How to apply eye makeup over 60
As you get older, the makeup you used and the makeup you used to wear stop making you look as attractive as you used to. Don’t worry: this is normal. As you get older, not only do you need to change your style of dress, but you also need to think about a new makeup concept. Take note of the following tips for creating beautiful makeup.
Eye shadow texture
Try not to use powdery makeup. This goes for eyeshadows as well as powders. As we age, the skin becomes drier, dehydrated and in need of regular moisturizing. Collagen is not produced as intensively, so the skin loses its elasticity, wrinkles and folds appear.
Cosmetics must be used to even out the face and “fill in” the hollowness in the wrinkles. This can be done with cosmetics creamy texture. Therefore, together with the powder, use a foundation. Instead of loose eye shadow, use a liquid, creamy eye shadow. That way you can hide wrinkles.
Which is better: matte or pearlescent eye shadow?
You can’t use either one or the other shadow when creating a makeup. Thus, the pearlescent shadows should be given up forever, because they cheapen the whole image, plus on top of that they accentuate wrinkles. They should be replaced with shadows with a subtle sheen (“satin”, “satin”).
As for the matte shadows, they can only be applied locally. For example, on the upper curve of the eyelid to visually avoid sagging skin, as well as on the outer and inner corners of the eye.
What color is better to choose when creating a makeup? If when you were young you could experiment with different colors and shades, then after 60 you should use only your skin tone. For example, if you have light skin, then you will fit a neutral pastel shades: light pink, champagne, etc. If you have dark skin, then you can use shadows of deeper and richer colors (“warm gold”, orange and maroon, etc.).
Smokey eye after 60 years
Is it acceptable to wear a modern and stylish smoky-eye makeup after age 60? Yes, but with the right choice of makeup. It should not be loose so as not to emphasize wrinkles. At the same time, it shouldn’t be so oily that it spreads. The greatest danger of smoky eye as you age is the risk of making a “messy,” sloppy makeup. If you can pick up quality cosmetic products, then there will be a good result, but if not, then it is better to refuse such a make-up.
After the age of 60, you should use the liquid eyeliner with great caution. This is because you are drawing the eye liner when your skin is under tension and you are dropping the eye liner. Creases are formed, due to which the arrow becomes uneven. That’s why it’s best to use an eye pencil. It should lay down easily and thickly.
You can use not only black, but also brown or plum colors to draw the arrows along the upper line of lash growth. As for the bottom eyeliner, it is better to refuse it or to use a brown shade so that the arrows were barely noticeable.
Do not highlight the eyebrows with black color. Otherwise you will look older than your years. Place the emphasis on naturalness, as the experts from the world of fashion and beauty advise. Light brown or brown-gray are great colors for both eyebrow design.
Use an eyebrow pencil to fill in the gaps between the hairs to make your eyebrows look thicker, at least visually. Be sure to flatten the pencil well, so that the eyebrows do not look like they are drawn in one clear line.