Women in their forty's need to kick their anti-age defense into high gear and develop some beautiful new habits in skin care.
Learn To Flatter, Not Age
Create casual but classic makeup looks that you will feel comfortable with, and that flatter, not age with these makeup tips for mature women.
As women age, sometimes we tend to get a little heavy handed with the makeup application, trying to hide our perceived flaws.
What most women don't understand is that usually a lot of makeup can drag your look down, or even draw attention to the lines around your eyes that have begun to drive you mad.
There are lots of tips and tricks that can pump up your beauty and leave you looking fresh and fabulous at forty and beyond.
My favorite beauty tool is a light-up magnifying mirror.
When you can put yourself beautifully together up, close, and personal in a tell-all light, you can be sure you'll look beyond amazing in "real life."
Once your vitamin-packed moisturizer has settled into your healthy, clean skin, prep your face for makeup with a pea-sized amount of a good foundation primer (like Smashbox Photo Finish).
A primer is a very simple extra step that will keep your makeup looking just applied, and will also keep foundation from settling into fine lines and pores by the end of the day.
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Eye Shadow And Eye Makeup
The same shimmer rules apply to eye shadow.
Many older women are horrified at the thought of shiny eye shadows, but a little sheen used properly can actually help widen your eyes and give them a younger appearance.
After applying a crease-proof, yellow-based eye shadow primer (they aren't just hype after all!).
Try a light to medium shadow with a touch of shimmer (not glitter) all over the eyelid, then a mid-toned color softly in the crease.
Go easy with very strong blacks and charcoals, unless you're well practiced, and can blend with the best of 'em.
Very dark colors can close up the eye, and some powder shadows can easily smear and settle into fine lines around the eye.
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Eyeliner on the top lid is always recommended, as it gives the look of thicker lashes, but try a very dark brown just this side of black for a more natural change.
Bottom liner can oftentimes be skipped for more grown-up ladies, but if you insist, try just a wee bit of a mid-toned powder applied with an angled brush on the very outside corner.
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Eyebrows can sometimes thin and fade in color as we age.
Avoid the over-lined look of penciled brows with a stiff-bristled brush and a soft taupe powder.
Even dark brunettes should usually err on the lighter side when there's a question, and by all means AVOID black drawn-on eyebrows.
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