I am curious to know what you think about makeup.
My thinking is that a fresh face is the best face.
Mastering the art of applying makeup in these years of my life
intrigues me, yet escapes me.
Here are a few that I put in the fresh face category.
They all have the less is more approach to makeup and it looks great.
Actress, Jessica Biel
Actress, Eva Mendes
Actress, Julianne Moore
Actress, Cate Blanchett
Actress, Sharon Stone
Actress, Dame Helen Mirren
Now...wouldn't life be wonderful if it were all this easy! I have been doing the walk and doing the talk around makeup counters for years. Thru our 20's and 30's it is fairly straightforward. Women in this age group can identify with the brand models and the beauticians behind the counter. They are all roughly the same age. They are talking the same language.
I think with good skin you can even sail thru most of your 40's with ease. This is assuming that you have taken good care of your skin from the get go.
Tell me, what happens when you hit your 50's and beyond? Did I miss something? I wander makeup aisles these days and feel lost. I don't think the 20 something's understand my need to diminish fine lines and all the other lovelies that come with age. When I explain to them my need for something different they look at me like I just landed from another planet. If I could wave a magic wand and add 20 years to them I would. Maybe then they would understand.
I have taken to scanning makeup counters for someone who looks around my age, has makeup that is tastefully done and could be my best makeup friend. If she could show me what I need to know, how to apply it and get the most out of it for my age, I would be her best customer. I am an easy sell when it comes to makeup but not to the young women I have come across lately.
Maybe the solution is out there and I have missed it. If you have any hot tips for me I would love to hear them. My makeup brands are Bobbie Brown, Laura Mercier and Jane Iredale. The women behind these brands are smart and savvy women...surely they should have a solution. There is an opportunity here...when will someone see it??
How about you?
Are you getting the most from your makeup experience ?
Beauty tips for women in 40's and beyond...