Ten Minute Makeup for Older Women

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How long do you think is a reasonable amount of time to spend putting on your makeup? Honestly, I don’t like to put in more than ten minutes. So I’m going to show you a ten-minute makeup routine so you can see what the key ingredients are to maximize color and definition on the face of an older woman.

Tools and materials:

  • Small makeup brush
  • Primer
  • Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Translucent powder
  • Highlighter
  • Blush
  • Eyebrow brush
  • Eyebrow pencil
  • Eye primer
  • Eye shadow
  • Round cotton pad
  • Cotton buds
  • Lip primer
  • Lipstick
DIY makeup for older women

Primer and foundation

Before applying the rest of your makeup, make sure you have applied primer and foundation to your whole face. 

How to do makeup for older women


With a small brush, apply concealer on the inner corners and under your eyes, as well as on any other parts of your face that have uneven pigmentation or dry patches. 

Simple makeup for older women

Translucent powder

To set the concealer, apply a translucent powder to all the areas of your face where you applied concealer. 

Basic makeup for older women


To add some brightness and color, apply highlighter to the tops of your cheekbones and browbones, and use your fingers to pat it and blend it in. 

makeup for older women tutorial


To apply blush, start at the point on your cheek that is directly below the center of your eye, and drag the brush back towards your hairline. Just a touch of beautiful pinky, peachy blush can bring so much life and color to your face. 

Brush eyebrows

Use an eyebrow brush to shape your eyebrows before applying eyebrow pencil. 

Eyebrow pencil

Next, go in with your eyebrow pencil, and apply it using light, feathery strokes. 

Step: Brush again

Then use the brush again to buff out any sharp edges of color, and ensure both brows are reasonably balanced. 

Eye primer

Next, apply a few dots of eye primer to each eyelid, and use your finger to rub it in. 

Prep lips

Run a cotton bud across the edges of your lips to remove any excess foundation.

Lip primer

Then apply lip primer to seal the edges of your lips. 


Apply the lightest color you want to use all across your eyelid.

Using a cotton pad to guide you, apply a medium color in the crease of your eyelid.

Blend the two eyeshadows with a small brush.

Finally, with a wedge brush, apply the darkest color eyeshadow along your lash line. 


Once you're satisfied with your eyeshadow, you can apply mascara. You can do just the top lashes, or both top and bottom. The number of coats you use is also completely up to you. 


To complete your look, apply the lipstick color of your choice. This one is a lovely tulip pink, which is sure to add vibrancy to your face. 

And you’re done! It’s a simple, straightforward, ten-minute procedure that can make a world of difference to an older face, giving your face life, color, definition, and just generally making you look fabulous. 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to do makeup for older women and picked up a few useful tips. Let me know what you think of this ten-minute makeup routine.

Suggested materials:
  • Small makeup brush
  • Primer
  • Foundation
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