4 Luminous Skin & Makeup Tips for Women Over 40

Imagine your favorite Hollywood glamor icons like Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and Dorothy Dandridge, each beautiful in a unique and striking way. What each of these stars had in common is luminous, radiant, almost glowing skin! You’d be hard-pressed to find a photo of one of these icons looking anything less than perfect, which is partly thanks to their meticulous skincare and makeup routines. 

Blond Woman Wearing Red Lipstick Applying Cake Mascara

While our favorite Hollywood stars are certainly natural beauties, the magic of makeup helped to transfigure them from beautiful women to angels on Earth. If you are in your 40s or beyond, and want to emulate that beautiful, glamorous, yet natural look of the Hollywood celebs of old, you’ve found the right place. 


Here at Bésame we leave and breathe iconic Hollywood, and have designed our products to mimic the products that helped create those iconic looks we still admire today. Here, we’ve compiled 4 simple tips for achieving a beautiful natural luminosity all with vintage-inspired products that will help you live your fantasy.

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1. Moisturize, Moisturize, and Moisturize Some More!

The first step to a luminous and glowy makeup look is making sure your base is fully prepped! A dull, dry, uneven base won’t help you shine from within, so before you go crazy with the products, start by giving your face a reset. Moisture is key here, and we’ve got a few products that will have you feeling plump, hydrated, and glowy in no time. 


During the day, use Bésame’s Day Cream, formulated to be light and non-clogging while still providing plenty of moisture. This Day Cream also features key ingredients like Centella Asiatica and Vitamin C ester to combat redness and inflammation, keeping your skin tone even and bright all day long. The Day Cream also makes a great base for makeup. Use before your primer for a flawless finish, or use alone as a primer for an even more amped-up glow.


Once the day is over and it’s time to remove your makeup, use Cold Cream to get the job done gently and with an extra boost of hydration. Cold Cream works just like a balm and can be used to remove even stubborn waterproof and stage makeup. Unlike most liquid makeup removers and wipes, Cold Cream is free from mineral oils, fragrances, and other irritants that can dry or irritate the skin. 


After removing your makeup, always remember to moisturize before bed with a powerful Night Cream. This Night Cream by Bésame features soothing ingredients to improve tone and texture plus vital oils to lock in lots of moisture. 

 Asian Woman Applying Bésame Cosmetics Cake Mascara

2. Make Your Eyes Stand Out

No matter your age, your eyes will always have a natural glow. Take advantage of this and make your eyes stand out with a light coat of mascara. If you want to frame your eyes even more, try adding a touch of black or brown eyeliner to your tight line (the waterline of your upper eyelid.) This will draw attention to your eyes without being distracting, and help to make the glow of your irises stand out in photos and in person.

3. Use Cream Products

One of the worst things you can do to mature skin is over-powdering, which is why we recommend using cream products instead! Cream rouges are particularly effective since they bring out the warmth in your face and have a slight gloss, helping to add to the overall luminosity. What makes Bésame’s cream rouges even better is that they can be used everywhere, including on the lips!

Bésame Cosmetics Cream Rouge and Red Lipstick

4. Rouge Your Lips

Bright, opaque lipstick has its time and place, but when you are trying to achieve a soft, glowy, ethereal look, you should stick to something more similar to a balm. Cream Rouge works beautifully for this since you can create a super natural stain while still enjoying a little bit of shine. Apply several layers to get a darker, more pigmented look or brush on a single layer for just a kiss of color. 


Looking for more tips and tricks for glamorous makeup? Visit Bésame online to browse our products, and be sure to visit our blog while you’re at it!

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