Best eyeliner makeup tips for women over 40

Eyeliner makeup tips for women over 40

Why do women over 40 find wearing eyeliner makeup difficult?  Maybe there is too much conflicting information about this topic and it's become too complicated!

Well I think a little eyeliner - applied correctly - can enhance mature eyes and make them look lively again.

I love wearing eyeliner! But when you’re over 40 it can be tricky. And while there are hundreds of makeup artists who tell you the wrong and right way to apply it........

I don't like to follow someone else's rules. I do what works best for me.

I think eyeliner looks sexy! If you agree, then try some of these tips..................

Is there a wrong or right way to apply eyeliner?

Here are some eyeliner makeup tips to consider...........

  • Wrong: We're told it's wrong to wear black or dark eyeliner if we're over 40 or 50. Experts say it's too harsh and may accentuate lines and dark circles.


  • Right: I wear black eyeliner, but I usually apply it inside the upper eyelid rim, in-between lashes and sometimes across the top of upper lid.

Tips for women over 40. Eyeliner on upper eyelid waterline.

NOTE: Under eye puffiness or crepiness? Try this AFTER applying your eyeliner...

  • Wrong: Experts will tell to you never apply liner to lower lids. It will exaggerate wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles and even make your eyes look smaller.

  • Right: While I usually stick to lining just the upper lids, sometimes on special occasions, I want more definition. So I apply a small amount of black liner to the outer 1/3 of the inner lower lid.

Eyeliner tips women over 40

Want to know how I do it? Click here to see my "how to apply eyeliner" tips.

Perfect eyeliner for crinkly eye skin

Do you find that using eyeliner accentuates wrinkles and dark circles around your eyes?

Then try this creamy eyeliner makeup which also doubles as a highlighter for your eyebrows, cheeks, and even lips.

I use the "Any Wear" makeup which is waterproof, smudge proof and comes in several different colors. Here I'm wearing Golden Caramel on my upper and lower eyelids.  

Best eyeliner tips. Shimmery golden caramel Any Wear cream on upper and lower eyelids.

It's the perfect way to accent your eyes without dark or harsh eyeliner makeup.

Perfect if you have lines or crinkly skin around the eyes - because it draws attention to your eyes - not your wrinkles!

And it won't smear or smudge.

You can also use the Any Wear cream anywhere on the an eyeshadow, eyeliner, cheek highlighter, face contour, blush, and lip color. And, it comes in 8 gorgeous colors.

Click here to see them all!

What about using white eyeliner makeup

Another eyeliner makeup trick for mature eyes that really works to brighten and open them up is applying a bit creamy white eyeliner inside or under the lower eyelids.

How to apply white eyeliner

how to wear white eyeliner over 40

There are many ways to apply white eyeliner, but here is what I like to do................

After moisturizing and applying sunscreen, foundation or bb cream, run a cream colored-white eyeliner pencil either inside the lower eyelid or right under the eyelash line - outside of the eyelid. 

Play around with this to see which one works best for you. Some women find that applying white eyeliner to only the inside 1/3 of the eyelid works best.....don't draw the eyeliner all the way out to the outside corners of the eye.

Then apply a dark eyeliner pencil to the upper eyelid (inside the water line). The beauty of this is sometimes a little bit of dark color transfers to your lower eyelids and highlights the eyes without looking too harsh. 

But for a more dramatic look, you can run a dark eyeliner pencil to the outer 1/3 corners of the lower eyelids. As explained above.....

Finally finish with your mascara. If your eyes are really puffy, skip the mascara on the bottom lashes.

My favorite eye highlighter

This is my favorite "go to" highlighter. I smudge a bit into the inner corners of my eyes and above my eyebrows. It's called the Power Lift Highlighter Crayon. 

One end contains a matte highlighter and the other end a pearlescent highlighter. It seems to blend well with all skin tones and brightens the  whole upper part of the face.

And because it's a crayon, it just "melts" right into your skin - so it does NOT accentuate fine lines and crepiness. 

I LOVE this crayon!!! See before and after pics at Beauty Tips for Aging Eyes

What about gel or liquid eyeliners

Personally, I find most gel or liquid eyeliners difficult to use and looks too dramatic for everyday wear.

But, I'll use them from time to time for a special evening look.

If you are a fan of gel or liquid eyeliners, I did find one brand that works well and is easy to apply.

If you're interested and would like tips on how to apply gel liners, check out the video below.

Visit Mommy Makeup for more videos and info.

Final eyeliner tips

To get the best look for your eyes, you really need to play around and experiment with different types of eyeliner makeup to see what works for you.

Hopefully at the end of the day you’ll find the best combination of eyeliner makeup tips that'll make your eyes just pop!

Also, head over to Best Eyeliners for Aging Eyes to find some favorite eyeliners that work well on wrinkled eyelids and tips for tired looking eyes.


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