When did you first learn to do makeup? For most of us, it was sometime in our teens when we finally began to experiment and do our best with our own makeup. It provided an outlet to express ourselves, and help us see the beauty in ourselves. That’s the truth of makeup despite what some people seem to think. The thing is that when we’re actively learning makeup is the era of our lives when a lot of the makeup tips are applicable. We have to learn and relearn tricks as we age and drop others to ensure that we keep looking our best throughout our lives. This is particularly true when we reach our senior years. Our skin is more sensitive and far different than it used to be then. All the changes make some of the things we took for granted less than advisable. Fortunately, it is easy enough to learn makeup tips for our 60s.

Defining Features
Hair thins as we age and that honestly applies to more than our heads. Eyebrows become thinner too while lashes become finicky and a bit more difficult to maintain as well. You can do it though. The key is always to embrace the changes of age. You can and should try to give your eyebrows a little more definition and color to match your tastes, but don’t overdo it. The eyebrows simply can’t support the continual plucking and shaping the once could once we hit our 60s. You’ll want to trim your eyebrows rather than pluck when trying to keep them looking their best. Eyelashes are a bit more forgiving in this respect. Your biggest tasks will likely be curling your eyebrows and using solid black mascara to maintain their definition. That’s generally enough to keep your eyes relatively defined while still looking like you’re aging gracefully.

Balancing Colors
One of the big changes that accompanies age is that, by and large, you’re going to need to gradually phase any particularly colorful bits of makeup out of your collection. Brilliantly colored eyeliners and shadows simply don’t work as well as they used to once we hit our 60s. All the focus should go towards using colors that are good for subtle highlights to your features that add lift and definition to your appearance. This generally means sticking to the lighter colors that your skin tone can use to lighten darker areas and just add that subtle extra pop to areas such as your eyes. You’ll want to pay special attention to your lips though. Blood flow isn’t as great as we age and this can cause our lips to pale more than we’d like. A warm, natural tone that highlights your natural color is generally the best bet. Similarly, blushes and bronzers are useful for adding an extra dash of healthy color to your appearance as well.

Covering It Up?
Foundation and concealer are tricky topics once we pass 60. Wrinkles are very much a fact of life. This means there are countless potential circumstances where wrinkles will start folding and crinkling both foundation and concealer within themselves only to draw even more attention to them. If you’re going to use them, you’ll need to be careful about it. A lighter cream with a bit of powder over the top can serve you very well if you’re judicious. Target problem areas only where the discolorations are the most noticeable. Actual concealer is potentially no longer an option. You can still use it, but try to avoid focusing it anywhere near the eyes or other areas prone to movement and crinkling. It will rapidly just make you look older instead of helping you to look younger. The goal is to look healthy instead of trying to look perfect like we all did when we were younger.

The demands of age shift around many aspects of our lives. Makeup is just one of them. Our focus has to change towards helping ourselves look healthy rather than expecting we can cling to any sort of eternal youth. The acceptance of our age and working with it will help us remain vibrant and beautiful regardless of age though. Ultimately, that’s what is important.

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