Makeup for Aging Women
With advances in cosmetics, women are finding they can keep looking fabulous, no matter what their age. Lynne Sanders, of London's chic Cosmetics a la Carte makeup studio, says all women can benefit and "turbocharge their confidence" with a makeup lesson.
Sanders has some suggestions, starting with using a magnifying glass or half-spectacles to make sure makeup is applied properly. She says "choose products that you can use your fingers to blend -- this touchy-feely approach is often more accurate than unfamiliar brushes."
She also advises eyebrow and eyelash upkeep, saying that you should "have fading eyebrows and eyelashes tinted every six weeks, and use charcoal or mocha mascara, rather than black, for soft emphasis." Also, "eyelids can look either shadowy or red as the skin thins, so even out color with a long-lasting base of powder makeup."
Sanders says it is important to use less, rather than more, powder because "it can settle into wrinkles." And use lip primer to prevent lipstick "bleeding;" but use lip-lining pencil "only if very confident." Above all, she stresses, "smile -- and make sure any wrinkles that you have are laughter lines."