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12 Tips to Make Applying False Eyelashes A Cinch

I’ve always had pretty decent eyelashes, not mega long or thick, but satisfactory. Only now they seem to be getting lighter and disappearing. Can you relate?

It’s not really a big deal on a daily basis ( I just whisk on a little eyelash primer before I add mascara and that seems to help), but if I’m getting my photo taken it can end up looking like my lids are bald!  When I shoot photos for the blog, I’ve found that a pair of natural strip lashes does the trick.

applying false lashes

The only problem…putting on those darn fake lashes has to be the most stressful thing there is. Between trying not getting the glue all over my lid and fiddling to get the lashes to line-up and be even with each other, and struggling to see what I’m even doing because my eyes aren’t what they used to be, I somehow manage to pull it off.

The more I practice, the easier it gets. Plus it helps that I’ve recently picked up a few great tips from my friend, professional make-up artist Sana Young @sanayoungmua , that makes putting fake eyelashes so much easier. Here’s what I’ve learned. When applying fake lashes….. Continue reading “12 Tips to Make Applying False Eyelashes A Cinch”

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Make-up Videos for Women Over 40

Did you know I have 10 makeup videos on my You Tube Channel for Women over 40?

My friend Sana Young is a celebrity makeup artist and we discuss several topics including

  • How to Get rid of Dark Circles
  • How to Contour Your Face to Highlight Your Cheekbones
  • Advanced Facial Contouring to Make You Look Glam
  • Natural Eye make-Up Technique to Complement Bright Lips
  • How to Brighten Tired Eyes
  • How to Fill In Thin Eyebrows to Look Younger
  • How to Get Bigger Fuller Lips without Injections
  • Holiday Eyes
  • Holiday Red Lip
  • Holiday Cheeks

Be Sure to Check them Out. They are a big help to Tweak Your Chic!

 

Here are some more related topics on make-up after 40:

  1. 10 Make-up tips for women over 40 to look Fabulous
  2. Seasonal Make-Up Trends for Women Over 40
  3. Bobbi Brown Make Up Tips for Using Eye Concealers!

 

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Can We Wear Shimmer In Our Makeup After 40?

It’s always confusing to know what kind of eye make-up to wear over 40.

A blogger was at the makeup counter recently and asked the woman behind the counter if it was Ok for women over 40 to wear shimmery eyeshadow. The woman’s reply was “Why YES!, you can shimmer all you want after 40. You just don’t want to sparkle!”

 

shimmery eyeshadow

 

I was curious what the difference was between shimmer and sparkle was, and asked The Makeover Guy, Christopher Hopkins.

Here is what he said:

“I agree. A little shimmer in the right places can be very effective. (Key: right place). The brow bone, a touch in the eye lid, a soft shimmer in lip color. It’s the size of the particles, really. It’s like eggshell vs. matte vs. gloss. But it is pretty difficult to tell how much shimmer something has until you’ve worn it for a few hours and it has settled into ‘areas’ we’d rather not accentuate with shimmer or shine.”

If in doubt, save the shimmer for the evening, and drop highly frosted or seriously shiny makeup altogether.

Christopher Hopkins is the author of Staging Your Comeback: A Complete Beauty Revival for Women Over 45