I'm turning 59 in September. Didn't do menopause until halfway through the age of 57. It was real shock to see what happens with skin, hair, and looks as you skip away from your hormone-laden years.
But, there are some super great things about this age. I will share those as well as products to help you settle your ongoing battle with who you were and the potential you become -
Let's begin with the beauty side of things and move on to the skin and hair care aspects -
I always apply foundation with a Kabuki brush and the foundation I use is Dermacol. There are two reasons for this. The brush (moved in circular motions) gives a very air-brushed even look. It goes into the big pores and the wrinkly areas nicely. The foundation is very good at filling in those places and making an even palette. Usually as we age our biggest concern is even coloring as we get sun spots, dry patches, underye circles, and larger pores.
I can't help thinking that frosted lips and really red lips and any lipstick with brown in it is going to age you in the most garish ways.
Pink is still fine if it's not Pepto-Bismal "I'm Miss Texas aspiring to be Miss USA." Everyone looks good in peaches and especially coral. Throw away the red for coral.
Another cool thing to know about lipstick is, it's not your mom's lipstick anymore and it's not your 1970s lipstick either, and it's REALLY not your 1980s lipstick. Mom would pull a lipstick out, spread it on, blot it on paper and voila! In the 70s, you simply used a glistening gloss that made your lips look wet (and sticky). In the 80s, you lined your lips and used bold colors.
Today, arm yourself with the deeper tone, like the color above. Don't spread it on like mom did. Pat it on. Pat your lips with it and it becomes a stain that is not thick and gooey but it creates an undertone that adds strength to paler colors like Peach which you pat on top of the undercoat. This combo above is the coral siren above patted on and this peach tone below -
With these two colors on-hand, you can wear the Juicy Papaya for casual or outdoorsy stuff - gliding it on like mom did. You can use the Coral Siren for going out - gliding it on like mom did. Then, this two layers patted on is useful for a day look or work look. For 12 dollars you have all the lip looks you could need!
The eyes appear smoky without appearing clogged.
We don't just get sparce eyebrows but overtweezed ones from the 1970s. Those hairs often don't grow back. As well, the brow hairs turn gray fast. It's a constant catch-up game as dyeing them (a tricky task) can also not take well to the stubborn white hairs. So, to the rescue - brow mascara!
Mascara is the final figure in our makeup drawer and with sparce lashes, I highly suggest a volumizer. This one is good -