Here's a useful rule if you want to be a babe boomer! For heaven's sake, go easy on the make-up. As our hair lightens and begins to start, our eyebrows even lighten up, our skin pales and we go to look washed out.
Many boomer babes try to compensate by piling up make-up. Think bright lipstick, blush, eyeshadow and eyeliner tons of dark will restore our youth. But bright make-up after 40 will look like a clown or female impersonator!
1. avoid heavy Foundation
Since the skin dries and darkens as it ages, it is better to switch to a look dewier. Trade in your heavy matte Foundation, which gives you that look for a mask, tinted moisturizer.
If you want more coverage, try mixing up your Foundation with some moisturizer to thin out, or mix your Foundation with a tinted moisturizer. You may also want to check out ' light ' reflective foundations created especially for over 40 skin because they reflect the light off those fine lines.
2. Put away the dust
Too much dust can get dry and cakey. If you need to use powder because you have oily skin, use loose powder in the T-zone and only.
3. navigate your Blush
Blush powder is heavy looking skin lined with mature. Instead of trying a cream blusher. It is more natural looking and will look vibrant.
4. Examine your eye shadow
If you are more than 40 beware with shimmering shadows. Too creepy sparkle accentuates the eyelids. Also avoid overly bright color on your eyes. Neutral beige-colored eye shadow, Brown, cream, grey, beige, will show off your eyes instead of the eyelids.
5. don't let overwhelm Eyeliner
Do not use black ... too hard. Instead, try dark brown and then blend in well with a Brown dust. Best way to apply it is closer to the edge as possible, between lashes and then dotting planing line, or, better yet just below the upper eyelashes. Your eyes will appear much larger.
6. Baby your eyebrows
Eyebrows form a beautiful backdrop to show your eyes so you don't neglect them as you age. Be sure to keep them in good shape, so they don't get spiked. After 40 to that many women tend to leave the face go pale and darken the lips at this stage, when in fact you should darken eyebrows so Frame your eyes and lighten your lips.
7. lighten up your lips
Soften the lips with color pink, coral, Brown, nothing too dark or too bright or there is too much contrast between the lips, skin and hair. Too much contrast makes you look hard.
8. use a light hand with Lip Liner
Good idea to use a lip liner to prevent bleed if you're over 40, but keep it soft colour and application. Should not be able to say that you have it on.
9. Banish Pasty face
The older we get, we get the pale and that look of the old lady starts to kick in. To avoid this try using a very light bronzer to finish your look and give your skin a youthful sun kissed glow. To apply: keep the brush tanning at your Temple and round in a radical movement to your cheekbone (creating a movement backwards c). From your round and cheekbone, a radical movement just below the jaw (creating another back c). Repeat the other side. This is all you need to do to ensure Fabulous 40!
Deborah Boland and JoJami Tyler (The Glamour Gals) are image and style experts specializes in helping women 40 plus look fabulous. They are the authors of the e-book, The Glam Plan 12 simple steps to take you from frumpy to Fabulous, as well as coaches for their Chic, Tweak Your program Image make-over. For more tips http://www.fabulousafter40.com go and subscribe to their newsletter bi-weekly. You can also contact them email@example.com: