The older I get, the less makeup I wear. When you’re young you put all kinds of stuff on because you want to look more mature, but then at some point it shifts. As you get older you might want to cover up spots or marks, but there is a fine line between disguising a little and going overly heavy. I just use a tinted moisturizer (Nars
makes a great one), although if I keep spending so much time in the sun I might have to step it up.
for anyone over 30, the no-makeup makeup look is very much in style right now—I
think it’s the most flattering on pretty much everyone. Don’t throw on blue eyeshadow and
try to relive your nightclub days. Instead, try brown, beige, or bronze-y eyeshadow sticks from Laura Mercier, which give the eye a nice, fresh finish. Avoid anything
glittery around the eyes—a big no-no—because it will get stuck in any fine
lines or wrinkles and make them more prominent. For
cheeks, a little pop of color looks good at every age. Use something rosy and dewy,
like Hourglass’s new palette
of ambient powders and blushes, which aren’t
glittery but still give a little shine—matte is better reserved for the younger gals.