5 Bad Beauty Tips Women Over 50 Should Ignore

After reading some of the popular beauty tips for mature women, a lady-of-a-certain-age can get discouraged. Don’t let these bad beauty tips make you feel like you have to spend the rest of your life in polyester pants and nude lipstick – just ignore them.

Bad Beauty Tip # 1 — Avoid bright colors

How often have you heard that neutrals and pastels are best for older women? On the contrary, women of any age look pale and washed-out without at least a little color in their wardrobe, so don’t be afraid of brights. There are women in their 50s, 60s, and beyond who look stunning in bright corals or lime green. Your complexion, not your age, should determine the colors you wear. Daily Makeover also advises mature women to “add a pop of color” to their face, such as a creamy blusher, to create a more youthful look.

Bad Beauty Tip # 2 — Dress your age

What exactly does that mean? Women over 50 are keeping themselves in better physical shape than ever, so why wear boring “age-appropriate” clothing? Even if you have a few flaws to hide, you aren’t doomed to muumuus and elastic-waist mom jeans. Unless you are Cher, you might want to steer clear of the see-through body suits, but there is plenty of trendy, fashionable clothing that looks good on women of all ages. If you have the legs to wear an above the knee skirt or the arms to wear a tank top, go for it!

Bad Beauty Tip # 3 — Cut your hair

The style of your hair, not the length, is what is important. Many women over 50 look fantastic with longer hair. If you like your below the shoulder locks, keep them. Just find a style that that flatters the shape of your face and ignore what anyone else thinks.

Bad Beauty Tip # 4 — Don’t wear red lipstick

There is nothing wrong with red lipstick as long as it suits your coloring. Just like women of any age, some women over 50 look great with brightly colored lips and some don’t.

Bad Beauty Tip #5 — Dye your hair

Dying your hair takes a lot of upkeep to keep the gray covered, so why not just go gray? According to The Huffington Post, Toss the Gloss author, beauty editor, and consultant Andrea Q. Robinson says that gray can be dazzling – and it can. Just look at Jamie Lee Curtis and Meryl Streep.

Whether you are 20 or 70, beauty comes from within, so wear and do what makes you feel good. Remember, makeup and clothing aside, maintaining your skin is a beauty basic. Check out this recent Inquisitrarticle on celebrity red carpet beauty tips for healthy, glowing skin.

[Image of Cindy Joseph, courtesy of Midlife Mona Lisa]