From the illuminating bright sidewalks of the city, to the quaint afternoons spent crafting vibrant tales, makeup has a unique way of enhancing every woman’s natural beauty. As we turn the page and cross the age of 60, our skin evolves, and so should our makeup routine. As we cruise into the new chapter, let us embark on a journey to celebrate our timeless elegance.
Understanding Your Skin
Getting to understand one’s skin is vital for every makeup enthusiast. Your skin is the canvas which you paint your beauty onto. As we age, our skin tends to be more dry and dull thereby requiring a breathable moisturizer and hydrating primer.
Choosing The Right Products
Finding the right makeup products is an uphill battle many women face in their 60’s but fear not, here’s your guide to make the right choices.
Skincare: Opt for skincare items like serums, creams and face oils that help the skin radiate and retain its glow.
Primers: A hydrating primer ensures your skin is ready to hold the makeup in place and does not dry out.
Foundation: Select a smooth, hydrating foundation that matches your skin tone and does not settle into your lines and creases.
Concealers: Concealers hide the dark circles beautifully and always go for ones that are a shade or two lighter than your skin tone.
Blushes, Bronzers and Highlighters: Give your cheekbones a subtle definition with blushes, bronzers and highlighters according to your skin tone and face structure.
Eye Makeup: Swap the dark, dramatic colors for softer tones for your eyeshadow and intensify them to increase definition of the eye structure.
Lipsticks: Nothing makes a statement like a beautiful lipstick. Choose one that enhances your natural skin tone, yet adds a pop of color.
Makeup Brushes and Tools: Nothing shouts perfect makeup like a good set of brushes and tools that aid in application and blending.
Once you’ve got all the right products, it’s time for the exciting part, the application of makeup. This where we get to let your beauty enhanced.
Preparation: Keeping your skin hydrated using your skincare items is essential for ensuring smooth makeup application.
Foundation and Concealer: The first step is to apply foundation evenly across your face, always wash your hands before doing so, and this will serve as the perfect base for the rest of your makeup.
Eyes: Apply a base eyeshadow over your entire eyelid and then play with color combinations according to your preference.
Cheek Contour: Use your bronzer or contour stick to outline the hollows of your cheeks to give them definition. Apply blush on your cheeks to give you a natural flush and a youthful glow.
Lips: Apply your selected lip color and top it off with lip gloss for a fresher appeal.
Embracing one’s age is beautiful. Makeup can work marvels to accentuate this beauty, and with the right products and techniques, anyone can master the art of makeup application even after 60. The essence of makeup is not about changing who we are, but celebrating who we are. Here’s to being the perfect version of you, at every stage of life.
Remember, what truly makes a woman beautiful is her confidence, the way she carries grace even in her stillness — everything else is the cherry on top.
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