Best Face Makeup For Older Women

by Somreeta Mukherjee on November 6, 2011 · 22 comments

Best Face Makeup For Older Women

Irrespective of what age you are, you as a woman are always in love with putting makeup in order to look flawlessly beautiful. While a young skin is naturally fresh and less faulty, skin starts to show the signs of aging as our age starts to increase. Hence, makeup is much needed for camouflaging the spots and wrinkles, fine lines and crows feet among the older women.

best face makeup for older women

Makeup is not meant to make you look twenty years younger! Of course no makeup brand can ever do that no matter how much they claim. Makeup is meant to help you look at your best even while your skin starts getting old so that, you can age gracefully! Now, this is yet another of my research articles, I have written keeping the age-factor in mind. Of course, you must have guessed it by now and in case you haven’t, let me declare that in this article I have highlighted on the best face makeup for older women.

As I have already said, this is my research article and I have ransacked the length and breadth of the virtual world to come up with the best makeup ideas that older women can lay their hands on!

Makeup for elderly women

Best Face Makeup for Older Women Five Tips While You Choose Your Makeup

1. Avoid face powder or powder-based facial makeup products; it tends to make your skin look lifeless. With age, the natural glow is already lost and powder gives a flat appearance. Moreover, post-menopausal women develop facial hairs and powder makes these hairs clearly visible. While you avoid the powder on face, it is to be remembered that an eye-shadow can be a powder and you can use it without any inhibition. Stay away from glittery shades though.
2. Avoid foundations which promise you a shimmery look with embedded ‘light reflecting’ particles! The fact is that, they tend to make the signs of aging more obvious; hence avoid too much of shimmer in your foundation. A tinted moisturizer or a foundation with a moisturizing cream base is a great idea! Pick a foundation which offers full coverage; this will help to hide pigmentation.
3. If you want your cheeks to look naturally pink and healthy, go for a cream blusher. This will give a dewy appearance.
4.  Do not invest in a lipstick of dark shade.  Lips start to thin out with age. Dark lipsticks do not look good on thinning lips. Go for lipstick shades that are close to natural colors.
5. Instead of liquid eyeliners, invest in a pencil liner. Pencil liners are softer and better when used on maturing women.

Best Face Makeup For Older Women:  Five Application Tips

Eye makeup

1. Always use a primer before makeup so that your skin tone looks even.
2. Use a concealer so that you can hide all the dark spots and blemishes. Go for neutral shades of concealer.
3. While using a concealer under your eyes, the inner corner of eye to the middle-point must be patted dry.
4. A highlighter can be used immediately under your browbone and tis will make your eyes look bigger.
5. You must never put mascara on the lower eyelashes.

Top Makeup Products for Older Women:

Some of the best picks, when it comes to face makeup for mature women are:

• Elizabeth Arden Intervene Makeup SPF 15, which is known to be available in twelve shades and is good when the fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear initially.

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• Lancome Absolue BX Makeup SPF 18, which is a soft foundation that helps with aging.

Lancome

• Dior AirFlash Spray Foundation, available in five grand shades, is known to lessen fine lines and wrinkles and cover skin issues to give a perfect finish.

Dior

• L’Oreal Visible Lift Serum Absolute, which is available in twelve shades for different skin types, that offers wonderful coverage and promises brighter, smoother and firmer skin by reversing signs of aging.

Loreal

• Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Extreme Foundation, available in various shades and known to protect and lift the maturing skin to make it look perfect.

Estee Lauder

• Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Radiant Firming Makeup, a cream foundation, available in twelve shades to improve skin by firming it.

Maybelline

• Estee Lauder Estée Lauder Signature Satin Creme Blush which is soft and creamy to give your skin a healthy glow.

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• L’Oréal Touche Magique under-eye concealer which helps to hide under eye lines and wrinkles.

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• MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer, which has a creamy base and offers adequate coverage for dark circles and blemishes.

MAC concealer

P.S.:  I would just like to add that this article contains only a few makeup tips and tricks and only a few big names in the context of face makeup for older women. There are many other tips and brands which I have failed to put in this article due to time and space constraints.

Image Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.

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sahar awan November 6, 2011 at 8:44 pm

great post :yes:

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Somreeta Mukherjee November 6, 2011 at 9:10 pm

Thanx Sahar :thanks:

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Pragnyadeepta November 6, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Lovely post,Somreeta! :teddy: Very useful. :) I’ll show it to my Ma. :teeth

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Somreeta Mukherjee November 6, 2011 at 10:33 pm

thanx a lot Pragnya :wink: :wink: hope aunty finds it useful :))

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sukanya November 6, 2011 at 11:34 pm

bapokks!!! loved it totally..gr8 work somreeta :thumbsup:

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Somreeta Mukherjee November 7, 2011 at 12:09 am

LOL……!!!dat ‘BYAPOKS’ was coooooooooool.thanx sukanya :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Shai November 7, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Nice post – will check back in 5-10 years for sure!

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Somreeta Mukherjee November 7, 2011 at 1:18 pm

hehe….thanx Shai :toothygrin:

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Aruna November 7, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Thanks Somreeta. I am in my early 40′s so i would like to think :whistle: that i havent yet reached the really ‘old’ stage but I think a lot of what you say applies to the 40+ woman too.

just to add a few more tips to your already wonderful tips – (probably good for any age woman but even more imp as you get older)
1. use an ice pack before applying serum/moisturizer/makeup
2. anti-ageing products like Oil of Olay are pretty good
3. Exercise for atleast 30 mins daily (walking is a great exercise and helps especially with the knees)
4. get the right nutrition – helps with the overall health of your skin
5. Drink plenty of water
6. Try to be stress free – things have a way of working out :)

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Somreeta Mukherjee November 7, 2011 at 1:20 pm

thank you Aruna for sharing these useful tips :)
:thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

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Aruna November 7, 2011 at 1:23 pm

my pleasure SM. I sincerely wish i followed them sincerely :)

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Aruna November 7, 2011 at 1:23 pm

too many of those ‘sincerely’ words :woot:

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Somreeta Mukherjee November 7, 2011 at 1:32 pm

:P i know ya!!!!!! preaching is easier than following :P

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Rati November 7, 2011 at 3:25 pm

:yes: :yes: :yes:

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nids November 7, 2011 at 3:14 pm

i’m getting one of ur above mentioned foundations for my mom next as a gift :yahoo: .. hop they r easily available here.. :victory2:

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Somreeta Mukherjee November 7, 2011 at 3:33 pm

hope you get the product nids :) else the online shoping option toh is always there :))

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Rati November 7, 2011 at 3:24 pm

great post, somreeta. :waytogo: I personally feel gel liners are the best investments for older women. They don’t tug the eyes and you can create a softer look using eyeshadows on top. And yes pencil liners of they are creamy , they give a great look.

the lady in second photograph is soo gorgeous. :))

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Somreeta Mukherjee November 7, 2011 at 3:32 pm

i know….we being way younger than her are not half as gorgeous as she!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i wish……… :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: thanx Rati….i wasnt much aware of the gel liner thing!!! :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

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Rati November 7, 2011 at 3:38 pm

that women toh i like stared for good 2 minutes.. sooo soo prettyyy :inlove:

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christina September 23, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Hey i am 26 yrs old. hardly do any make up but since i am getting married in a few months decided to get started on with it. Day before, went to a beauty showroom where they had loads of cosmetic brands and ended up buying the elizabeth arden intervene makeup spf 15. After 2 hrs of the application (along with a little bit of concealer as i have acne marks and a compact powder) i feel no difference in the way i look with or without the foundation, its very light i feel and at the same time makes me look pale. Is it good for my age? or shud i get it exchanged asap for another brand?? any suggestions…m pretty new to all dis so really confused….

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