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Makeup Tips For Over 40 Bitches

If Dr. Pepper Lip Smackers and blue mascara are still in your makeup bag, this one’s for you.

Gravity is a futhermucker. As we age, eyes get crepey, concealer nests in crows feet, eyebrows thin and whiten, skin exposes redness and brown spots, under eye circles darken, vertical lines appear in lips (see: cats asshole), and lashes are sparse.

The good news is you can hide imperfections with a little smoke and mirrors.

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Tips for makeup application

Concealer
I judge how well my day has gone by how much makeup I have left on at the end of the day

✤  use a lightweight concealer under the eyes to hide dark circles and brighten eyes
✤  use a different concealer formulated  to cover redness and breakouts for the rest of your face
✤  choose concealers that are 1-2 shades lighter than your natural skin tone
✤  be careful not to apply too thick
✤  blend well with your ring finger, brush, or sponge.

Recommended product: under eye concealer Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat

Foundation
It’s not easy to match your face to your décolletage. We fake it ’cause we baked it.

✮  try three different colours, pick the one that looks invisible
✮  match the colour to your  face and neck
✮  don’t use your fingers to apply, use a brush or sponge
✮  use liquid foundation for dry skin and pressed or loose powder for oily skin

Recommended product: Jane Iredale Pressed Powder

Eyebrows
Too old for a piercing, too young for a lift

✪  fill in your eyebrows with a pencil that’s one shade lighter than your natural brow colour
✪  if your brows are sparse or light, have them colour tinted by a professional
✪  brush them into place, use gel if they’re Andy Rooney unruly
✪  don’t over tweeze or pull out gray hairs, as you get older they stop growing back

Recommended product: Sephora Retractable Eyebrow Pencil Waterproof

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Eyes
Hey buddy, my eyes are up here

✹  use  an eyeshadow primer to prevent oily eyelids and keep eyeshadow from creasing
✹  don’t use frosted or super-shiny shadows past the age of 40
✹  switch eyeliner colours from harsh black to brown, plum or charcoal

Recommended product:  Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Eyelashes
Never act as flaky as your old mascara

✿  use an eyelash curler
✿  apply mascara from root to tip in a light zig zag motion
✿  comb through to remove clumps and separate lashes
✿  don’t pump the mascara wand in and out of the tube, it dries out faster
✿  for lashes that are short or sparse try Latisse eyelash treatment
✿  don’t wear eyeshadow or liner without mascara, but you can do it the other way around
✿  throw your old mascara away after 3-4 months, it harbors bacteria

Recommended Product: Latisse


Cheeks
Makeup is self-confidence applied directly to the face

✽  use blush in the winter and a bronzer with peach or pink tone in the summer
✽  apply to apples of cheeks and sweep along cheek bone
✽  use a colour that flatters your natural skin tone
✽  don’t apply too much, you can always add more

Recommended Product: Nars Blush in Orgasm

Lips
It takes a lot of makeup to look this natural

✦  if using lip liner, make sure the colour matches your lipstick
✦  for longer lasting lipstick: apply, blot, dust with translucent powder and apply again
✦  your best lipstick colour is 1-2 shades darker than your natural lip.
✦  add volume to thin lips without injections by using a lip plumper

Recommended product: Two Faced Lip Injection

Sephora employs makeup artists to help you with colour and application. Avoid purchasing makeup that you can’t try before you buy, or that’s non-returnable. Blend all products and use the right tool for the right job. Change your makeup with every decade.

Where are you the most beautiful?  On the inside! Three words so bright no concealer can cover them.

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  1. Wendy Perry

    Love your tips ladies!! And your site.

  2. Tracey Saunders

    Great tips !! need a makeup update right now… Thanks ladies xxx

  3. Dawn Marie Parker Pighin

    I needed that lol Have an excellent nite ladies. Wish I was there! xoxo

  4. Heidi Nykolyn

    Excellent tips, I love face primers too, they get rid of the pores and lines!

  5. Sangria Sisters Blog

    You girls are beautiful without a stitch of makeup!

  6. Jodi

    Thank you. Good advise

  7. Heidi

    I don’t think I’ve seen Latisse in stores before, where do you buy it?
    Also my daughter Sam, does eyelashes on the side, and for Christmas she bought me EyEnvy helps the eyelashes grow , great product! Thank you for the tips , will try Sephora eyebrow pencil for sure.

    • Sangria Sisters

      Latisse is usually carried by dermatologists. Lori’s clinic Derm.ca in Montgomery has it. I’ve lost half of my lower lashes. Seriously, WTF?!

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