Have you noticed that some of the celebrities that we’ve loved for decades seem to become more fascinating and beautiful later in life? Stars who are over 50 and fabulous include women like Madonna, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Christie Brinkley. But aside from using a good anti wrinkle face cream, how do they stay so alluring and sexy?
Celebrities have access to some of the best beauticians and the best and most expensive anti wrinkle face creams, so no wonder they’ve gathered beneficial advice over time. The need to look amazing is high in Hollywood, so many beauty tips are carefully guarded.
While most beauty secrets are well kept, in addition to using an anti wrinkle face cream, many stars have their own natural beauty secrets for looking stunning. Beauty secrets that work are always well kept, but it seems celebs are willing to share some of their most trusted beauty secrets.
While most celebrities have resources, like expensive custom made anti wrinkle face cream, that are out of reach for many women, there are some secrets that can be achieved by all women. So even though the fountain of youth has not been found, these closely guarded tips — from the former beauty and fashion director of MORE magazine and author of Vibrant Nation’s skin care and cosmetic product guide, Lois Joy Johnson — can get you a few steps closer to looking radiant and star worthy as you age.
Don’t skip the primer A lightweight primer will fill in fine lines and pores, allowing foundation and concealer to glide over skin smoothly instead of snagging into flakes and crevices. Primer also helps keep makeup looking fresh and dewy, so that you don’t suffer from a mask-like dry-out.
Brush your moisturizer To keep foundation creamy, try this trick. Apply a moisturizing foundation base then apply some of your favorite moisturizer to a foundation brush and gently pat over makeup. Not only does it feel refreshing, but it’ll give a pretty finish to your face.
To bring attention to your eyes use soft-sheen shadows to brighten the lid and brow bone and take the extra moment and use an eyelash curler, finished with two coats of a light mascara.
Heavy metallics have given shimmer a bad name, but Johnson says there’s a difference between the two, and one makes you look younger. Use sheer shimmer, which is light and airy. For the most flattering effect, blend shimmer on the brow bone, on the center lid and to the top of the cheekbones.
Let it go
Many older women get emotionally attached to certain products, and stock up on items that go bad and age their look with outdated formulas. Be open to trying something new. Today’s makeup is lighter and more illuminating so just toss the old stuff.