Okay, so the beauty regime that worked a treat in your 20s, 30s, or even 40s no longer cuts the mustard and now you’re wondering what to do about it. Well, rest assured, you’ve come to the right place. We’re here to tell you that looking good into the third age of life has never been so easy. All that’s required is a little push in the right direction, that’s all. Which, as luck would have it, is precisely why we’ve put together this handy list of beauty tips.
LOOK AFTER YOUR LIPS
Though it can be tempting to rush right in, hold off on applying lipstick until you’ve given your lips some much needed TLC. Start off by giving them a good scrub. Then get to work with the concealer. Next up, take care of hydration by adding some balm. Once that’s done, the next step is to outline your lips. Then, and only then, can you get to work filling them in. Don’t just smear on the lipstick, though. To get that killer look, use either your finger or a lip brush when adding the finishing touches.
GIVE BB CREAMS A SHOT
BB cream is the jack of all trades of the cosmetic world. You can think of it as foundation, sunscreen, and moisturizer all rolled into one lifesaving product. When applying, to get the best results, you should start from the center of your face and blend outwards. Then – just to be sure – you should go over all of this again with a foundation brush. If you take this beauty tip on board, you should be able to avoid that terrible caked-on look that everyone is so keen to avoid.
KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR BROWS
You wouldn’t hang a Rembrandt in a dollar store frame, would you? We’re guessing not. Well, the thing is, the same logic applies to your face. Only in this case, your eyebrows take the role of the picture frame. In other words, if your brows are on point, chances are you’ll be looking your best. Don’t fall into the trap of going too dark with your eyebrow pencil, however. It’s best to stick to shades similar to that of your natural hair color. As a rule of thumb, a couple of shades darker is typically bang on the money. Trust us, as far as beauty tips go, this one’s a winner.
EASE OFF ON THE MATTE PRODUCTS
The problem with matte products is that they can rob your skin of its natural glow. Don’t be ashamed of your skin’s natural oils. Instead, let them sing. You’ll be amazed by the results particularly around your cheekbones, above your brows, and on the bridge of your nose. Go on, give it a go!
EXPERIMENT WITH EYELINER
Don’t be afraid to move away from darker shades of eyeliner. For a less harsh look, try out slightly brighter shades such as navy, forest green, or even brown. Not the most obvious of beauty tips perhaps, but one that, nevertheless, can make a big difference.
DON’T FORGET TO EXFOLIATE
For some reason, dry skin is a magnet for makeup. You know how it goes, no matter how it is applied, makeup always ends up clumping on dry patches. “Barely there” makeup it most assuredly is not. The thing is though, this unflattering look is easy to avoid. All you have to do is exfoliate.
HYDRATION IS EVERYTHING
If you want to look as young as you feel, then be prepared to get busy with the moisturizer. Any way you look at it, there’s simply no better way to restore your skin’s youthful glow. As such, before you even think about applying foundation, first make sure to liberally coat your skin with a heavy moisturizer. Trust us, your skin will thank you for it.