Top 10 Makeup & Beauty Mistakes & Tips/Mature over 50s Women

Hi everyone! As a former 80s model… I’m 62
years old now. I was watching a lot of mature women making a few mistakes
with her makeup so I thought why not do a YouTube channel, do some videos and
teach you what I think are the 10 biggest mistakes? And by the way some of
you are already subscribing and thank you so much! You know it really eggs me
on to make more of these videos. But let’s start with these 10 mistakes… here
we go! The number one mistake that I see a lot
of women doing these days, some young people who are doing it as well, but
especially for mature women, way too much of this lovely sparkly highlighter, I
mean as soon as we saw it us older women or mature women we thought… oh
that’s the Fountain of Youth I’m going to shine and I’m going to look younger,
but you know what happens we put this on and it actually accentuates our wrinkles and
it really, it doesn’t look natural at all, it starts to look really, really shiny. I
think I’ll put a little on my nose.. no! I’ll put it here, oh look at that, but
they’re also putting way too much in the center of the eye and that’s just one of
the things that I’ve noticed and you can see sparkle city here and
believe me it starts to accentuate your wrinkles and just a more natural look over
on this side. Now I’m not saying we can’t sparkle a lot of things up a little bit, maybe
a little bit of highlighter here, looks very natural not accentuating any
wrinkles and I also like to put with a little, little brush, not a big brush, a
little bit of sparkle in between my eyes and that’s about it.
Number two is the actual disappearing cat eye look. Watch this, this is you know,
we go out of me buy these special felt tip, not felt tip markers , but felt tip
eyeliner and we’re just all crazy about that cat eye that those younger people
are doing, but I’ve got hooded eyes, you probably do too. I’ve got mature kind
of droopy eyes what? What?, this is going to amaze you, watch this, so
don’t spend the money on this if this is you. Putting on the cat eyeliner, oh it’s
going on so perfect this is gonna be the perfect eyeliner, there’s my big cat eye
they’re gonna go like that and you’re looking at you going , Heather that
looks fabulous what are you talking about ? Well where’d it go ?It disappears
because we have droopy eyes and I also think now this eye makes me look
older than this side . So I think I’ve got an idea
especially if you have droopy or hooded eyes, just to sort of go on the liner
like this a little bit in the corners and just kind of smudge it upwards. Can
you see? That’s I think a much more natural look and I don’t know, it works
for me All right so Number three is that dark
lip liner, where did this even come from? like I’ve never thought It looked
pretty on anybody but let me just show you. I don’t have any lipstick on right
now and I’m going to show you . You know you’ve seen everybody, well not everybody
but you’ve seen a lot of women doing this and after your first beverage that
lipstick that you put in the middle is gone and you’re left with the dark lip liner
Here we go and they also a lot of times over emphasize their lips too, so all right I’m just gonna put a little
bit of lipstick on. After a couple cups of coffee this is
going to be just about brown lip liner No not pretty. So I like this natural lipstick
look a lot better. You can choose whatever color you want if you want a
peach if you want pinks whatever color that works for you. Now as you can
see it’s very natural and I’m using a lipstick but the the liner is almost the
same color as the lipstick now how about this kind of glossy shiny, well I just
put that kind of in the middle just to give a little bit of a sparkle but I
don’t overdo it .What perfect timing, it’s raining now, and this is great because
I’m going to show you about over bronzing, you know when we have those
summers that there’s hardly any sunshine we’re not supposed to get too much
sunshine, remember your sunscreen everybody, but ah we’re looking at…oh I want
to look like I have a glow and you know all those people that went away I want
to look like them so we buy this bronzer and some women they’re just overdoing it.
Look at how much powder is in this thing so they’re going, well you know
what I’ll also put some bronzer on me I’ll shake that all over my body and
let’s just see how this looks. Okay, Cough, cough, so powdery, it’s crazy. Under our eyes all over the place on our foreheads, oh wow look we, wait under here
so I got to put some down here and down with the girls you know, and all that
sort of thing and like I’m just feeling my skin just dry up right now and it may
look, it may look like you have bronzing and that you have a nice color and
everything but just let’s go in a little closer here it totally looks like makeup
and believe me a lot of people are going to tell. Where’s your natural skin?
Where’s your glow? It’s just all covered up, now better you have a natural glow
and hey I need a bronzer. I’ve got really white legs and so I’ll
use a little bit of bronzer and I sort of wipe it down with a paper towel and
and give myself a nice healthy glow and that’s what we’re talking about, we’re
talking about a nice healthy glow not a really painted on bronze look.So you glow
girl Number five is overdone brows, I know, I
know we watch all these videos of these younger people and they’re filling in
their brows and you know, I’ve got sparse brows so I mean it’s kind of a
groucho look for some of us. Let’s just see what they’re doing, what
they’re doing is they’re actually, if we can get a close-up of this, you’ll
probably see they’re actually putting a little bit of a square here and they’re
using it kind of ,and again it might look great for younger people I just don’t
think it’s working for us mature women So you be the judge Some women are even shaving their
eyebrows off and doing this as a line but this is, it’s really, really not for
me. I’m going to fill it in with a little bit of powder here, there it even goes a
little bit bigger than that you know… you’ve all seen it right and dark, dark
let me just do a little before-and-after here. I like natural, hmm
so for me personally I like a natural look in a brow and as you can see these
are very natural and I’ve got sparse thinning brows I mean there’s a spot
that I don’t even have any brow so I’ve actually done a video for you guys where I
showed the pencil and even a wax to make brows look better, especially for us
mature , over 50 women. So Number six is using these blues and greens and ughh,
really it’s it’s a throwback to the 1960s again and not only that but people
who are using it I kind of find are just using way way too much and I’m going to
show you here on this side I mean it’s pretty I mean there’s no question that
it’s very pretty but for us, older women people are going to think that we
never changed our makeup , and you know so as you can see it’s just so
overdone and I’m just going to separate the two looks right here, so you can see
sparkle city over here and this is also more natural and hey if you have hooded
or droopy eyes and you want to get an idea of this kind of look for your eye
makeup I have done a video for you so yeah take a look. So you know when I
bought this blue eye shadow it was just for the don’t look but for some reason when I
walked out of the store I just tried this, watch this I put a little dab here
on top of my eyes and a little dab here on the top of my eyes really, really, really
subtle as you can see it’s really subtle and it just made my blue eyes sparkle
and probably for green eyes as well so who’da thunk it ? Alright so Number seven
is over contouring. This one actually scares me when I see videos of women
putting on the contouring before their foundation what I’m seeing is I know
because when I was modeling and even now when I’m modeling if you have a little
bit of a red undertone you’re supposed to use a green so I’m seeing women
putting green down their nose and then they’re, you know, they’re just kind of
blending it in a little bit and then they’re going underneath the eyes and
they’re going like opposite of raccoon eyes, they’re doing sort of this. I know
this might be concealing but it also is contouring the face so you’d have the
light in the dark but so I’m going to blend this in and I’m going to do the
contouring under here and it’s wild, like what I’ve been seeing is just absolutely
wild and so they’re using like a brown for contouring and make sure you get it
right in there and and go right down, you know and blah blah
blah and of course we’ve got to go underneath the chin and we have to go
here oh and don’t forget between the girls, oh yeah we got… It’s contour city
it’s just too much and even if I’m going to put on my makeup, just a second
oh here we go this is very thick powder foundation am I going to put that over
top of all this contouring and I literally have to lather it on so much under my eyes okay, now look at the wrinkles coming this side compared to this side and I’m just going
to have to really lather it on to me it’s it’s over contouring and it’s, it’s
all the rage right now I mean you see it everywhere and you can buy a hundred
products for it but in my estimation I’d rather be kind of more natural now than
way to, and it’s, it’s like a pancake makeup now . So it’s better to use two
brushes, I’ve got a nice pink here but maybe you’d like a peach or another
colors the natural color and then I use another brush for the contouring and I
only go about here . I don’t go right down to the mouth, just a little bit of
contouring like that . Pretty, I think it’s natural I think it’s pretty. So the
Number eight faux pas I see a lot of women still using that 1960
kind of lipstick, you know the kind that, I mean that’s super glossy almost pale
in color and you know the big look, kind of look.
Myself I like to go for a more natural look after all what people want to see
is your big bright smile not shiny lips coming at them and I’m going to show you
what I mean about these throwback to the 1960s. So I took all my makeup ,my makeup,
my lipstick off and I’m going to show you what I mean by this over gloss
look and throwback to the 60s… here we go I’m not using a lip liner because it’s
almost acts as a lip liner , alright so as you can see these lips are coming at you
they also make my lips look a little bit more wrinkled than before even in the
this kind of state so you know we don’t want them just to see our lips as we’re
walking along. So I like this lipstick look a lot better, you can choose
whatever color you want if you want a peach if you want pinks whatever color
that works for you. Now a lot of us learned our makeup tricks from our Moms,
God bless our mums but using the powder and powdering your face all day long
it’s just not thing to do, a lot of us women well I used to, I don’t anymore
take our little makeup compact and think, oh I’m going to run to the washroom and
I’m going to take care of this and I’m going to take care of that and I’m going
to take care of, you know we’re taking all our blush off girls this isn’t
working and not only that but the more that you put this on the more you’re
emphasizing ,see these wrinkles here the more I put this on and the more I put it
on here the wrinkles are getting worse I’m looking paler oh and I don’t even
want to try to go underneath my eyes because you’re gonna see a hundred, I’m
not even gonna do it so this makeup in our compacts or in our
purses we lather it on all day long so we don’t look shiny you know, what we’re
starting, here I’ll show you, we start to look older, so see the difference here
and see the nice natural look over here and I’ll show you my little trick to how
I make this still look natural. So we’re in the new millennium ladies and putting
on all that powder like Mom used to do it’s just not the way to do it, anyway I
found this fabulous anti shine and you know I’ve got a little bit on my nose
there, got a little bit down here,upper lip it’s just fabulous so they’ve got this
at drugstores or makeup counters so just ask for an anti shine cream and you’re
not just lathering on a ton of powder and making those wrinkles look worse. So
Number ten is an overdone smoky eye, now I have a smoky eye on right now and I’ll
show you more about it in a minute a lot of women what they do is they think
smoky eye means this black eye shadow and you know what it might look great on
some people but if you’re fair like me or mature woman and you put it on wrong
it’s going to look absolutely, absolutely scary.
Watch, watch what happens here. So here I am oh my gosh I got this great black, just
gonna put this in her,e I’m gonna bring it out so when I have a cat eye,
I’ll go right in here and I want to put this underneath because I want to be
super glam so even if we’re smudging and blending and everything I’m gonna tell
you after a couple of hours at a party this is going to look it’s going to
start to crease it’s going to look like black lines all over the place
and even at the beginning of the party what do you want to do it you want to
sort of say Hello I’m at a party or would you like to go…
Hello… I’m at a party. You know it’s just, they’re gonna be looking at your makeup
It’s it’s just ugh. Now I’m all for a glammed up look and I have done a smokey eye on
this and I’ve been using a lot of, there’s all different colors on palettes
these days I chose a purple look for me today
but I could have very easily used a brown, I could have put a nice little
highlighter in the middle and yeah just do a little bit, look a little bit like
that, but I think it’s it’s glamorous but not scary. So I really hope you enjoyed
this video and I’m still modeling so I’m learning from makeup artists and I’m
still going to the drugstore and the make-up counters and learning more tips,
techniques so I really want to share with you so please subscribe and it will
encourage me to keep making these videos for you, which I actually love to do and
in the meantime I got my little Yorkie here and he’s been patiently waiting to
go for a walk so Hurricane shall we go for a walk? Would you like to go for a walk?
Yeah I think he does so, I will see you later
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48 thoughts on “Top 10 Makeup & Beauty Mistakes & Tips/Mature over 50s Women

  1. Hi everyone, here is a link to my blog where you can find many of my makeup products. We do make a small amount if you get something so thanks so much for that!

  2. I found the vanda light. Add it to your routine. Youthful expressions are around the corner. Love your video.

  3. I’ve never seen anyone apply bronzer like that!! I’m 56 & we don’t have to stick with a bunch of antiqued rules. Express yourself and have fun with makeup!

  4. Lived this and it's sooo true. The tutorials I have watched on concealer application involve the entire TZone and the look it simply frightening! I'm glad I am not a crowd follower but I do love your natural beauty even with makeup..which I just love. I'm 67 and it is becoming a challenge. I only wish someone would create a wrinkle free foundation! 🤗🤗🤗

  5. You can't beat the arts, especially the art of "being real". Thank you Heather for sharing your knowledge. You look lovely and you are an inspiration to those over 50. Trust me! I am 70 (current photo) and I work every day to remain al-la-natural. Again, thank you for being an inspiration and for sharing what you have learned along the way. The information you are sharing, is spot on!

  6. Like the content…but the constant music is very annoying 🙁 Prefer something more subtle or just a silence 🙂

  7. Thank you so much for this video. Haven't worn make up in 20 years and have a wedding to go to. Need to learn how to use it all over again lol

  8. You are soooooo right! I am almost 52 and I see many of these “mistakes” allllll day as I work with the public on the ladies over 50! I guess we get use to see this on the Younger generation but it does not looks so nice on us older ladies. New subscriber. Love love love your videos!

  9. OMG! I came across ur channel and just hit subscribe right away! I'm 40 and totally agree with what you say here!
    Btw, you are the youngest cutest funniest over 50 woman I've ever seen..
    L💖ve ya from Egypt 🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬

  10. Hey Heather!! I'm 62 also (just did in Aug.), sadly my
    mom didn't wear makeup but that old fashioned stick lipstick from the 60's from
    Avon. She didn’t wear mascara, eye shadow, no eye liner, no face make up (she
    did the like white or very light beige powder cover shine thing on her nose,
    her chin but didn’t keep up with it. I mostly learned make up tips from several
    friends over the years, then years later to embarrassed to ask because they got
    rude so I stopped asking for help. I gave my 2 younger sisters make up and skin
    cleaning lessons & they learned also from friends. I've never liked a lot
    of makeup as I look like an old fashioned painted china doll (no thanks lol).
    When I sold Mary Kay for 14 years (retired in 2014) I did learn a lot from the
    company & from other consultants. I like a more natural look, I have very
    fair skin (similar to yours). I have bushy brows & some fading never really
    plucked my brows much because it hurt too badly, I had my hairstylist do them
    about 2 years ago (she waxed them) waiting for her to return from maternity
    leave. I’m thinking of purple and silver for hair color and a very short I have
    long hair. Thanks to your video’s (btw when you showed your pic from your
    modeling days I remember your picture from magazines & all. I love learning
    from your tips. Don’t laugh please…I still can’t put on eyeliner. Keep the vid’s
    coming!! Thank you!

  11. Great tips! The way you presented your advice to those of us in our “golden years “ was interesting, yet informative and comical. Thank you for your support and sincerity! Looking forward to future updates.

  12. I'm almost 60 and, DEAR LORD, I've never ever seen anyone apply make up as you did on the "how not to do make up" side!
    Nobody does their bronzer/highlighter/corrector (you called it concealer) as you demonstrated.

  13. If you were blending your lip liner, as you should, to get rid of the harsh line, and using a long wearing lip color, you wouldn’t have a lip liner issue. Your bronzing was ludicrous. I think you’re confusing bronzer with self tanner. As for your contouring and cheek color, using the correct brushes to apply and blend will take care of a lot of issues. You never apply contour, or blush, with a fluffy brush. Use a more precise brush designed just for each product. Fluffy brushes are ONLY for blending out color and adding a sheer layer of powder for setting. You either have absolutely no clue about makeup application or you’re just being over the top on purpose. Either way, you come off looking ridiculous. Congrats on finishing with a lovely look, although I have no idea how you did it because the “skills” you showed in the rest of the video would never get you there.

  14. I believe all depend of the person, the style, etc, I don’t follow rules at all!! Depend on the culture, North America don’t use make up much in any age ..

  15. In late 2019, most of these mistakes have become even more exaggerated! I think these makeup trends will make this young generation cringe in another 10-15 yrs, right?!

  16. All comments about hair…..bit i do agree a chin length bob would be great, but not stacked, b/c hair of of fine nature. But, go sexy Momma. Still has sex appeal!

  17. Hello Awesome over 50. What is your name? I'm Patricia. Of all the over-50 videos available. YOU'RE THE BEST!! I suscribed to "60 & Me" and it was not for me. (I need not worry about where to vacation nor what cruises are the best) you had me at "I get my make up in the drugstore" Also, I feel like our just sitting talking to me. Like a friend visiting. So happy I've found you. New Fan 4 ever!!!

  18. I have not finished this awesome video yet and have been avoiding videos showing age-appropriate makeup techniques because I know I am doing the wrong thing with my highlighter. I LOVE the highlighters that don't have much color, but shine or glow. Like Amrezy by ABH. I have over 200 powder highlighters and 50 or so cream. So far, every age related makeup video, including yours, says to lay off the highlighter. I am 49. I just cannot seem to give it up. I truly love love love it. The other day I wore just foundation and a little cream shadow to my doc appt. I usually wear full makeup. They all commented that I looked so much younger. I am ready to look younger. I am just having a hard time giving up the bling. LOL.

  19. Bows when we need eyelid lifts. My eyelid lays over my eye late at night I have a hard time seeing. My sister got a lid lift and insurance even helped because she qualified for it. Just saying if you’re serious about it and are interested you can go to your eye doctor and they’ll take pictures and measure and see if you qualify for assistance on your insurance.

  20. I am 57 have not had any procedure Ever done to my face,, I DO not have hooded eyes, nor many wrinkles Not everyone ages the same. Did start taking care of my skin in my 20's I think you should apply make up according to your skin , I just use tinted moisturizer,then cover my 2 Brown spots w/peachy orange, I wear CAT eye fine, my line doesn't disappear when I open my eyes. I Feel comfortable wearing all eyeshadow I want, thought was going to get tips on covering wrinkles Not told what I shouldn't be doing if it works for me.

  21. To be honest, when you did your brows … if you just extend it more …. you actually decreased your age by at least 15 years … I know your video is based on mistakes but a lot of these gals makeup tutorials are awesome & as we age using a few of their tips helps …

  22. Hi gorgeous!! I agree with all
    these tips !!! Great video and i am 62 !!’ Enjoyed this and yes the younger women can pull off anything but when we are older we can’t overdo TFS hugs ❤️

  23. actually you need to bring out your brows a bit and ala bit into the inner, a;nd you also looked good with a bit more bronzer, u r not using the right products, surprised cause if u r still photo shooting dont u use make up. bottom line u r not a glamour make-up person, and pink is good for ur skin type but not for every one. u r using wrong powders thats your problem, i m 68 and i look fabulous w/ make-up…

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