You can look every bit as vibrant at 50+ years of age as you did at 20. The keys are taking good care of yourself by eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly, choosing age appropriate clothes and using a lighter hand to apply makeup.
As we age, less is definitely more when it comes to makeup because the heavier foundations and powders we might have used in our 20s only serve to emphasize wrinkles in our 50s and beyond.
Here are five tips that can help:
Think healthy glow: Focus on taking the best possible care of your skin, especially the skin around your eyes. Cleanse thoroughly to remove every trace of makeup before retiring. Use a moisturizer and sunblock every day, and a good quality nourishing cream at night if your skin is dry.
Avoid harsh colors: Stick to soft roses, corals and lightly colored glosses for lips and neutral eye shadow palettes. Use dark brown mascara instead of black.
Aim for a natural look: The point is not to trick people into thinking you’re 20 years younger than you are. It’s to look the very best that you can right now.
Use soft pencils: Line your eyes with a soft, smudge able pencil instead of a sharp line, and use the same pencil to lightly fill in whatever gaps your brows may have developed over the years.
Smile: No one is better looking than you when you smile: Love yourself, love being the age you are and thank heaven for all the good that has come to you in this life!