How to Do Light Summer Eye Makeup Over 60 in 8 Simple Steps
In today’s tutorial, I’d thought I’d show you a nice, light summer eye makeup. When it’s summertime, you want something a bit lighter and fresher, so something that’s the opposite of the smokey-eyed look which is most appropriate for a dark, winter evening.
This look is going to be soft summer makeup for mature skin, so if that’s what you’re looking for, let’s get started.
Tools and materials:
- Eye primer
- Makeup brushes
I'm using makeup from Look Fabulous Forever, which is specially designed for older skin, but you can replicate the same techniques with your own preferred products.
1. Prime your eyes
Eye primer is essential for keeping your eye makeup looking messy and making sure that everything you put on stays put basically until you go to bed. You don’t need very much, just a fine coat.
I put a dot of the primer in the middle of my eyelid and then use a brush to smooth it in. If you use too much, your eye makeup will sit on top of it, so make sure it’s combined well with the skin.
2. Apply a cream color shadow
Starting with a cream base, apply all over your lid and a bit above it as well. This will lighten up the lid.
3. Apply a rose gold color shadow
For the middle color, I’m using rose gold. Apply the rose gold just on the outer edge of the eyelid. This will add a little bit of interest to the cream color that you used before and a lovely soft pink neutral color to the outer edge.
4. Apply a taupe color shadow
For the final color, I’m going with a taupe color. You want to apply this one higher up and more into your crease. Taupe is a great mid-tone color and will add some shaping to the socket line.
This will lift up and create an arc of color above the eye shadows that is quite soft and subtle.
What’s great about this shadow is that you can build up the color to get as much density as you want without overdoing it.
After applying the three shades, blend them all together. This’ll ensure you have no hard edges and that everything is combined nicely.
6. Line your lash line with a blue shadow
Now, I’m taking an angled wedge brush and using a midnight blue to line my lash line. To do this, I always rest the brush on my lashes, and then I push the color into the base of my lashes.
I like to pull the color out to the outer edges and then down to the corner and around my eye as well. This gives a bit more definition to my lash line so my lashes look a bit thicker.
7. Apply mascara
Just wiggle, wiggle, and swipe up to coat your top and bottom lashes.
When I’m done, I always take a q-tip and clean up any speckles underneath. I recommend using a magnifying mirror to help you notice any spots.
8. Apply lipstick
To accentuate our light summer makeup, I’m going to add a soft plum lipstick. It’s a lovely summer color and I’m putting this on over a light lip balm.
Light summer eye makeup tutorial
Here’s the finished light summer eye makeup look! To finish it off, I added some blush, a bit of highlighter, and did my brows. All of this combined makes for the best summer makeup for mature skin.
Let me know if you decide to try out this summer makeup tutorial!
- Eye primer
- Makeup brushes
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Sharon 5 hours ago
No want would I try this. I am 72. This woman looks 80. I look at least 20 years younger than her. That lipstick color adds to.her age. Her eyebrows,are plucked so thin she looks perpetually surprised.
And that one shoulder top which destroyed a perfectly good lo go sleeves T? What was done to it was ugly and useless.
I give you another week or I am gone.Your thrift shop tips turn everything g into something g dumpy and frumpy. You tips for older skin add10-20years to the user's,age. Try hiring someone who knows what they are doing because these broads look like my mother's which makes them.look.90+.