Good makeup reflexes are not necessarily the same at 50 years of age as at 20 years old. Here are the pitfalls to avoid according to Valérie Mercier, makeup artist.
1 / The concealer too covering
So yes, we do not want to look tired but we must not fall into the trap of overbidding, especially past fifty. “The concealer must be carefully chosen to conceal the dark circles without tiring or noticing the look,” explains Valérie Mercier. The ideal? Opt for a moisturizing formula, enriched with hyaluronic acid, and slightly satiny.
2 / Increase the look
If, teen, we were adept of the black pencil that gave us a mysterious air, at 50, we forget! Applied in the lining of the eye or close to the lashes, the black pencil tends to weigh down and harden the look. During the day, he can also spin in the fine lines. But do not panic if you want to emphasize your look, it’s quite possible but we must opt for a softer result. We choose rather a shade brown, gray or taupe. “And above all, we forget the Khôl”, insists the expert, “real enemy of our eyes when we are not in our twenties”.
3 / Mascara again and again
Another mistake, abuse mascara. This tends to “look down”, says Valérie Mercier. Apply a light coat to open and wake up the eyes. And we avoid applying it on the bottom lashes. And if really, we can not do without a stroke of mascara on the lower lashes, we opt for a softer color like brown. This will not harden the features of the face.
4 / The matte mouth
For a glamorous look, nothing like a well made mouth but under certain conditions. You should know that matte lipsticks tend to make lips look thinner and to mark fine lines. We prefer a moisturizing texture, slightly satiny. As for the shades, exit red or burgundy. Soft colors are our friends, like pink or coral for example. Perfect for the summer.
5 / Avoid bronzing powder
The sun is back but you have not had the opportunity to expose yourself … So neither one nor two, you rush on your bronzer. Problem? It can quickly make the face look older if it is not properly applied. To make sure you do not miss, apply a touch of pinkish blush or peach on the cheekbones by going back slightly to the temples. “The ideal is to choose a liquid blush, no mistake possible”, according to Valérie Mercier. Apply with a brush or with your fingertips!