5 expert makeup tips for women over 40.
“I love a light dewy liquid, but unfortunately they move so much as they aren’t dense or weighted enough to stay put. Especially with long-wear foundation,” said Brown.
So, what gives?
“As we start to show more expression lines and our skin is a little more on the dry side, it’s important to opt for a cream texture foundation,” said Brown.
“This will give coverage needed, but can still be buffed out to appear natural. The difference is that it’s slightly dense in product weight, so it won’t slip and slide into any wrinkles as much as a super lightweight dewy finish foundation.”
So, yeah. Stay away from those powdery or dewy formulas.
5. You always stick to the same look.
Don’t be boring with your makeup. Switch it up! Have fun!
Ugh. But how? We hear you groan.
Alright, this may sound terrifying, but um… Brown said you should totally try metallic eyeshadow. No, really.
It won’t make you look ‘old’. We promise.
“I like to play on light metallic shades to suit a fashion look, eye colour (always go opposite), or an occasion on the very centre of the eyelid. Adding this small bright pop of colour that has a built-in reflect is a game-changer. It’ll add a big difference to your general eye makeup,” said Brown.
Wa-wa-wait! We’re not talking full-on glitter, you silly salmon.
Think creamy eyeshadow pots with sheer washes of gold, pewter or bronze. Something like Revlon ColorStay Cream Eyeshadow, $7.47 or Chanel Longwear Cream Eyeshadow, $52 if you wanna get all fancy on us.
And don’t go too crazy – make sure you stop at the crease to keep the look non-80s-like. “A little goes a long way,” said Brown. Told you.
Feature: @mbrown_beauty; @revlon
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