Women over 40 beauty, Skincare, Fashion, Fitness and Lifestyle

Probably one of the biggest complaints I hear from women over 40 is that their skin has lost “the glow”.  Yes, the right skincare used properly can give your skin a youthful glow, but there are ways to get it back by using simple, easy tricks with makeup, too.  I like 3 easy products from BECCA Cosmetics that can give your skin a youthful glow – the premise of the line is a flawless complexion.  Now that my go-to BECCA Pressed Shimmer Powder in Nefertiti is being discontinued I’ve had to switch up on my way in which to give my skin “the glow“.


Step 1 – Begin with a sheer or natural finish foundation.  Full coverage or matte foundations are not going to give your skin glow so think light.  Most women don’t realize that they really don’t need a lot of foundation and that using foundation too heavy doesn’t mask imperfections, but instead can draw attention to them.  BECCA Luminous Skin Color is available in 13 shades and is lightweight and offers a broad spectrum 25+ SPF, so not only does it offer the perfect weight in coverage, it protects the skin from sun damage as well.

Step 2 – Add some shimmer.  Shimmer can be tricky – placed incorrectly on the face you end up accentuating imperfections, over do it and you can look like you’re glowing like a disco ball. Neither is a good look.  BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector works beautifully and just a dab will do.

The dot shown on the top image is about all that is needed for your face. Literally.  BECCA products are highly pigmented so a little goes a long way.  Take your foundation brush and place a little at the TOP of the apple of the cheek to the outer corner of the eye.  Place a little along the top of the eyebrows and down the center of the nose.  If you place the Shimmering Skin Perfector in these spots you will give your face some dimension and a reflective glow that isn’t too much.  This is nice and sheer and water-light and is nicely pearlized without being too much.  It’s available in 5 shades and the shade shown above is Moonstone, a new shade that is a golden pearl shade.

Step 3 – Finish by giving your skin a pop of color with blush.  The BECCA Mineral Blush is infused with micro-fine minerals that give skin a soft glow without being too shimmery.

Two new shades to the collection are Songbird (shown left) a peach with a hint of pink and Gypsy (shown right) a clear pink.  I applied these on my arm much more intensely than you would on the face, but just wanted to show the colors better.

BECCA Mineral Blush in Gypsy

Sweep lightly on the upper apple of the cheeks.  This will give your face not only color, but the placement on the upper cheek will give your face a visual lift.  The Mineral Blushes are infused with anti-oxidants A, E, & C and are free of parabens, phenoxyethanol, fragrance, alcohol, oil, chemical dyes, talk and other fillers.

samples of Shimmering Skin Perfector and Mineral Blush were received for consideration of review.