5 Minute Makeup for Women Over 40

I think all women have something in common: we wish there was more time in the day! We have so many responsibilities, obligations, commitments, and duties that keep our day busy! Wouldn’t you love to have a beauty routine that was quick and easy?! Here’s a 5 minute makeup for over 40 routine that will help you look and feel beautiful in just a few minutes!

5 Minute Makeup for Women Over 40

If you are over 40, then you’re noticing that your skin isn’t as firm and soft as it used to be. It can be tricky knowing what makeup products work best for mature skin. The answer is cream makeup! Cream makeup applies and blends beautifully into your skin and the best part is that it can be done quickly! If you want a fast makeup routine, look no further!

5 Minute Makeup Kit

Before you start your fast beauty routine, it’s important to have the right products! If you’re like most women, you probably have a makeup bag or drawer or cabinet full of random beauty products! A big part of your makeup routine consists of wasting time rummaging through your products to find what you’re looking for! I have a great solution for you!!

This custom makeup palette will hold everything you need (minus mascara) in one compact. It eliminates the time wasted looking for what you need because everything is at your fingertips!

Depending on what you need, this palette will hold your foundation, concealer, contour, bronzer, blush, powder, illuminator, eyeshadows, brows, lips, and eyeliner.

Cream makeup is the best makeup for women over 40! It melts into your skin, fine lines, wrinkles, and all! You will love how it gives you the coverage you need without making it look heavy and cakey.

5 Minute Makeup

And if you’re like most women, you probably get overwhelmed with knowing what colors to buy and wear…am I right?! I have 3 easy way for you to make that process easier:

  • Color Match Quiz: This is a quick way to get a general idea of what colors will look great on you. It takes just a few minutes!
  • Color Match Survey: This is a great way to get personally color matched by me! I will analyze your coloring and recommend the right products that will look the best on you.
  • Pre-built Collections: Make it super easy and buy a pre-built makeup palette with colors that all look great together. Just find your shade by looking at the images and choose the closest match.

Once you have the right makeup products, let’s start the 5 minute makeup for over 40 process!

Everyday Makeup Tutorial

Watch this everyday makeup tutorial for women over 40! Cream makeup works beautifully for mature skin and you can see why here:

Step 1: Even Out Skin Tone

First up, it’s time to even out your skin tone. I like to have 2-3 highlight (foundation) shades in my compact to help even out my skin tone. I use the darkest shade to color correct any redness, blemishes, dark circles, and hyperpigmentation.

Next, take your main shade and apply that everywhere else that needs coverage.

If you want to brighten under your eyes, then apply a lighter shade under your eyes.

Step 2: Contour

This is my favorite step in the 5 minute makeup process! Contouring adds shape, shadow, and dimension to your face. It livens it up! These are the best places to apply contour:

  • Cheekbones: Start at your hairline, follow your cheekbone, and stop at the outer corner of your eye. Then blend the product upwards.
  • Forehead: Apply contour along your hairline and blend it into your hair.
  • Jawline: Apply contour along your jawline by starting at your ear and following your jawbone around to the other side. Blend it down into your neck.
  • Nose: Apply contour on the top sides of your nose to create a slimmer look.

Step 3: Blush

Blush is a great way to add color into your face! Apply it on the apples of your cheek and blend it into your contour.

Step 4: Illuminator

Take cream illuminator and apply it on top of your cheekbones. This will give you a pretty glow when sun or light hits your face.

Step 5: Lips

Top your look off by using the same color you applied to your cheeks and apply it to your lips.

Step by Step

Hopefully this 5 minute makeup for over 40 will give you the confidence you need to look and feel great as you tackle your busy day! Want more makeup product and tip ideas for women over 40? Then you will love 7 Best Makeup Products and Makeup Tips for Women Over 40.

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The Best Skincare for Women Over 40

If you want to have a great makeup application, you must have a great skincare routine! Check out the 3 best skincare options for mature skin. But my absolute FAVORITE skincare is Oliveda. Here’s what you need to know about this awesome skincare line:

  • It is waterless beauty. Oliveda has replaced water with hydroxytyrosol. Instead of the skincare product consisting of 70% water, it consists of 70% hydroxytyrosol which is more potent and powerful and healing.
  • The main ingredient is hydroxytyrosol. Hydroxytyrosol is derived from olive trees. Oliveda’s products are made from olive leaves which 3000x MORE hydroxytyrosol!
  • The products contain unrefined oils. Unrefined oils are cold pressed and use less pressure in the production which helps retain the nutrients.
  • Everything in the product is bioactive.
  • Its holistic approach heals the skin from the inside out.
  • You can customize your skincare routine for your needs and preferences.
  • Ingredient breakdown: 70% hydroxytyrosol, 25% unrefined oils, 5% active ingredients.
OLIVEDA IS...cruelty free

An easy way to get started with Oliveda is to take the skin quiz. Or you can purchase a set for your specific needs:

It can be risky buying something online and hoping and praying it works for you. It’s never fun wasting money! That’s why I love Oliveda’s return policy! You have 365 days to try an Oliveda product and if you don’t love it, you can return it!! It’s risk free! But I will warn you…you’ll most likely fall in love with the products and results that you’ll want to buy more! 😉

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You’re over 40. It’s time to commit to taking better care of your skin with better makeup and better skincare! Stop making excuses that you don’t have the time or money. Make the time and save the money. Stop spending unnecessary money on your expensive coffee or your Target or Costco runs where you get way too many things that you don’t need. Invest in yourself! When you look and feel good, you do good! And you deserve to have a good life!

Skincare Quiz

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About the Author

JoEllen is a licensed aesthetician, certified makeup artist, and certified John Maxwell coach, speaker, and trainer. She works with women helping them look and feel confident. She loves teaching women simple beauty techniques so they can feel empowered to try it at home. Her motto is that when you look and feel good, you do good!

5 Minute Makeup for Over 40

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5 Minute Makeup for Over 40