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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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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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How to Wear Makeup at 40 to Look 20

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If you're looking for that youthful, young glow, the trick is a lovely peach blush, which brightens up the face, a little bit of highlighter on the cheekbones and, then, the perfect peachy-nude lipstick.

All of these will help to brighten up the skin and make you appear youthful and vibrant.

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For this look, I'm going to use this beautiful soft peach, which is matte, and then top it with a highlighter that is a lovely champagne color.

  • Going from the apples of the cheeks, softly blend up. As you can see in the video above, I'm using round, circular motions, that helps to blend and apply at the same time.
  • You don't want to streak up the face because that will leave a harsh look. You want it to be soft and glow-y. As you can see in the video above, this is already brightening up the skin.
  • Next, I'm going to take the champagne highlighter and pop it on the top of the cheekbones to really give a lit from within glow.
  • Another trick is you can take that same champagne highlighter and put a little bit right there on the top of the cheekbones.
  • Next, we're going to use a lovely peach-colored lip gloss to brighten up the face.
  • To look youthful, you want to make sure that you're using softer colors. Dark colors can sometimes appear very harsh and actually age the look. By using a bright peach or apricot color, you're still getting a vibrancy to the face but you're keeping it softer, more voluptuous and sensual and not creating a hard cast.
  • To get that vibrant, youthful look, you want to keep to softer, warmer colors such as peaches, apricots, champagne colors; these will lift the skin, brighten them up and create that glow that you're looking for. 

Some of my favorite lines for older skin are: Jouer Cosmetics, NARS, and Kevyn Aucoin.

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Cosmetics to Conceal a Dark Circle

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Today we're gonna be talking about cosmetics to conceal a dark circle. Now dark circles can really be a frustration for those of us that suffer from them. I know, I'm one of them. They can instantly make you look really tired and just kind of take down the look vibrancy of your face. It's one of my biggest frustrations. But, the good thing is there are a lot of amazing concealers and correctors out there that can make you look wide awake and absolutely banish those dark circles. These are a few of my favorites. I absolutely love It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye. I mean the name just says it all. It's very dense, it has a great amount of coverage, and the colors are all a peach base, which is the key to banishing those blue undertones of your dark circles. Another one that I love is new NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. It has a light reflecting quality to it, once again a beautiful peach base, really really wonderful for those days when you don't need as heavy as a coverage, but still want to make sure that you have that brightness under the eye. And last but not least, I absolutely love SmashBox Cosmetics Photo Op Under Eye Brightener for midday touch ups. It has a really nice kind of shimmer to it that's not too overwhelming and helps to really brighten up the look of the eyes during the day when you might be getting a little bit tired and those circles tend to pop back up. So I hope that helps, and I hope that you try out these cosmetics to help your dark circles.

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How to Find Out What Eye Shadow Suits Your Eyeliner

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If you're wearing a dark brown eyeliner

  • You can enhance it with a bronze
  • with a deep mahogany brown
  • any other type of brown color.

If you're wearing black eyeliner,

  • you can even try and enhance that with a slate steel gray
  • Or even dark navy blue.

Or like with my model in the video above, she has on a gorgeous purple eyeliner. We enhanced that with a plum shadow.  Now, this purple shadow just automatically enhance the eyeliner that was already there. By simply applying the eye shadow right over the eyeliner, you're not only enhancing the longevity of your eyeliner, but you're giving a really beautifully smoky look to the face. 

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How to do Eye Makeup if your over 50

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And today's question is how to do eye makeup if you are over 50. In the video above, I'm going to show you how to do a simple and classic look.

  • The trick with makeup if you're in your 50s or older is that you want to keep it clean, classic and simple. You don't have to go completely matte like a lot of the people say you do. I actually tend to disagree with it. A little bit of sheen or soft satin shimmer looks stunning.
  • As you can see right now with our stunning model I've added a little bit of a bronze glow to the top of her lid to really pop it out. This is a perfect every day look. As you can see above I did one shadow a beautiful deep bronze that had a bit of sheen to it.
  • Now this made her eyes really stand out, brought out her eye color and is the perfect look for day time.
  • If you want to pump it up for night I suggest a liquid black felt tip eyeliner. And a deep matte dark brown eyeshadow. You want to hold your eye taught and lift upwards. This will actually lift the eye. Slowly follow the base of the eyelash by pushing into the eyelash in tiny feather like strokes. Once again look down. Pulling upwards this will give you a firm base to line your eyes and also help to lift the eye.
  • Push that liner down in feather like strokes. Next you want to go over that eyeliner with a deep matte eyeshadow. This softens it up and keeps it from looking harsh. As you can see I'm simply just blending it over that liner.
  • If you have any fallout from your eyeshadow simply use a fluffy brush to just sweep that away.
  • Once again, with a thin pointed eyeshadow brush blend that dark brown eyeshadow over the black eyeliner to soften.
  • As you can see that defined the eye without overwhelming it. You want to keep the eye classic, clean and simple. 

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How to Accentuate Eye Color

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My number one tip is most eye colors look amazing with a slight tint of bronze eye shadow. That color is universally flattering on everyone. As you can see in the video above, we have a beautiful green blue eye color on our model  and I used an eyeshadow to show you how that bronze really helps to pop out her eyecolor. This is my number one palette for almost everybody. These colors are completely universal and enhance every eye color but for right now we're going to focus on this beautiful bronze.
In the video above:
  • I'm going to place this color right near the eye line and softly enhance. You don't want to go too high up, you want to stick to just this tiny little almond shape.
  • I'm subtly pressing in the eye shadow. Instead of sweeping all over and getting the eye shadow to go everywhere, a simple step is to press it into the eye like so.It makes it really easy to apply. The brush I recommend is what's called a pencil brush. You can find these at any counter and it is a dome shaped eye brush. This gives you precision and helps you to get really close to the eye line.
  • As you can see, the eye color instantly popped. I'm going to add a little bit more under the eye and because I'm using that pencil eye shadow brush, I can very easily use that tip to get a tiny bit under that eye color.

And there you go, that's the easiest and quickest tip to enhance any eye color. Look for beautiful soft bronzes, you can even in a pinch use your bronzer for an all in one product. If you are also looking to maybe pop a certain color, look for purples, deep navies and deep greens as well.

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