Silver and Gold Magazine Fall 2017 - Page 24

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WELL-BEING

MAKEUP TIPS for the MATURE WOMAN

– By Elizabeth Norm
Regardless of how well you ’ ve looked after your skin over the years , aging is inevitable and applying makeup is a different task than it used to be . Here are a few tips to look your best :

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Less is more – Skip the bright , outdated eyeshadow colours and instead focus more on using a soft eyeliner around the edges of your eye ( brow pencils work great as eyeliners , as they ’ re softer ). Smooth out with the tip of your finger or a Q-tip .
Eyelashes open the eye right up ! – Use a light or medium brown mascara on top lashes only . If your lashes have disappeared over the years , consider having artificial lashes applied , which will last on for about 3 months .
Don ’ t forget the eyebrows . Long gone are the days of thin , penciled-in brows . Use a soft , light coloured eyebrow pencil to fill in your brows and soften with the tips of your fingers .
Use liquid foundation – If you feel foundation is a must , go for a softer , more hydrated look , and stick to a liquid foundation that you can blend with your fingertips or a sponge . Forget about covering up wrinkles with foundation , as they will only be enhanced with foundation .
Skip the blush – If you ’ re pale in colour , ask a cosmetologist at the drugstore for a foundation that ’ s a shade darker than your natural complexion , or try out a bronze highlighter to contour your skin .
Love your lips – If you are thinking of applying a lip liner or lipstick over the skin to make your lips look larger and fuller , forget it . Anyone with good eyes will be able to see your lips are being ‘ painted on ’. Instead , go for a very light lipstick with a slight sheen : this will make your lips visible , and that ’ s all you need .

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Cleanse well at night – Remove all makeup nightly by using diluted Jojoba oil ( grapeseed oil works well too ) and then rinsing with a pad . Jojoba oil is closest to your natural facial oils and it will not clog pores , it will not dry your skin , it ’ s inexpensive , it will clean off makeup and impurities and leave your skin hydrated . In the morning , all you should need is a water rinse and blot-towel dry .
Exfoliate – Flaky skin is not only unattractive but it will focus the eye on your thickened flakey makeup rather than your beautiful skin . Exfoliate every 3 days by using a damp face cloth in circular motions , then rinse with water . Best to do this before bedtime .
Hydrate … from the inside out ! – The skin is made up largely of water . If you ’ re not drinking enough water your skin will dry and look flakey as well . Get used to drinking more water as you age , and not just for your skin but for your hair , joints , muscles and digestive system .
Embrace your aging face
– Remember as a teen how wearing makeup used to be for looking older ? Why are you doing that now ? Wrinkles , laugh lines , veins and spots are inevitable with aging skin . You ’ re not the only one that has them . Instead , go light , and focus on enhancing what you already have : Eyes , lips and brows !

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