Today, we’re talking about makeup for women over 50 – moms, aunts, cousins, sisters, friends. One of my goals for Brighter, Darling in 2016 is to do makeup on more friends and family so my readers can see the techniques in action and not have to see my gorgeous face every time I post a tutorial 😉 My beautiful mother is the first
victim volunteer of the year, which is perfect because not only do many of my readers have moms in the same age range, but many of my readers are in their 50s themselves (based on blog’s analytics)!
My mom is most likely going to kill me for posting these pictures, but it’s all in the name of education, right!? And of course, looking good. Continue reading after the jump to see more details of the makeup and a breakdown of everything I used and how/why I used it. Feel free to share with your mom or friends if you found this helpful.
Let’s start by clarifying what type of skin my mom has – which is probably exactly what will happen to me as I get older. My mom has oily skin, which is always a balancing act when it comes to anti-aging treatments since many brands still assume that if you want anti-aging, you must also be dry. Not true. At all. She loves her Neutrogena makeup remover wipes and moisturizes with CeraVe cream, in combination with Retin A (by prescription) a few nights a week. During the day, she uses Olay Complete Daily Defense Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin SPF 15.
When my mom finally allowed me to do her makeup (it’s taken years, lol), I knew I wanted to give her a softer, warm and glowy look without feeling heavy or greasy.
For women over 50, I think the fear of eyeshadow is that is can look garish or enhance fine lines. However, it’s all about the right color/undertone. A frosty silver isn’t the way to go, but a warm, light gold satin sheen can be very flattering. That’s what you need to keep in mind – no to frost, yes to satin/sheen.
My mom likes to use Anastasia Beverly Hills brow powder in Soft Brown on her brows.
My mom is a lip product junkie and always is on the hunt for her next favorite lip combo. She’s been on the lookout for a nude that won’t wash her out and I think we nailed it!
I hope this post helped give you some ideas, suggestions and product recommendations for you (or your mom)! Valentine’s Day is around the corner and I think a few of the products I used here would be gorgeous gifts (hint: the eyeshadow palette, lip combo or foundation).
Happy mommy makeovers,
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