Best Makeup: Women Over 50 – 2016

Best Makeup: Women Over 50

I’m sharing some of the best makeup for women over 50 that I have discovered, as well as great moisturizers, sunscreens and beauty tips for women over 50. Take some time to think through your makeup supplies and habits. Our skin changes as we age, and a new plan is in order for our senior years. Of course, exercise, water, and moisturizers are essential to a fresher look.

As we age, our skin tends to become drier and has less elasticity than it did when we were younger. Aging skin requires special products to keep it looking and feeling healthy and younger than it really is.

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A good skin care regimen is important to look your best. Start with quality facial cleansers, creams and body lotions then follow up with makeup that gives you a natural, healthy look. It’s also important to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun and to drink plenty of water.

You don’t have to give in to the dryness, wrinkles and other aging issues. Taking care of your skin and using the proper makeup are steps in the right direction for looking and feeling your best!

And please remember that one of the most important things you can wear is a smile! Smiling is attractive and contagious!

Thanks to Lancombe, I looked younger for our 50th !

We recently celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. I asked my hairstylist if she would also do my makeup for this big event. I was amazed when I looked at the pictures from our party. I look much younger and vibrant and my wrinkles do not show so much. I called her and asked what product she had used on my face that created that effect. She told me it was Lancome Renergie Foundation. There is an entire set of Renergie products available. I challenge you to try it. I think you will be as surprised and pleased as I am.

Renergie Double Performance Treatment Anti-wrinkle Firming Cream 1.7 OzRenergie Lift Multi-Action Night Lifting And Firming Night Cream (Unboxed) 75ml/2.6ozNEW 7 Pc Travel Gift Set Perfect for All Skin TypesTeint Renergie Lift R.A.R.E. Foundation SPF 20

Cleanse and Exfoliate

Facial Cleansers for Women Over 50

Start with a Clean Face

Facial cleansers should clean makeup and dirt from your skin without stripping it of nutrients and hydration. Here are some good cleansers for women over 50. Cleanse your face every morning and every night, then follow it with a quality moisturizer.

Cetaphil Daily Facial CleanserCetaphil Daily Facial CleanserPhilosophy Purity Made SimplePhilosophy Purity Made SimpleVitamin C Facial CleanserVitamin C Facial CleanserBurt's Bees Facial Cleansing TowelettesBurt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes


Exfoliating Cleansers for Senior Women

It’s important for women over 50 to exfoliate their skin on a regular basis. You don’t want harsh scrubs, but you’ll want to gently exfoliate the dry skin, to remove dead cells and rejuvenate your skin. Here are some gentle exfoliating cleansers that I think you will like.

Olay Exfoliating Renewal CleanserOlay Exfoliating Renewal CleanserOne Step Gentle Exfoliating CleanserOne Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser


Video: Best Skin Care for your 50’s and 60’s

Moisturizing Is Important!

Facial and Body Moisturizers for Women Over 50

For women over 50, it is especially important to use a good daytime and nighttime moisturizer, as well as using a good quality body lotion. Your skin will look and feel its best when you keep it hydrated! Daytime moisturizers are lighter and perfect for wearing under your makeup foundation. Nighttime moisturizers are heavier and offer optimal moisturization for your skin. Here are some of the best moisturizers for women over 50…

All Good Goop Organic Healing BalmAll Good Goop Organic Healing BalmNatural Facial Moisturizer with RetinolNatural Facial Moisturizer with RetinolSt. Ives Timeless Skin Facial MoisturizerSt. Ives Timeless Skin Facial MoisturizerOlay Total Effects MoisturizerOlay Total Effects Moisturizer


Beauty Tips for Women Over 50

Beauty Tips:

*Drink plenty of water.
*Use sunscreen.
*Smile often.
*Cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize.
*Use makeup to protect your skin and to look younger.

Best Makeup for Women Over 50!

Mineral Makeup Foundation

Best Makeup Foundation for Women Over 50

I believe mineral makeup is the best makeup foundation for women over 50. It doesn’t cake or look gunky like liquid foundation tends to do, and it looks very natural. If you are cleansing and moisturizing properly, then you won’t have to worry about mineral makeup drying your skin. It is actually very healthy for your skin. Keep your mineral makeup brush clean, so it will not grow bacteria, and your skin will glow! Here are some quality mineral makeup foundation options for women over 50. These all come in a variety of colors to match any skin tone.

L'Oreal Paris True Match Naturale Mineral Foundation, Natural Beige, 0.35 OuncesL’Oreal Paris True Match Naturale Mineral Foundation, Natural Beige, 0.35 OuncesBella Pierre Mineral Foundation, Maple, 0.3-OunceBella Pierre Mineral Foundation, Maple, 0.3-Ounce


Video: 3 Biggest Mineral Makeup Mistakes

Mineral Powder Blush for a More Natural Look

Blush is a great choice of makeup for women over 50. It gives you a touch of color and vibrancy. I highly recommend the mineral powder blush, because it looks more natural. I’ve never liked the cream blushes, because they can look clumpy and almost clownish if they aren’t applied properly. Mineral powder blush is so easy to apply. You simply let the brush do the work for you! These options each come in a variety of colors, too.

Mineral Fusion Illuminating PowderMineral Fusion Illuminating PowderMineral Fusion Blush, CreationMineral Fusion Blush, CreationL'Oreal Paris True Match Naturale Gentle Mineral Blush, Soft RoseL’Oreal Paris True Match Naturale Gentle Mineral Blush, Soft RosePhysicians Formula Mineral Glow Pearls Powder Palette Blush, Rose PearlPhysicians Formula Mineral Glow Pearls Powder Palette Blush, Rose Pearl


Eye Shadow Makeup Tips for Women Over 50

Soft and subtle are the best way for women over 50 to apply their eyeshadow. You want to enhance your eyes, not make them gaudy looking. You want people to see you, not just your eyes. Watch the video below for eye shadow application tips. Of course, you already know, I prefer the mineral ones.

Maybelline New York The NudesMaybelline New York The NudesEye Enhancing Shadow and LinerEye Enhancing Shadow and LinerL'Oreal Paris Wear Infinite Eye ShadowL’Oreal Paris Wear Infinite Eye ShadowMineral Fusion Eye Shadow Trio,Mineral Fusion Eye Shadow Trio,


Video: Step by Step Eyeshadow Tutorial for All Eye Shapes!

Protect Your Skin!

Don’t Forget the Sunscreen!

Everyone should protect themselves from the harmful rays of the sun, and here are two top-quality sunscreen choices for women over 50. The sun will make you age more quickly and can damage your skin when you’re out in it too long. It causes skin to be tough, dry and often times splotchy. Take care of your face and body with sunscreen every time you’ll be outside for any prolonged amount of time. And remember, you can still burn even if it’s cloudy outside!

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen, SPF 55, 3 OunceNeutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen, SPF 55, 3 OunceL'Oreal Paris Sublime Sun Sheer Protect SPF 30 Oil Spray, 5.0 Fluid OunceL’Oreal Paris Sublime Sun Sheer Protect SPF 30 Oil Spray, 5.0 Fluid Ounce


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  1. Firstly, congratulations to you and hubby on your 50th wedding anniversary. Secondly, one of the best nuggets I’ve seen. Makeup Tips for Women Over 50, what an awesome idea for a nugget, and products I need to start thinking of, thank you.

  2. Gypzeerose

    I appreciate the grooming tips Joan. I am trying to ramp up my looks and the makeup hints – I am definitely over 50!

  3. Thank you Joan. I’m 49, and have been able to tell a difference in my skin for a few years now. I always had oily skin, but now it is dry and getting tough like leather. I don’t like it one bit. Haha! Great tips and products here! I love mineral makeup and blush, too!!!

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