starts. The makeup for older women need not be
more sophisticated and classy. It is because they have to be specific
about the colors and texture of makeup they use. The make up they wear
also reflect about the society they belong to, so at this age more than
looking beautiful, makeup becomes a way to flaunt the class and hide the
ageing signs. The basic challenge in applying make up over an old lady
is to cover her ageing marks and give her a graceful look.
Difference between the make up
of Older and Younger Women
- The makeup of older
women needs to be more graceful than that of young women.
- The use of colors
should be done in a more classy way. There should be use of more
pastel shades. Excess glittery and skin showy clothes should be
- The combination of
accessories with the dress should be very sophisticated and stylish.
- Makeup should focus on
hiding the ageing marks like wrinkles, blemishes and scars if any.
- As there is a little
less scope to go out of way in hairdo and hair color, the experiments
should be done in a subtle way with hair cuts.
- It is always
preferable to go for regular cuts and suitable trends other than
blindly following the fashion.
- Remember it's not
about looking younger; it is about looking beautiful at your own age.
Before you go
for a makeup do:
Now when you are 40, it is time to give you a wonderful make over. First
of all review your look and observe the changes that have come across
you in last few years. Also, make a
check list of the things you
want to work upon. Do you feel you are in the same look from last 10 or
20 years? It is time to change now. Your dated hair and makeup can add
to your aging look and wrong choice of colors can make you a matter of
amusement. It is thus often advisable to go for a professional advice.
Given here are few...
Make up advices for older women, Hair:
Reconsider your hair style. Go for a change that compliments your face
and profession at your age. Also, go for colors lighter in shade for a
softened and graceful look.
As by this age, your eyebrows may start getting sparser and the color of
your eyebrows may begin to fade, give them additional definition with a
powder, pencil or gel that is similar to your natural hair color.
Do not go with very heavy foundations; try liquid foundations mixed with
moisturizer to nourish your dry face. Also try to use a shade of
reflecting foundation. Even use the lighter shade of powder which is
moisturizing, and goes on smoothly. In case you use blush, make sure
that you use cream blush instead of a powder for a more bedewed
appearance. Use a non-frosted powder below your chin to hide the saggy
Make sure you curl your lashes as this brings a big change in the way
you look. Use neutral shade of shimmer for more natural look. Use a
judicious yet classy use of liner and mascara. Avoid wild colors, go for
mild ranges. Prefer the blends of pink and gray eye shadows that soften
Your lips must have started getting a little dry by now. So the
challenge before you is giving your lip, a fresh and young look. Prefer
using foundation and powder close to the lip line. You can also go for
an anti-feathering lip primer to avoid feathering. Choose graceful
shades of lipsticks. More than colors pay attention to the moisture and
fullness of your lips. Pink, Berry, Coral or Peach shades are good