Hey doll hey! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope. I’m feeling a bit nauseous today. I think I might be allergic to one of my meds and when I called my doctor he told me I still had to take it until I see him next month.
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 colorful look that any age can wear but was specifically created with the over 40 crowd in mind. I decided to go with blues and purples with a hint of green.
For today’s eye look I used the ColourPop x Kathleen Lights So Jaded Palette ($39 on their website but currently sold out). A colorful look can be fun to do and is very easy to master. I think that a colorful look can really bring out the fun side of any beauty and shouldn’t be shunned just because someone is older.
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 Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream (created in 2007). The scent notes are:
- Top Notes: blackberry, grapefruit, pear
- Middle Notes: jasmine, lychee, blue wisteria
- Base Notes: white woods, musk, coconut water
Let’s jump into the walk through for 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 a combo of the colors Rose Quartz (soft neutral mauve – matte) and Citrine (true mustard yellow – matte). I then went in with a smaller fluffy crease brush and the shade Turquoise (true turquoise – matte) as my second transition shade (I took it from the crease to just slightly lower than the first transition shade and then used the first fluffy crease brush to blend the edges to create a slight green hue to the first transition shade). I used a denser crease brush and the shade Sapphire (navy blue – matte) for my crease and the outer 1/3 of my mobile lid. For the middle 1/3 of the mobile lids I used my figure and patted on the shade Alexandrite (eggplant – matte). I then used another finger and the shade Amethyst (vibrant purple – matte) for my inner 1/3 of the mobile lids. I then lined my lower waterlines with ColourPop Lippie Pencil (only available in the Big Box of Lippie Pencils Vault $79 on their website) in the shade Whatchamacallit (dusty denim). For the lower lash line I used a small pencil brush and the shade Emerald (rich emerald – metallic) and then I highlighted the inner corners of my eyes with a smaller pencil brush and the shade Peridot (bright chartreuse -metallic). I coated my lashes in 1 coat of Benefit Roller Lash Mascara ($25 at Ulta and Sephora) 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 AOA Studio Wonder Skin Illuminating Primer ($1 on the Shop Miss A website) on the high points of my 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 Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Liquid Touch Brightening Concealer ($19 at Sephora) in the shade #130N (light with neutral beige undertones). 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 2 shades from the Catrice Cosmetics California in a Box Palette ($15 on their website and at Ulta) in the colorway #010 Malibu Beach. *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 champagne colored highlighter from the Catrice Cosmetics California in a Box Palette ($15 on their website and at Ulta) in the colorway #010 Malibu Beach. *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 ColourPop Lippie Pencil ($6 on their website) in the shade Another Round (rosey nude). I then topped off my lips using MAC Satin Lipstick ($19 at MAC) in the shade Myth (light neutral nude). I also used a hint of E.L.F. Lip Lacquer ($3 on their website and at Ulta) in the shade Fantasy (champagne 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.
I’m almost in my 50’s and I still love playing with color. I don’t believe that just because someone is older that they have to stop playing with color. With the proper type of shadows for your lids and the correct placement you can rock a colorful look and slay the game all at the same time. If you have heavily lined lids instead of using metallics just switch to a matte. If you have pronounced fine lines on your undereyes swap out the metallics for mattes as well. Stick to just a hint of metallic for your inner corner highlight and this look would look perfect. You can also play around with shades. Try a nice Pink and Green combo with a nice yellow or gold on the lower lash line and a white metallic on the inner corners, a Purple and Green with a blue or orange on the lower lash line with a champagne color for the inner corners, or even Red and Orange with a pink lower lash line and a very light green on the inner corner highlight.
I hope this inspires my older beauties to step outside the box and get a bit of color into your looks. Try it just once… after all it’s only makeup and can be washed off if you don’t like it, but you’ll never know if you never try.
Well dolls that’s all for this episode. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits and health.