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.)
Grab this palette now— I’m definitely stocking up. Do you have any beauty advice for beauties over 50?
Kerri is the owner, editor, and designer here at The Right Style. She started the blog as the home for her burgeoning career as a makeup artist and stylist and keeps it going and growing because she’s a madwoman. Visit her at her other passion project, SelfiesandSnark.com and check her out on the day job tip at Kerriestella.com