OK Makeup Maniacs, I want to talk about 8 cosmetics that should be in the lives of every woman who is 40 and over. I am not trying to "sell" you on the items that I so happen to mention, I am just using them as examples of products that I like. I want you to get a feel for what I think is truly essential to to a great makeup routine for those 40-ish folks out there. So, without further ado, here I go...
#1. Face primer
Face primer is designed to be worn under liquid or powder foundations. A face primer is important because it evens out your skin tone, smooths out fine lines, and neutralizes discoloration. When choosing a primer, be sure that it is gentle and free of harsh chemicals. One that I really like is Benefit's The Porefessional.
This is great for a long work day or for a fun night out. Not only does foundation act as a barrier against environmental pollutants, but it helps even out your skin, making redness and age spots less visible, which helps you feel more confident about your appearance. A good, long-wearing foundation is MAC's Studio Fix Fluid. (YES! I finally bought/tried some MAC products)
Filling in eyebrows is a MUST, especially as we age. Our brows get sparse with time and making them appear more "natural" draws people's eyes upward. That lifting effect gives us a more youthful appearance. I am personally obsessed with a few brow products by Anastasia Beverly Hills. A must have is Anastasia's Beauty Express for Brows and Eyes. I have talked about this product many times before. It contains a brow wax, brow powders, as well as, a highlighter and eyeshadow. It even contains brow stencils, if you want to achieve that perfect brow.