April 18, 2010

Fabulous at 50!

Fabulous at 50!

One of the most important changes that occur as we get older is the skin's texture. It's a great idea at any age to exfoliate dead skin cells and keep your skin glowing.  Always moisturize afterwards.
Many women turning fifty tend to look better with less makeup on.  
Foundation should be light and applied sparingly in the same color as your natural skin tone.  Use a concealer that is lightly textured and be careful with the color.  Going too light will give a gray appearance.  Make sure that you powder lightly afterwards.  I tend to use a powder brush to apply it evenly all over the face and not have any blotching.
If you have a few more lines around the eye area, avoid frosted colors and try to go more for a matte look.
Flashy or vivid colors should also be avoided.  Eyeliner should be kept on the upper lid to avoid a heavy look.  Follow with mascara.  Choose a natural rose or beige color blush to enhance your cheek bones.  No need to create apple cheeks.
Finish with a pretty soft , natural colored lipstick to finish your look.  If you've created a natural eye then you can go darker and deeper for your lip color.  It's a good idea to line your lips first to avoid lip bleeding from your lipstick.  

If you have this problem, powder your lips before applying the lipliner and lipstick.


Rattus Scribus said...

Oh chère Brigette! Merci pour être venue chez moi pour fêter mon anniversaire! How fabulous to find your blog post about the challenging, but I am sure wonderful world of being in our 50s.....I will be a whopping 52 on Friday, but looking at all these lovely examples of grace here on your blog, there is nothing but creativity, wisdom and finesse to look forward to! Many thanks for your visit, and please, come by anytime from my favorite city.....VIVE PARIS!

Join the Sistahood and come by anytime for a cup of tea, a flute of pink champagne or a stroll in the garden!

Amitiés, Anita


Thanks so much Anita!
Looking forward to keeping in touch and sharing a verre ensemble.
Bonne journée!

Sara Louise said...

Michelle Pfeiffer never ceases to amaze me! If I look half as good as she does when I'm in my 40's (she looks that good!) I'll be thrilled :-)