5 Biggest Makeup Mistakes On Mature Eyes Tutorial Over 50 | Fabulous50s

5 Biggest Makeup Mistakes On Mature Eyes Tutorial Over 50 | Fabulous50s

today I’m going to show you the five big
mistakes women make when applying makeup to mature eyes hi I’m Schellea and this is
fabulous 50s a lifestyle channel that explores fashion beauty and lifestyle
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relate to you I’m going to show you the five big makeup mistakes that we can all
make on this site and then I’m going to show you how to apply your eye makeup
with some technique so that you look younger fresher and more vibrant okay
let’s get started the first big mistake women make when
applying makeup to mature eyes is not to prime the reason we prime our eyelids is
because our eyelids are very oily and particularly as we’re getting older they
become more oily so if you apply eyeshadow to your eyelid without a
primer by the end of the day or even after a couple of hours you’re going to
get creasing in your eyeshadow and you don’t want that because it looks really
cakey so to use a primer is the best thing that you can do so I’m going to
start applying my eye makeup to show you what not to do on this side and what to
do on this side I love the Too Faced insurance eye primer you only need a
really tiny bit and you tap it into your eye just really gently and you don’t
need too much of this because you want it to be a smooth film rather than a
thick coating and this is just a really small thing to do but it makes your
eyeshadow last so much longer so what it does is it make sure I shadow pop more
the color becomes more intense and it stops the creasing so prime is the first
thing and I think everybody over the age of 50 should be using a primer for that
eye shadow okay the second big mistake we make with
our mature is to go against basic color theories so
what I mean by that is we applied dark in the wrong places and light in the
wrong places so I’m going to show you what the mistakes are and I’m going to
show you how to fix them basic color theory tells us that dark colors recede
and light colors make bigger so we wear black and dark colors where we want to
look skinny and we would paint a room white if we want to make it look more
spacious and this rule applies to makeup it applies to fashion it applies to
interior design it’s one rule fits all so we’ve got to use it when we’re
applying our makeup so I’m going to start by showing you the wrong way to
apply dark color and then I’ll show you how to apply it on the other eye then
I’m going to show you the wrong way to apply a light color and I’ll show you on
the other eye how to do it correctly I’m using my eye shadows here they’re just
in a little palette that I make myself so when I buy an eyeshadow I take it out
of the container and I put it in here and these are the ones that I use every
day so it’s really easy everything’s here in one place the part of our eye
that we want to make skinny and recede is this part here it’s the hood it’s the
part that’s loose skin and as we’re getting older this skin becomes looser
and falls down a little bit so it makes our eyes look quite heavy and droopy so
we’re going to receive this with a dark color and the part we want to make look
bigger is this part here because as far as eyes go that’s our most important
real estate because if this part of our I can appear bigger we look more
youthful okay so I’m going to show you the wrong way first and I’m going to
apply a dark color to the part that we want to make bigger but actually we’re
going to make it smaller and I’m not going to use a primer it feels so wrong putting this on
without a primer it doesn’t glide very nicely okay so I’m going to do that and
another thing I’m going to do with my dark color is I’m gonna follow nature
and sort of go down where my natural eye goes so I’m just following the natural folds in my eye now the right way to
apply dark to a mature eye is where we want to recede it so we would put it up
here now let me show you what I’m going to do there I would normally do this part after I’ve
done my eyelid but I’m just showing you so you can get an idea of right and
mistake now that needs to be blended but you can get the idea so this has made
this part of my eye look smaller and what I wanted really is for this part my
hood to look smaller now I’m going to show you how to use light colors in the
wrong way so I’m going to apply a light shadow onto the hood which is what we
really want to recede but this light color is going to bring it forward just
like painting a white room it’s going to make it look bigger okay so can you see that another thing
that’s done is it’s made all these lines way more noticeable because it’s
bringing attention this is where I’ve got wrinkles here at this part of my eye
by adding the light to them it’s making those wrinkles appear a lot bigger than
they are actually I think they were already big
but I’m making them look bigger okay now I’m going to show you how to apply light
the correct way so we take the same eye shadow I’ll leave all these colors the
ones that I use in the description below to show you but we’re going to add a
light color to our eyelid now now I’ve got to blend out but just to
show you what that looks like what I’ve done is I’ve made this part here the
important part bigger and you can tell the difference I’m just going to go
ahead and blend those colors together now so make sure that you always blend
your dark colors very very well because you don’t want harsh lines and harsh
colors so you just add a little bit more and you blend back and forth back and
forth until you’ve got the consistency in the color that you love while we’re
talking about light colors I’m going to show you another two things that I do to
add light to my eyes so I take a nude eyeliner pencil and I line the bottom
waterline of my eye so I’ll do that on the right side and I won’t do it on the
mistake side so you just gently will put that in the water line and this NARS one
it doesn’t wear off all day again you can see that’s opened my eye everything
on this side is opening and everything on this side is drawing down making look
heavy and making look older and I’m going to add a little bit of light up
here to just pop that out a little bit and a little bit of light here so I’m bringing this forward and I’m
bringing that part forward and just tap that in and when you’ve added a little
bit of light here you can just go over that with the tiny
bit of eyeshadow the third really big mistake we make when we’re applying
makeup to mature eyes is when we follow nature with our eye liner so that’s the
one thing that makes us look a lot older because naturally our eye comes down
here and if you follow this line with an eye liner again you’re bringing it down
it’s just so heavy so to fix that problem we slightly give it a kick up at
the end of our eye and this’ll lift so I’ll show you how to do it the wrong way
and then I’ll show you how to do it the right way ah I just feel like I wanna clean all
that up but I want to show you what it does I’ve done two things wrong here I’m
going to show you the first thing I did wrong is that I made the line here very
thick and because this is our most valuable real estate this area here if
we darken it again with a thick line just here we’re going to reduce it so
that is the first mistake the second mistake you see how I’ve gone down here
and it’s just drawn it down and that looks terrible
so the basic rule of thumb for eye makeup is not to follow nature we’ve got
to create a lift and I’m going to show you on this eye how to create that lift now what I’ve done here is on the last
eyelash I’ve kicked it up like this and then you come down into a line and
form a triangle and that leaves a little bit of the end free of eyeliner so you
haven’t used up all of that space as opposed to this side we’ve drawn a line
all the way down another thing to note is if you’ve got a very small amount of
skin here showing the finer the line you use with your eyeliner the better I have
more area to work with and I can use a thicker line and that’s what I like but
if you don’t have much here go very fine and do the kick and you’ll love the look
and if we’re going to follow nature with our line underneath that will actually
bring attention to drawing our eye down unless you’ve got a really straight line
underneath your eye already we have to create that so let me show you the line
underneath so this is following my natural life but
what I want to do is create a lift so I’m going to do a very gentle and soft
line but I’m not going to follow down here I’m going to keep this part where
it droops straight okay so that’s really subtle it’s not
thick and then once I’ve done that line I’m going to take a little bit of
eyeshadow a more neutral color and I’m just going to go over that to blend it
out and to soften it up okay the eyeshadow is really great at
softening up a dark heavy line and the softness is much better on mature eyes
one more thing that lots of people still do is to add a light color here on the
brow bone and I’ll just show you what happens when we do that because we’re
bringing more attention to the wrinkles and the droop so I’ve just gone up a
little bit higher just to show you that okay the fourth big mistake we make is
to follow nature again and go with our natural eyebrow as we’re getting older
many of us lose our eyebrows or we’ve over plucked them and they didn’t grow
back and a good shaped eyebrow really helps create the perfect look for our
face so I’m going to show you how to measure out your eyebrows and what will
suit your face the best so you grab an eyebrow pencil I use the benefit
precision brow number two and you take your eyebrow pencil and you put it
between your nose and your corner of your eye and then you leave a mark like
this so that dot there is where your eyebrow starts and then on the other
side you take it from the corner of your nose to the corner of your eye and you
go up like this and that dot there is where your eyebrows should finish so
that’s the symmetry of your face and they’re the perfect measurements so you
can see I’ve got a good distance between here and here with no eyebrows and when
I show you on the other side of my face it makes a big difference when there’s
something there because it puts everything more in proportion okay I’m
going to do this side so I’ll do this that’s the dot there and on this side with the eyebrows it’s really important
to only feather strokes on this part of your eyebrow and you can line the rest
here and fill it in but if you’re going to color this in and make it really
heavy it looks too much and it makes us look too old so I’m going to show you
how to do it properly so basically you’re just adding some
strokes and then when you come underneath you can fill in the gap you can also create a little bit of a
lift here if you like it does bring your eye up so on the top you just do a
little bit extra and then bring it down okay and on the other end of the eye
pencil you’ll have a brush and you brush your eyebrows upwards and that’s it and
I love to use an eyebrow setting gel on top of that this is also benefit I’ll
leave the links below but it’s just like hairspray and it keeps your eyebrows in
place and it kind of accentuates the hairs that you do have and makes it all
look a bit fuller so you can see the difference there these eyebrows have
really helped shape my face and this side looks like it just needs something
and that’s what it is it needs an eyebrow and the fifth biggest mistake we
make with our mature eye makeup is not to curl our lashes now a lot of people
say it’s not worth the trouble but I’m going to show you what it does for my
eyelashes and again we’re creating a lift so everything about this side is
lifted and everything about this side is droopy so let me show you the difference
so an eyelash curler if you haven’t used one of these before
it is definitely worthwhile getting it takes a little bit of practice if you’re
brand new to it and if you’ve got straight eyelashes like you’re going to
notice such a difference this one’s a shoot memory and I’ve had it for years
and years and years and it still works perfectly I like to heat it gently with
a blow dryer because the heat will set your eyelashes and keep them curled up
so you can try that at home but don’t let the rubber get too hot
because it can burn your eyelids so be safe with that and here’s what you do
you clamp your eyelashes like this plant them and then you gently turn it
towards your inner eye and hold for 10 seconds or you can pulse it lightly I’m
going to do the mistake side first and we’re going to not curl them and we’re
going to apply the mascara in the wrong way so this is a thrive mascara and is
this beautiful I’ll leave the link below and to do it the wrong way to get the
least benefit for our mature eyes is to apply from the top and to apply your
pressure downwards so we are doing it the wrong way okay
that’s that I now I’m going to go to the curled eye and I’m going to go from
underneath up and I’m going to zigzag it a little bit towards close to the eye
and bring me mascara upwards and then gently on the top of my eyelash
I’m just going to do it gently and kick it up and then go back underneath and
set that again okay that’s one coat of mascara so let that dry a little bit and
you can add a second coat on top of that if you like which is what I always do so
I’m going to go in on this eye again and if you’re just rushing and not doing
your mascara with purpose it does tend just to look straight and then they just
don’t look nice okay that’s my second coat to the mistake eye and now I’ll do
my second coat to the good eye okay so there’s some results I have a mistake
one mistake after the other five in fact and this side I’ve done it with a little
bit more finesse and I think I’ve got a much better result let me know if you’ve
got some great eye makeup tips I’d love to hear them
please give a thumbs up if you enjoyed this video and share it with any of your
girlfriends who have mature eyes thank you so much for watching and have a
beautiful week


  1. Finally the right advice for mature faces! I gave up wearing makeup 10 years ago because the techniques I had used in my youth no longer worked, but no one was telling me how to fix it. Thank you so much, I can't wait to apply your tips!

  2. When a pro makeup artist trained by an artist who works with an elite model did mine it was clear there's a lot to learn. I didn't even look like the same person! I tried this tutorial and looked so much less like a hooker. But like many videos the suggestion about lining the waterline with a light color made my eyes smaller. Under the waterline worked best for me.

  3. Thanks for the great tips… I am in my 70's and no longer wear eyeliner! What I do though is line the upper 'inner' eye lid with a waterproof or smudge proof liner. It gives the appearance of eyeliner and is a clean look.

  4. Thank you for the tips…but i am 63 and verry spiritual and intuïtieve and you way is my way to do my makeup already years …i love it …did also help others in past..only mascara …i doint do much because burning eyes as allergie hole day burning eyes… tears and then i have problems whit my glasses ….i like to look to your videos. thanx keep up the good work …
    light and Blessings to you..🦋☯️🌻

  5. The darker makeup makes your eye look bigger. I always thought that was the point. The "younger" side is rather unremarkable.

  6. You only primed the lid, not further up toward your brow. Hooded eyes need shadow a bit higher up so this makes no sense.

  7. F) you want your eyes hair and nails lips skin body to look and function it's best then you do so through high sources of nutrition and fitness clean water equal to spring or better. Not with makeup beauty supplies cosmetics that are made to the lowest standards of quality. For if your products are not organic biodegradable mate to the highest standards of quality. Then the leach into the skin pores getting absorbed into the bloodstream overworking the right left kidney liver stressing out all the body's organs disrupting hindering the body's ability to respond recover adjust and adapt to the situation. That is why top scientists leading physicians specialist, have concluded that American women are far more likely to develop thyroid problems and various other complications versus European women. Not because of everybody's charming' personality' due to the fact, the Europeans have a standard of quality set in place that allows their products to be mass-produced in a way that improve the body's overall functionality instead of disrupting it. For femininity at its finest, is raw wild naturally hard-core organically appealing truly captivating absolutely appreciate it respected desired! Spiritually sought after internally for all eternity throughout existence by the gods goddesses angels) of the ancient royalty warrior guardian soldier bodyguard protector messenger dominant gentleman superior father.. Talk about love and don't even know yourself from the inside out. Keep in mind if 1 billion women are using supporting wearing this poisonous toxic sludge better known as makeup beauty supplies cosmetics bug spray perfume! On a daily basis how many millions of tons, do we have to mass-produced manufacturer to meet that supply and demand? As you know we don't use 100% of anything especially here in America! So where does all that poisonous toxic sludge bug spray perfume and up? In our rivers lakes streams oceans various other bodies of water burnt off into our airways as a poisonous vapor" back down onto our landscapes. You can not promote love!!!! By using supporting substances resources materials that are outdated inferior, scientifically classified religiously verified as petrified death! Case closed. The goal is to live up to the pleasure potential responsibility of femininity and masculinity the key is knowing yourself by becoming physically fit mentally sound and spiritually balanced. For no one can express or receive love in its entirety if the do not know themselves. Now I (wish and pray) for my soul and spirit TOO be held spiritually accountable to the statements I proclaim I guarantee, you never hear or see another body man in power personal legal religious authority leader ever freely validate the statements they proclaim with that level of certainty! One reason they don't naturally have the best interest of the majority of the populations needs at HEART) another reason could be, they come from a breed of cowards, combined with a life style that suggest confirms validates them as being physically mentally submissive subservient, one is genetic hereditary the other is a generic) learned behavior either way, no matter how you look at it is physically mentally spiritually useless to live and die and that self neglected low quality manner. Love promotes encourages rewards progress. Not the declined diminished quality of life

  8. I hadn't turned the volume up on this but knew you were Australian.You just get people who look like they're from somewhere.I can USUALLY tell Americans as well.

  9. Hi there! I have tried to incorporate some of these suggestions into my routine. In the following video, it has been several hours since I applied everything, and it is starting to fade and become mor prominent in certain hours because it was humid today. I put the link to this video on my video. https://youtu.be/yB2zMzGgaN8

  10. I wish you would zoom in more when illustrating details as we’re 50+ eyesight isn’t 20:20 so can’t see all minute differences illustrated.

  11. I'm 58 and haven't worn makeup in 20 years. I've never even wanted to…but this video has me intrigued! I'm gonna buy me some basic stuff and try some of these techniques.

  12. Always put a tissue under your eye when applying shadows and mascara to prevent any splattering color particles from falling under your eyes on your face.

  13. Great video and advice. Worth watching more that once. I tried some of techniques this morning and my eyes look much more open and bigger. Thank you.

  14. good lord! I've been doing it all wrong for so long…. can't wait to try the eyeliner . LOL. no wonder I look like crap all the time…LOL

  15. Some good advice hear and im glad to say at 68 im doing most of it right except I have been applying a darker shade on the eyelid but im a dark haired lady with brown eyes and I think it makes a difference.

  16. When you said "plucked" for your eyebrows, instead of "tweezed" my eyes glazed over. You pluck a chicken, you tweeze an eyebrow. Also, this video reflects the mistakes that would be made if you were doing your eyes. Some of us in the over 50 crowd like to wear a bit of color, smokiness or we are brunette. You are blonde. That changes things.

  17. I do see the difference. But even the good eye had way too much eyeliner and mascara for me. Can you do a toned down version for those of us who have everyday lives and don't want to wear tons of make-up. Thanks.

  18. This is great advice! Only you forgot to add the 3rd part of the eyebrow. Finding your natural arch. Which is where you starts the pencil in the same place by the nose then lay it across the pupil. (The pencil should be laying in a diagonal line.)Where the end of the pencil lays Is Where your arch should be drawn to emphasize the eye the most! I use this on my clients that have more straight eyebrows and it works amazing! Also if you brush youveebrow down it will help you find your natural eyebrow line so you know where to start the top part of your eyebrow! I am only 37 but i am a makeup artist and I love your tips on this!

  19. Great video! I believe your techniques would be beneficial at any age so I am going to share it with my group of friends aged 13-78. Thanks!

  20. Another benefit I discovered of eyelid primer:  by dabbing a little bit on the lid and hood area of the eye, it prevents regular mascara from bleeding/smudging under the eyebrow.  I have deep set eyes and I don't like waterproof mascara, so for me, primer is a must have.  The eye liner (cat eye), it looks great on you; though, I've never had any luck/skill with applying that wing tip.

  21. Sorry but your face is to far away from the camera. Can't see what part of the eye your working on. The mirror was in front of your face when you were doing brows and'/or you woul turn into the mirror and we can't see the part of the face your working on.Thsnk you.

  22. I love her videos. Especially about what not to wear. Color theory from art classes teaches that if you want to draw people's attention to your eye and away from imperfections you use saturated color on your eye. You use lipstick the same way. If you use pale lipstick you don't draw the attention to your lips but the eye is drawn to any imperfections you may have. Thus people's eyes are drawn to your eyes and lips rather than to your imperfections if you use saturated color on your eyes and lips..

  23. Did you use the same eyeliner on the top of your eye as on the bottom of your eye ? I only see one eyeliner mentioned in the notes after the video.

  24. I gave up applying eye makeup to my eyes because I literally cannot see that well up close without specs and now I need to wear specs all the time. So I just gave up. I can’t even apply mascara anymore.

  25. Thank you for the great video! I’m in my 70’s and didn’t realize how old I looked until I got my cataracts removed. Eek! I used to have very thick eyebrows which are now mostly gone, so I loved the part on the brows. Very good tips on everything. Good to know I haven’t been making TOO many mistakes, but now I can do better.

  26. I know that you must be right, But for some reason I like more the 'wrong' eye, it looks more natural, brighter and larger than the other, lol

  27. Whenever I have to use my fingers when I apply any of my makeup, I always use my fourth finger as it doesn't have as much strength as any of the other fingers, so you can't stretch that delicate skin around your eyes. I'm 74 and have been doing it that way ever since I started wearing makeup, people always tell me that I don't have that hardly any wrinkles around the eyes, which is alright by me. Really enjoyed your video, great job!!

  28. I found that when applying the mascara to the bottom of the eyes, just hold your mascara brush close to the base of the eyelash & just close your eye, the mascara will come off the wand, this way the mascara will easily be applied with hardly any mistakes, and you can repeat if necessary, and if your hands happen to shake a little it's the closing of the eye that is moving & not your hand. Sometimes it's difficult seeing what your doing with your wand, but if you just slowly close the eye, as if you were winking at someone, just hold your hand still and let your eye do the hard work.

  29. I have done hair and makeup for years professionally. I took screen shots all the way through your presentation and at the very end, the dark eyeshadow had lightened up and looked way better to me. The lighter eyeshadow below the eyebrow was to heavy but all in all, at the end, I loved the darker much better! The light eye looked to light. Loved the darker one so much better!!
    I won’t be changing my makeup after seeing this. Thanks though, great job!!

  30. I don't wear make up, just some cream and a mask my daughter buys for me and herself. After seeing my mom and girlfriend without it, I decided, if I look bad, it's ok,

  31. so who knew there was a right or wrong way, thank you so much for these tips I think the only thing I have been doing right is applying the mascara, I don't very often wear makeup these days only if going on a night out (which doesn't happen very often) or when on holiday, but I will be sure to remember this next time, the only item of makeup I never use anymore is the eyeliner, I find it difficult to apply as I can't really see without my glasses on……..and that right there is the problem.

  32. I don't like to wear eyeshadow. would I still get a lifting effect just with primer, eyeliner, mascara and good brow. could you post a video like that?

  33. Love the good side, the only thing i do right is the mascara, but ALWAYS get a mess on top/bottom lids,,, I never had primer, before, my Grandma Dorothy started me with Oil of Olay when i was a young girl.,,, recently i have seen an eye roller, kept in the freezer, would love to try that, thank you for this video

  34. Thanks for the great tips. If I could offer you a tip in return, it would be to zoom in on what you're actually doing. Your hair, your outfit, and the background are lovely, but what viewers really want to see if what you're demonstrating. For most of the video, your eyes took up about 1-2% of the screen. At times, your eyes may have taken up 5% of the screen, but even then, it's not enough for this type of material.

  35. Hi there! Thank you for creating this channel and for these tips. I don't personally see the 'mistake eye' as wrong or even 'older'; light makeup in general is preferrable no matter what age you are but a little color on an older face is the key to brighten your face.

  36. Thank you for a wonderful upload hope you don't mind me sharing it to my 'Gorgeous Old Gals' board on Pinterest as it has quite a good following?
    All of your videos have AWESOME CONTENT, I've followed you everywhere!
    Thank you so much. ❤️

  37. I don't think I've ever seen mascara not applied to the lower lashes. Is this no longer a thing to do? Only the eyeliner?

  38. Wow… just wow. I am 46 and everything you showed as wrong is exactly what I do. I am such a doof with makeup and I've always hated how I do mine! I am definitely going to try these techniques and see how much different it is. Thank you for this! Well done tutorial and very easily understood! <3

  39. I think the lady looks better at the start of the video. She’s already got makeup on but very subtle. The after look is too much – both sides. Less is definitely better.

  40. Thank you for showing me I have been doing my eye makeup correctly for my age. When I turned 45 I realized my makeup I had used for 20urs just was not doing it for me.. I did not ha e the wonderful thing called YouTube yet.
    So I tried somethings out on my own, kind of like what you showed us, and I came up with something that made me look younger. They were all the same things you did here on video today. Just wanted to thank you for confirming I was correct.

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