10 Easy Makeup Tricks for Women Over 45

Keep your eyeshadow simple.

While perfecting that masterful cat eye is a noble goal, if you want to make the most of your makeup after 50, it’s time to take a “less is more” approach.

“As you become more mature, move towards a classic makeup style. Use softer colors on eyes. Try to move away from trendy eyeshadow colors like bright blue, lime green or hot pink on the eyes. Instead go with mauve, peach or violet for some color,” says makeup artist Mindy Green, founder of mobile beauty salon MG Beauty.