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I am 68 years old and would like eye makeup tricks and advice and perhaps a list of products that I can purchase for a total eye makeup regime. It is confusing because there are so many products on the market, but none seem geared towards women over 60.
I'm especially looking for tricks and product suggestions for eyeliner, concealer, mascara and eye shadow. Any help would be so appreciated.
I have fair skin, and puffy eyes are my biggest issue.
Thanks for your question regarding eye makeup tricks for women over 60.
Yes, it is confusing and that is a great question as I agree that baby boomers do not have as many choices or even good advice on how to apply eye makeup with issues like under eye wrinkles and under-eye puffiness.
Here is my take on this topic and what I've been doing that works well for me.
I don't like to spend a lot of money on makeup or wear a lot of makeup. I like a simple, natural clean look. I want people to see my features, not my makeup.
Also, I don't think the expensive brands are any better than the less expensive brands. I found a makeup company that is owned by a retired famous makeup artist, Debra Rubin-Roberts founder of Mommy Makeup. I especially love her eye makeup products because they're inexpensive, easy to use, lasts long, are smudge-proof and many have dual uses.
Also, she puts out videos on how to apply eyeliner easily and explains tips on how to wear or use her makeup.
I'm 60 yrs old and know that most women our age have the hardest time with eye makeup. At this age our skin, hair, and eyebrow color are less vibrant than it was when we were younger, so we can look washed out very easily - so I think a bit of eye makeup is very important. But, wearing a lot of eye makeup is a problem due to eye wrinkles, dark circles, and puffy eyes.
Debra shows how to apply eyeliner on the upper lids to make your eyes stand out, without drawing attention to dark circles, wrinkles, and puffiness. She also has this line of cream shadow that's called AnyWear Cream.
You can use this as an eyeliner, eyeshadow, even cheek highlighter. That's what
I mean when I said some of her products have dual uses. This saves money too! And this cream stays put all day.
If you visit this page on the link below and scroll down towards the middle and bottom, you'll see a picture of me wearing the Champagne color AnyWear cream as an eyeliner and an eyeshadow. I love it!
She also makes a really good concealer that works well for most skin colors because it's not too white, it's more flesh tone. She explains why some women don't get good results with concealers because they use the wrong color.
Her analogy is like this: If you wear a white shirt and have on a black bra, the black bra will show through. That's why you never want to use a really white concealer because your dark circles will look like bruises. You need to use a concealer that is more flesh tone to cover dark eye circles.
Also, it's very important to apply the concealer in the tear trough area, not on top of the puffy eye area. This would only exaggerate the under-eye puffiness. See attached picture.
Click here to visit her site and some of her videos:
Mommy Makeup Stay Put Waterproof Gel Eyeliner
Check out the two links I gave you (my page and her site) to see if
they offer any help with your makeup questions. If not, feel free to
contact me. :-)
I hope this was helpful.
P.S. About puffy eyes -- I have puffy eyes (mostly my right eye, which I had issues with since high school) so I have tried everything under the sun! This one eye serum called EES is the only thing that works well for me.
I did have to play with the application a few times to get it right, but it
works well and is not harsh or drying like those other serums.
My girlfriends use it too. You can see a video of my friend who has REALLY bad puffy eyes. It does not get rid of her puffiness completely, but she does look better and less tired. Click on the link below and watch the video of her using it on one eye only and you'll see the difference.
How to Reduce Puffy Eyes
Eyeliner Makeup Tips
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