5 Tips for Senior Women to Get the Perfect Makeover

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5 Easy Makeover Tips for Aging Women

By Mark Febus, 9:00 am on May 31, 2017

As women grow older, makeovers become more difficult. Many senior women have different fashion styles, but these five quick and easy makeover tips can enhance their beauty. 

1. Hide Wrinkles with Hair

Instead of pulling their hair up and back to keep their skin tight, senior women can try pushing wisps of hair forward to cover wrinkles. Wrinkles around the forehead and eyes can often be masked or made less noticeable with feathered bangs and layered tufts of hair. If the lines and wrinkles can’t be covered, voluminous curly hair can draw attention away from the face.

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2. Skip the Fads

Most fads come and go within just a few months, and they are typically designed for younger women with very particular body types. Past the age of 60, “younger” fashion statements like leggings and shorter skirts can make most women look older instead of younger. Timeless options such as mid-length skirts, slim jackets, comfortable sweaters, and fitted jeans are great fashion statements. No matter what they decide to wear, senior women should feel comfortable and confident. 

3. Moisturize the Skin

Chronic dehydration can negatively impact the skin and may cause dullness and fine lines. Drinking water throughout the day can make skin healthier and plumper. Women can also apply a retinol-based moisturizer once every few days to smooth and tone the skin. Many retinol products are rated at SPF 30 or higher, which further protects skin from sun damage. 

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4. Blend Gray Hair

Trying to mask gray hair with dark shades can create an unnatural look. Once women have more than a few gray hairs, they need to blend them in with their natural hair color. The primary goal should be to appear younger without changing to a completely different color or style. If their skin tone has become lighter over the past few years, senior women should try subtle hair colors. 

5. Upgrade Beauty Products

Many of the beauty products used throughout the 80s and 90s have been replaced by new products created by professional makeup artists. Traditional products like lipstick tubes and thick concealers bring attention to age-related blemishes. Many newer products like feathered cheek brushes, brush-on concealer pens, adjustable mascara wands, and lipstick brushes might take some time to adapt to, but they will likely give senior women much more control over their appearance.

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