Eye Make-Up Techniques

Eye Make-Up Techniques for Women over the Age of 40

Have you just joined the over 40s club? Age can be a scary thing which we often take for granted. One of the keys to looking young, besides going under the knife, is looking after your skin and knowing how to hide your age with make-up. Yes, make-up is a magnificent thing, but what’s even more magnificent is learning how to use it to your advantage.

They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but what they don’t know is that the eyes can also give away some of your best-kept secrets, like your age and health. Unfortunately, as we age, so do our eyes – exposing all our fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles. If you’re feeling a little insecure about your age, then it’s time to switch up your make-up routine. With that said, here are two excellent age-defying eye make-up techniques that will keep people guessing.

Bump up Your Brow Game

Everyone knows that young women have thick full brows and that as we age, they start thinning out, giving our age away. While many women opt for microblading, there are just as many women who prefer to stay away from cosmetic procedures, and for those women, we have the perfect solution for getting your brows to appear thick and youthful. Instead of drawing a pair of brows on every morning with a pencil, rather choose a more natural, defined brow by using a dark eyeshadow powder. Yes, it’s that simple. Find a dark eyeshadow powder that complements your hair and skin colour, take a thin brush, run it across the powder, and then run it across your brows. Not only does this eye technique look far more natural than drawing a line over your eyes each morning, but eyeshadow powder fills in the thin areas, thereby framing your face and giving it structure, which adds a more youthful appearance to your face

Give Your Eyelids a Natural Lift with the Smokey Eye Technique

You don’t need cosmetic surgery to give your eyelids a lift. While the smokey eye has always been associated with youthful looks, it can also do wonders for ageing eyes. To achieve an instant eye lift, simply sweep a medium to dark tone in the crease of your eye, and use a soft shimmery or pastel shade on the lid and under the arch of the brow. Sweeping the colour under your eye and blending it out also gives the illusion of lifting your eye area. To master this technique, remember only to use soft pastel colours, keep it simple, steer far away from black or dark charcoal colours, and blend, blend, and blend some more.

While these eye make-up techniques allow you to get a little creative, as well as help you find your own, gorgeous youthful style, it’s worth mentioning that when you’re over the age of 40, the secret to youthful eyes not only lies in smart eye make-up techniques, but also in healthy eating and lifestyle habits.

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NICCI LANDMAN PHOTOGRAPHY

I am the designated photographer for the only internationally and nationally accredited make-up training institution which is celebrating is 52 years of operation. I love to experiment with the power of photography, specialising in conceptual & fashion, although I love shooting anything that challenges me. I shoot on location but also have my own studio situated in Parktown, Johannesburg.

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