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Makeup for Over 60

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Wearing make up is something most women do as part of their daily routine. This a way for women to enhance their natural beauty and allow them to feel like they are taking part in their appearance.

Wearing make up is something most women do as part of their daily routine. This a way for women to enhance their natural beauty and allow them to feel like they are taking part in their appearance.  Girls desire to wear make up as early as their young teens; as we age the desire to enhance our looks remains.  As a woman ages her skin changes and we must adjust our make up applications to fit the new needs of our skin.

Loosing elasticity in our skin means that fine lines will retain colors that are applied.  Creasing in the eyelid can be a big problem if you are wearing dark eye shadows.  It is better to stay with a more natural tone that will highlight the color of your eye,  enhancing your natural beauty.  Cream shadows are prone to creasing because the moisture bearing product will collect in the creases and folds of the eye.

Lipstick colors should be kept to light shades that have only a touch of color; for a more natural look you will want to stay with a mild lip gloss.  The heavy lip gloss that advertise the 'wet look' should be avoided.  The thinning of lip will be enhanced by the darker colors and the heavy glosses.  The fine lines around the mouth will allow bleeding and running of the darker shades and is not very becoming.

Base make-up should also be kept to a lighter shade than your natural skin, this will help to blend the changes in the color pigment of your skin. Heavy base make up will have the same tenancy to collect in the deeper areas of your skin.  Many times using a light powder foundation is sufficient.

To highlight the cheek bones and give your face a happy, rosy glow you will want to use a light blusher.  This will need to be applied in an inward direction from the hair line in the direction of the nose.  This will avoid having the initial powder laying heavy on the front of your face.  Highlight the cheek area slightly creating the healthy glow of your youth. Mascara should be used in moderation if it is used at all.  Most mascara's are a darker shade and will look very harsh against your delicate skin. Eyeliners fall into the same category as the mascara and is no longer needed.  A light shade of eyebrow pencil or powder can be used to give your brows a little more body since the hair has probably thinned and has lost much of it's pigment.

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