After 50, our skin changes and our makeup must evolve with it. Here are five common mistakes that many women make with their makeup and how to avoid them.
Ignore your lips during the care ritual.
Lips are one of the most delicate parts of our body and require special care, especially during the cold winter months when they are more prone to dryness and cracking. Many of us take the time to moisturize our skin at night through all the skincare steps, but ignore one part of the face that’s most important for a natural, sexy glow. Your lips also need to get their share of hydration.
It is best to apply a thick layer of lip care at night before going to bed. Thus, you will contribute to the regeneration of the cells of the epidermis and you will obtain luscious, soft and hydrated lips. You can keep your lips looking healthy and showing off all winter long.
Choosing the wrong lipstick.
One of the most common beauty mistakes people in their 50s can make is choosing the wrong lipstick. With so many shades and formulas on the market, it can be tempting to take any old tube of lipstick and leave it at that. However, this can often lead to an unflattering color or a formula that is dry and uncomfortable to wear. Instead, take the time to find a lipstick that complements your skin tone and provides you with long-lasting hydration.
There are three types of lipsticks: Gloss, matte and cream. To show wisdom and resilience, avoid glosses! This type of lipstick can spill over the fine lines all around the mouth. Instead, opt for the two remaining categories: creamy and matte lipsticks.
Be careful all the same to choose the right one according to the mood. If you are tired or have dull skin, you can choose a creamy lipstick rather than a matte one. Matte lipsticks can make you look duller by revealing what you’re trying to hide. It’s best to save them for the days when you feel good and are at your best.
A creamy lipstick will help you achieve a natural look that is both fresh and inviting. It will also add a touch of glamor to your appearance and help you feel more confident. As a result, remember to use matte lipsticks on moisturized lips for even, flawless coverage.
All colors are the same.
In fact, there are a few key differences that can have a big impact on your look. For example, dark lipsticks may contain more pigment, which can help plump up your lips and make them look younger. If you are looking for a natural look, nude lipsticks are ideal. They help create the illusion of fuller lips without overdoing it. And if you want to add your own signature, opt for natural colors that are too extravagant.
Do not define the lip contour.
Women over 50 often make the mistake of thinking that they no longer need to define their lip contour. However, this can cause them to age. Without a defined outline, lips can appear thinner. Also, lipstick can seep into the fine lines around the mouth, making the lips look fuzzy.
To avoid these problems, women over 50 should use a lip liner to define their contour. Choose a shade close to your natural lip color, or a darker shade if you want a more dramatic look. Applying lip liner before lipstick will prevent smudges and give your lips a neater look.
Not blotting on her lipstick.
Wiping your mouth with a tissue after applying lipstick may sound old-fashioned, but it’s actually one of the best ways to keep lipstick from transferring. The key is to use a light touch and dab rather than rubbing the tissue over your lips. This helps remove excess lipstick without smudging. After dabbing your lips with a tissue, you can apply some translucent powder to set the color. This simple technique will help you keep your lipstick in place all day.