Super Easy Eyeliner Tutorial for Women Over 50

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5 Minutes

When it comes to putting eyeliner on older eyes, a lot of women don’t know what to do. Should you put it on the top? Should you put it on the bottom? Should you put it on both?

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you exactly how to use eyeliner for women over 50. If you want to know how to put eyeliner on mature skin, keep reading.

The makeup I’m using is from the Look Fabulous Forever range, made specifically for mature skin. However, you can achieve the same results with any brand of makeup.

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Tools and materials:

  • Eye primer
  • Eyeshadow
  • Eyeliner
  • Wedge brush
  • Mascara
  • Lash curler

1. Apply eyeshadow

Put your eye primer on your eyelids to smooth them.

Then, put a cream-colored eyeshadow all over your eyelids, a coco-colored one in your socket line. Then add a bit of a chocolate shade to your socket line as well.

2. Apply eyeliner

You can use eyeliner on its own, or you can soften it a little bit with eyeshadow.

I'm going to demonstrate how to put eyeliner on the top and bottom of your lids, but you might only want to put it on the top, or you might only want to put it on the bottom.

Applying eyeliner

I like to pinch my eye towards my nose slightly as this makes the lids tighter and makes it easier to apply eyeliner on.

Applying eyeliner

You don't want to go too far out with the eyeliner, I tend to start at about the last eyelash.

If you've got slightly hooded or crepey or older eyes where your eyelids are dragging down a bit, you don't want your eyeliner to drag downwards. So, the secret is to wing it up a little bit but not go too far out.

Start a little higher up with the eyeliner, as this will be the small wing, then bring it down and place it along your eye with little short strokes.

You can go all the way, three-quarters of the way, two-thirds, whatever suits you, and the shape of your eyes. But the secret is not to let it droop down.

Also, start at the outside and work your way in. When you’ve finished the line, you can decide to bring the wing a little bit further upwards if you want, just creating a sort of wedge effect.

This also helps to make your lashes look thicker. You don’t want to make it too thick, though, because that would close up the area on your lid and make your lids appear smaller.

Applying eyeliner

To put a bit underneath your eyes, start on the outside and just softly bring the eyeliner in about halfway.

You might decide you don't want to apply eyeliner underneath your eyes, and that's absolutely fine, some ladies like just to do the top.

You can just bring the bottom up to meet the top, never bring the top down to meet the bottom because it will droop everything down. You want everything to be lifted a little bit.

Applying eyeliner

3. Smudge eyeliner with eyeshadow

You can either just leave the eyeliner like that, or you can take a wedge brush and take a little bit of chocolate shade eyeshadow. Then just go over the eyeliner.

The chocolate will do two things, it will soften it even more, and it will help set the eyeliner and make it last even longer.

Applying mascara

4. Apply mascara

It never looks right until you've put your mascara on. So, when you've done your eyeliner, don't panic and think it looks too harsh because you haven't quite framed your eyes with your mascara.

Curl your lashes and then apply some mascara.

Eyeliner for women over 50: Finished look

Eyeliner for women over 50

Here I have the finished look, and I love the definition it’s given me around the eyes.

I hope you’ve found this eyeliner tutorial for women over 50 helpful and have picked up some tips along the way that you can use when next applying your eye makeup. 

If you enjoyed this tutorial, leave a comment down below and check out my post on How to Apply Blush on Mature Skin.

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