there are so many questions about my gray hair. when and how did i transition from my natural color to my silver locks? what products do i use? have my makeup products changed along with my hair color? if you can believe it when i started blogging five years ago there were very few bloggers with gray hair. and so many women would tell me how ‘old’ i looked with gray hair. but these days on Instagram the platform is flooded with women taking the plunge to let their hair go ‘au naturel’, so i thought i’d take a moment today and discuss all things makeup for gray hair. sometimes. we need a little help with our new natural gray, silver or white hair. gray can make us look washed out and drab and Lord knows none of us wants that! so i have a treat for you today as i’ve also partnered with three style bloggers that share their makeup tips and tricks for gray hair too. we’re talking makeup for mature skin and women with gray hair. let’s meet the crew!
makeup for mature skin and women with gray hair
and here’s me bringing up the rear. today, i’ll share my thoughts on going bolder with your lip color. i know, i know there are those who think over 50 women should be invisible. nonsense! how to pay attention to your eyes and more importantly your eyebrows that frame your face. eyeliner and blush. and i threw together a makeup tutorial on YouTube for good measure to guide you through my daytime look.
don’t be afraid to take risks with your makeup. a vibrant lip goes a long way with gray hair and they’re a must for me. plum eyeshadow looks good on everyone and i mean everyone. and i typically line my upper lid with black eyeliner and forego my lower lid. brown or navy eyeliners are fantastic alternatives too and softer than black. for brows fill them in with a pencil that’s close to your pre-gray color and blend, blend, blend. foundation should match your skin tone. but rose and peachy blush give a soft glow to your cheeks. and i love to throw on highlighter for a little sheen. nothing beats black mascara in my book as it gives definition.
the eyes have it
Urban Decay Naked 3 is universally flattering. i crimp my eyelashes with an eyelash curler for volume. but a big game-changer for me was using Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion that keeps your eyeshadow vibrant and Subversion Lash Primer which adds volume and length. for the past two years, i’ve used Two Faced Better Than Sex mascara. Precisely, My Brow Pencil in 4.5 is my go-to brow liner. the thin tip allows for a feathery application.
a bold lip
i’m always experimenting with bold lip colors. Avon is an inexpensive alternative to my favorite brands Tom Ford, Dior, or Chanel. but my go-to lip pencil is Chanel and has been for years. sharpen your lip liner each and every time you use it for a smooth application. i always add a dab of Malin+Goetz Mojito Lip Balm to keep my lips moisturized.