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How To Apply Eyeshadow For Mature Eyes

Introduction

If you’ve been using makeup for a while, you’ll know that eyeshadow plays an important part in elevating your makeup look. From the colors you choose to the way you blend it, you can make your eyes look larger, smaller, add depth — you name it. That’s why many makeup enthusiasts love experimenting with different styles of eyeshadow. But, there’s also a stigma regarding wearing eyeshadow. Those seen sporting bold and dramatic eyeshadow tend to be younger people. On the other hand, older people stick to simple and neutral eye makeup looks. Well today, we’re here to tell all you folks that just because your skin’s more mature, doesn’t mean you need to play it safe by sticking to the same boring eyeshadow every day. What’s important is choosing the right products, and applying eyeshadow the correct way. In this article, we’ve compiled some of the best tips for applying eyeshadow on mature eyes. Keep reading to find out more!

1. Cream VS Powder

There are two popular formulas when it comes to picking makeup products — cream and powder. Products like blusher, foundation, bronzer, and eyeshadow all come in these formulas. While powder eyeshadow tends to be the go-to product for many people, cream eyeshadow actually works better for mature eyes. As those with mature skin tend to have more wrinkles around their eyes, using a cream product is preferred as it makes your skin look dewy and hydrated. On the other hand, powder eyeshadow settles into the fine lines of your skin, highlighting the appearance of wrinkles. What’s more, powder products that aren’t set properly may cause mature skin to appear drier. Unlike powder eyeshadows, cream eyeshadows are more forgiving as they’re easier to blend. You don’t have to worry about uneven eyeshadow as you can simply use your ring finger to blend it all out. On the other hand, blending powder eyeshadow takes a little more work and you often need a blending brush to achieve the perfect eyeshadow look. As such, cream eyeshadow products are recommended for those with fine lines around their eyes and mature skin.

Charlotte Tilbury Eye To Mesmerise Cream Eye Shadow

In the shade Marie Antoinette, this cream eye shadow is fit for any glam occasion and will spice up your everyday makeup look. Highly pigmented and shimmery, this is the go-to cream shadow.

$47.03

MAC Paint Pot

A highly-pigmented eyeshadow that will last throughout the day and is easily blendable, the MAC Paint Pot will give you a vibrant and smooth finish.

$30.70

RMS Beauty Eye Polish

If you’re a fan of sheer metallic hues, RMS Beauty eye polishes are ideal for you. These shadows are easy to apply with your fingers or a brush, and you can expect a glowing, light-reflective finish.

$28.00



2. Consider your eye shape

Surprisingly, this is one tip that many people, not just older folks, forget when applying eyeshadow. When applying eyeshadow, your eye is closed. However, once it’s opened, the shape of your eye and your crease affects how much eyeshadow is visible. That’s why taking into account the shape of your eye is one of the most important tips when it comes to achieving a beautiful eye makeup look. Those with almond eyes don’t have to worry too much about their eyeshadow, any style or color tends to work well. This is because the eyelid and crease don’t affect the visibility of the eyeshadow when the eyes are open. However, those with hooded lids should stick to simple eyeshadow as it isn’t as visible as the eyes are open. Instead, focus on eyeliner and mascara to make your eyes pop.

BH Cosmetics Ultimate Neutrals Makeup Palette

Whether you are after daytime subtlety or evening intensity, This palette has everything you need with pigment-rich hues ranging from delicate pales to deep earth tones. 

$28.00

Macqueen New York Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner

An easy-to-use, waterproof gel liner, it dries easily and has a comfortable grip for you to smoothly glide it over your eyes. Plus, it comes in many colors for you to choose.

$6.00

BH Cosmetics Stellar Lash

Give your lashes a sky-high lift with Stellar Lash Mascara. The ultra-black, all-in-one formula boosts, lengthens and separates lashes for dramatic volume that lasts all day without smudging.

$12.00

Etude House Lash Perm Curl Fix Mascara

For powerfully curled lashes all day long, you can’t go wrong with this mascara. With a dual jelly brush and powerful waterproof coating effect, your lashes will look and stay curled.

$12.00



3. Use under-eye primer

One of the skin concerns that most older people face is the appearance of wrinkles and fine eyes, especially around the eyes. As such, many tend to shy away from using products around this area. However, having wrinkles or fine lines shouldn’t deter you! Instead, try using primers. Primers are great for minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines as they create an extra layer between the skin and makeup, hence smoothening the skin’s surface. Many primers also come with hydrating ingredients so they’re great for moisturizing the skin. What’s more, primer isn’t just meant for the eyelid. Those with mature skin should apply primer under their eyes too. This ensures a smooth and even texture all around the eyes.

Missha Color Fix Eye Primer

Keep your eyeshadow looking radiant and intense when you use this eye primer. Just a small amount is necessary to prep your eyelids for any look you have in mind.

$6.00

Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer

With its long-lasting effect, it stops your eyeshadow and eyeliner from creasing or smudging throughout the day. Simply apply it over your eyes along with your face primer for the best prep.

$4.60


4. Line your waterline

When you grow older, your eyes tend to decrease in size as the skin’s elasticity lessens. To create the appearance of larger, more youthful eyes, try using a skin-toned eyeliner to line your waterline. Apart from looking more youthful, having bigger eyes also brightens up your overall complexion as you look less tired.

5. When in doubt, don’t overdo it

Just because we’ve talked so much about eyeshadow and eye makeup, doesn’t mean you have to go all out the next time you’re putting on makeup. Remember, makeup is all about enhancing your natural features and making yourself feel good. If you don’t feel like putting on heavy makeup, or wearing makeup at all, don’t force yourself! That being said, you can always opt for a more natural look, which works and looks great on mature skin. Some tips to achieve a natural makeup look include putting mascara on the upper lashes only and using concealer or some foundation on the eyelids to hide the appearance of veins.

Sulwhasoo Sheer Lasting Foundation

Known for its sheer hydra formula technology, this foundation gives you the necessary moisture and the glowing, radiant look that appears all so natural.

$60.99

Clio Kill Cover Glow Foundation

Moisturizing and long-lasting, this foundation is all you need to achieve that smooth and moist shine that will give your skin that extra glow.

$28.80

6. Look for a conditioning mascara

Like hair, your eyelashes thin and drop more as you age. As such, try looking for a conditioning mascara that lengthens the appearance of your lashes while treating them at the same time.

7. Opt for matte shadows

Sparkly and glittery eyeshadows may be nice to look at, but they do emphasize the appearance of wrinkles and eyeshadow. Hence, those with mature skin should stick to matte products. This isn’t to say you shouldn’t use products with glitter at all. Just be light-handed and cautious if you choose to do so. Also, try not to use more than one shade of sparkly eyeshadow and apply it near the inner corners of your eyes.

8. Use a waterproof eyeliner

If you choose not to wear eyeshadow but still want to add some depth and definition to your eyes, try using a waterproof eyeliner. Apply it along your upper lash line, and if you want a bolder look, along your lower lash line as well.


9. Don’t be afraid of falsies

Most older people stay away from false lashes as they’re seen as too ‘much’ or ‘over-the-top’. However, falsies come in all sorts of lengths and thicknesses. You don’t have to choose the fluffy thick lashes that your daughter or granddaughter is using. For those with mature eyes, try using a natural-looking lash to open up your eyes and give them more definition. And, if you’re worried about having to apply lash glue, don’t fret! Many makeup shops now sell magnetic lashes that are extremely easy to use.

BH Cosmetics False Eyelashes

Experience lush lashes with this pair of ultra-soft texture and comfortable false lashes. With styles ranging from eye-widening Natural, full-volume Medium and Dramatic, it’s never been easier!

$4.50


10. Don’t forget your brows

Last but not least, don’t forget to fill in your brows! No matter how good your eyeshadow looks, there’ll always be something off if your brows aren’t trimmed and filled in properly. Furthermore, brows are crucial in shaping your face so this is something you definitely do not want to skimp out on!

Conclusion

Now that we’ve covered all 10 tips, we hope you’ve gained some insight into applying eyeshadow for mature eyes. Remember, just because you’re older doesn’t mean you have to give up on recreating eyeshadow looks you want to try or stick to plain makeup. All you need to do is know how to apply your makeup according to your skin and eye shape!

Recommended Products

No. ProductPriceBuy
1Charlotte Tilbury Eye To Mesmerise Cream Eye Shadow

In the shade Marie Antoinette, this cream eye shadow is fit for any glam occasion and will spice up your everyday makeup look.
$47.03Shop
2MAC Paint Pot

A highly-pigmented eyeshadow that will last throughout the day and is easily blendable, the MAC Paint Pot will give you a vibrant finish.
$30.70Shop
3RMS Beauty Eye Polish

If you’re a fan of sheer metallic hues, RMS Beauty eye polishes are ideal for you. These shadows are easy to apply with your fingers.
$28Shop
4BH Cosmetics Ultimate Neutrals Makeup Palette

Whether you are after daytime subtlety or evening intensity, This palette has everything you need with pigment-rich hues.
$28Shop
5Macqueen New York Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner

An easy-to-use, waterproof gel liner, it dries easily and has a comfortable grip for you to smoothly glide it over your eyes.
$6Shop
6BH Cosmetics Stellar Lash

Give your lashes a sky-high lift with Stellar Lash Mascara. The ultra-black, all-in-one formula boosts, lengthens and separates lashes.
$12Shop
7Etude House Lash Perm Curl Fix Mascara

For powerfully curled lashes all day long, you can’t go wrong with this mascara. With a powerful waterproof coating effect, your lashes will stay curled.
$12Shop
8Missha Color Fix Eye Primer

Keep your eyeshadow looking radiant and intense when you use this eye primer. Just a small amount is necessary.
$6Shop
9Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer

With its long-lasting effect, it stops your eyeshadow and eyeliner from creasing or smudging throughout the day.
$4.60Shop
10Sulwhasoo Sheer Lasting Foundation

Known for its sheer hydra formula technology, this foundation gives you the necessary moisture and the glowing, radiant look.
$60.99Shop
11Clio Kill Cover Glow Foundation

Moisturizing and long-lasting, this foundation is all you need to achieve that smooth and moist shine that will give your skin that extra glow.
$28.80Shop
12BH Cosmetics False Eyelashes

Experience lush lashes with this pair of ultra-soft texture and comfortable false lashes. With ranging styles, it's never been easier.
$4.50Shop

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