Honey Good gives her seven basic beauty tips for women over 50.

Not everyone is into makeup, but dear readers, everyone wants to look their best. If you are a makeup novice who doesn’t want to spend too much time fussing over your look here are seven basic beauty tips for women over 50 to keep in mind.

Tip 1: Avoid powder blush

We all want bright, rosy cheeks but skip the powder blush which has a tendency to set in fine lines and wrinkles, accentuating them. I find that it’s best to go for a more airbrushed approach, so I love the spray on blush from Bairly Sheer. It won’t cake or settle. I adore it! Get it online here.

Tip 2: Stay away from gloss

Similar to the tip above, if you have fine lines around your lips, you may want to toss the gloss. Gloss has a tendency to bleed into those lines, and nobody wants their lipstick to transfer! Instead, try a flattering lipstick such as MAC Viva Glam IV, a beautiful dusty rose shade with hints of gold. Get it online here.

Tip 3: Don’t ignore your brows

As we age, our eyebrows can become sparse, but a little grooming and filling is all that’s needed to keep brows lovely. I recommend continuing to groom them regularly, and if you find that your brows are becoming thin over time, learning how to fill them in is a must.

Tip 4: Don’t forget the sunscreen

By far the best thing you can do for your skin, in my opinion, is to apply sunscreen every day. Even on overcast days, an SPF of at least 15 is a must to keep your skin healthy and youthful. The mineral sunscreen and BB cream from Coola is perfect for everyday use since it’s unscented and also has just a hint of tint. Get it online here.

Tip 5: Trade in the heavy foundation for a light BB or CC cream

Cakey makeup is not a good look for anybody, but those of us over 50 are especially susceptible to over doing it on foundation. That’s why I recommend trading in heavier products for light products with added moisturizers. I ditched my traditional foundation and picked up a CC cream and my skin has never looked better. My current favorite CC cream is from Lorac. It does an amazing job of keeping my skin moisturized and hydrated while also hiding discoloration and redness.  Get it online here.

Tip 6: Go easy on the powder

To keep the powder from setting into fine lines, I recommend ditching it!  If you find that your skin starts looking oily or shiny throughout the day, apply powder only to your t zone, not everywhere!

Tip 7: Don’t test makeup on the back of your hand

We’ve all been there: using the back of our hand to test shades at the makeup counter. But did you know that this area ages faster than our face? That means you could end up purchasing a shade totally wrong for you. I recommend purchasing a trial size or requesting a sample and testing it out on your face for the best results.

What are your best beauty tips for women over 50? Do tell!

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