Doing your own makeup is extremely fun, but it’s not always easy.
Sometimes we see things — like the perfect winged eyeliner or perfect lined lip — and we think, “oh, easy!” But then we try to do it ourselves and, well, it wasn’t as seamless as we thought it would be.
There are always different kinds of looks we are trying to achieve. And thankfully, we have the internet to help us with that these days.
Now, whenever you want to try something, you can probably find someone who is kind enough to share their tips and tricks online so that women all over the world can figure fun new looks out on their own.
But when you get to a certain age, it can feel like you have to re-learn the way to do makeup all over again. As we age, our faces naturally change. It’s totally normal! But it makes makeup application a confusing process, right when you thought you finally had it all figured out.
Margaret Manning is the Founder of Sixty and Me, a place where women over 60 go to be inspired.
Manning sat down with professional makeup artist Ariane Poole to chat about an issue “that very few of us think about — our aging lips.”
In the video, Manning explains that as you grow older, your lips — particularly your top lift — begins to disappear. Poole then explains that it’s basically because of gravity.
Yes, their lips are actually getting smaller, but it’s more because the skin right above your lip begins to sag. Poole also explains that it’s not a lot of sagging — only a tiny bit — but it’s enough to make a difference.
It’s all a natural part of life, so it’s no big deal and certainly nothing to be ashamed of! However, if you’re a 60+ women who is passionate about makeup, there is no harm in wanting to adjust your application technique to fit your evolving lips.
So as the two bond over their lips and the small changes they notice as they age, Poole begins to show Manning a few tips and tricks in order to make her lips look beautiful and luscious.
“For every action there’s an equal reaction so maybe there’s something we could…” Poole jokes as she begins to break into a laugh.
Poole also explains that sometimes the color of your lips can actually fade. This is something that she explains she personally experiences, and even takes off her lipstick to show Manning.
“You can use lip liners to match your lipstick if you want. You can also use lip liners that are a neutral sort of lip color,” Poole says. “I’m not going to commend one shade because everyone’s lip color is slightly different.”
She goes on to explain that if someone has more blue in their lips, a coral color will appear pink on them. Different shades of lipstick look different on everyone, so you have to go with a shade that specifically works for you. That’s the beauty of makeup!
She also advises to choose a lip liner that is closest to your natural lip color. That way, you can swap the lipsticks around as you want.
Poole goes on to stress that when applying your lip liner, you must draw on the outer edge of your lips. Who would’ve thought!
Watch the whole video below for more helpful tips and tricks — your mind will be blown!
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