Quick Makeup for Over 50s: How to Apply Makeup For Older Women

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5 Minutes

Nobody loves spending a lot of time putting on face makeup. In this video, I’m going to show you a quick makeup routine for over 50s.

Half of the time is spent on your foundation, which is particularly important for mature skin. If you get that just right, the rest can be done very quickly. So set your timer for 5 minutes, and let’s get going!

Tools and materials:

  • Foundation
  • Beauty balm
  • Primer
  • Concealer
  • Finishing powder
  • 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.

Applying foundation mixed with primer

1. Start with foundation

Add a tiny squirt of beauty balm and a squirt of primer to your foundation and apply that to your face with a large makeup brush.

Start in the center of your face and work outwards to create a unified texture on your skin, hide superficial blemishes and even your skin tone. The primer will help give you smooth coverage that will last.

Using fingertips to blend the foundation

Use your fingertips to help blend in the foundation.

Applying concealer to the inner corners

2. Apply concealer

Start by pressing the concealer into the inner corners of your eyes with a small makeup brush and then blend it out under your eyes.

Add concealer down the sides of your nose and on your chin if there are spots you want covered.

Blending in concealer with fingertips

Again, use your fingertips to help blend in the concealer.

Adding highlighter to the brow bones

3. Add highlighter

Apply a highlighter at the tops of your cheekbones and on your brow bones. 

Patting in highlighter with fingertips

Pat it in with your fingertips.

Applying blush with a large makeup brush

4. Apply blush

Use a large makeup brush to apply blush to your cheeks starting below the center of your eye and swirling it up to the top of your cheekbone.

Finishing with powder

5. Finish with powder

With a large fluffy makeup up brush, lightly sweep on some translucent finishing powder all over your face.

Quick makeup routine for mature skin

Use a small makeup brush to add some powder under your eyes where you applied concealer.

Quick makeup for over 50s

Quick makeup for over 50s

Stop the clock! Can you see how even and smooth my face looks? This will last all day without needing any touch-ups, and it’s a really good base for your eye makeup and lipstick.

If you found this simple and quick makeup routine useful, please let me know by leaving a comment.

Suggested materials:
  • Foundation
  • Beauty balm
  • Primer
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