How to Apply Makeup After 60 Years Old

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Today's question is how to apply makeup after 60 years old. Well, our lovely model here is in her 50s, but it's the same type of makeup application and the same theory.

As you can see in the video above, you want to keep the makeup soft and glowing, fresh colors such as peaches, bronze, apricots and a softly defined eye, is what's really going to create a youthful look for the face.

Another trick is to avoid powder; if you have any oiliness, as you can see right here, we used a soft pore-refining and oil-minimizing gel, that should replace powder. Powder can tend to cake and dry out on drier skin or more mature skin.

Here, we have a light-reflecting concealer and also a little bit of a highlighter on the cheekbones to uplift the face and give it a really beautiful soft-lit glow. The eyes are defined with a little bit of bronze and dark brown matte eyeliner.

The lips, finally, are a bright, but soft, apricot-peachy lip gloss to create that fullness and that youthful look. Very simple, very clean, dewy and elegant. You want the face to look lit from within, radiant and youthful.

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Get The Look: Darby Stanchfield

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"The inspiration for Darby's braided updo stemmed from the neck line of her Rachel Zoe LBD. The dress felt strong, a bit military almost. Once paired with the red heels I knew it had to go up and that something casual wouldn't do. I decided to go for a fun but strong, textured braided updo."

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I started on second day hair by adding Bumble and bumble Surf Infusion. After a quick blow dry and tousle to set the product, I created a middle part.

  • Next I created a dutch braid on each side of the head starting at the front parting, braiding down, following the natural hairline, ending the dutch braids just behind the ear.
  • Once each side was braided, I pulled the braids apart and dusted them with Kevin Murphy Powder Puff to add texture and thickness.
  • In the back, from the top of the crown to the nape of the neck, I created four more braids. Two fishtail braids at the corner of each side of the nape of the neck and two regular braids with the hair that was left over.
  • After all the braids were set, dusted with Kevin Murphys Powder Puff for texture and thickness, and pulled apart, I began to assemble the braids - this is where you can get creative.
  • I brought the fishtail braids that started at the nape of the neck up and towards the face. With hair pins I secured them just under the Dutch braids and crossed them over the middle part.
  • At the back of the head, I rolled all the braids together and secured the plaits flat against the head and secured with hair pins. I added a gold bar barrette for a little flair.
  • To finish the look, I used my fingers to bring out little pieces around her face to soften the look.
    I used Pantene Pro-V Anti-humidity Maximum Hold Hairspray. And she was off!"

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Secrets to Flawless Foundation

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 Secrets to Flawless Foundation

Want gorgeous skin? Fake it! Sure, a proper skin care regimen, smart diet, regular exercise and never even looking at a lit cigarette (much less smoking one) will give you good skin. But to get to great, you need to bring in some artifice: foundation.

How to Choose the Best Foundation for You
The right foundation is what gives stars who walk the red carpet the look of poreless, airbrushed skin. And it can be yours too. First, choose the foundation that’s right for you in both texture and color. If your skin is oily, you’ll want to control your T-zone with an oil-free formula or a powder foundation. Mineral makeup is a good choice too. Those mineralized particles suck up extra moisture.

Opt for a cream or liquid foundation if you have dry skin. Look for words like “hydrating,” “moisturizing” or “luminous” in the product description. 

Hate makeup? Get the benefit of foundation without looking like you’re wearing any with a lightweight tinted moisturizer or a BB cream. These “beauty balms” are all-in-one wonders, acting as primer, coverage, moisturizer, skin treatment, sunscreen and even concealer. Find a shade that matches your skin exactly. When you swipe it across your jawline it should melt into your skin invisibly. Step into natural light to check it. (Yes, you want to go foundation shopping in the daytime.)

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Application Secrets of the Pros
Borrow a few tricks from makeup artists for perfect application. Brett Freedman, a Hollywood makeup artist who has worked on stars like Emily Blunt, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Lisa Kudrow, says prepping your skin before your apply foundation is key. He likes to lay down a veil of lightweight oil-free foundation with a flat-top brush, allow it to dry for a few seconds and then use the same brush to apply foundation. “That way there’s still a touch of moisturizer on the bristles when I’m smoothing foundation over the skin,” Freedman says.

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From the novice to the Pro: Practice makes perfect!

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 We’ve all heard the old adage: “Practice makes perfect!” And as anyone who has tried to pick up a new sport, hobby or started a new line of work knows things take time and doing is part of being.  Make-up artistry is no different, and just as a professional baseball player goes to practice five days a week and works on their fast pitch and pop-ups the make-up artist or makeup lover needs to condition and practice their craft.

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Are Expensive Facial Moisturizers Worth the Price?

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In truth, not all expensive moisturizers are worth the high price tag. You really have to do your research and find out what the ingredients are, how it's packaged, how it's cared for and if it's worth to you and your skincare type.
 
There are some phenomenal drugstore brand moisturizers that do just as good of a job, if not better than some department store products. But, if you are looking for an expensive moisturizer that is worth the price, look for essential oils. Right now, facial oils and body oils are becoming a huge, huge proponent on the market. One of my favorites is Paytka.  This product not only can be used on the face but on the body. It's packed with over 11 essential oils, extremely hydrating and feels luxurious on the skin.
 
These types of products are well worth money not only because of the beauty and feel, but because of the way that they work with your skin. So, it's true that you really need to do your research and remember, essential oils most of the time are worth the price.
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Take A Leap On Mother’s Day!

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The picture you see of a crazy woman leaping off a very tiny pole… that’s me. Yep, that is me flying through the air after taking a very scary jump off a very TALL pole. A pole that I had to climb. A pole that I was told represented what I wanted to overcome in my life. And I climbed that pole as I was shaking and scared and wondering how in the world I was going to hoist myself up onto the tiny round platform. It represented me pulling myself up, standing tall on shaky ground and taking a chance to leap forward toward what I want I life. All leaps in life are scary, but this was one of the most emotionally and physically terrifying things I have ever done. It was my “Leap of Faith” and to say that it changed me is an understatement.

Let’s start from the beginning, shall we? Because I am not someone who normally leaps off poles, or jumps off ziplines. That was me when I was in my 20’s….now, not so much. Life and fear has gotten the best of me in the past few years. To be honest, life has taken a big chunk out of me, and I wanted to reclaim some of my old fearlessness, passion and chutzpah. So I went away to camp. You heard that right! I went away for a weekend retreat for women at Campowerment. It was the best decision I have made in a very long time (except for saying a big fat YES to marrying Mike. That is the world’s best decision……but I digress).

Founder Tammi Leader Fuller pursued her passion for providing a space for women to get back a little “me time”. A place where girlfriends, mothers and daughters, or single ladies looking for some space could go and find a way to recharge, refresh, and find their strength again. Because let’s face it, we are all drained. We are all being pulled into thousand different directions. We are all too damn tired. All. The. Time.

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The camp experience brings together experts from all over the industry teaching you how to find some peace in your daily life, whether it be with yoga classes, business strategies, wellness seminars or creative activities. I spent four days reigniting my soul. I made vision boards, I took journaling classes, a class on organization (who doesn’t need that help!) and I listened to some of the most powerful female coaches who moved me to get my act in gear. And yes, I ended the weekend by facing my fears and taking a very giant leap of faith.

This time at camp is something tremendous and necessary for every woman I know. This is something to share with your mother, your best friend, your sister, or simply go by yourself. I went alone and walked away with some amazing new friends. Yes, I was nervous and afraid…but isn’t that the point? To move forward toward something that is unknown because you need to be woken up! You need to be able to feel reignited. You need to let go and allow yourself to breathe again.

Mike has said I came home a new woman, and although I am not sure if that is true, I can say with all my heart that I found that 20 year old girl inside me and got some of my fearlessness back. I found my spunk and my spark again.

So, this mothers day I would like for you to give YOURSELF a gift.  Give yourself the gift of reconnecting with yourself again.  You are worth it. 

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Friday Top 5 – The Best Cleansers

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1) Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser: Radiant, clear skin is within your reach. For dull, congested skin, Mario Badescu's lathering deep cleanser has the exfoliating power of glycolic acid to break down build-up from skin's surface, reduce minor discoloration and minimize clogged pores which can cause pimples.

2) Philosophy Purity Made Simple:  You do not need a makeup remover and a toner to complete the cleansing process. Most cleansers are formulated to foam, push around, and hopefully rinse away dirt and makeup. 'purity made simple' was formulated to actually emulsify and dissolve dirt, embedded debris and makeup rather than creating a lot of foam without a lot of clean.  Nothing takes makeup off better! 

3) Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Facial Cleanser, Pink Grapefruit: An oldie but goodie! Still one of my favorite washes when I start to breakout. This newest version has an uplifting blast of grapefruit plus vitamin c, this unique formula clears blemishes and blackheads.  Eliminates oil and dirt without over-drying.

4) Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Moisturizing Cleanser: I personally love how moisturizer, and creamy this lathering cleanser is. It is a lightly whipped, high-performance cleanser with an antioxidant complex and skin conditioning ingredients that dissolve impurities and help moisturize the skin. It also provides immediate and lasting hydration to the skin's surface.

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