Your eyes have it, and as you age, that’s even truer!
If you’ve got the telltale signs of aging around your eyes, it’s time to change your makeup routine. What you did in your 20s and even 30s won’t work anymore. Here’s what you need to do to keep your eyes looking fresh and youthful.
1. Fight dark circles with concealer.
Use concealer with with yellow undertones. That way, it’ll be serving double duty: to conceal and highlight the area to brighten it up.
2. Liven up your eyes with warmer tones.
Warmer eye shadow hues will create the illusion of being well rested, and that’s what you need. Avoid cool grey and brown shades. But make sure you choose the shade based on your skin tone: vanilla and light mocha go well with peachy oranges or yellow-golds go well with darker skin
3. Primer is your best friend.
Prep your lids with primer, even if you don’t apply eyeshadow or liner. Primer smoothes away crepey skin and fine lines for a youthful finish.
4. Matte over shimmer.
Shimmer can be a fun touch for date night, but for aged skin it only works to highlight wrinkles. A matted shadow is more favourable to fine lines. If you must add shimmer, just add a bit to the corners of your eyes.
5. Don’t use liquid liner
Liquid liners are too thick and harsh. The experts say stick with a gel liner if you’re over 40 and apply with a light touch.
6. Black mascara works.
A simple swipe of your lashes with a rich black mascara, minus the clumps, is universally flattering. Apply only to your top lashes. The mascara on your lower lashes is more prone to smudge, leaving you with raccoon eyes.
7. Clean up your brows.
Pay attention to your brows. You may have neglected them but you can’t afford to do that anymore. If they’re too thin, fill them in with a bit of eyeshadow using a fluffy brush. Don’t use eyeliner, since it’ll look too harsh.