Jacqueline Bissett once said that “Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful”.
The key is to not only look beautiful, but feel great too. That inner beauty, outer health stuff can seem a bit daunting at times. So it is my goal to keep the beauty exertion to a minimum to get maximum results.
A good suggestion would be to take notes on what you see on television or in magazines. You might like the look of Scarlett Johansson’s soft creamy skin or the way Sarah Jessica Parker always looks bronzy and fresh. True beauty does not mean having a professional makeup artist on hand and no budget. We can all look like celebrities without the expense.
Having been a makeup artist for years, I have learned that makeup looks better on hydrated and healthy skin. From teens to brides, to aging gracefully older women, makeup can only look as good as the skin beneath it. I suggest using a gentle exfoliate a couple times per week. Goodbye old skin, hello healthy glow! A great exfoliating product is the Jan Marini Skin Zyme. This is suitable for all skin types. This product will help to combat acne, hyperpigmentation and overall improvement of your skin’s texture and tone.
Next, you need a little moisture. Even if the oil is dripping down your face, you need to use an oil free moisturizer with SPF. For oily skin types try DDF Mattifying Oil Control UV Moisturizer SPF 15. This will help to provide a mattifying effect on the skin. If your skin is dry and sensitive try the Ole Henriksen Skin Insulator with SPF 15. This product is especially great to use for those cold winter months.
After your skin has been perfected by the use of great skin care you are now ready to apply your makeup. For that fresh glowing look at any age try sweeping a light metallic shade (silver or a light gray looks fantastic) across your entire lid. Then apply an emerald or deep blue along the base of your lashes. This will add instant glamour to your eyes. Put on some mascara, a soft pink blush add some gloss and your done! A good rule of thumb at any age is to blend your shadows and choose eye colors to enhance the color of your natural eye. Try choosing the opposite color as your eye color, and you will see that opposites really do attract! For example for those brown eyed beauties try using a green or maroon shadow. If you have blue eyes a green or soft rose maroon shadow also will look fabulous. Another trick is to highlight under the brow using a light champagne or pearl white, you really will look wide eyed and awake for the rest of the day.
For the 40 and up gals we suggest using a skin primer with a matte based foundation to bring out your beauty. A matte based foundation will even your skin tone and hide those imperfections. We recommend the bareMinerals bareVitamins Prime Time, to use under your matte foundation. This primer is oil free, contains vitamins, and licorice extract. The licorice extract has natural skin brightening and age-defying benefits. Try topping off the look with a little bit of color for your cheeks. We recommend Fusion Beauty GlowFusion MicroTech Intuitive Active Bronzer in sunshine. This product is the first of its kind that contains topical-injectable technology. This helps to smooth, firm and protect the skin. It also contains a wrinkle relaxant and vitamin C to help with those age spots and fight nasty free radicals. This is a must try for those of us that want skin protection and age prevention.
True beauty is attainable at any age. The trick is to look like you, only better. Enhancing your best features will create your own personalized look. Who knows, there may be someone taking notes and noticing how put together and fabulous you look.
Products featured in this article: Jan Marini Skin Zyme, DDF Mattifying Oil Control UV Moisturizer SPF 15, Ole Henriksen Skin Insulator with SPF 15, bareMinerals bareVitamins Prime Time, Fusion Beauty GlowFusion MicroTech Intuitive Active Bronzer.