Quick & Easy 5-Minute Makeup Routine for Women Over 50

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5 Minutes

What do you do when you’ve only got a few minutes to do your makeup? Here’s a 5-minute makeup routine that you’re going to love! This tutorial is for all the dazzling over 50 women out there. If you want to look the best you can in a short period, then you’ve come to the right place.

Page down to get all my makeup tips and tricks with my 5-minute makeup face tutorial.

Tools and materials:

  • Primer 
  • Foundation
  • Foundation brush
  • Concealer
  • Concealer brush
  • Highlighter
  • Angled brush
  • Dark eyeshadow
  • Blush
  • Blush brush
  • Bronzer
  • Mascara 
  • Lipstick

I'm using makeup from Look Fabulous Forever, but you can use your own makeup at home to recreate this quick 5-minute look.

Applying a face primer

1. Use a face primer

So, although you’ve only got 5 minutes, a primer will ensure that your makeup lasts all day long. Rub the primer on your face, making sure you get to all those creases and curves. 

Applying foundation with a brush

2. Apply foundation

Take your favorite foundation, add a blob on the back of your hand, and dab your foundation brush on it. Next, apply it to your face, starting from the middle of your forehead and working your way out, all across your face. 

Tip: It’s worth spending more time on this step as you’re basically creating a canvas. So, the smoother it looks, the better your skin looks. 

Blending foundation

Blend the foundation in with the brush. This will give you a polished look and feel. 

Applying foundation to the eyelids

Also, add a little foundation and apply it to your eyelids. 

Using fingers to blend foundation

Finally, use your fingers to blend in any unevenness. 

Applying concealer under the eyes

3. Add concealer

Add some concealer to your concealer brush and dab in the corners of your eyes, the dark circles under your eyes, and around the edges of your nose. 

Applying concealer to age spots and sun spots

If you have any age spots or sun spots, feel free to cover them up with a little concealer, too. 

Applying highlighter under the eyebrows

4. Add some highlighter

Use a tiny bit of instant bright highlight and apply it right under your eyebrows, where your brow bone is located. 

Easy 5-minute makeup routine

Also, apply a little bit of highlighter along your cheekbones. 

Applying dark eyeshadow along the lashline

5. Add eyeshadow

Instead of using eyeshadow for the whole eyelid, I’m opting for a little bit of charcoal grey on the base of my eyelash line. To do this, simply dab a little eyeshadow on your angled brush and apply it to your lash line, as shown. 

5-minute makeup for over 50 women

This will create an effect of thicker lashes. 

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Then, using the wedge brush, apply more eyeshadow underneath the rims of your eyes. 

Applying a cream blush with fingers

6. Add blush

For an instant shine and much-needed pop of color, add a little blush to your cheeks. Here I’m using a creamy peach color, and I’m simply dabbing it on with my fingers. 

Blending blush with a brush

Next, blend the brush with your makeup brush for a more au-natural look. 

Applying bronzer over the blush

7. Add bronzer

This is an amazing hack; add a little bronzer right over your blush, as shown. 

5-minute face makeup tutorial for older women

Since we are not adding eyeshadow, then dab a little bit of the same bronzer onto your eyelid up until your brow bone area for extra depth and color. 

Applying mascara

8. Add mascara

We’re almost done with the 5-minute makeup routine! Apply your favorite mascara to define your eyes.

If you’re in a real rush, you can just apply mascara to your top lashes, but if you have an extra 20 seconds to spare, then go ahead and apply it to your lower lashes, too. 

Applying lipstick

9. Apply lipstick

Now, apply your favorite lipstick. 

Filling in brows

10. Fill in your eyebrows

With only a few seconds left, go ahead and fill in your eyebrows with your handy angled brush. Use an eyeshadow that’s not too bold. Here, I’m using a taupe-colored eyeshadow. 

5-minute makeup routine for mature women

5-minute makeup routine

There you have it ladies, 5-minute makeup for mature women! What do you think? I hope you enjoyed my 5-minute makeup routine and that you now have the know-how on how to optimize your glam process in minimal time. 

Products used are from Look Fabulous Forever

Suggested materials:
  • Primer
  • Foundation
  • Foundation brush
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  • Elysabeth Faslund Elysabeth Faslund on Sep 30, 2022

    Well, the ole gal came out looking better.

  • 2021dianaturner 2021dianaturner on Apr 27, 2023

    Well I think you look FABULOUS! Less is more!! I am really going to try this. Am sure at first will take me longer than 5 minutes but practice makes perfect! How do you stop mascara from smudging on bottom eyelashes? Thank you for sharing. I am 65 and need a natural looking boost. 😊