5 Quick Tips To Look Your Best!

It’s a busy time of the year! We’re getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas and most of us will be getting together with our friends and families.

Although we have lots to do, we still want to feel and look good. So here are 5 Quick Tips to Look Your Best!

5 Quick Tips To Look Your Best!

1. Add some bangs-Have you ever seen a before and after makeover on someone over 40? They almost always add bangs whether it’s side swept or straight across, bangs soften your face.

While you’re at it, you might want to stay clear from a center part. A side part softens your look.

2. Fill in your eyebrows. As we age, we begin to lose our eyebrows. But eyebrows are important and help frame our face. So, it’s important to fill them in. I use an eyeshadow by Mac called Brun to fill in my eyebrows. Do NOT draw a line. We want them to look as natural as possible.

3. Lighten your lipstick and add some gloss. Another thing that will take years off of you is to lighten your lipstick. Dark lipsticks age us, period. I know dark lipsticks can be “in style.”  But for the over 40 crowd, dark lipsticks are not good. Lip gloss is a youthful look.

4. Use a makeup primer-A lot of women skip this step in their makeup routine, but a foundation primer preps the skin prior to foundation application and facilitates blending and extended wear.

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The Cover /Fx anti-aging primer has added benefits. This reparative primer hydrates and smoothes skin to blur the appearance of fine lines and pores.

5. Color those grays-I know not everyone wants to color their hair but coloring those grays does help us look younger.

These are just 5 quick tips to help you look your best as you go to those family get togethers and holiday parties. Hope they help!

What are you doing to look your best during the holiday season?

Beauty For the Heart~~My Mom had written this in one of her Bibles I was recently reading from.

“I love the Bible the way I love my eyes—not because my eyes are lovely but because without them I can’t see what’s lovely. Without the Bible I could not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ.” How true!

Have a blessed day!

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  1. Hi Amanda!
    I don’t know of a product for large pores. I guess it’s because I don’t have that problem. But if I run across something, I’ll post about it.
    Thanks so much for stopping by!

  2. Your mom reminds me of my mom, who also has passed away. She, too, was wise in her Christian ways. I, too, feel blessed to have a mom that had strong Christian values. She has been gone for 24 years, but I can still hear her voice as she used to remind me of God’s love. I’m sure it’s comforting to find sweet notes she wrote.

    I am doing all of the things you listed, except that I’m still trying to get in the habit of a primer. I found my first gray hair when I was 12, so I knew that I would gray early, and I did! Thank the Lord for a great hair dresser who can work with thick, sometimes unruly, hair and manage to create cute bangs for me. Something else I do that helps me look younger is that she highlights my hair.
    One problem I do have, though, and maybe you can help, is that I have large pores. Do you know of a reasonably priced product that would help minimize them?

    (I’m your Busy Little Quilter follower on Instagram)

  3. Primer is the only thing I’m not doing – will check into picking some up this weekend.
    I’ve noticed that my face doesn’t get by on a little self-tanner only. 😉

  4. Stacey, I completely agree about the hair color. I’m getting close to 50 and I’ve been coloring for years as I started to gray in my 20’s! I’m also on board with the bangs. I grew mine out a few years ago and when I saw some pics of myself……whew! Not a good look for me! Haha

  5. Hello Cyndi, I found your website today and I’m happy I did. I love the quote from your mom. I have a big issue and I hope you can help. I’m in my 20’s and my mom is in her 40’s and I buy a lot of clothing and shoes for her. She’s has 2 grand kids but always gets compliments on how young she looks. I want to make sure I dress her correctly when I buy things. Do you think boots with buckles and chains is appropriate for a woman in her 40’s? They look great on me but I’m not sure if I should get her the same pair. Please help me.

  6. Love the quote by your mom. The things you say about your mother often remind me of my own sweet mother. I realize how blessed I am to still have my parents! I try to treasure every moment I have with them.

  7. great tip from your mother. How timely this set of tips are and wonderful not to have a full page of them. short and sweet as well as being right on and doable. otherwise, we would think too many with a very busy time of year. they will make it so we do not have to have a list of resolutions. thank you

  8. Hi Cyndi.

    I totally agree with your tips! 🙂 I like Lisa D’s tip also, but it doesn’t seem to apply celebrities! They can remain absolutely beautiful and with long hair with a center part. Demi Moore, Sandra Bullock, Sarah Jessica Parker…they are all late 40’s or early 50’s and look amazing with long hair and center part. I would love to be able to pull it off.

    Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a great Friday.


  9. Love your moms quote. Beautiful!! I agree with all your tips… And I love the one krista added too. May I add one also???…. Women over 40 look older with long hair!! Shoulder length and above is much better for us. Thx for sharing. Have a blessed day

  10. My prep for looking my best usually involves making sure I get the sleep I need! It’s always easy to skimp on sleep during this busy time of year. Lack of adequate rest also sets up the perfect home for illness, so I really try hard to get sleep!!!

  11. Cyndi,
    I have to tell you I took your advice about the bangs. I had never had bangs (I have caolic) and thought they wouldn’t work. I had my stylist do bangs about a month ago and I tell you people keep telling me how much younger I look. I’m still getting used to them, but hearing I look younger is helping. Thanks for the tip.

  12. I think of you every day when I put on my Cover Girl Primer. I had never heard of Primer until you talked about it before. It really does help! Also, if I live to 100 I’ll probably still be covering the grays. Don’t care what anyone says – gray hair is aging.

  13. Thank you as always for the tips! I LOVE that quote from your mom. What a blessing to have a strong Christian mother. I know you miss her all the time. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Wonderful quote Cyndi! Your mom must have been a truly wonderful Christian lady and has left you a priceless legacy! Your tips are great too as always:) I thought of one more… Hope you don’t mind if I add mine:) My daughter said to me just the other day “Mom you look so pretty when you smile…” It was such a sweet thing for her to say and has reminded me lately to smile more. Even though I tend to be positive person… It’s easy to fall in to periods of just feeling down… Just smiling makes me look and feel so much better! Love your blog and the new design! Blessings Krista