Natural Everyday Makeup for Older and Mature Ladies

by katiem2

Learn how to get a great look for ladies in their 50's, 60's and older making skin look even and fresh without emphasizing lines and get eye definition without a harsh end results.

As women age they begin to struggle with makeup. They may see other women their age wearing makeup that looks bad and think they should avoid makeup altogether. This is the furthest thing from the truth. Older women don’t want to be that person looking silly in makeup as if she’s in denial as to how old she really is. While this is true of many cases older more mature women can easily wear makeup that makes them look amazing enhancing their beauty. In fact the makeup guidelines you’re about to learn will make you look better and more youthful addressing the biggest issues that make women look bad with or without makeup.

Makeup Older Women Should Avoid

The main reason older women find makeup no longer works for them is because their makeup needs have changed and they don’t know what to use.

While the makeup needs of older women change they tend to use the same makeup they've always used. This is why older women don’t look good in makeup and yet there is a simple solution to this dilemma. Aging women in their 40's, 50's, 60's and older need to use an entirely new line of makeup to look gorgeous anytime. Follow along to learn what you need and how to apply it to look better than ever and enjoy wearing makeup again. There is no need to give up on beauty regardless of age.  

The Best Foundation for Older Women

Start by using Bobbi Brown Moisturizing Balm Light to Medium

Bobbi Brown Moisturizing Balm Light to Medium

This wonderfully moisturizing balm doesn't stick or cake in any lines you may have causing you to look older. It’s so nice and easily glides on very much like a tinted moisturizer. It offers a dewy soft glow softening your look and toning down the natural signs of aging enhancing the beauty you once enjoyed again. 

Product Information

While this foundation may cost more than you're accustomed to using in your youth it last much longer. You only need a small amount. Using it properly this will last you as long as six months. 

Rimmel Wake Me up Concealer - Ivory 010

Apply Rimmel wake me up concealer to eye area.

Apply Rimmel Ivory 010 Wake Me up Concealer beneath and in corners of eyes using Mac 217 Brush sweeping concealer on delicate eye tissue very lightly under and in corner of the eyes blending in well and gently with feathering short strokes.

You don’t want too much because a heavy amount will make the eyes look to white. You do want to cover up any dark areas and the inner corners of the eyes as this area often looks dark creating a sunken look enhancing aging. 

Makeup Application Tips

Add a very small amount stand back a bit, take a look and add more if needed until dark areas are no longer visual taking your time to blend well.

How to Apply Blusher

Max Factor Miracle Touch Soft Cardinal 18

Apply Blusher Max Factor Miracle Touch Soft Cardinal 18 lightly with finger tips. It’s a nice dewy formulation that’s very sheer for a healthy glow.

Blend creamy blusher into the apple of the cheek area blending it inward toward the ear as shown in the video below. Make sure to take your time blending the blusher in lightly.

Spot Coverage for Older Women

Use Screenface Domed Eyeliner Sable Makeup Brush to apply Vichy Derma Blend.

Vichy Derma Blend - Fluid Corrective Foundation – Nude 25 to cover scratches, scars or dark spots.

This is a heavy product so you want to dab it on carefully with screen face domed eyeliner sable brush.

Apply a small amount on brush and dab it on areas you want to cover blending in well with feathery motions.

Don't be afraid to use this product and be sure to pay attention to this section of the video to see how Lisa demonstrates how effectively it hides age spots.

Makeup Brush Collection

This Mac Makeup Brush Collection has Everything Needed to Complete the Lisa Eldridge Mature Makeup Look

While watching the video you will be able to identify what brush is needed for each application finding the same brush in this Mac Collection.

Eye Makeup for Mature Women

The biggest mistake older women make in terms of makeup is eye shadow.

As you will see in the video Lisa Eldridge has created for mature makeup the models eyes take on an amazing transformation with the subtle application of the right eye makeup.

Older women miss the opportunity to dramatically improve their appearance by avoiding eye makeup, this being the biggest mistake older women make cheating themselves of beauty and confidence,.


Clinique Lid Smoothie

Start with - Clinique Lid Smoothie - Currant Affair 11

Start with - Clinique Lid Smoothie - Currant Affair 11

This is a beautiful color easy to apply with fingers dabbing it on the lid blending it carefully to eliminate an obvious line. This is a beautiful lid cover that’s not to glittery. As you get older you need more defining makeup around your eyes than when you’re younger. Well made up eyes adds definition to the face and really brings out the eyes making for an overall beautiful look.

Defining Eyes For Older Women

Boots No7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow Palette

Next use Trio of eye color No 7 Stay Perfect Eye shadow Palette Cappuccino 30 applying it with Suqqu Eyeshadow Brush – M.

This color palette is not completely matte as it has a little bit of shimmer that’s perfect for mature eyes with a mauve and flat brown adding depth. Apply it a little darker in the outer corner blending it in inward and along the crease. 

Eyeliner for Older Women

Women in the 40's, 50's, 60's and older have different eyeliner needs.

Using L’Oreal Infallible Stylo Eyeliner – Grey Obsession or Other

Upper Lash Liner - Apply liner as close to the lash line as possible in little circular motions along the upper lid blending it in well to carefully smudge using a c Qtip to finish.

Lower Lash Liner - On the underneath lashes add about three dots at the corner of the otter corner smudging as well. Define the look finishing it off with the Sigma Small Eye Liner – E10

Eye Lash Curler for Older Women

Curling eyelashes defines eyes adding the appearance of fuller more obvious eyelashes.

Curl eye lashes with Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler - Gently lift the upper eye lid to raise the lashes enough to position eyelash curler so the lashes can be gently pressed by curler slightly  a little pressure goes a long way and makes a big difference in your lashes appearing fuller and lush.

Mascara for Older Women

Older women should wear mascara anytime and all the time as it adds such an amazing improvement in overall appearance.

Organic Glam Mascara - Jet Black - add to the top lashes nearest to the roots as possible lightly allowing it to dry before doing the lower lashes.

Once dried properly this mascara really stays on.

Lets move on to the next step, we'll come back to mascara touch ups and application to lower lashes later.

This organic mascara was hard to find but finally I did and it is perfect, won't irritate your eyes @ $20.00 it's worth it.

Eyebrow Makeup for Older Women

As we age our eyebrows thin and fade in color this takes away from features yet once enhanced with a good brow pen the look is amazing.

Next do the brows, with L'Oreal Paris Brow Stylist Custom Brow Shaping Pencil lightly apply very subtle just to fill in and define the shape adding a nice arch to lift the face. This dry’s well and will not smudge.

Mascara Touch Up

Adding mascara to the lower lashes

Now apply mascara to the lower lashes just touching the roots lightly. Use a small brush to avoid getting it everywhere. You may also want to flutter over the top lashes again.

Lip Color for Older Women

Lips are important for a all together look.

Kevyn Aucoin The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil -

Lightly apply color in small circular motions in a bit of a dabbing fashion to enhance the shape of the lips with a natural tone preparing it for the finished lip sheer tint blending gently to eliminate a harsh line add.

Adding Tinted Lip Color to Older Mature Lips

As we age our lips become thinner and more fragile it is for this reason you need to have a good moisturizing lip balm on hand at all time to maintain healthy moist lips.

The Burt's Bees line is perfect for this use as it is all natural and very kind to aging lips plus it looks amazing.

Plus the flavor and aroma is wonderful and pleasing to everyone.

Lip Finish

Once a good coverage is achieved add  a sheer tinted lip balm such Burt's Bees honeysuckle.

Finishing Mature Makeup

Adding the final touches to any makeup is important.

Back to eyes now that the eye makeup is settling down and dry add a tad bit more eye liner to enhance the eyes. Always stop stand back and look at the effects to avoid adding to much.

Add a bit of bronzer using a Suqqu cheek brush – Bourjois Bronzing Powder – 51 add just a touch to warm things up around the blushing area. 

Lastly look up and gently brush the bronzer brush underneath the eyes without adding more bronzer yet simply allow the slightly amount left to ensure the lower eye area is not to white or light.

Enjoy looking beautiful and confident once more. Today is the first day of the rest of your beautiful years. Enjoy!

Mature Makeup by Lisa Eldridge

Learn how to wear makeup for your age and look amazing with a how to guide and makeup list from makeup artist Lisa Eldridge view the trending viral makeup tutorial video women are thrilled with.

Watch the guided video tutorial by Lisa Eldridge with step by step instructions as to how to apply all the makeup shown here today.

Lisa Eldridge Makeup List for Older Women

This is a list of makeup Lisa Eldridge advises older women to use making skin look even and fresh without emphasizing lines plus get eye definition without a harsh end results.
  1. Bobbi Brown Moisturizing Balm Light to Medium
  2. Mac No7 Makeup Brush (apply makeup balm with this brush)
  3. Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer - Ivory 010
  4. Mac 217 Makeup Brush (apply concealer with this brush)
  5. Max Factor Miracle Touch - Soft Cardinal 18 Blusher (apply with finger tips)
  6. Vichy Derma Blend - Fluid Corrective Foundation – Nude 25
  7. Screenface Domed Eyeliner Sable Makeup Brush (apply Vichy Derma Blend with this)
  8. Clinique Lid Smoothie - Currant Affair 11 (apply with fingers)
  9. Trio of eye color No 7 Stay Perfect Eye shadow Palette Cappuccino 30
  10. L’Oreal Infallible Stylo Eyeliner – Grey Obsession
  11. Sigma Small Eye Liner – E10
  12. Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
  13. Organic Glam Mascare - Jet Black
  14. L'Oreal Paris Brow Stylist Custom Brow Shaping Pencil
  15. No 7 Precision Lips Pencil – Nude 20
  16. Une Sheer Lips Balm - S03
  17. Suqqu Eyeshadow Brush – M (use this brush to touch apply and touch up eyeshadow)
  18. Bourjois Bronzing Powder – 51
  19. Suqqu Cheek Brush


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Updated: 03/25/2013, katiem2
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DerdriuMarriner on 03/18/2017

katiem2, Very nice explanations and product lines! In particular, I like the thoughtful case and all the information and products for dark-eyed, light- but thick-lashed, pale-skinned, thin-eyebrowed people like me.

katiem2 on 08/24/2016

Sandra, Thanks for adding your very helpful prospective on the importance of older women applying makeup to enhance a youthful out come and not cause them to look older.

Sandra on 01/14/2016

I have viewed this video many times and I believe Lisa does a super job. I am sixty-five years young and am very interested in her videos for mature women. No matter how old we get, we always need to "cheat" a bit. I find the biggest problem I have is finding the correct foundation for myself. My skin is very good for a woman of my age. I need a very light application, only in some specific areas.. I find the slight bags under my eyes and the small "spider veins" on my cheeks are my biggest problem areas. I haven't found a concealer I am totally happy with although I have tried quite a few. I would prefer a lighter, more creamy concealer. Does any one have a suggestion on brands. Thank you..

WriterArtist on 07/05/2013

This explains you need to look good no matter how old you grow. Women who pass 40's need a different setup as the requirements are different from young women. Ageing skin can glow longer if appropriate care is taken. Makeup looks great on all whether in 40's, 50's, 60's or beyond.

katiem2 on 03/25/2013

That didn't take long I found my favorite makeup organizer with my first search at Amazon. It's just below the makeup list. Thanks Again

katiem2 on 03/25/2013

Kellie, You are so right. Keeping all your makeup and tools in the same place is a must for looking great. hmmmm I'll add and appropriate collection of bags.I'll leave a message here later to let you now I've done just that. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

Kellie on 03/25/2013

We need a good makeup bag to put all this makeup in, what do you advise?

katiem2 on 03/24/2013

Great idea Tina and I agree it has helped me with my makeup and I don't fall into the age bracket.

Tina on 03/24/2013

This is amazing, love the video it's so detailed and yet easy to follow. I learned a lot about applying makeup that will work for me in my 30's. Now maybe i can get my Mom to wear makeup again, she looks so sloppy, tired and straight out slouchy without makeup as if she doesn't care how she looks but I know better. Wearing makeup makes you look your best and feel your best IMHO

katiem2 on 03/23/2013

Pam, I've been hearing so much about Lisa Eldridge and her makeup for aging women. The video tutorial she's created on youtube has gone viral. I saw her again on The Today Show and was intrigued even more. I checked it out and realized this is perfect for fair skinned women as well. I enjoy wearing makeup but redheaded fair skinned women can't wear similar makeup common to most women. I gave it a go and found it was perfect for me. The colors and moisturizing Bobbi Brown Balm is perfect. I'm thrilled to have found this and just had to create a page to share with everyone.

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