As we get older, the makeup products and application techniques we use can make us look more youthful… or they can add years to our faces. No matter our age, we’d all like to have a young and healthy glow. Maybe your skin has become drier. Maybe you’re seeing early signs of aging – laugh lines, age spots. Maybe your brows and lashes are more sparse. There are some simple ways to compensate. Robert Jones’ book, Looking Younger, is a must-read. You’ll be amazed at the transformations. Check out his videos, too!
To look younger…
- Always moisturize before applying makeup
- Use a primer to keep makeup from settling into fine lines
- Use a bronzer for a healthy flush of color
- Use matte finish cosmetics to avoid drawing attention to imperfections
- Always curl eyelashes to for young, wide-eyed look (Skeptical? Try curling lashes on just one eye and see the difference)
- Use three light coats of mascara, combing in between coats, to simulate young, full lashes
- Use eyebrow pencil and/or powder to fill in sparse brows
- Use lighter lipstick colors – nudes, pinks, peaches – and a little gloss for youthful lips
- Dry, flaky skin
- Sparkly or orangey bronzers
- Highly frosted eye shadows and lipsticks
- Dark lipsticks
Another great resource is the book Staging Your Comeback: A Complete Beauty Revival for Women Over 45 by Christopher Hopkins. This book has both makeup and clothing style tips and includes some jaw dropping before and after shots of makeovers he’s performed.