Makeup For Women over 45: Spring Looks, Paula’s Choice Review, Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2011

Two of my Favorite Stars and Makeup for Women over 45–Looking Great!



Julianne-Moore_2 Julianne Moore, 50Julianne Moore lets her stunning red hair and porcelain skin take center stage, while her makeup plays a supporting role. She strategically uses makeup to subtly accentuate her eyes, lips and cheekbones, whether she’s using tones of coral, nude or mauve. Julianne has used sunscreen faithfully since her mid-twenties, and it shows in her glowing, radiant complexion. Redheads (whether natural or dyed), take note: This is how to do soft, defining makeup that doesn’t compete with your attention-getting hair color!GET THE LOOK: Use >Paula’s Choice Moisture Boost Daily Restoring Complex with SPF 20 ($20.95) to keep your skin radiant and protected like Julianne’s, and accentuate your cheekbones with Sonia Kashuk’s Beautifying Blush ($7.99) in Melon or Lily for a subtle, healthy glow.
Helen-Mirren_l Helen Mirren, 65Helen Mirren still knows how to turn heads at the age of 65. Her makeup (and age-appropriate hairstyle) plays up the features that keep her looking radiant without coming across as though she’s trying too hard. Helen uses blush on her cheeks to add a vibrant, healthy glow, and she keeps her eye makeup design minimal, but elegant, with the focus on eyeliner rather than lots of eyeshadow. She knows how to vamp things up with classic red lipstick and strategic shine on Oscar night, but she also plays around with other flattering lip colors for everyday wear.GET THE LOOK: Imitate Helen’s age-appropriate look by using Physicians Formula’s Eye Definer Felt-Tip Eye Marker ($6.95) and >Paula’s Choice Sheer Cream Lipstick SPF 15 ($10.95) in conjunction with >Paula’s Choice Long-Lasting Anti-Feather Lipliner ($7.95) to help keep your lipstick from traveling into lines around the mouth.

Julianne Moore
Helen Mirren

Paula Begoun, skin care expert and best-selling author of Don’t Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me, has put together five of the Best Celebrity Makeup Looks and provided details on how to achieve the same glam looks at home.  Complete reviews of the makeup mentioned below, along with hundreds of other skincare and makeup reviews, are available at Paula’s site, which is now free.

Still Blonde smallChief Blonde Remarks: I was sent a Paula’s Choice Sheer Cream Lipstick SPF 15 ($10.95) in conjunction with Paula’s Choice Long-Lasting Anti-Feather Lipliner ($7.95) for review.  Helen Mirren is wearing these products in the picture above.  Makeup for Women over 45 is hard to find.   I adore Helen Mirren and have tried other products that she has worn in the past.  She always looks great, so I figure the products she uses MIGHT look great on me too!  I loved both the Lipstick and the lipliner.  I tried INVISIBLE color in the lipliner and it really  did keep the lipstick from breathing.  The Lipstick will be a favorite of mine.  It didn’t have a smelly scent–I am very allergic–and can’t really figure out why anyone would want fragrance in their lipstick anyway–so Paula’s choice Sheer Cream Lipstick worked excellent in that category for me!  It has a super creamy feel and stays on for a decent length of time.  I also love the packaging as it fits well in my lipstick holder that I carry with me EVERYWHERE!  I would have liked to try a darker shade–I reviewed  Sherbert–which for my uber light skin tone was just too light.  Guess I am going to have to go out and SPRING for the color that I see Helen wearing in the picture above!  As much as I liked this lipstick, I will!


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Blog Note:  I was sent a product sample to try to complete this  Makeup for Women over 45 review.  No compensation was involved.

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  1. says

    I have worn the same lipstick color for years. Sometimes darker and sometimes as a “stain”. It is Mac’s Mystic. I gorgeous red that really pops! Cheers!