The Shakespearean adage that "eyes are the window to the soul" and the '80s banger "Hungry Eyes" are just two of the innumerable cultural references to eyes. So, regardless of your age, you should feel great about expressing yourself through makeup, especially when it comes to amping up your mesmerizing gaze. But as your skin's needs and daily routine change, you may find that eye shadows and liners wear differently on your lids as well. But there's no need to stow away your favorite eye shadow palettes and liners: We chatted up three makeup artists who know a thing or two about glamming up men and women of every age and got their best tips for applying eye makeup on mature skin.
However, while makeup and skincare aficionados may be inundated with tips and tutorials from somethings on how to contour a chiseled cheekbone or master the smoky eye, information on how to get those looks once you hit a certain age is few and far between. Before you mess up another makeup look, find out what the masters know about getting that perfect face on in a flash. Tap a very thin layer of eye primer to the lids to even out the tone to a neutral color, which will result in a more vibrant, long-wearing eye shadow application. Though conventional wisdom tells us to apply our makeup in full coverage, doing so can actually fail to cover up some of the signs of aging, says Jones. The age of the skinny brow has come and gone, but for many women over 50, channeling that inner Cara Delevingne is easier said than done. Take the brow gel wand and brush throughout brows in and upward and outward motion to fill in sparse spots and to coat grays. While many people begin their makeup look with foundation and powder, if you want to minimize the risk of excess makeup settling in your fine lines and wrinkles, you should start with your eyes instead.
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However, if applied incorrectly, eye makeup can have less than desirable effects, including making us look older. We asked Caroline Barnes, makeup artist and Max Factor ambassador, to reveal some of the most common mistakes she sees people make with their eye makeup, and how we can make sure ours is flattering rather than ageing. Failing to keep the skin around your eyes nourished and hydrated will lead to a tired, crepey effect, making the skin look older than it is.