Best Makeup Over 50: Tips and tricks for using eyeliner at our age Most Liked Hot Conversation

Applying makeup at 50 gets complicated, because your skin has changed. It folds a little more easily, droops where it used to be tight and wrinkles when you wish it would stay smooth. All of this makes your cosmetics smear and smudge more easily, and that’s not the look you want. Learn how to use eyeliner at our age, and adapt your makeup techniques to your changing face.

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Eye make up for over 50 women

Using a few extra tips and tricks, it is possible to get perfect make up. For over 50 women, using eyeliner really isn’t all that difficult – if you’ve got the right kind of eyeliner and the right bag of tricks. Start with the right foundation for your eyeliner, and you’ll get a much more finished, perfect look.

  1. Prime. Prepare your eyes with a neutral primer that will create a more even, smooth base for your eye makeup. Allow the primer to dry for a minute before you start applying more cosmetics.
  2. Color. Put on your eye shadow before your eye liner. This will help the liner stay in place and prevent that smudging that makes your eyes look shadowed and messy. Flourish Over 50 advises using a neutral color that contrasts against your eye color to make your eyes look more brightly-colored. Green-eyed ladies, for example, should look for a shadow with khaki undertones.
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  4. Darken. Highlight eyes and eliminate the appearance of wrinkles by adding a second, darker eye shadow to the outer corner of each eye. Blend it all together with a brush.

Applying eyeliner perfectly

Perfect eyeliner only begins with perfect preparation — it doesn’t end there. First, choose an eyeliner with a thin, soft point. Thick, heavy eyeliner will only age you, and settle into all those wrinkles you don’t want people to notice. A very thin line will define your eyes without making you look too heavily made up. Make up for over 50 women isn’t quite as versatile as make up for 20-somethings, but you’ve got the added benefit of wisdom and experience. Use it to create gorgeous eyes.


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  1. Pick a color, not any color. Cosmetics Cop suggests using soft colors to give your eyes depth and enhance the natural color. Deep plum, grey and dark brown will define your eyes beautifully. Avoid pastels, which can render your eyelashes unnoticeable.
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  3. Choose a liner. Pencil eyeliners are popular, but not practical for makeup at 50. Pencil liners tend to smudge and smear, so all your hard work will be wasted. Instead, look for gel-based liners that will glide on smoothly and resist smudging.
  4. Drawing out your eyes. Begin at the outer corner of your eye and move inward with a smooth, gliding motion. Do not go all the way to the inner corner, where the tear duct is located. Stop the line when your natural lashes stop, or just before, a shade more than midway across the lid. Your eye will look smaller if you go from corner to corner, and that will only make eyes look wrinkled, puffy and older.  Don’t extend the line beyond the outer corner. You can create a catlike effect by applying shadow to the outer corner of the eyes. Placing liner here will only encourage smudging, and potentially draw attention to crow’s feet.
  5. Blend. Swipe gently across the line with the tip of your finger or a clean eye shadow brush to slightly smudge and soften the line. Blended make up is perfect make up.
  6. How to define the bottom of the eyes. Starting again from the outer corner, line your bottom eyelids only halfway and use a very delicate hand to place just a little color along the lash line. Bottom eye liner tends to smear more than the stuff you put on top, and you don’t want to ruin your under eye make up or make your eyes look baggy and shadowed.
  7. Finishing touch. Once you’ve lined your eye along the top and bottom, brush a little bit of light-colored eye shadow over lines. Don’t leave the bottom line out or your under eye make up will look incomplete. A touch of powder will help the liner stay in place.
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Tips for better eyeliner

Even with a careful hand and great tools, your eyeliner may not look exactly right. A few extra tricks will perfect your make up.


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  • How to lift up your eyes. Got droopy lids? Use your eyeliner to make them look more lifted by drawing it just above your lashes.
  • Cleaner lines. If you find it hard to apply the lines, place your elbow on a table or solid surface to get better control. Allure suggests drawing small dots along your lash line instead, and using a small brush to blend and connect them together.
  • Perfected look. Once you’ve applied the liner, use a cotton swab (dipped in water or make up remover) to clean them up a little and make them look perfectly straight.

If you know how to use eyeliner, you already know how to use eyeliner over age 50. It just takes a little extra time and attention to detail, and you’ll beautifully define your eyes.

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  1. Generic Image Angelia says

    Early in this article, it states that pencil eyeliner is not good, because it tends to smudge during the day. Then in the video from ZestNow, the makeup artist says the opposite, recommending pencil. Personally, I find that pencil does smear, and I have the best luck with gel liner, which sets and stays in place.

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    • tdonovan tdonovan says

      I am using a crayon eyeliner that really has staying power called Revlon ColorStay.  It looks like the one the makeup artist is using in the video that you twist to get the point to come out.  I found it after doing an internet search for recommendations on inner eye liners that don’t wear off so quickly.  I use it both on the inner lid and above and below the eye.  I find it doesn’t smudge and stays on even with my right eye that has developed a hood (the pencil liners I used always wore off seemingly within minutes on that eye but not the other!).

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  2. revangelica revangelica says

    Got any suggestions for those of us who wear glasses?   Hard to see what I’m doing, even with a magnifying mirror!

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    • drgnflyspirit drgnflyspirit says

      I have to use a Magic mirror also. try moving back from your mirror just until it starts to get blurry, that your sweet spot.

      lI have a real issue setting my liner, due used powder and eye shadow to no avail still look like Racoon in the afternoon yesterday was better. frequent trips to powder nose, er uh eyes :) .

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  3. weaver weaver says

    I dab on a bit of face powder on my lids before tackling the eyeliner adventure. In this way it helps to set the liner. Since my liner sometimes smudges anyway, I go for the smudged look with pencil, though slightly without looking raccoonish. Liner is only on upper lids, and not bottom.

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  4. Generic Image Anonymous says

    Go to Lisa Eldridge.com ……she has the most amazing videos!  AND very current…

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  5. KLE KLE says

    Please recommend a gel eye liner.

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  6. Lyse Lyse says

    My friend in Palm Springs who has always been my mentor (she’s 78 and marvelous) got permanent eyeliner.  Hmmm.  I’m toying with it – need to make sure you go to somebody really good.  Wouldn’t that be nice to wake up and have your eyes already lined!  Granted this is not for everyone!  But my eyes are not that great anymore even with the magnifying mirror.

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  7. KSyrahSyrah KSyrahSyrah says

    I have the permanent eyeliner, too.  LOVE it; had a Groupon.  Then I got my brows done.  Love that more.  Thinking about gettin my lips done.

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  8. Generic Image dlganon says

    Love this! Gotta find time to watch and read everyone’s comments!

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  9. Sonrisa Ana Sonrisa Ana says

    I do not like eyeliner on lower lashes much at all, but here’s a trick I learnt which I saw done on women from 36-66 and have used for years. In the very outer corner of the lower lids, inside the lashes, place brown (any color but black) crayon liner about 1/4 inch to the very wing – but inside, not outside. You can soften it if you like with a Q Tip. Revlon color stay is perfect for this. I learnt this during my music career for stage.

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  10. Geri Greene Geri Greene says

    Eons ago, I got the best tip from George Hamilton (of all people) who was dating one of President Johnson’s daughter. He told her to not line the entire eye, but from the corner to only halfway in with each eye. It’s been my template ever since.

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  11. fischerpat fischerpat says

    Completely conflicting information between the links and the videos.  Think I’ll just do what looks good on me.

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