Glowing Makeup Tutorial & Tips for Women Over 40

Smitha Deepak
by Smitha Deepak
19 Materials
15 Minutes

If you are over 40 and looking for a makeup style that is youthful and fresh, then follow along with this tutorial.

I am going to share the best makeup tips for women over 40, so let’s just begin!

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Tools and materials:

  • Moisturizing serum stick
  • Lip balm
  • Primer
  • Full-coverage foundation
  • Deeper shade foundation for dimension
  • Color corrector
  • Concealer
  • Blush stick
  • Translucent loose powder
  • Setting spray
  • Brow pencil
  • Eyeshadow palette
  • Eye pencil
  • Mascara
  • Fine-tip brow pencil
  • Lipstick
  • Transparent gloss
  • Makeup brushes and/or applicators
  • Eyelash curler
Prepping skin

1. Prep your skin

Begin by using products that boost moisture and plumpness in mature skin.

A serum stick is not only convenient to apply, and is full of skill moisturizing elements.

Applying lip balm

Hydrate your lips with a moisturizing lip balm.

Priming face

2. Prime your face

Apply a primer that hydrates and smooths out the skin texture, and achieve a smooth canvas for your makeup application.

Applying foundation

3. Apply foundation

Start with a minimal amount of full-coverage foundation, and apply it with your fingers for a natural finish.

Applying foundation

Instead of a contour stick, use a deeper shade of foundation to create dimension.

Apply the foundation to areas like your cheekbones and jawline.

Adding concealer

4. Use color correction and concealer

Mix a color corrector with concealer to address age spots, dark circles, and hollows, while minimizing the layers you apply to your face. 

Apply this mixture under your eyes and wherever else you want to color- or spot-correct your skin.

Applying blush

5. Add blush and setting powder

For a natural flush, use a cream blush stick on the highest points of your cheekbones.

Adding setting powder

Then use translucent powder to set areas where makeup tends to move, focusing on the T-zone.

Applying setting spray

6. Set your makeup

Lock your makeup in place with a setting spray.

Grooming brows

7. Enhance your eyes and brows

Fill in your brows lightly with a brow pencil for a natural, fluffy look.

Adding concealer to eyelid

With the leftover concealer that is still on your concealer brush, clean up under your brows.

Adding eyeshadow

For eye makeup, create a bright and youthful look with warm eyeshadow shades. 

Start with a light shade from your palette, in your eyelid crease, and then move to a deeper shade for your lids and the outer corner of your lower lash line.

Adding translucent powder

Then switch to translucent powder on the inner half of your lid, to make your eyes look bigger and brighter.

Adding translucent powder

Use the same translucent powder to highlight your brow bones.

Lining eyes

Apply eyeliner on your upper waterline.

Blending eyeliner

 Use your fingertips to smudge the eyeliner out in the outer corner, for a subtle smokey wing effect.

Curling lashes

Curl your lashes.

Adding mascara

And apply mascara to both your upper and lower lashes for a wide-eyed look.

Lining lips

8. Complete your lips

Use a fine-tip brow pencil as a lip liner to prevent bleeding. Choose a neutral shade that complements your lipstick.

Adding lipstick

Apply lipstick in a flattering shade.

Adding lip gloss

 Top it off with a transparent gloss for added shine.

Glowing makeup for women over 40

Makeup tips for women over 40

Check out this before and after to appreciate the transformation to a fresh, youthful appearance, tailored to your mature skin. 

Please leave a comment and let me know how you did with this tutorial, and the results you had!

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Suggested materials:
  • Moisturizing serum stick
  • Lip balm
  • Primer
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