The Prime 7 Make-up Methods, Merchandise and Instruments That Make the Largest Distinction

As a make-up artist who makes a speciality of working with these of us over 50 – and who’s effectively over 50 myself – I do know first-hand the modifications that happen in our facial construction and pores and skin because the a long time roll by. As one magnificence skilled has stated: “The cheeks we had been born with aren’t the identical cheeks we see within the mirror as soon as we’re fifty. And, like a bunch of different physique elements, they have an inclination to maneuver south as our birthdays transfer north.”

However the correct make-up, worn the correct approach, can really rework us. So, right now we’ll be speaking in regards to the strategies, merchandise and instruments that make the most important distinction in serving to us appear like one of the best model of ourselves. And within the accompanying video I’ll show these strategies, merchandise and instruments on one facet of my face.

Now we actually don’t have to do all of these items. What’s necessary is to decide on the strategies that can make the most important distinction for you based mostly in your scenario.

Moisturizer does two essential issues: first, it hydrates the pores and skin beneath your make-up which helps to cut back the look of positive strains and will increase the brightness of the pores and skin. And second, moisturizer smooths the pores and skin’s floor so basis and concealer keep on longer and apply extra evenly and simply. With out moisturizer, basis grips onto dry patches and appears uneven.

Listed below are the 2 key instruments we have to do each: an angled eyeshadow brush and a spoolie. You probably have only a few forehead hairs or need assistance shaping your brows, one other useful device is an eyebrow stencil. When you’d like extra detailed data on the number of forehead merchandise, the professionals and cons of every and extra eyebrow suggestions, listed here are a few movies:

This product is extraordinarily useful for 2 causes: 1) eye primer makes our eyes look greater and brighter by overlaying up discoloration on our eyelids; 2) eye primer retains eye shadow from creasing and smudging and helps eyeshadow last more.

The contours and texture of our eyes change as we become older. For that reason, we have to make our eyes look greater, and eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara can actually do the trick.


When you’ve not worn a lot eyeshadow or are a newbie, chances are you’ll need to take a look at my Eyeshadow 101 video.

Eyeshadow can actually be fairly fast and straightforward if we use the correct merchandise and strategies. The quickest method to apply eyeshadow is to make use of a cream stick eyeshadow. However within the accompanying video I do a really fast and straightforward look with powder eyeshadow utilizing the Dominique Cosmetics Transition palette. This palette makes powder eyeshadow software very straightforward as a result of these are fairly creamy matte eyeshadows which mix like a dream.

You probably have hooded eyes or smaller eyes, use this method to make your eyes look greater: apply a light-weight coloration on the eyelids and create a brand new crease by making use of a mid-tone coloration within the crease and in addition barely above the crease.

Inserting the colour above the crease is necessary as a result of this placement permits the colour to really be seen when our eyes are at relaxation and we’re wanting straight forward. If we can’t see the eyeshadow, we have to deliver the eyeshadow up increased.


As soon as eyeshadow is in place, it’s necessary to make use of some eyeliner to assist outline the eyes and make them look greater. Making use of eyeliner can positively turn into tougher as we become older as a result of now we have extra texture on our eyelids and a floor that’s much less taut, so within the accompanying video I’ll show the 2 best methods to use eyeliner. (And should you’d wish to know some further eyeliner software suggestions, you should definitely take a look at this video.)

The primary possibility is to tightline which works particularly effectively for these with very hooded eyes. With tightlining, the eyeliner is utilized within the water line straight beneath the highest eyelashes. Possibility quantity two is to use eyeliner as near the lashes as potential, ideally with a gel eyeliner which glides on extra simply than some other sort of eyeliner or through the use of eyeshadow as eyeliner.

The best approach to do that is to take a skinny, angled eyebrow brush, rub it in opposition to the gel eyeliner or eyeshadow after which use the comb to use it. With a brush, it’s potential to get a thinner line nearer to the lashes and it’s additionally simpler to smudge out the eyeliner a bit which not solely softens the look but additionally smudges out a line that we could not have drawn completely, however which is able to look excellent as soon as it’s smudged.

Then to complete up the attention look, curl the lashes utilizing an eyelash curling method (which I’ll show within the video).

Lastly, apply mascara.

Remember to take a look at Elise’s YouTube channel which particularly focuses on make-up suggestions, strategies, and product critiques for these of us 50+. Don’t overlook to subscribe!

Use a concealer or basis to cowl up uneven pores and skin tone as a result of uneven pores and skin tone that’s crimson, blotchy or patchy really ages us greater than wrinkles. And we not solely need a basis that evens out our pores and skin tone, however we additionally need our pores and skin to look brighter.

There are 4 methods to create a brighter look:

  1. Apply a brightening basis;
  2. Combine in a small quantity of highlighter like Charlotte Tilbury’s Flawless Filter right into a basis or L’Oreal’s Lumi Lotion;
  3. Use a separate highlighter with a gentle glow akin to RMS’ Dwelling Luminizer, Advantage’s “Cava” or L’Oreal Lumi Lotion;
  4. Spray a dewy pores and skin mist onto a dampened make-up sponge and press it into the pores and skin the place a brighter look is desired. I like Tatcha’s Luminous Dewy Pores and skin Mist for this step.

Cream blush appears to be like extra pure as a result of it appears to be like prefer it’s coming from inside and never sitting on prime of the pores and skin. Powder blush may be drying, settles into positive strains and may look splotchy. With the correct software technique and blush, we will appear like now we have a stunning, luminous pure flush to our pores and skin. With out blush, we will look drained.

The 2 most necessary issues with blush are: 1) the place to use it and a pair of) learn how to apply it. Relatively than making use of it on the apples of our cheeks, we need to apply it in a approach that lifts our face. So it really works effectively to use blush on the center of our cheekbone up towards our temple. Most significantly, don’t deliver the blush down decrease than the tip of the nostril.

Nonetheless, when you have a protracted face, apply blush on the cheekbones under the outer nook of the attention and produce it to under the center of the attention in a horizontal reasonably than a downward line.

A mid tone coloration that works with the undertone of our pores and skin helps our lips look their finest. When you’re unsure of the undertone of your pores and skin, see this video:

And we positively need to keep away from lipsticks which might be very pale or very darkish. Since our lips additionally get smaller and lose definition, we need to create extra definition through the use of a lip liner. We will additionally barely improve the scale of our lips by making use of the liner to the outer fringe of the lip line reasonably than on the lip line or contained in the lip line.

And one other trick that helps make our lips look fuller is so as to add some gloss to the center of our higher and decrease lip.

I believe you’ll agree that the distinction between the 2 sides of my face within the video is fairly darn dramatic. With the correct make-up strategies, merchandise and instruments, we will positively look our greatest and really feel extra assured.

What do you’re feeling are an important belongings you do in your make-up routine to look your finest? What a part of your make-up routine do you take pleasure in essentially the most? What are your prime two favourite merchandise to make use of?

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