Every time I put something on here for older women, my readers go crazy with love for me. So here's a few more tips I've picked up and want to share for women over 60:
- Less is more. The older you get, the less makeup you want to wear. Foundation and heavy powders tend to settle into lines and wrinkles and they sit on top of facial hair, making that baby hair on your cheeks stand out.
- Don't shave or tweeze that chin. As you age, you tend to grow chin hairs. Most women I know have a few, but I know women with mini beards at 40. I tweezed mine for years until I read that they grow back heavier (!). I can't vouch if this is true, but the real way to get rid of chin hair is electrolysis. You have to go a bejillion times, but it does get rid of them.
- Stay away from shimmer. Shimmer makeup on the eyes is like a beacon on a wrinkled lid (hey, my lids are wrinkled and I'm not even 40!). Shimmer lipstick only shows off a wrinkled lip (I have wrinkly lips too! But I like my lips). And shimmery nail polish brings attention to hands and age spots. Stick with a matte polish.
- Think dewy, think moist. The older your skin gets, the drier it tends to be. Many older women with dry skin make the mistake of buying powdered blush and foundation. Instead, stick with blush in liquid form and use foundation sparingly, covering up only the spots that need to be covered, usually along the nose, under the eyes and on cheeks.