15 Beauty Tips To Not Looking a Day Over 40
# Contour your lips
Lips thin naturally with age, but contour can visually restore a little volume.
# Confused with choosing foundation? Yellow undertones are the the correct choice
Women over 40 most often look brighter and younger when wearing a yellow-based foundation, especially with golden tones. In general it is very effective in hiding the aging process.
# Give up the powder
In our 20’s, our skin was oily and we needed powder to set liquid and prevent shine. However, no matter how well-applied the powder is, it eventually settles into creases and tiny wrinkles you didn’t even notice. Give up the powder and use a setting spray instead.
# Lip balm = brow gel
Eyebrows are more and more difficult to shape with age. If you have a colorless lip balm, there’s no need for an extra product, because lip balms will make it easier for you to shape your eyebrows. What’s more, a lot of lip balms contain vitamin E, and this can even help your eyebrows grow.
# Do a lighting test before you leave home
Your makeup looks decent in the bathroom, but hours later at the office, you get a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and think, “How on earth did I think it was okay to leave the house like this?” Next time, remember to take a handheld mirror, go to the balcony and check your makeup.
# Blur, blur, blur
Choose primers that promise a “blurring” effect because blurring is intended to give you a base that blurs imperfections the same way a photo editor might. Apply it before foundation.
# Apply your perfume to all the right places
We know that perfume should be applied to pulse points, but that’s not just our wrists. Apply it as well behind your ears, knees, and inside your elbows. But don’t spray perfume directly on your hair. Instead, spritz the perfume on your brush and comb.
# Add volume and texture to hairstyles with a toothbrush
Braids fit people at all ages, but sometimes it can look thin and limp. With a toothbrush, you can solve this problem. You just need to gently run the toothbrush along each side of each link against the grain.
# Try a silicone blender
Believe me, absorbent sponges are out of fashion. Instead, silicone sponges, also called silisponges, are the new wave in application. The sponge doesn’t soak up makeup and oil, so it’s more sanitary and healthier for your skin and it’s easy to clean. Money-saving, right?
# To prevent accelerated aging, start applying more SPF
It’s time to look for products that protect more than just your cheeks, chin, and nose. Your eyes, lips and neck also need protection.
# Use eyeshadow…on your scalp
Age-related hair loss causes a thinning hairline. Don’t worry though, as eyeshadow can help. First of all, make sure the color of your eyeshadow matches your hair color. Then, you can apply it to your scalp with an eyeshadow brush.
# Go lighter
This tip is helpful in particular for those of us over 40 who are struggling to apply liner to the changing landscape of our eyes. Choose a medium brown eyeliner. For eyebrows, try going one shade lighter. It will make you look clean and refreshed.
The exact condition of your skin varies inch by inch. Oily t-zones, red cheeks, etc. Multimasking means using different types of masks on different areas of the face and is the right thing to do.
# Hide a grown-out manicure with glitter accents
Has your manicure lasted so long that your nails have grown out noticeably? Fortunately, a new trend can solve this problem. Use a glitter polish to hide the blank part of your nail. Perfect!
# Give eyes an instant lift
Take a neutral cream shadow, concealer stick, or subtle highlighter, and apply it to the area under the eyebrow. This can boost the eyebrows and make you look younger and more awake.