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The Best Eyeshadow Tips for Mature Eyes

The Best Eyeshadow Tips for Mature Eyes
Josie Wilkins
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When people try to guess your age, they'll usually look towards your eyes for a rough idea. This is because around the eyes are often where the first hints of aging appear. Those delicate lines, darker circles, and puffy, dry lids, they're all natural signs of your skin progressing through life. This is why eye makeup can really make or break a look on mature skin- it can either draw attention to these visible signs or complement them. The best eyeshadow look for mature eyes is not one that will weigh the eye down, it is one that will give that youthful, bright-eyed appearance. 

Here are our best eyeshadow tips for mature eyes. 

How to apply eyeshadow on mature eyes 

When it comes to eye makeup for aging eyes, less is usually more. This doesn't mean that you must sacrifice the makeup you've always loved, simply make a few adjustments so that it's still flattering as your skin matures. 

The best eyeshadow for mature eyes is a crease-proof formula with a simple, sophisticated shade that matches your skin tone. For example, with fair skin, you could use the shades in the Limitless Eyeshadow Palette 1. For medium tones, the shadesin the Limitless Eyeshadow Palette 2 would work best, and for deeper skin tones, try the shades in the Limitless Eyeshadow Palette 3. Now that you have the tools, here's how to apply eyeshadow on mature eyes. 


Step one: For the base, choose a matte shade. The matte finish will apply smoothly and is less likely to show off fine lines or creasing than the shades with a shimmer. Depending on your skin tone, sweep the nude colour Frank, Morale, or Bare from the Limitless Palette 1, 2, and 3, over the entire eyelid and up to the crease. 

Step two: Follow with a slightly deeper matte colour for the crease. This could be the shade Blunt from Limitless Palette 1, Oath from Limitless Palette 2, or the black shade, Creator, from Limitless Palette 3. Sweep the color towards the outside of the lid using gentle windshield-wiper motions. This will add dimension and depth to the eye, opening it up. Continue those windshield-wiper motions until the colour blends seamlessly in, whether you are using an eyeshadow brush or your clean ring finger. 

Step three: As mentioned, the best eyeshadow for mature eyes is one which is matte. However, a shimmery shade can be used to add a glisten of highlight in certain spots. Dab the shade Celestial, Moxie, or Adorn into the inner corner of the eye and under the brow to give a final lift. 

How to do eyeshadow for mature hooded eyes 

Eyeshadow for mature hooded eyes is usually best kept minimal on the lid, with more attention being drawn to the lash line. 

Step one: Apply a wash of a natural colour like Frank, Morale or Bare over the lid. 

Step two: Next, you will want to darken the lash line to bring focus and attention to the eyes. Use the Eyeko Limitless Long-Wear Pencil Eyeliner in the shade Law of Attraction to create depth at the root of the lash and gently blend it outwards at the outer corner for a soft finish. This will also give the hooded eye an instant lift. 

Step three: With eye makeup for aging eyes, make sure to finish with a bright touch to the inner corners, with those highlighting shades we mentioned earlier. This will help to lift the appearance of heavy, hooded lids. 

How to make older eyes look bigger 

There are plenty of ways how to make older eyes look bigger. The first tip is to extend the whites of your eyes with a nude, long-wear eyeliner. Make sure to use a cream shade rather than white. A stark white eyeliner can appear too harsh whereas a nude eyeliner is softer and makes the eyes look bigger more naturally. With regards to eye makeup for aging eyes, to make older eyes look bigger, use lighter rather than darker shades, as dark colours can make the eyes look smaller. 

Step one: Begin by tracing the bottom lashline using gentle strokes. 

Step two: To seal the liner in place, dab a nude eyeshadow such as the ‘Drape’ shade in the Limitless Eyeshadow Palette 1 over it using an angled brush. 

Step three: The final step how to make older eyes look bigger is to always curl the lashes. Use a cushioned eyelash curler and get as close to the roots as possible without touching the skin. Tightly squeeze and close the curler onto eyelashes, holding tight for 5 seconds. Pump four times and move the curler along your lashes, continuously pumping until you reach the tips for a final curl. 


What about brows? 

Just as the hairs on our head become thinner with age, so too do the ones on our eyes and eyebrows which can add years to the complexion. Take a look at our step-by-step guide to learn How to Style Thin Eyebrows with Makeup. 

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Josie Wilkins
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Josie is an Online Beauty Editor with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. Her passions involve all things skincare and beauty and in her free time she likes to travel, read and get her beauty sleep.