Look Younger: How To Create A Beautiful, Natural Look For Women Over 40

Date November 19, 2018

You can buy all the makeup in the world, but if you don't know how to use it, it won't do a whole lot to help you. If there were a super fast, super easy technique to give your face a fresh, youthful boost, would you try it?

Of course, you would. And guess what? Such a thing actually exists.

Easy ways to look younger with make up

It’s called "contrasting," and women who use the makeup technique are perceived as younger. Specifically, facial contrast according to experts is referred to how much the eyes, lips, and eyebrows stand out from the rest of the face.

These features tend to become less distinct as we age. But making them pop is pretty easy and can take years off the clock. It’s quick and easy to achieve a natural look that enhances the beauty you already have.

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How to apply perfect natural makeup when you're over 40

When a woman enters her 40s, she may discover the makeup she loved years ago no longer works as well as it used to.

But, fortunately, there is good news: A woman in her 40s can continue wearing makeup and looking terrific by following a few easy tips.

1. Create a smooth surface

Wrinkle fillers, or smoothing face creams, are applied to the face before foundation or concealer to create a smooth surface.

2. Create a fresh look with concealer and foundation

Concealers can seamlessly camouflage blemishes, dark circles, and fine lines while conditioning skin and evening out skin tone.

3. Select eyeshadows that maximize a youthful appearance

It’s important to stay away from opaque, dark eyeshadows and liquid eyeliners. Instead, use neutral-colored sheer eyeshadows to define eyes. And switch to eyeliners in pencil, powder, or gel form for a more blended, softer look that stays put.

4. Maintain youthful eyebrows

Nothing says “age” like thin eyebrows – so don’t over pluck. If your eyebrows have begun to fade a bit over time, try a brow growth serum to restore them. If they just won’t grow back, a good brow pencil is the best way to bring them back to life. Choose one with a super fine tip, so the color feathers on and looks natural.

5. Curl your eyelashes

Curl your lashes because they tend to flatten as you age. And you need to keep everything going upward, against gravity. Even if you skip mascara, curling your lashes makes your eyes look bigger and brighter. If you want to use mascara, choose lengthening mascara.

6. Choose lipgloss or lipstick that enhance your natural tone

As women age, their lips get smaller, especially the upper lip. Stick to shades that enhance your natural lip tone, rather than bringing attention to the area. 

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Keep your make up fresh all day

One of the most disappointing things about makeup is how quickly it can stop looking fresh after it is applied. Over a period of a few hours, makeup begins to naturally crease, fade, and settle into the fine lines of your face.

1. Wash your face

Making sure your face is clean before applying your makeup can make a big difference in the amount of time your makeup remains fresh.

2. Don't skimp on primer

It is important to take primer purchases seriously and invest in high-quality makeup primers, even if they cost a little more money than other available, lower quality products.

3. Set everything

Setting spray is an important setting product that can be misted over the entirety of your face to lock in your face makeup, eye makeup, and lip products all at one time. 

4. Try waterproof eye makeup

Waterproof eye makeup products are designed with a stronger formula than non-waterproof products so that they can stay put even when faced with water.

5. Layer your makeup

Many makeup lovers are wary of layering their makeup products too much because they want to avoid appearing cakey or chalky. However, if you layer your makeup in the right way, you can help it stay fresh-looking without creating an overdone or caked-on look.

Also, to keep your makeup looking fresh all day long, keep the essential products in a bag to touch up throughout the day. Stay beautiful!

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This article is solely for informational purposes. Before using any of the information provided above, consult a certified specialist. Use of the information outlined above can be harmful to health. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for harm or other consequences that may result from the use of the information provided above.

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