MAKEUP ROUTINE FOR OVER 40

Yesterday I showed you my morning routine of my skincare. Today I am going to be doing the next step of my morning routine. I am applying my makeup and will be telling you about the application and the products. I used to watch YouTube videos of makeup applications but they were all very young ladies in their 20’s or 30’s. These ladies were beautiful but my skin was not like theirs. I took some of their suggestions and added my own that made sense for my skin at my age. I have uploaded the makeup video on YouTube but I will list the products and link to where you can go to purchase them. I will list all of my makeup brushes at the end of the post.

I always apply a good moisturizer, eye cream, and sometimes sunscreen. My moisturizer has an SPF 30 and my foundation also has an SPF in it. If I am going to be in the sun for an extended period of time then I will apply additional sunscreen.

After my moisturizer dries then I add my foundation. I don’t normally use a real “foundation” and instead, I use a CC Cream Illumination with an SPF 50 by IT Cosmetics. I use the color, light.

I move on to the concealer. I thought when I was younger that you applied concealer before foundation. However, I had since learned that you apply the concealer after the foundation. I use NAKED Skin Weightless in light.

To make sure everything is blended really good I use a blending sponge.

I then set my foundation with a powder. This lets you be available to start the contour phase of your makeup without the colors “grabbing” and showing up too dark. I have used different powders in the past but I am now using Minerals Peptides in Medium by R+F. I like this product because it has peptides which are good for my face and I can wear this alone, with no foundation, for days when I want a more natural look.

Next is the contouring phase. I have a round face and my cheekbones do not show up. I can at least create the illusion of cheekbones by applying a contour powder. I use the Kat Von D Shade and Light palette.

Next would be blush. I use a blend of two different blushes that I bought from Makeup Geek. I use the colors rendezvous and spellbound. I light the brighter color in spring and summer and paler pink and peach in the fall.

I used the Tartlette Palette by Tart for my eyeshadows. I start with a base color and cover the entire eyelid. I think the base color is called Super Mom, it is a light cream color. I don’t use an eye primer and instead, use the eyeshadow as my primer. I then start building the shades, the eyelid is then covered in a light pink color called Care Giver. Next, Best Friend, a burgundy color is applied lightly at the outside corner. This helps to widen your eyes and make them appear larger. I go under the brow with a really light color to raise my eyes and also down the inside of the eye. You want the light color at the tear duct and the darker colors on the outside edge.

It is now time for the eyebrows. I use Brow Wiz by Anastasia of Beverley Hills in Blonde. You use small short strokes to shade in your eyebrow. I then set the brows by using Brow Gel in clear to set the brows. I use Doucce eyeliner in black. It is a smudge-proof eyeliner that glides on smoothly. The finishing touch to the eyes is the mascara. I use HUGE by Stila. It is long lasting and is not clumpy. It is not waterproof though.

I do the finishing touches of lipstick and the finishing spray and then I start on my hair. I hope I have covered everything in this post. The video goes more in detail so be sure to watch here.

Tomorrow will be hair tutorial day so be sure to check back in for that.

Sigma F80, for foundation

E50, for concealer

F10 Powder Brush

NARS Contour Brush

F15 Duo Fiber Blush Brush

E35 tapered brush

E25 tapered brush

E20 blending brush

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  1. FunkyForty wrote:

    Wow, super cool Tania. Tomorrow I am going to learn about colouring hair – am excited.

    Today though I posted about how to style the Pyjama look – anyone can do it believe me 😉 http://funkyforty.com/giving-in-to-pyjammas/

    xo Yvonne

    Posted 4.25.17 Reply
  2. Lynn Chianese wrote:

    You look beautiful. Seems like alot of work and time. Check out BOOM by Cindy Joseph – revolutionary, affordable and effective. Simply outstanding! Have a great day!

    Posted 4.25.17 Reply
  3. Tammy wrote:

    I can’t seem to locate the video tutorial. Did I miss the link somewhere?

    Posted 4.25.17 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Tammy, it is right before I give the list of makeup brushes I use. It just says “here,” you click that and it will take you to the video.

      Posted 4.25.17 Reply
      • Tammy wrote:

        Oh, gee whiz. Thank you! I hate it when people ask questions about something that is right there! Sorry. Great video!

        Posted 4.25.17 Reply
  4. Sandra wrote:

    Just signed up! love your blog & your fashions

    Posted 4.25.17 Reply
  5. Patty K wrote:

    Great makeup tutorial, thank you. You are such a pleasure; I look forward to your email every day.

    Posted 4.25.17 Reply
  6. Jeanne wrote:

    I enjoyed your skincare routine video’s, with or without makeup you look great. I am glad you mentioned here the different brushes, because 1 of those I have been looking for, I think it was the Kabuki brush (contour). Hope you had fun in FLA. Enjoy your blogs.

    Posted 4.25.17 Reply
  7. Cindy Arnold wrote:

    Thank you for your blog! I’m over 50, and I find that concealer and setting powder actually accent my wrinkles–perhaps I’m using too much, or maybe the wrong product? I just go without, but I would like to cover the dark circles with something if I could. Any suggestions?

    Posted 4.25.17 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      You are right, Cindy. If you have too much concealer or powder they can “settle” in the creases and show the wrinkles more. That is why I use the beauty blender sponge and keep dabbing until I feel that most of the product has been soaked up. If I see later that it is pooling then I dab some more.

      Posted 4.26.17 Reply
  8. Ramona wrote:

    Hope you’re having a good time in Florida! Love your blog and I learn so much, and I love the fact you aren’t afraid of color!

    Posted 4.25.17 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I love all color, Ramona. I would hate living in a gray, black, and white world. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

      Posted 4.26.17 Reply
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