8 Makeup Products Older Women Need

8 Makeup Products Older Women Need

Tricia shares her 8 must-have makeup products for older women. She selects 3 face, 3 eye and 2 lip products which conceal, correct, add colour, luminosity and interest to older faces...

1. Concealer

Why?

  • As we get older we develop more blemishes, age spots and often have a slightly more uneven skin tone
  • These areas need a little more help than a base foundation alone 

How?

  • Take a No.4 Concealer Brush and gently buff the concealer into your problem areas 
  • Then press the concealer with the warmth of your fingertips to melt it into the skin

2. Highlighter

Why?

  • Fresh, dewy looks are very flattering, particularly on older faces
  • Highlighter adds coveted luminosity 

How?

  • You can't really go wrong with the highlighter: simply brush it onto the areas you would like to add a glow to, such as your cheekbones and brow bones
  • Blend in using your fingertips 

3. Blusher 

Why?

  • Blusher is essential to counteract the colour-loss we suffer as we get older
  • It makes us look healthy and brings our faces to life

How?

  • Swirl your fingers in the blush and then pat it onto the centre of your cheeks and upwards towards your temples
  • Take a No.2 Blusher Brush and buff it all in 

4. Brow Shape

Why?

  • Eyebrows frame the face and give it balance and structure
  • Brow Shape also adds definition and colour to sparse or very light brows

How?

  • Use the integrated brush and apply the Brow Shape to your eyebrows in light, feathery strokes
  • Lengthen the tail of your brow if you feel they stop before they naturally should
  • Brush through with a Spoolie Brush to soften and tidy up the brows

5. Eye Shade Trio 

Why?

  • A strong eye look will make your eyes look bigger, brighter and better
  • The Eye Shade Trio contains complementary colours which can create an entire eye look from one palette

How?

  • Take a No.7 Shadow Blending Brush and buff the lightest colour over your entire lid as a base
  • Then take the middle shade and define your socket line using 'windscreen wiper' motions
  • Finally, take a No.8 Wedge Brush and your darkest colour and line your upper and lower lashes, particularly in the outer corners to create a 'cat eye'

6. Mascara

Why?

  • Mascara makes such a huge difference to older faces that if you only have time for one thing, you should make it your mascara!
  • It really opens up the eyes and makes them pop

How?

  • Gently sweep the mascara onto your top lashes in mutliple coats
  • Add one coat onto your bottom lashes to keep the eyes looking balanced 
  • If you apply primarily to the lashes on your outer eye you can achieve the 'cat eye effect'

7. Lip Prime

Why?

  • Older women face a pesky problem of lipstick feathering and bleeding into the lines around the mouth 
  • Never Feather Lip Prime stops this from happening competely by sealing the outer edges of the lips

How?

  • Start with clean, makeup free lips and apply the Lip Prime only to the outer edges of your lips 
  • Allow to dry a little before applying your lipstick 

8. Long Lasting Lipstick

Why?

  • Tricia would not go anywhere without lipstick!
  • Lipstick is the perfect finishing touch to maintain equilibrium in the face and brighten your overall look

How?

  • Apply the Lipstick straight from the bullet or using a No.5 Lip Brush
  • Precisely line your lips with the Lipstick before filling in to the centre 

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