The Eyes Have It: Beauty Over 50


If you’re a regular here at The Right Style, than this woman is probably a familiar face. If you’re a newbie, meet my mom, Kyle. She’s a character, that’s for sure and she’s my very first beauty inspiration. Never one to let time pass her by, she showcases the way she does beauty over 50.

I took these photos of my mum when we were having our casual Saturday selfie session. ( I’m joking. That’s not a thing.) She had just gotten the new Lovely Eyes palette (on sale RIGHT NOW!) and was pretty much 100% on her diva schtick.

Honestly, it wasn’t hard to see why.

My mother is a woman “of a certain age.” (Hint: I’m 30 and she was 27 when I was born. You do the very simple math.) She is a Beauticontrol consultant so anti-aging is a big part of her business, but she uses a few makeup techniques to keep up her youthful appearance.

“Hooded eyes, thinning eyebrows and, of course, crow’s-feet, become much more of an issue as you get older,” Kyle says. To combat that, she used the soft, blendable colors of the Lovely Eyes palette to create a visual lift. The soft black wing she created with her shadow draws the eye up and out, and causes the viewer’s eye to do the same. Though it is conventional wisdom that dark lipstick can be aging on older women, her complexion and full lips work in Sensation, a new color to the Hydra Brilliance line. The beautiful new color, Nude, works beautifully on women of all complexions.

The palette is full of beautifully pigmented colors and shows up vividly and true-to-color on a variety of skin tones. There is a nice balance of mattes and shimmer shades, nothing with chunky glitter, which can settle into lines and look garish on older eyes.

I love how the palette can take you from day-to-night– create a softer, neutral eye for the day and then intensify for the evening. Or, if you’re like me, just walk around with intense eyes all day. (I am my mother’s child.)


Beauticontrol Lovely Eyes. Grab it now.

Grab this palette now— I’m definitely stocking up. Do you have any beauty advice for beauties over 50?



  1. October 5, 2015 / 1:54 pm

    Your mom is gorgeous!!! I better step up my moisturizer.

    • October 5, 2015 / 2:29 pm

      She’s been on it since 91! And thank you, I’ll take the credit for her. 🙂

  2. October 5, 2015 / 9:13 pm

    Mom looks gorgeous. I try to get my mom to wear makeup but she refuses – besides some lip stick.

  3. October 6, 2015 / 2:12 pm

    Your mom is gorgeous! My mom NEVER wears any makeup. She’s too lazy to and I’m a makeup junkie. lol

  4. October 6, 2015 / 2:38 pm

    Your mom looks beautiful. Im guessing she does not mind your “simple math”. My mom would kill me. Lol

  5. October 6, 2015 / 4:04 pm

    Your mom is soooo beautiful!!!!! My mom doesn’t really wear makeup, but this makes me want to give her a makeover lol.

  6. October 6, 2015 / 5:44 pm

    Beautiful! Love to see our beautiful ageless beauties. We know what we have to look forward too. Thanks for sharing!

  7. October 6, 2015 / 8:15 pm

    This is a very classy look. I love it. Nice of you to feature your mom… She is as pretty as you are …

  8. October 6, 2015 / 8:15 pm

    First of all: Mom looks amazing!!! WOW.

    Secondly: This is a pretty comprehensive palette. All the neutrals a girl could need and just spice it up with a good Fall Lippie- good to go! PS: Im with you on the intense eyes all day thing. Sometimes it just makes sense :-p

  9. October 6, 2015 / 8:27 pm

    No advice for beauties over 50 but as women if we want our skin to be flawless we definitely have to learn how to control stress, take care of our skin, and eat a well-balanced diet.

    • October 6, 2015 / 8:48 pm

      That is good advice for beauties of any age because that is sooooo true! Everything happening on the inside will eventually show up right on your face.

  10. October 6, 2015 / 8:47 pm

    Moms is looking good, I love neutral color tones. Her makeup is very nice but she doesn’t look over done. She is rocking out with that short haircut.

  11. October 7, 2015 / 6:18 pm

    Wow, your mom looks like a model! Beautiful.Great palette too.

    • October 13, 2015 / 10:35 am

      Thank you, Stacie! She used to be a hair model back in the 90’s…I love seeing her on the stage!

  12. October 7, 2015 / 7:20 pm

    That’s a great palette. I love neutrals and rich colors especially for smoky eyes!

    • October 13, 2015 / 10:33 am

      It really is gorgeous, Patranila! The colors work for a pretty effortless smoky look.

  13. October 9, 2015 / 12:32 am

    Your mom is amazing! Black truly does not crack! Those eyes are gorgeous. I wish I had makeup skills!

    • October 13, 2015 / 10:34 am

      Thank you so much, Tyra! She does look good if I say so myself. And she does a fantastic job teaching others about skin care and makeup…in fact, she’s the one who taught me!

  14. October 21, 2015 / 6:18 pm

    Your mom is stunning! I love the look on her, really age appropriate and yet hot, lol

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