Quick and Easy Daytime Eye Makeup Look for Women Over 50

Glam Girl Gabi
by Glam Girl Gabi
11 Materials
10 Minutes

Are you looking for a simple, daytime eye makeup routine for mature skin?

Follow along with my tutorial to learn simple eye makeup tips for women over 50. They’ll help you take years off your eyes!

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Tools and materials: 

  • Assorted eye makeup brushes
  • Eye primer or nude, cream eyeshadow
  • Translucent powder
  • Eyeshadows in various neutral shades 
  • Q-tip
  • Moisturizer
  • Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Bronzer
  • Eyelash curler
  • Black mascara
Priming eyes

1. Apply primer

It’s essential to apply primer to your eyelids before applying any color because it evens out discoloration and creates a barrier between your skin’s natural oils and the eyeshadow.

This will help prevent creasing in your eyeshadow later on.

I used a cream eyeshadow instead of primer to serve the same purposes. It goes on creamy but dries down to a matte finish, it’s long-wear and crease-proof.

Apply this from the lash line and all the way up to the brow bone.

Next, dust on a small amount of translucent powder to take away any of the stickiness and to allow for a seamless application of eyeshadow.  

Applying eyeshadow

2. Create depth in the crease with a transition shade

A transition eyeshadow is typically a neutral, matte shade (taupe, soft peach, caramel, brown…) used in between the crease color and the brow bone to create shape and gradient between colors. 

Applying eyeshadow

Apply your transitional shade with a crease brush. 

Applying eyeshadow

Next, add a shiny, vanilla tone on your mobile lid to brighten it up.

Use a similar shade from a palette that you already have. You can even go with a light pink or peach.

Whatever light tone you choose, it should have some iridescence to it (not matte) to help brighten. 

Applying eyeshadow

3. Darken the corners

Use a darker brown shade to darken up the outer corners of the eyes in a sideways V shape. 

Applying eyeshadow

4. Deepen the lash line

Apply eyeliner to a tight angled brush.


Then use the brush to carefully line your eyes. I do this because the tip of the liner is so bulbous so if you apply it directly, you have less control of the eyeliner.

This is especially helpful if you have small or deeper-set eyes. 

If you want to soften the line, you can dip the brush in a dark brown matte eyeshadow and trace over the liner with the same brush.

Lining eyes

Clean up by going in with a pointed Q-tip dipped in moisturizer to clean up any fallout.

You can also sharpen and lift the lines up at the outer corner of your eyes. 

Cleaning up eye makeup

5. Apply your skin makeup

Apply your foundation, concealer and foundation as usual.

Applying concealer

6. Define your lower lash line

The trick to defining your lower lash line with mature skin is to keep it soft.

Use the transition shade from the beginning and line your lower lashes and marry everything together.

Defining lash line

7. Fill in your brows

Fill in any sparse areas of your eyebrows using a soft hand.

Filling in brows

8. Curl your eyelashes

This step will take years off your eyes, so if you do just one thing, let it be this: curl your lashes!

Curling lashes

9. Apply mascara

Once you’ve curled your lashes as high as you can get them, apply black mascara. Full, thick lashes look flattering on everyone. 

Apply mascara

I’m often asked: should older women wear mascara on their bottom lashes?

My rule of thumb: if you have sparse bottom lashes, chronically watery eyes and/or very dark under-eye circles that are hard to cover with concealer, then skip the mascara on the bottom lashes. 

If not, I would absolutely use mascara on the bottom lashes since adding this density to the bottom lashes can make your eyes look larger. 

Here’s the final look of this daytime eye makeup for mature skin:

Daytime eye makeup for women over 50

The end result is polished and soft, and she looks gorgeous!

Daytime eye makeup for women over 50

Daytime eye makeup for women over 50

If you found this daytime eye makeup look for women over 50 to be helpful, let me know in the comments.

For another option, check out this youthful makeup look for women over 50.

Products used:

1. MAC | Pro Longwear Paint Pot Eyeshadow (color: Painterly): https://go.shopmy.us/p-1982289

2. TOO FACED | Born This Way Eyeshadow Palette - The Natural Nudes: https://go.shopmy.us/p-2177784

3. BK BEAUTY | Angie Hot & Flashy A503 Blender Brush: https://go.shopmy.us/p-2135208

4. BK BEAUTY | 203 Shader Brush: https://go.shopmy.us/p-2511713

5. MAKEUP BY MARIO | Master Metallics Eyeshadow Palette: https://go.shopmy.us/p-2511714

6. L'OREAL PARIS | Infallible Never Fail Eyeliner (color: black brown): https://go.shopmy.us/p-2350303

7. ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS | Brush 12 Dual-Ended Firm Angled Brush: https://go.shopmy.us/p-2171352

8. BK BEAUTY | 204 Smudge It Brush: https://go.shopmy.us/p-2511731

9. SHISEIDO | Eyelash Curler: https://go.shopmy.us/p-2008299

10. L'OREAL PARIS | Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara: https://go.shopmy.us/p-2008302

Suggested materials:
  • Assorted eye makeup brushes
  • Eye primer or nude, cream eyeshadow
  • Translucent powder
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