Blush should make us look younger and fresher. Hands down, it seems all the experts think cream blushes work best for women over 40. The only down side is the color doesn’t last as long and you might have to re-apply.
How to apply blush to our cheeks: Cream blush, you can use your fingers. Apply a few dots to the apple of your cheek and sweep upward. You don’t want any obvious edges. If you’re using a powder blush, use a brush and use the same technique.
What color blush? According to Charla Krupp from her book, How Not To Look Old, if you have fair skin, go with a pale, rosy pink. For medium skin, choose a blush that’s more coral or peachy. If you have darker skin, try a brownish orange, such as mango.
Now for your lips: Dark lipsticks age you, period. So stay away from them! I know dark lipsticks can be “in style.” But for the over 40 crowd, dark lipsticks are not good.
I recently had this picture taken on the left with my light lipstick. I took a picture of myself in a dark lipstick. Yikes!
Tips for younger lips:
- Add concealer or foundation to them before applying lipstick.
- Use a lip liner that is the exact color or lighter than your lipstick. Lip liner defines your lips and helps them appear fuller. Never should anyone know that you have lip liner on, in other words you shouldn’t see a line.
- Our best option for lipsticks are ones that have a little sheen too them. Matte and opaque lipsticks tend accentuate the lines around your lips.
- Lip gloss is a young look! After your lipstick apply one dot in the center of your bottom lip.
Are we having fun yet? By now, we should all look at least ten years younger! Haha!
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This is Day 11 in my 31 day series of Fashion & Beauty for Women over 40. If you’d like to start from the beginning you can go here!
Beauty For the Heart~~Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ephesians 4:29
We can have pretty lips on the outside but if what comes out of them is ugly we’ve missed the point. Pretty lips encourage, uplift and share the love of Christ!
Have a blessed day!