How should the cosmetic bag change with the onset of menopause

Remembering about skin care during menopause, we usually talk about changing the set of care cosmetics, but not decorative, which, obviously, is also of great importance in giving the face youth and freshness. Primers, peach blush and a little light — we explain the basic rules of makeup in the “new times”.

Как должна поменяться косметичка с наступлением менопаузы

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Matte leather

Hormonal changes in the body lead to many changes in the body, including the skin. So, during menopause, she needs particularly careful care. Dehydration is one of the most common problems, which is often accompanied by a greasy shine caused by a malfunction of the sebaceous glands (for which hormones are responsible). You feel that the skin on your face is tightened due to lack of moisture, and in the mirror you see how the forehead and cheeks shine greasy.

To eliminate such difficulties, adopt a matting primer. At the same time, when choosing a remedy, pay attention to moisturizing options that will simultaneously seal moisture in the skin and save from dehydration. In this case, they will be most appropriate. Apply the product all over your face as a makeup base.

1/5 New makeup Touche Eclat Blur Primer, YSL Beauty.

Smooth complexion

With age, women begin to actively use hair dyes, due to which the pigment is lost and gray hair appears. The same thing happens to the skin: gradually it becomes lighter and acquires a whitish hue. Accordingly, the first thing you need to check is whether the shade of foundation that you buy from year to year is suitable in color. Your favorite color may be a little darker than you need.

When choosing a new toning agent, avoid dense textures (such will emphasize every wrinkle and unwanted facial hairs if they appear during menopause) and shades with a pink undertone (will highlight skin irregularities).

We advise you to opt for BB- and CC-creams. First, they will take care of the skin. In addition, today you can find products for any additional purposes — with an anti-age effect, moisturizing, nourishing and even brightening. However, it is better to choose the first two. Secondly, BB creams give a light and inconspicuous coating, while masking flaws and not creating a mask effect.

However, if you still prefer denser textures, then apply the tone to the middle of the face (on the T-zone, the area under the eyes and cheeks, leave the periphery without attention) and gently shade it all over the face. This will help to avoid the effect of layering.

1/5 Anti-aging foundation Sisleya Le Teint, Sisley.

A little bit of radiance

We do not mean shine, but rather a delicate radiance that distinguishes young skin from mature. So, in addition to losing its former elasticity and color, it also loses a certain “liveliness”. As rose petals gradually lose their color, so women’s skin during menopause becomes more faded and colorless. You can restore a healthy shade with a tone, but adding the desired radiance will not be a problem if you have a good highlighter or powder with reflective particles under the rug. The main thing is not to overdo it. Choose products with the finest shimmer grinding, and not white, not blue, not pink, but a peach shade. Then your radiance will be fresh, and not vampire pale. Apply the product the way you are used to: on the cheekbones, under the eyebrow, in the inner corners of the eyes and a little on the chin area.

1/5 Brush highlighter for perfect radiance Touche Eclat (Christmas limited collection), YSL Beauty.

No circles under the eyes

This is definitely the main must-have in the updated cosmetic bag. Bruises under the eyes do not paint anyone, so it’s time to get a good concealer. When choosing a concealer, it is worth remembering that during menopause, the already sensitive eye skin becomes even more sensitive, so give preference to liquid concealers. Choose those that are lighter in texture, apply them with a short, dense brush, as if gently driving into the skin.

1/5 New makeup and concealer 2-in-1 Fix It, Dior.

No cold pink blush

During menopause, especially at its beginning, we are periodically overtaken by hot flashes, from which the face turns quite red. Pink blush will only emphasize the already scarlet skin color. Shades of pink (especially with a cold undertone) on mature skin, as a rule, always look a little unnatural. The only exceptions are dusty shades, although they also go to units.

The way out of the situation can be peach shades, which, on the contrary, will refresh the skin and create the right, right blush.

1/5 Compact blush Skin Illusion, Clarins.


Whether you want it or not, it’s better for you to master the basics of this technique. Of course, we do not encourage you to draw cheekbones and a nose like Kim Kardashian’s, but learning how to adjust the chiaroscuro on your face a little will be very useful.

A decrease in skin turgor leads to the loss of a clear oval face. A little shadow under the chin and further along the line to the ears will help to build a more noticeable outline and rejuvenate a little. It is not necessary to emphasize the cheekbones, as well as to draw lines on the wings of the nose. Just the chin, nothing superfluous.

1/5sculpturating universal makeup tool, NARS.

No clear and dark lines on the eyes and eyebrows

Another big mistake of women is to continue to paint their eyes and eyebrows as before. After all, from now on, the skin can no longer boast of its former elasticity. So, long arrows and dark drawn eyebrows will only add age.

If you want to emphasize the eyes, choose loose shadows of soft shades depending on your color type. Do not circle your eyes, but just walk along the upper eyelid along the eyelash growth line. Give up dark pencils and eyeliners: they can spread.

As for the eyebrows, it is better not to tone them with shade fixators. Ask for the help of light pencils and gently draw the hairs without going beyond the natural contour. Colorless fixators should be used if the hairs themselves do not hold their shape.

1/5 Fixing gel for eyebrows Mister Brow Groom, Guerlain.

Clear lips

Over time, the lips lose their former shape and volume, and the skin around is dotted with wrinkles. Accordingly, the first thing you need to get a pencil for lip contour and a foundation for lipstick. The first one will help the product not to spread around the “district”, and the second one will prolong the life of the lipstick.

1/5 Universal contour lip pencil, Dior.

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