Beauty and makeup are not the monopoly of young age. It is actually at 40 that the real need of makeup starts. The makeup for older women need not be more sophisticated and classy. It is because they have to be specific about the colors and texture of makeup they use. The make up they wear also reflect about the society they belong to, so at this age more than looking beautiful, makeup becomes a way to flaunt the class and hide the ageing signs. The basic challenge in applying make up over an old lady is to cover her ageing marks and give her a graceful look. Difference between the make up of Older and Younger Women The makeup of older women needs to be more graceful than that of young women. The use of colors should be done in a more classy way. There should be use of more pastel shades. Excess glittery and skin showy clothes should be avoided. The combination of accessories with the dress should be very sophisticated and stylish.
Makeup should focus on hiding the ageing marks like wrinkles, blemishes and scars if any. As there is a little less scope to go out of way in hairdo and hair color, the experiments should be done in a subtle way with hair cuts. It is always preferable to go for regular cuts and suitable trends other than blindly following the fashion. Remember it's not about looking younger; it is about looking beautiful at your own age. Before you go for a makeup do Now when you are 40, it is time to give you a wonderful make over. First of all review your look and observe the changes that have come across you in last few years. Also, make a check list of the things you want to work upon. Do you feel you are in the same look from last 10 or 20 years? It is time to change now. Your dated hair and makeup can add to your aging look and wrong choice of colors can make you a matter of amusement. It is thus often advisable to go for a professional advice. Given here are few Make up advices for older women , Hair Reconsider your hair style. Go for a change that compliments your face and profession at your age. Also, go for colors lighter in shade for a softened and graceful look. Eyebrows As by this age, your eyebrows may start getting sparser and the color of your eyebrows may begin to fade, give them additional definition with a powder, pencil or gel that is similar to your natural hair color. Face Do not go with very heavy foundations; try liquid foundations mixed with moisturizer to nourish your dry face. Also try to use a shade of reflecting foundation. Even use the lighter shade of powder which is moisturizing, and goes on smoothly. In case you use blush, make sure that you use cream blush instead of a powder for a more bedewed appearance. Use a non-frosted powder below your chin to hide the saggy neck. Eyes Make sure you curl your lashes as this brings a big change in the way you look. Use neutral shade of shimmer for more natural look. Use a judicious yet classy use of liner and mascara. Avoid wild colors, go for mild ranges. Prefer the blends of pink and gray eye shadows that soften graying hair Lips Your lips must have started getting a little dry by now. So the challenge before you is giving your lip, a fresh and young look. Prefer using foundation and powder close to the lip line. You can also go for an anti-feathering lip primer to avoid feathering. Choose graceful shades of lipsticks. More than colors pay attention to the moisture and fullness of your lips. Pink, Berry, Coral or Peach shades are good options.