Top 7 Makeup Tips for Women This Summer
Wearing makeup can vary from occasion, time of day or even season to season. Makeup for Silver Sage women may be different than what you used to do in your twenties and thirties as our skin tone, transparency, elasticity and fragility changes with age. Typically, makeup in the summertime should be lighter.
Here are our top ten tips for makeup this summertime.
- Mascara. Typically, the blacks and browns are the most favored on all women. They help enhance your eyes and don’t compete with eyeshadows. If your eyelashes are short, use a lengthening mascara. If your eyelashes are sparse, try a voluminous mascara. Our favorites are Maybelline mascaras and offer all the above choices. If you want to try a mascara color, a nice deep blue is a change of pace. It’s said to help brighten your eyes. However, be careful not to class with any eye shadows. Keep the eye shadows neutral in color if using a colorful mascara. If you want a vegan and animal cruelty free mascara, try Two Faced Better Than Sex Mascara available at Sephora.
- Eyebrows. As a Silver Sager, it’s common that your eyebrows may be thinner than they used to be. Several options are available to make them appear fuller. Additionally, eyebrows frame your face, so they are critically important. One method is to use makeup tattoo for your eyebrows. This is a semi-permanent solution and with the right artist, can look fabulous. Another technique is to first brush your eyebrows down using an eyebrow brush. Then, using an eyebrow pencil in a shade most closely matching your natural brow color, draw a light line along the top of the brow line and then brush the brows up again. Fill in (without overdoing) with the eyebrow pencil for a natural look.
- Foundation. During the summertime, it’s most likely unnecessary to use any foundation at all, unless the occasion calls for it–special evening affairs as an example. If using foundation, the trick is to avoid applying it all over and using a brush rather than a sponge. Apply the foundation (we like Chantecaille’s Future Skin Foundation and so does Jane Fonda), in the areas needed most – the T zone. Again, keeping the foundation light-handed will enhance a flawless and fresh appearance.
4. Concealer. Many women use concealer alone (without foundation). This is perfectly okay especially during the warmer months. Apply a darker color concealer than you normally think you need to (lighter colors may enhance blemishes and problem areas). Additionally, apply the concealer near (but not on) the problem area. For example, if you’re trying to conceal or hide dark circles under your eyes, apply the concealer underneath (closer to the top of your cheeks). This method reflects the light back up hiding the dark circles!
5. Blush. Powder blushes can accentuate wrinkles and age. Instead, try using a cream blush (Maybelline or NYX are a good place to start) and apply with a large brush on the apple of your cheek. The right blush will emphasize your eyes and give you a more natural glow. Remember to apply the blush lightly not heavy handed!
6. Lipstick. This is the place where Silver Sage women can bring on the shine, glam and color! Use a lip liner first to outline your lips and then fill in with your favorite color. With so many colors to choose from, we recommend going to a makeup counter and asking what color would look best with your skin tone and hair coloring. Remember that lipstick can be absorbed into your skin so think about using a brand that is free from harmful chemicals. Have a favorite brand? Let us know so we can try it, too!
7. Eyeshadow. We’re not sure about you, but our mother’s often wear hideously bright colored eye shadows and eye pencils that make them look clownish. We prefer a more natural look especially in the summertime. Tone down the colors and think neutrals. If you want pop – use it for the lips. It’s also suggested that more mature women stay away from shadows that have a lot of glitter, shimmer and shine (Tricia Cusden we love you!). Have an evening or more formal occasion – use darker shades of neutrals for a more glamorous look. If your eyeshadow doesn’t stay on well, try a primer first.
Photo Tricia Cusden and other unknown.
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