Beauty Tips

77-yr-old shares how she applies makeup to her mature skin & looks like she got face lift afterward

May 20th, 2021

As women age, a lot of things change. One of the most notable is the skin. Now with lines and wrinkles, some individuals find that applying makeup is not as easy as it once was. Not only is the application process itself more challenging but the outcome isn’t always what they anticipated.

She’s 77 years old

Her name is Patti Cox Bailey and she’s 77 years old, or in her case, young. You can immediately tell she has a zest for life and works hard to stay healthy, inside and out. When you first see her, Patti looks like a lot of other women her age.

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Age is just a number

You’ve probably heard someone say that and in a lot of ways, it’s true. However, with each passing year, facial skin goes through dramatic changes. Things like uneven tones, droopy eyelids, dark circles, and of course, lines and wrinkles begin to appear.

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Helpful tips

Like a lot of aging women, Patti had to learn how to apply her makeup differently at her age than when she was much younger. And let’s just say she knows what’s she doing. In a video that’s now gone viral with more than 2.3 million views, she begins by telling viewers how important it is to use a natural oil to hydrate the skin.

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Prepping herself

Although her skin is already hydrated from the oil, she applies a small amount of natural moisturizer with sunscreen since she plans to use a powder foundation. But before applying the makeup, Patti sets her hair in rollers. That way, it’ll be done by the time she’s done with her face.

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Powder foundation

Patti then uses a brush to apply a glowing powder foundation to her face. Using a brush helps get the makeup into tiny lines and wrinkles, perfect for aging women. The powder she uses gives her face a beautiful healthy glow.

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Moving to the eyes

She then applies color to her eyebrows, taking special care to follow their natural arch. From there, she adds a thin line of eyeliner to both the upper and lower lids. It’s best to avoid heavy or thick eyeliner, as it doesn’t compliment an older woman’s features.

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Finishing touches to the eyes

For the next step, Patti adds a touch of soft-colored eyeshadow to the entire surface of the lids. With it evenly applied, she follows up with a darker yet coordinating color in the center creases. To complete the eyes, she then applies the mascara.

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Color to the cheeks

Choosing a color of blush that works with her skin tone, Patti uses a large brush to gently apply it to her cheeks. Rather than brush it on as most women do, she pats the blush onto her cheeks. The result … the color looks completely natural.

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Focusing on the hair

With her makeup complete, Patti turns her attention to her hair. She starts by removing all the rollers. Then, she kind of lets her hair fall softly into gorgeous curls.

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Key pointers

Throughout Patti’s video, she provides specific names of products and even suggests various websites she’s come across. She’s quite a character, someone you can tell loves life. When she’s done with both the makeup and hair, you’d swear she had a facelift.

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We know you’d love to see what she looks like afterward but to do that, you’ll need to click on the video below. Let’s just say, watching it is worth your time. If you’re getting up in age and need help with your makeup, you’ll appreciate Patti’s tips.

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Source: rxstrmom, Women’s Health Magazine, Patti Cox Bailey

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