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style blogger Isabella Thorp certainly has a passion for fashion, but she also knows that the right makeup will complete any look – especially on date nights. With that in mind, the 53-year-old influencer, who has over 40,000 followers on her Instagram account @confessionsofasuperager, shares her go-to-date nighttime makeup routine for women 50 and older with Yahoo Life.
First, Thorp recommends starting with a primer, such as: Trinny London BFF Skin Perfector. “It already gives you a little glow,” she says. Then foundation follows. Her favorite is Laura Geller Baked Balance-n-Brighten Color Correcting Foundation, which is designed for a mature complexion and adapts to the skin tone. “I’m a big fan of this product because it gives me light coverage [and] still let my freckles show through, which I love,” says Thorp.
She then pats concealer along her under-eye area to brighten any dark circles with Pur 4-in-1 Sculpting Concealer, which contains moisturizing shea butter and anti-aging retinol. She also dabs it along her upper lip to “cover up my hyperpigmentation.”
To emphasize her face shape, Thorp contours with Seint Beauty Contour Kit, brushed the color under her cheekbones and then lightly over her temples and the sides of her nose.
Thorp knows that fuller brows help frame the face so she reaches for her “must-have” product – Velor Lashes 3-in-1 Fluff’n Brow Pencil and Balm – to “fluff” her eyebrows. Then she takes the brow balm to “thicken and plump up thin areas,” she says.
She even uses the brow balm to line her upper lids for a smoky eye look. That is followed by Tarte Tarteist Pro Eyeshadow Palette where she combines a light pink shade called Chic with a bolder deep pink called Mod. To add some sparkle to the center of her lids, she dabs a light shadow in the center. “It will make you seem more awake,” she says.
To make her eyes pop, Thorp uses smudge proof Thrive Causemetics Infinity Waterproof Eyeliner to line her upper lash line, followed by Velor Lashes Pretty Big Deal mascara, which Thorp is “obsessed” with. The mascara contains peptides for fuller, longer lashes. “My lashes are so much longer and look so much thicker since using this mascara,” she says.
She then uses a tapered brush to apply highlighter – her favorite is Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator — “where light hits your face,” says Thorp.
For lips, Thorp prefers a neutral shade, such as: Frankie Rose lipstick in toasty. While people often reach for a bold lip on date nights, Thorp opts for neutral shades for a reason: balance. “For date night, if you’re wearing something bold, bright colors or prints, I usually like to go with a more nude lip color,” she says.
She completes her makeup look with a spritz of Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Ultra-Fine Mist, which contains hyaluronic acid to hydrate the skin, “because you can’t have enough glow, right?”
Video produced by Jenny Miller.
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