Five Common Makeup Myths | For Women Over 50

Jun 17, 2020

MYTH NUMBER ONE: MAKEUP FOR WOMEN OVER 50 SHOULD BE DIFFERENT

Absolutely NOT! As a matter of fact, you should do everything exactly the same. What needs to be added is more hydration, luminosity, and some extra creaminess to the look. This can be achieved by using cream-based makeup, which will help you look more healthy and radiant.

MYTH NUMBER TWO: SHIMMER EYESHADOW IS A BIG NO-NO

This is definitely one of the biggest myths. Actually, this theory couldn’t be more wrong. Shimmering eyeshadow helps you to add more dimension to your eyes, like a 3-D effect. It adds more depth. Over time, some women experience a loss of “openness” in the eye area, and this is a great trick to help with this issue. Make sure you choose the right shimmer, that does not have small sparkles. Be sure to keep the eyeshadow colors in the taupe family.

MYTH NUMBER THREE: LIQUID-LINER SHOULD NOT BE USED 

This is partially correct, however, if you do use it, it is best to change the way you apply it.

Before applying a liquid liner, I would recommend using a dark brown kohl eyeliner. When you apply the kohl eyeliner, only use it on the lash line. Take a clean q-tip, and gently smudge it on the areas where you applied it. This will help you determine where the eyeliner should be applied. Make sure you don’t accidentally create a cat-eye because we don’t want to emphasize the areas of aging.

MYTH NUMBER FOUR: YOU SHOULD ONLY USE ANTI-AGIN SKINCARE AFTER 50

This isn’t entirely true. While it is a good idea to use some anti-aging products after 50, not all of them need to be. What I often see is women over-exfoliating their skin, and forgetting to keep their face hydrated. 

Big Tip: be sure to invest in a good night cream (it doesn’t need to be anti-aging) that can be used routinely. In addition, also invest in a good daytime eye cream as well, and look for one that has a light consistency. The reason you need something very light is that a regular anti-aging eye cream can easily break down eye makeup. If you follow all these steps, your makeup artist will be very grateful! 

MYTH NUMBER FIVE: WOMEN OVER 50 LOOKS BEST WITH DARK/COLOR LIPS

This couldn’t be more wrong! What you do need is anything that is on the softer side, and with a rosy, light color (yes anything rosy works great!) Remember the saying that less is more? That should your life motto. Here is the reason why: less makeup (especially on the lips) will help you look more refreshed and more radiant. The best part is that you can always use the rosy/peach colored tones to create a perfect blush. Yes, try using the lipstick for your blush, and you will see the difference!

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