Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m still in some pain. It’s still been raining everyday here in Florida and that really wrecks havoc with my Fibromyalgia. I have a decent amount of energy today but the pain is just to really high. I was able to get a bit of baking in that I will share with you in another blog post.
As I explained in my other posts the inspiration for this new series is all thanks to my Instagram friend and fellow Fibro Warrior called Annette. She reached out to me on Instagram and mentioned that she was hoping to get some makeup ideas from me but said that she is 64 and so she felt that she needed to be sensible. To which I replied Makeup is timeless and all inclusive and can be experimented with at any age. 💜 You never have to be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and explore the beauty world! But I also didn’t want her to feel like she couldn’t do a great job without going too glam or bold… so I told her I would do a Makeup for Mature Beauties series just for her and asked if I could use her name to give her credit for the series and she said yes and that she was excited to know that I would be willing to do this for her. And so… this new series is born…
For today’s look I am focusing on a glam look that any age can wear but was specifically created with the over 40 crowd in mind. I can’t think of anything more glam than a great halo eye with a cute pair of lashes.
For today’s eye look I used the ColourPop x Kathleen Lights So Jaded Palette ($39 on their website but currently sold out). A beautiful halo eye can really bring a highlighted pop to maturing eyes that brightens up the face so ethereally.
I’ve decided to switch up the way I do my walk through to match the order in which I actually do my makeup so starting today my walk throughs will begin with EYES.
Today’s scent is Davidoff Cool Water released in 1996 and was created by Pierre Bourdon. The scent notes are:
- Top Notes: Ozonic Notes (aquatic), Citrus, Pineapple, Honeydew, Quince, Black Currant, Water Lily, and Lotus Blossoms.
- Middle Notes: Muguet (Lily of the Valley), Jasmine, and May Rose.
- Base Notes: Vetiver (dry, earthy, woody, leathery and smoky), Sandalwood, Peach, Vanilla, Musk, Orris (Iris roots) and Mulberry.
And now it’s time for our walk through on today’s Face of the Day…..
I first primed my face Good Molecules Silicone-Free Priming Moisturizer ($14 on their website and on the Beautylish website) which I let sink in for about 10 minutes. I then set my brows using Believe Beauty Eyebrow Styling Gel ($4 only at Dollar General Stores) in the shade Clear, I let the brows set for a few minutes and then filled in my bows using the E.L.F. Ultra Precise Brow Pencil ($5 on the ELF website and at Target and Walmart) in the shade Deep Brown. I carved out my brows and primed my lids using the P. Louise Base (£10/$12.85 on their website) in the shade #0.5 Rumour using a smaller detailer brush and the lightest amount of the base. For today’s eye look I used the ColourPop x Kathleen Lights So Jaded Palette ($39 on their website but currently sold out). I started with a tiny detail brush and set my brow line using the shade My Precious (pale peach – matte). For my transition shade is used a fluffy crease brush and the color Rose Quarts (soft neutral mauve – matte). For my crease and the outer and inner 1/3 of the mobile lids I used a denser crease brush and the color Carnelian (burnt orange – matte). I then darkened the outer 1/2 of the inner and outer 1/3 of the mobile lids using a small pencil brush and the color Jasper (red brown – matte). For the middle 1/3 of the mobile lids using my finger I used the color Sunstone (fiery orange toned gold – metallic). With my pinky and the color Moonstone (silvery taupe with purple and blue sparkle – metallic) I patted that over the very center of the middle 1/3 of the mobile lids. I then went back in with the color Carnelian (burnt orange – matte) with the denser crease brush and tapped a bit more over the edges of the middle 1/3 to blend all the shades together. I then took a hint more of the color Sunstone (fiery orange toned gold – metallic) on my finger and with my eyes open tapped it over the center of the crease to elongate the haloed center. For my lower lash line I used a small detailer brush and more of the shade Rose Quarts (soft neutral mauve – matte). I then wiped off the brush and went in with the shade Sunstone (fiery orange toned gold – metallic) wetting the brush with a few spritzes of my setting spray and I smudged that along the middle of my lash line. I then went in with a pencil brush and more of the shade Carnelian (burnt orange – matte) on either side of the Sunstone (fiery orange toned gold – metallic) shade and then wiped off the pencil brush and went into more of the shade Jasper (red brown – matte) and feathered that on the inner and outer edges of the lash line to create a halo on the lower lash line to mimic the upper eye. I tight lined my upper waterlines using Sephora Collection 12hr Colorful Contour Eyeliner ($11 at Sephora) in the shade #14 Cocoa (Chocolate Brown) and my lower waterlines using ColourPop BBF Crème Gel Liner in the shade Get Paid (rose gold – metallic). I coated my lashes in Pixi by Petra Lash Booster Mascara in the shade #02 Blackest Black and popped on a pair of Alter Ego False Lashes ($5 on their website) in the style Plush.
I primed my face using Rimmel London Lasting Breathable Primer ($6.99 on Amazon) and then primed my pores using Tarte Clean Slate Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 at Ulta and Sephora). I used a bit of Catrice Cosmetics Light Correcting Serum Primer ($11 on their website) in the shade Candle Light (white gold) over my high points of the face. I contoured my forehead, bridge of my nose, hollows of my cheeks, lips, and jaw line using NYX Wonder Stick ($12 at Ulta) in the shade Deep Dark. For foundation today I used a flat top foundation brush and Pixi by Petra Beauty Balm High Coverage Foundation ($22 on their website and at Target) in the shade #2 Nude. I then took my setting spray and spritzed my whole face and waited a few seconds and bounced my beauty sponge over my whole face to press the foundation into my skin flawlessly. I bronzed my face using a dense bronzer brush and BareMinerals Bare Pro Glow Liquid Bronzer ($29 at Ulta) in the shade Warmth. I cream highlighted the high points of my face using a fluffy crease brush and Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm Beauty Light Wand ($38 at Sephora and on the Beautylish website) in the shade Glowgasm (gold). I color corrected my undereyes (just the dark areas at the back part of my undereyes and along the middle of my lash line) using a concealer brush and Tarte Colored Clay CC Undereye Corrector ($25 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Light/Medium. For concealer today I am using (just a dab for both eyes and to straighten out my nose contour) the same concealer brush and Milani Retouch + Erase Light Lifting Concealer ($8.99 at Ulta, Walgreens, and Walmart) in the shade #03 Medium Light. I then took my setting spray and spritzed my beauty sponge and tapped out my undereyes and the I immediately set my undereyes using just a touch of Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder for Under Eyes ($28 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade #1 (fair to medium skin tones). I set the rest of my face with a very light layer of Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder ($39 at Ulta and Sephora) in the shade Translucent (for fair to medium skin tones) using a fluffy powder brush. * For drier skin or more mature skin just simple powder the areas of the face where oils form naturally… the nose, chin, and center of the forehead* . I touched up my bronzer using the BH Cosmetics Brilliance Bronzer (discontinued but can find on Beauty Bay for $10) in the shade Bronze Babe using a round top powder brush. *For drier skin or more mature skin skip this step as the extra powder will just emphasize the texture of your skin* For my touch up powder I am using Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder ($45 at Sephora and on the Beautylish website) in the shade #2 Medium with a retractable kabuki brush for touch ups and I only touch up the sides of my nose and maybe the center of my forehead if it needs it.
Cheeks and Lips:
For blush today I chose Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush ($20 at Sephora) in the shade #06 Daiquiri Dip (soft coral red) and using a a duo fiber brush and applied it in the draping technique where you wrap the blush around the temples. I touched up my highlighter using the ColourPop x Disney Designer Collection Super Shock Cheek Pearlized (discontinued was limited edition) in the shade A Smile and a Song (soft champagne) with a highlighter brush. *For drier skin or more mature skin skip this step as the extra powder will just emphasize the texture of your skin* I lined and filled in my lips using Flower Beauty Petal Pout Lip liner ($6.99 at Ulta) in the shade Toffee (rusty terracotta) and filled in my lips with ColourPop Lippie Stix (only sold in the Big Box of Lippie Stix Vault $115 but currently out of stock) in the shade Dream Date (pale warm nude). I then gave my face a spritz of setting spray and used my hand held fan to dry my face almost all the way and then I bounced my beauty sponge over the whole face to help melt all the face products into the skin better.
A halo eye, to me, is the epitome of glam. It can be done darker or lighter depending on the look your going for. I tried to chose shades that would look great on any skin tone. Basically all you need is a light transition shade, the main shade (a few shades darker than the transition), a deep shade, and a light metallic shade for the center. All you want to do is apply the transition shade, take a smaller brush and apply the main shade on the inner and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and into the crease. Deepen up the inner and outer edges of the inner and outer 1/3 of the mobile lid and then tap the metallic shade in the middle 1/3 of the mobile lid. It’s an easy eye look to create that just simply looks amazing and works for any eye shape. The only thing you need to remember if you have hooded eyes is to bring the shades up just a bit higher on the eye so that you can still see them when you have your eyes open. The best way to achieve this is to simply keep your eyes open whilst applying shadow to the crease and to bring the metallic shade up just as high on the center of the eye.
For older beauties metallic shadows can get a bit creasy but a halo eye is a great way to be able to wear metallic shades because your are using it in a targeted way. Another way to use metallics would be to just pop it on the inner 1/3 of the mobile lid instead of the whole lid.
Well that’s all for this episode dolls. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in great spirits and health.