Black eyeliner is a taboo after 40: what shade to choose to look younger. Photo

You have to give up black eyeliner after 40

It's no secret that as we age, makeup needs to change, putting new accents and hiding skin flaws. Especially careful to paint the eyes, because the thin skin on the eyelids after 40 years requires special attention. In particular, you should abandon the sharp, graphic arrows in black.

Gel eyeliner will help to make a clear line, but easily eroded on the wrinkled and inelastic skin. But it does not mean that you should refuse from arrows at all. OBOZREVATEL decided to tell about the alternative (to see photos, scroll to the end of the page).

Experts advise to give up gel eyeliner, because it may cause cracks because of the micro wrinkles in the corners of the eyes. Such makeup will not last long and will look untidy.

The mechanical damage will be especially clearly visible on the black color, so it should be avoided after 40 years. However, it is possible to add shadows and create a "cat" eye effect with cosmetic products of other colors.


The most universal shades are brown. Blondes can have lighter shades of eyeliner, while brunettes will be invisible.


The purpose of age-appropriate eye makeup is to hide wrinkles and drooping eyelids, so the technique of applying makeup differs from the classic one. The main difference is that the arrow should be flattened with a brush, making a shadow.

This way, the makeup will cover the most problematic areas of the skin around the eyes and visually "rejuvenate" the face.

Previously OBOZREVATEL told about what colors of eye shadows should be abandoned once and for all after 30 years. Otherwise, using the wrong shades, women risk emphasizing wrinkles and other skin irregularities.

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