MAKEUP IN YOUR 20s…
Stop looking for what’s “wrong” with your face and enjoy your young, smooth skin! If you are in your early 20s, you are probably still dealing with acne to some degree. (OK, OK, acne can still be a bit of a problem no matter what your age, so it’s good advice for all ages to remember not to touch pimples and be sure to have a concealer that treats and covers at the ready.) At this age, you should also focus on:
If you are over twenty-five, follow the advice above, but you should also start using creams designed to both moisturize and prevent signs of aging.
The key word here is prevention, not treatment. You’ll have plenty of time to use true wrinkle creams later.
MAKEUP IN YOUR 30s…
Yes, I know, I’m in this age group too: Every time you look in the mirror you discover a new, shall we call it, “expression line” and wonder if it was there before and you just now noticed it.
In your 30s the results of sun exposure also begin to appear. Now is the time to take care of yourself. Don't just let yourself go.
Here is some makeup advice:
Above all, moisturize, protect, and cleanse your skin with products designed for your skin type. And yes, now is the time to start using wrinkle creams to treat those expression lines...
MAKEUP IN YOUR 40s…
I haven't yet entered my 40s, but let me just say that the forties are the new thirties.
My best friend is forty-two and she looks fabulous (and she’d kill me if she knew I were telling you her age!)
MAKEUP IN YOUR 50S…
I have to tell you the same thing I told the forty-somethings: I’m not in my 50s yet, but I’ve assessed, taught, given advice to, and made up many women in their fifties.
You should, of course, moisturize and care for your skin daily. Protect yourself from the sun! If you haven’t done it up to this point, now is the time to start.
The most important things to consider makeup-wise are:
Read the advice above for women in their thirties and forties, because you will be able to incorporate a lot of it into your daily routine as well
MAKEUP IN YOUR 60s AND BEYOND…
My mother's sixty-ninth birthday is coming up soon (she’s proud to be almost seventy and look as good as she does). Honestly, she doesn’t actually use much makeup at all (except when I go visit her and do her makeup for her every day I'm there), but she's beautiful. Let me say that at this age, a positive attitude is half of the battle.... so smile!
If you’ve never really worn makeup, don’t make things too complicated for yourself, but don’t neglect it, either: a little foundation, a touch of pink blush, mascara, and, of course, lipstick. (If you dare, using eyeliner to fill in between your eyelashes is a trick I use that lifts the eye at any age and gives your eyes depth and liveliness.) When choosing lipstick, go for a color that you like. If you want, add a dab of gloss in the middle after you've applied your lipstick, and your lips will look fuller and more radiant.