As We Age, Less Make-up Does more

Here are a few tips on make-up and application to help you look your best.

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First Step

Up through your 20’s, our first step was to apply a foundation. But our skin isn’t as smooth so we need to do a bit of spackling to fill in the imperfections, pores, etc.

Foundation

Now that you’ve prepped your skin, it’s time for the next layer.

Eyes

This is the principal place you simplify. We have wrinkles and fold, so dark colors, liquid liner, and heavy mascara will run or bleed. You’re going to use less, but maybe a better quality because you don’t need as much.

Cheeks

Have a big brush handy. Get a subtle bronzer. Physician’s Formula has several over-the-counter choices.

Lips

You want to match your lip color or give them a bit more life. Limit the glitter, though a little is okay. A bit darker will offset your teeth by making them appear whiter. But too dark, and it will give your face a hard appearance.

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Marilyn is a writer, yogi, and spiritual medium. Her favorite people are animals, especially ones that meow. She loves the ocean and hates one-use plastic.

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