Judi Dench-inspired Tutorial: Soft Glam Makeup Look

10 Materials
15 Minutes

In this makeup tutorial for women over 50, we’re doing a soft glam makeup look reminiscent of Judi Dench’s makeup look from the 2014 BAFTAs.

The products I'm using today are from the Look Fabulous Forever range, made specifically for mature skin. However, you can achieve the same results with any brand of product.

Tools and materials:

  • Powder eyeshadow
  • Cream eyeshadow
  • Makeup brushes
  • Cotton bud
  • Mascara
  • Blush
  • Highlighter
  • Lip liner
  • Lipstick
  • Lip gloss
Inspiration photo: Judi Dench

Here is the look we’re going for. I’ve already done my skincare and prepped my skin with the makeup basics—face primer, foundation, eye primer, concealer, bronzer, and translucent powder.

I’ve also filled in my brows. With that already done, let’s jump into the look.

Applying eyeshadow

1. Apply powder blue eyeshadow to the lid and inner corner

Lightly cover the eyelid with powder blue eyeshadow, then take the eyeshadow to the outside of the eyelid near the inner corner.

Applying eyeshadow

2. Apply dusky pink eyeshadow above the socket

Starting from the socket line, apply dusky pink eyeshadow up to the eyebrow.

Applying eyeshadow

3. Blend 

Use a blending brush to blend the two eyeshadows together. 

Applying eyeshadow

4. Apply cream shadow under your brow

Use your finger to sweep a little bit of a cream eyeshadow underneath your brow

Lining eyes

5. Line the upper and lower lash lines

With a wedge brush, push midnight blue eyeshadow against the base of your top eyelashes. 

Lining eyes

For the bottom lashes, only align them about ⅓ of the way along the lash line. 

Applying mascara

6. Apply mascara

Apply waterproof black mascara to your top and bottom lashes. 

Cleaning up waterline

7. Clean your waterline

Use a cotton bud to catch any particles of eyeshadow in your waterline.

Applying blush

8. Apply blush in a sweeping motion

Apply a rosy pink blush with your fingers. Drag it from the cheekbone to the corner of the eye socket. Blend it in with a blush brush.

Adding highlighter

9. Apply highlighter to the undereye and between the brows

Dot a highlighter underneath the eye, and tap it in with your finger. 

Adding highlighter

Swipe the highlighter between the brows and blend it in with your finger.

Fan it out so it’s not concentrated at the center and spreads to your forehead. 

Adding highlighter

Finally, apply the highlighter to the tip of your nose.

Applying lipstick

10. Apply lip liner and lipstick

Apply a soft fig lip liner, and fill the lips with pale pink lipstick.

Applying lipstick

Blot with a tissue.

Applying lip gloss

11. Apply lip gloss

Finish the lip look with lip gloss. 

Soft glam makeup look

Soft glam makeup look

Here’s the finished look! This is an easy makeup look for mature skin, and it looks great! Let me know if you’ll try this tutorial out below.

Next, learn How to Perfectly Apply Eye Makeup for Older Women With Glasses.

Suggested materials:
  • Powder eyeshadow
  • Cream eyeshadow
  • Makeup brushes
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