As women get older, it is inevitable to start worrying about their appearance, and the everlasting battle to keep their younger view grows.
But a woman entering the fifth decade of her life should feel nothing but confidence about her looks. Her maturity is considered to be sexy for most men and her life experiences have taught her to know better by now.
The fact that you have discovered the first signs of aging doesn’t mean you have to abandon your face and stop using makeup. On the contrary, now it is the time to enjoy and reward yourself for your achievements in life.
The only problem is that during your effort to stay young and beautiful, you make a few mistakes that bring the opposite results.
Too Much Makeup
Many women don’t realise that excessive makeup can’t guarantee good-looking skin. Heavy makeup makes your fine lines more visible. You should avoid cake foundation. In case you need extra coverage, try to apply your foundation with a wet sponge.
Eyes are characterized as the mirror of your soul, but you don’t want them to be as shiny as a mirror! First of all, glitter and shimmer may steal some of your finesse and make your whole image cheap.
Like your foundation must be light, the same applies for your eye concealer too. The more you use, the more your creases will appear. Prefer one in liquid form, which is easier to spread and be absorbed and use little quantity.
No Lip Pencil
As we age, our lips tend to lose their natural outline. As a result, it is hard to define your lips’ shape without the use of a lip pencil. In the absence of a lip defining pencil it’s hard to wear your lipstick properly.
In addition, the older you get, try to stay away from darker lip colour as it can reveal your lips’ wrinkles.
Our eyebrows lose their intensity with time. Plucking and bleaching can be the reason why your eyebrows have weakened. Your eyebrows are like your eyes’ frame, so you owe to take care of them. By stressing them with a brow pencil, you will see your whole face lighten up. If defining them with a pencil sounds very demanding and risky, try a product in a powder form and even an eyeshadow a little lighter than your eyebrows’ natural colour can work too.
Last but not least:
Television and social media bombardise us with perfect images of famous people. Take into consideration the fact that celebrities have their makeup done by the best professional makeup artists to achieve their alabaster face. And of course plastic surgery plays a huge role too. For a person who is on the spotlight, physical appearance is very important. This leads into extreme makeovers they sometimes regret, as Courteney Cox recently revealed after she had her fillers dissolved.
A woman in her 40s is still a young person. Just try to keep up with your skin’s demands and be as natural as possible. The exaggerations won’t ensure a flawless look. Accept that time brings changes, love yourself and emphasize your good traits sparingly.
Demi Mist loves writing about wedding, beauty, fashion, relationships and everything the contemporary woman deals with. She usually hangs out on beautyandthemist.com.