Men over 50 are now going to get an unexpected taste of what we women go through! Gone are the days of the ugly Hugh Hefner’s (and others I won’t mention here); men must aspire to look good too! Georgey has to keep himself up for Amal! As with millennial’s, it is essential to keep current—to be relevant. Unfortunately this is no joke! One simple way is to be well-groomed and have a close-cut beard. And ladies, please help them out with eyebrows, nose and ear hair!!!
Youth Inspired Trends for Spring 2018
Create a look of Ageless Beauty: add a pop of bold color above and/or below the lash line. Place colors sparingly where there are fewer wrinkles. Add bold lip and eye pigment for a stunning look when preparing for special events or big weekends.
Remember, lighter hues are perfect highlighters. See the example below from Bodyography—sold at OTP. If you are not a fan of glitter, try matte Olive, Plum or Grey shades in the corner of the eye.
Jada (below) applied an “attraction color” under the eye, and a neutral liner and shadow on top. To avoid a heavy look to the eyes, always use a neutral shade in the contour area. More on that later.
The trend today is we—whether, millennial, boomer, senior, other people group or considerate friend—must avoid looking like our grandparents. Vivian Diller, Ph.D. writes from her book, Face it: What Women Really Feel as Their Looks Change.
Vivian speaks a lot about the generational differences—millennial vs. boomer—and their opposing attitudes on beauty. According to current media—of which this writer is in full agreement—equal expectations fall on both the baby boomer as well as the millenarian. Below are two photos from Closer magazine of Jane Seymour and Maye Musk (Elon’s mother): Jane commented recently, “I feel sexier now than when I was younger.”
P.S. This blogger feels that what is happening for boomer women can easily be applied to boomer men. Sporting the young wife and a luxurious lifestyle is no longer enough; he must also look amazing—think George Clooney—more on him later!
Maye, mother to Elon Musk, radiates confidence amidst bold but modern style.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
My grandmother was in her 40’s when I was a toddler. Several years ago, I recognized her face reflecting in my mirror—not even my mother’s features anymore— FEAR gripped me! Wanting to stop and even reverse this process, I began the search for the fountain of youth and made a few discoveries. In this blog, I will slowly reveal what I learned and how you can apply the same techniques, tips and tricks to your routine. Check back here often and follow me as I share my beauty secrets.
Have you pondered why older women are called handsome? It is because women tend to look more masculine as they age—cruel! I remember my 40th birthday, I was more concerned about the age than noticing my face was falling! My wake up call happened by year 50. One day I noticed my eyes a little heavier, then my nose began to grow bigger—glancing back at earlier photos, the slow fading of features cannot be overlooked—as in REAL photos, not digital. Yes, slowly it happened to me; I decided to pour all my time into training to be a hairstylist and makeup artist and to share what I was learning about myself, makeup, and hair, and staying “On Trend” in a youth-oriented society with … you!
Let’s begin with Elena, she was 50 at the time of this shoot. These 6 points above are key and I will expound on each detail during the next 30 posts. These principles are foundational for any age; less harsh color and more contour creates a softer and less masculine look at this stage of life and beyond.