Glam Makeup Tutorial for Mature Skin

Glam Girl Gabi
by Glam Girl Gabi
21 Materials
1 Hour

In search of a makeup tutorial for mature skin? Look no further.

I will walk you through a detailed tutorial of a soft glam makeup look perfect for those over 50. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Primer
  • Moisturizer
  • Q-tips
  • Eyelid primer
  • Concealer
  • Loose powder
  • Eyeshadow
  • Eyeliner pencil
  • Makeup brushes
  • Foundation
  • Color corrector
  • Beauty blender
  • Contour
  • Setting powder
  • Blush
  • Brow pencil
  • Mascara
  • False lashes
  • Lipstick
  • Lip liner
  • Black eyeliner
Applying primer

1. Apply primer

After you put on your skincare, apply a glowy primer all over your skin.

Applying eye primer

2. Apply an eyelid primer

Apply a base primer on the eyelid. I find using a concealer set with a powder to do the same job.

If you have issues with shadows creasing or not staying, live in extremely hot and humid weather, or just have very oily eyelids, I recommend using an eyelid primer.

Setting eyelid primer

3. Set the eyelid primer

Lightly set the eyelid primer with a powder so you can blend more easily on top of it. 


4. Apply a warm brown to the crease

Contour at the crease using a fluffy crease brush. Use windshield wiper motions to add depth to the area above the lid.

Make sure to do this when the eyes are open and looking forward. Otherwise, you’ll lose the shading when the eyes do open because the placement will be a little too low. 


This is very likely to happen on more mature eyes that have hooding or heaviness here.

Applying shimmer

5. Apply a shimmer highlight to the lid

To bring the light forward, use a vanilla highlight tone.

To get the most pigment payoff with shimmers, use your finger and a dabbing motion to apply it.

Then, blend the transition from the lid to the crease with a crease brush.

Smoking eye

6. Smoke the side of the eye

You want to intensify while still staying flattering. Creating depth in the outer corner will give you a smoked-out effect without too much darkness.

Brown shade

A great way to do that is to dip into a darker shadow and use a densely packed crease brush to create a triangle from the lash line to the crease.

Smoking eye

7. Line and smoke out your eyes

To keep the liner super soft but still defined, use a dark brown pencil. Go over it with black eyeshadow and a blending brush. 

Cleaning up under-eye

8. Clean up and moisturize the under-eye

Use a Q-tip and some moisturizer to clean up the liner while simultaneously prepping the under-eye skin for makeup.

This is also a great way to sharpen up the corners of the eye — by pulling the Q-tip up, you lift the eyeliner which is extremely flattering on a more mature face.

Applying foundation

9. Apply foundation

Apply a foundation with amazing coverage and long-lasting wear time.

Color correcting

10. Color correct under the eyes

Use a color corrector to neutralize blue or even purple tones. Use it on dark marks or areas with discoloration.

Color correcting

Blend it out with a damp beauty blender. Let it settle and dry.

Filling in brows

11. Fill in your brows 

Fill in your brows with a warm, dark brown pencil.

If you go dark and cool on the brows, it can look very harsh, especially on a more mature face. 

Filing in brows

Shade the ends more strongly, but sketch tiny hairs on the inner part of the brow.

Applying brow powder

12. Apply a brow powder

Wax-based brow pencils tend to move in the heat, so if you’re going to be spending time outdoors, go over the pencil with a brow powder to set the wax base.

Applying highlight

13. Highlight

Highlight the depth with a concealer slightly lighter than your skin tone. Apply it on the outer corner of the eyes to lift. Blend.


14. Contour

Chisel out your cheekbones and jawline. Blend.

Setting skin makeup

15. Set the skin 

Set the under-eyes, as well as any areas of the skin that get oily over time, with a brightening powder.

Lining lower lashline

16. Line the lower lashline

Add more smoke with the brown pencil underneath your eyes, and soften it with a blending brush.

Applying false eyelashes

17. Apply mascara and falsies

Filling in lips

18. Line and fill in your lips

Line and fill in your lips with lipstick and a matching liner.

Applying blush

19. Apply blush

Apply a pink matte blush to your cheekbones.

Highlighting brow bone

20. Highlight 

Apply a light matte shadow to your brow bone and tear duct as a highlight.

Lining waterline

21. Line the waterline

Apply black liner on the waterline on the top and bottom.

Adding black to the bottom makes your eyes look more almond and will shrink the eye size.

If you have small eyes or want an open-eye effect, I don’t recommend it.

Glam makeup look for mature skin

Makeup tutorial for mature skin

Here’s the finished glam makeup look! What was your favorite part of this makeup tutorial for over 50 mature skin?

Let me know in the comments below!

Products used:

1. Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow Primer:

2. Sigma Eyeshadow Base Primer:

3. E.L.F. COSMETICS | High Definition Loose Powder - Translucent:

4. MAKEUP BY MARIO | Master Mattes Eyeshadow Palette:

5. TOO FACED | Born This Way Eyeshadow Palette - The Natural Nudes:

6. L'OREAL PARIS | Infallible Never Fail Eyeliner - Black Brown:

7. ESTÉE LAUDER | Double Wear Stay-In-Place Liquid Foundation:

8. Liquid VO2 (Dark Circle Eraser) - For All Warm To Medium Skin Tones:

9. Lotus Brightening Powder:

10. L'OREAL PARIS | Brow Stylist Definer - Dark Brunette:

11. ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS | Brow Powder Duo - Dark Brown:\

12. L'ORÉAL | Age Perfect Radiant Concealer:

13. NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP | Wonder Stick - Highlight & Contour - Medium Tan:

14. LANCÔME | Lash Idôle Lash-Lifting & Volumizing Mascara:

15. ARDELL LASHES | Ardell Naked Lashes 420:

16. CHARLOTTE TILBURY | Mini Pillow Talk Lip Kit:

17. LAURA GELLER | Kajal Longwear Eyeliner - Black:

18. CHARLOTTE TILBURY | Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray:

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  • Gram2011 Gram2011 on Sep 26, 2023

    Love this! Wish you could come to me, I am getting ready to go to a 50th HS reunion and am undergoing chemotherapy. What miracle can you work with a bald, lash-less, brow-less old lady? LOL

  • Brenda Downey Brenda Downey on Oct 01, 2023

    Beautiful !

    You both are !

    I too am from Edmonton !

    Small world !

    Would love a tutorial on brushes as well as placing eyelashes .

    Thankyou so helpful as I am 68 .