When women age, suddenly, they feel like their beauty regimen is restricted or limited. You can’t wear bright eyeshadow and lipstick. You can’t wear anything shimmery or glittery on the eyes. While it is true that there will be limitations on the makeup products you use, this doesn’t mean that you will just look boring as you age. Every woman deserves to look their best, regardless of their age. If you’re having problems on how to define your eyes and lips, this step-by-step tutorial should help you out:
How to Define Your Eyes and Lips
Defining the eyes and the lips isn’t hard to do as long as you know proper method.
To pull off this exact look, these are the products you will need:
Apply a lid primer on the eyelids to prepare it for eyeshadow application. This will allow the eyeshadow to last longer as well as create a smoother finish on the eyes.
While allowing the lid primer to dry, work on your eyebrows. As women age, eyebrow hair becomes thinner and often, the color fades too. Use an eyebrow pen to fill in your eyebrows. Apply with light feathery strokes to mimic thin eyebrow hair. Filling in the eyebrows frames the eyes, which is very important for definition. Apply until you have the intensity and density that you like.
Using a spoolie brush, comb the brow hair gently to tidy it up. What’s great about using a brow pen is it doesn’t create hard lines like what a brow pencil would and it won’t smudge like brow powder either.
You can now apply eyeshadow on your lids. In this tutorial, they used a silver eyeshadow with a slight shimmer. Silver is a good universal color that is flattering for most older women. Plus, it helps smoothen out the eyelid.
It is also important to open up the eyes. To do this, use an eyeliner pencil and apply it as close as possible to the lash line. This will create an appearance that you have thicker and fuller lashes. For the bottom lash line, opt to use a taupe eyeshadow and use a brush for application. This will open up the eyes further.
Now, you need to create a socket line. The socket line makes the eyes look bigger, which is very helpful for women with hooded eyes. To create the sock line, use a slightly darker shadow, as this will add depth to the eyes. If you’re done, make sure to blend the color properly.
Adding a charcoal color to the outer edges of the eyes will also help add more depth.
How to Define Your Eyes and Lips – Step 8
To finish off the eyes, curl the eyelashes and apply mascara. Pick a mascara with fewer filaments to avoid having spider lashes. Don’t forget to apply mascara on the bottom lashes as well.
Pick a lip liner that is very close to the natural color of your lips and line the outer edges of the lips. Then using a lip brush, apply a soft pink lip color to the lips.
Apply lip gloss to your lips to make the lips look fuller and more alive.
Many would say that you can’t put color on your lips because it would be age inappropriate. This isn’t always true because even older women need color to brighten up their look. However, it is true that it is best to stick to matte eyeshadow finish because it enhances the eyes as opposed to shimmery eyeshadows that can make the lines appear more obvious.
It just takes a bit of practice to follow these steps if you want to pull off a natural everyday look. Nonetheless, we’re sure that you’ll perfect the look in no time!
You may watch the full tutorial here: