Classic beauty. I think of the classic beauties of Hollywood, such as Lauren Bacall, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and others. They each had their own style, but all the same in a way. They all had the glow and shine of classic, ladylike beauty. Yet, for the most part, not one of them was really a great beauty first thing in the morning when she woke up. Well, maybe Grace Kelly. But that flawless look that they showed to the public was the product of carefully applied products, of course. As they aged, most of them stopped wearing so much make-up and went with much more natural looks, much the way most of us have done. I think as we age we become more confident with ourselves and our looks and don't need the crutch of cosmetics as we did in our youth. However, that being said, there are times we still want to look our best and that requires cosmetics. The thin layer of foundation to smooth out the skin tones. The touch of blush to brighten the face. Lipstick to define the mouth. For most of us, that's really about all we need to look good. Eye make-up on aging skin is difficult to keep smooth, since it typically falls into the fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and exaggerates them, especially as the day wears on. Not what we want our make-up to do. If older women must wear eye make-up, they should avoid shiny or shimmery shadows that are the worst. Matte eyeshadows are better for blending around lines and wrinkles. Eyeliner is jhoianother thing to avoid as we age. It can be heavy around the eye. The eyelids tend to droop as we age and you certainly don't want to draw attention to that with a black line drawn across it! Besides, as we age, we also tend to be a little bit on the shaky side and eye make-up is hazardous when you're shaky!