- Christie Brinkley recently posted a video on Instagram sharing her top beauty routine and makeup tips for women ages 50 and up.
- “I just thought I’d share a few of my tips that you could add into your routine because I think that they are pretty good especially for women over 50 who are looking for ways to just look a little fresh, fast.”
- Among her favorite products is the Beautyblender Orignal Makeup Sponge, an award-winning water-activated makeup tool that helps create a fresh and flawless-looking complexion.
Christie Brinkley does not play around when it comes to her beauty routine—and who could blame her. She’s the epitome of timeless beauty. The former supermodel and actress is known for her gorgeous makeup looks and flawless complexion, and fans are always eager to find out what beauty products she uses.
Fortunately for us, the 68-year-old SBLA Beauty ambassador recently shared an Instagram video revealing her top seven beauty tips for women over 50. And as luck would have it, she included a few of her must-have products, too.
Here’s what the star recommends beauty- and skincare-wise for women over 50:
Prep your face by sculpting your skin.
Brinkley starts her beauty routine using the SBLA Beauty The Facial Instant Sculpting Wand. “Apply it to your forehead, around the eyes, around the mouth, and at night almost everywhere,” she says in the video. According to the brand, the wand contains a unique serum and Macro-sphere technology that works to reduce wrinkles, tighten the skin, boost collagen production, and lift sagging skin. Its formula includes skin-loving ingredients like hyaluronic acid, stabilized vitamin C, and amino acid to provide a tightening effect all over the skin.
“Vitamin C helps produce collagen (which keeps skin firm and reduces the appearance of wrinkles), and protects the skin from sun damage and age spots,” said Ranella Hirsch, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist practicing in Boston, in a previous interview for Prevention.
Brinkley has demonstrated how to use the wand on Instagram in the past, writing in the caption: “The face wand I’m using here reduces the look of wrinkles right away and long term. It also smooths, brightens the complexion, de-puffs my eyes in the morning, and works great under and over makeup as a refresher!
Massage your neck area.
Next, Brinkley grabs the SBLA Beauty Neck, Chin & Jawline Sculpting Wand and rubs it underneath her chin. “Apply it all under here..down the neck…down the decolletage…. it’ll even out skin tones, it’ll tighten things up with peptides and active ingredients that build back collagen and elastin,” she explains. “You need these two working for you underneath everything else that you do.”
Create a natural finish.
“A beauty blender…everybody probably knows this by now but you do not want your makeup to suddenly end right here,” Brinkley notes as she points to her jawline in the video.
“Wet your beauty blender… I like to do it with warm water. I put two different color foundations on my hand, I put the lighter one under my eye, I put the warmer one under the cheek and then I just use a little bit of whatever is left and apply it down the neck, down the decolletage, and over the forehead.”
She doesn’t name the foundation she uses, but she does show it in the video and it appears to be two different shades of Tom Ford’s Traceless Soft Matte Foundation.
Define your eyebrows.
Next, Brinkley moves on to her brows. “I use two pencils, this one is Kevin Aucoin and this one is Lancome (which, unfortunately, is no longer available).
“I just paint with the hard one little things that look like little hairs going in the same direction, but I always focus along the top line only because you want to be thinking up up up…defy gravity…up up up. But as you age, the eyebrows start to thin out, so eyebrow pencils are a must,” Brinkley advises.
Add some color to your cheeks.
No makeup look is complete without blush and Brinkley mixes two shades and s bronzer to get the perfect rosy, sun-kissed flush. “I use this one is by Nars called Laguna and this one by Christie Brinkley (no longer available).. love her…ugh she makes the best things,” says Brinkley with a chuckle.
She dips a fluffy brush into the bronzer and applies the deeper shade towards the lower half of her cheek, and then dips the same brush into her blush and applies it all over the apples of her cheeks. “And I sort of rub it all over my forehead…and down the neck,” Brinkley adds.
Give your eyelashes a boost.
For a bright-eyed look, Brinkley recommends using false eyelashes, specifically the demi wispies style. “Use demi wispies to open the eye because the eyelashes also thin… isn’t it a shame that our stomach and thighs don’t thin just our eyelashes and our hair,” said Brinkley.
Plump your lips.
“And finally, your lips also thin..so I have lip plumpers for you, the SBLA Beauty Double The Plump Lip Plump & Sculpt,” said Brinkley. “I love them, and you will too…look how great the color is,” she said as she applied the product across her lips. “Look how it plumps my lips…seriously….seriously…love this color.”
The plumping lip gloss is formulated to hydrate, sculpt, and firm lips, leaving a healthy, and rosy pout that can last for hours. The formula contains a blend of good-for-you ingredients like hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and a triple peptide blend. Together all these ingredients work to reduce fine lines, increase hydration, and enhance natural lip color.
And that’s it! Supermodel-approved, easy-to-do beauty tips you can follow to upgrade your everyday routine. Now that you know the process, stock up on the tools you’ll need to achieve a glow like Brinkley’s.
Shauna Beni is the Associate Commerce Editor at Prevention. An NYC native and beauty product lover, Shauna has written for Beauty Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, and ABC News. She enjoys testing out new beauty products, watching makeup tutorials on Youtube, and binge-watching her favorite shows on Netflix. When she’s not writing, you can find her taking Zumba classes at Crunch, trying out natural curly hairstyles, and giving her friends advice on what makeup and haircare products they should buy. Follow her on Instagram @Beni127.