The best baby boomer makeup look is the clean beauty look. This look is especially suited to the woman over 50 because it emphasizes an even-toned complexion and neutral colors that flatter EVERYONE. It also quickly transforms from work day to date night!
Key components of the look include
- Flawless foundation
- Groomed brow (follow link to learn the importance of the brow)
- A peachy-pink flush of cheek color
- Neutral eye shadow that is close to the natural color of the lid (if you are adventurous, try a deeper brown in the crease)
- Lip color a shade or two darker than the naked lip
You can take this look from daytime to date night by reapplying mascara and increasing the intensity of the eye, blush, or lip. In the photo below, only the eye crease and lip color were changed. The crease color was refreshed with the same medium-dark brown using a heavier hand than would typically be used during the day. The lip color went from a mauve-rose to a deep honey-bronze shimmer. In person, the eyes were more intense, so the blush and lip were kept relatively neutral.
Both day and evening looks are quick and simple to execute. Remember, it’s only makeup. It should be FUN and EASY!