Top Makeup Myths Women Over 40 Shouldn’t Do | Myths Busted!

Top Makeup Myths Women Over 40 Shouldn’t Do | Myths Busted!

– Hey friends, welcome
back, it’s great to see you. I’m Courtney and I’ve got Phaedra and Nyx hanging out here in the room with me. So today I’m busting nine makeup myths for women over 40. I’m a woman over 40 and let
me tell you some of the things people have had the audacity to say to me. Number one, you shouldn’t
wear black mascara or black eyeliner, it’s too harsh. So my response to that is, well, fuck you, because
I love wearing black. In all seriousness though, honestly, stuff like that specifically, that’s all really up to you and what you feel comfortable with. I don’t think black looks harsh on me but I have a lot of high contrast. I have pale skin, dark
hair and light eyes. So I’m a high contrast person
so I like to wear black. But I understand that they feel like when you’re older you
should use softer colors. So if you don’t like solid black, maybe you look at like a
deep gray, like a charcoal, or a brown black or a black and burgundy. Look at other colors like that, but I still think dark are
going to give you definition. But I don’t believe that,
I think it’s bullshit. You don’t have to give up black eyeliner or black mascara if you don’t want to. Myth number two, you can only wear all
matte eyeshadow, that’s it. I have a love hate thing
with people telling me you should only wear all matte because I have hooded eyes. And I’ve had hooded eyes my entire life. And when people would say you should only wear matte eyeshadow, I was like, look that’s fucking boring. I love dual chromes, I love shimmer. And so in my opinion, no. Fuck that. You don’t have to just wear all matte. You don’t have to stop
wearing shimmer and glitter. However, I do absolutely feel like eyeshadow placement is key. So I like to stick my
super glittery colors on my mobile lid, like right
here, close to the lash line, or my lower lid. And then I like to use mattes
and satins that are creased, and like the brow bone, and then to highlight, I like to use colors that
have like a pearlescent sheen. So for me, I use at least
three different textures whenever I use eyeshadows. And I think that’s what
really makes it work for me. I think if you’re somebody
else who’s over 40, if you have crepey eyes, I don’t think shimmer’s a problem at all. Again, I just think it’s
all a matter of placement. So myth number three, you’re over 40, you need to
give up your highlighter. Bitch, please. I am not giving up my highlighter. You can prime my highlighter
out of my cold dead hands. However, with my highlighter
I’m very picky about finish. I don’t like glitter,
that’s why I don’t like most of the color pop
highlighters that I’ve tried. I think I just keep picking
on the glittery ones, because I’m like oh it’s iridescent. No, it’s fucking glitter, bitch. It’s glitter and just forget it. I really like having
like a pearlescent sheen. So some of my favorite highlighters are like Saucebox Champagne
Bomb, which is just a fucking gorgeous
beige champagne shimmer. I absolutely love my Black
Moon Cosmetics Catshark, which is this beautiful white base with an iridescent violet shift. I think it’s just a
beautiful perfection on me. So I like stuff like that. Or Makeup Geek Celestial, which
is a beautiful pinky violet. Pretty pretty colors that are white based, they have a beautiful sheen,
like a pearlescent sheen, is what I’m really looking for, some sort of a glow. I’m not looking for glitter on my cheeks when it comes to highlighter. Myth number four, once you’re over 40 you shouldn’t wear bright blush. I don’t agree with this at all. That’s another case of hm mm, it’s all about how you apply it. I personally, right now
for the past six months, I think I’ve been wearing the
lightest, most de-saturated goof-proof blush shades in my collection just because that’s been my preference. I like wearing blushes that
are more understated anyways because I usually make my
eyes or my lips or both, dark. So for me I prefer nudist blushes. But I do know that as we get older we lose a lot of color on our face so you want to put blush on your face to add a little bit of color back. It’s just all in your
placement and application so I personally recommend, if you get a smaller brush
for blush application, it’ll allow you to find a more flattering color placement for your face shape. Because that’s going to
vary by your face shape. But you don’t have to
give up bright blush. You don’t have to give
up anything that you love just because you’re over 40. Myth number five, give up lipliner. I don’t even know why
someone would say this to me. I have been using lipliner
since I was probably 14. I always put it on first
before I put on lipstick to outline my lips and then
I fill in with lipstick. That’s just how I do it. If I really really want
something to last a long time, I will line and fill in my
lips with a lipliner first and then use the lipstick on top and then set it with a
translucent setting powder, dust it through a tissue, but I digress. I believe in lipliner, I always, always, always wear lipliner, I’m even wearing lipliner today with this metallic matte with a lipstick, just because I use it to even out my lips. I don’t even know why
somebody would tell me that I should get rid of my lipliner when I don’t feel like it
makes me look old or dated. I feel it helps me to
make my lips look better. Such a weird fucking
thing for somebody to say. Oh and most of the lip
pencils in my collection are by Urban Decay or Lime Crime or Nyx. Because those are the three that I think have the best shade ranges. Number six, I actually heard both ways over the past 20 years. Originally I heard that if you’re over 40, you should wear heavier and
heavier full coverage makeup to hide everything. But recently, people have
said if you’re over 40, you shouldn’t wear full coverage at all. And really, again, I think
much like everything else, it comes down to, you should wear foundation
that suits your skin type as well as your preference. So for me, I have learned that I prefer light to medium
coverage foundations. I do not like full coverage. So I go for light to medium
coverage foundations, I thin out my foundations
with primers or other products to make a full coverage
foundation more the way I want it. I personally don’t like
full coverage on me because I think it looks like a mask. And I think it’s because
it’s very hard for me to find something that
matches my undertone. I’m somewhere between a neutral to cool, olive, yellow undertone. I find that best in neutrals
or neutral cool yellow or neutral cool olive. So that’s what I have
to work with color-wise and it’s really hard to find
shade matches for me, so yeah. That’s one reason why full
coverage doesn’t work for me because if you can’t match
your undertone perfectly, full coverage is going
to look like a mask. So I find it very difficult
to match my undertone. However, if you do need a recommendation for a full coverage foundation, the Huda Beauty Faux Filter
Foundation is excellent. And if you want a recommendation for a light coverage foundation, the Osmosis Foundation that
just came out is amazing. So myth number seven, after you’re 40 you need to
give up powder foundation. Again, this is bullshit. The real trick with it is finding a high quality powder that is amazing. The best powder that I have
found in probably the past four years is the Cozzette
Beauty Essential Powder. I love that. I’m wearing it today, I used it to set under my
eyes and to set my nose. And I use the color C1, C1
is a pale cool olive yellow. Yeah, pale cool olive yellow. And I love the Cozzette line
because it was formulated by Roque who is a professional makeup artist on real people to get real skin tones. So I love the fact that
his line, the cool line, there’s a cool yellow olive and then I think his warm
line is like a warm golden. But his colors are really great. And so you don’t have to
give up powder foundation. You just need to find a powder foundation that works for your skin, that’s good for anti-aging et cetera. Number eight, you need to
give up your bright lipstick. And obviously my response to that is, hell no, uh uh not going to happen. I have seen 80-year-old women rocking a bright purple
lip looking amazing, so no, I’m not giving
up my bright lip colors. I personally think I look amazing in hot pinks and bright reds, so no, I’m not giving that up. And I’m not going to stop wearing
my blacks or my blues either. ‘Cause people say that black lipstick makes you look old and
wrinkled and withered. So fuck you, no, I love that. Obviously, as with everything else, choosing the right bright
lipstick color for you to wear, you need to choose one
that’s going to work with your skin tones, your undertones. And if you don’t know where
to start with a bright, if you’re 40 and you’re like
I’m finally going to be me and try out bright stuff,
start with a bright red. I think a bright red is a
classic color to go with. My current favorite bright red is Black Moon Cosmetics Sanguis. If you haven’t seen that, I
will put a link up here to my Black Moon Cosmetics 21 Lip
Liquid Lipstick Swatch video. So you can see all the colors that I have. And myth number nine, X type of makeup isn’t for people over 40. And I’m just kind of using
this as like a catch-all because I’ve had people tell
me you shouldn’t wear that because you’re over 30 or
over 40 or whatever, and it irritates me. Makeup is a creative outlet for me. It is an artistic outlet for me. So I have a lot of fun with it. And it makes me happy. So when you get told you can’t do this, no that’s not right. I just think the key is
the older you get is to be very judicious with your placement, like your color placement
or your finish placement, be very picky about it. But you don’t have to give things up. I mean I don’t want to
give up my dual chromes, I don’t want to give up my glitter, I don’t want to give up any of that. I’m still going to be rocking
it when I’m 80 if I want to. See I hope you find this video helpful, I’m happy to be dispelling
these nine myths. I personally think that
I am aging fabulously. So anyway, I hope you
find this video helpful and that if you’re over 40, or even if you’re under 40, you won’t let people stop
you with their bullshit about how you’re too old to wear X,Y,Z. Wear what you like. Let me know your thoughts
in the comments below. If you like this video, please share it. I love it when you share my videos, it really helps me out here on YouTube. It tells YouTube that you like my content and it’s worth showing to my subscribers. I feel like they really
are not showing my videos to subscribers anymore
and it’s very frustrating. Thanks so much friends, and
I’ll see you in my next video.


  • Jennifer Dixson says:

    I have no idea who comes up with these arbitrary rules. Magazine articles just for the headline on the cover (old school click bait lol)? I didn't really get fully into makeup until my early 40's, so I'm no where near ready to let go of my shimmers and bold colours. Heck, I finally just pulled the trigger and died my hair bright magenta! And I fully agree we should use the right products and techniques to match our unique selves, but that's true for anyone at any age!

  • Luanne Santos says:

    If anyone ever said any of these things to me, I’d laugh in their face!
    I’m going to wear and do WTF I want! If they don’t like they don’t have to do it.
    I love black EVERYTHING, I love glitter, I love highlight, I LOVE bright colors!
    Love this video! We can and WILL do what we like to do.
    I don’t understand why lipliner shouldn’t be used ? Silly people don’t know WTF they’re talking about. Let’s see if they feel the same when they are 40+ 🤣😂

  • Sandy Weinstein says:

    you dont look over 40. i am over 60. i do use softer colors now and dont wear heavy eye make up b/c it makes the fine lines and wrinkles so up more. personally i hate getting older. i would love to have a whole body redo, plastic surgery everywhere. i dont use glitter and never have. i have to be very careful abt eye make up because of some eye problems i have. i have a recurrent cornea abrasion that shows up if the least little thing gets in my eye. i wear soft blush. i do wear more makeup when i go out to events or dates, etc. i use blush to make my cheeks look fatter because i have lost a lot of volume in my fast. lip liner defines your lips because they lose their volume as you get older. just like with clothes, you should not wear certain clothes when you get older. i wear what looks good on me and makes me feel good. i have always worn make up which suits me, when i have had make overs in stores, it is sooo heavy. i wear a lite base, spf, and use a little to cover boo boos.

  • Sandy Weinstein says:

    you are so funny. i believe you wear what makes you feel the best you can be.

  • Marigold Maguire says:

    I agree, Women are SCRUTISED ( and I find the worse offenders are other women!)
    My grandma (RIP) wore bright colour suits and also wore bright lipstick, powder, and blush until she died at 82 – and never stopped talking about fashion, style and Men!
    Women – do what you want, whatever age you become! We have one life, and it is your own, no one else's! Ageism is rife on social media and in the beauty community. Enjoyed this type of video. :):)

  • Frida says:

    You tell them! I hate such "rules". I remember wondering why some older ladies had very harsh thick black lines around their eyes and promised myself not to do that. But it was more about application than color choice. And now I know why – in their eyes, without glasses, it probably looked elegant and blended. Or maybe that was just the fashion of their youth which looked strange to me. If I stick to the same routine my entire life, I'm probably not doing myself justice, but still it's up to each person. Nobody can tell you what you "can't" wear.

    You look great btw!

  • Alice Potter says:

    I’ll be 60 this year. I wear black mascara/liner, lip liner, glitter, glittery highlighter, powder foundation, and blush and bronzer. I have small lips so I don’t find bright or dark colors work for me. I do what I want— that’s the freedom of getting older!! I have half sleeve tattoos and my hands and fingers are done. And I’ll be getting my nose pierced for my birthday in July!

  • Schmetterling Mariposa says:

    YES THANK YOU!!!! Love everything about this!! <3

  • Raven Elmasri says:

    Wait… what?? I thought you were in your 20’s, genuinely. Damn I’m jealous 😍

  • cmybliss Sewing says:

    Nope and nope some more. Why do people think they can tell others what to do with their makeup? Wear what you like, how you like, and when you like. I’ll be 43 in a few months and wear all the things! Bright glittery eyes. Dark lips with liner. Black wings and black mascara. And enough highlight to be seen from space!

  • Daena O. says:

    "It's fucking glitter, bitch!" — OMG I love this video. I hate all those makeup and fashion (and even behavior) rules for women "of a certain age" — fuck the rules! Life is short, do what makes you happy. Also who in the world says older women need to throw out lip liners?? Everything I have ever heard says older women need lipliner to help prevent bleeding into fine lines and to define the lips as the vermillion border can become less defined.

  • Jen Marie says:

    I 100% agree with all of this!!! And sadly these sorts of "beauty standards" exist no matter what your age. I have been hearing how unflattering black liner on my waterline or deep lip colors are on people like me (with fair skin and freckles) for as long as I can remember. And I have said a giant FUCK YOU to those "rules" for just as long. I LIKE the contrast on myself. I remember th first time my mom put black liner on me as a kid, I was in love haha. I felt so vampy and pretty! 99.9% of the time, I'm not trying to look "natural", like I'm not wearing makeup. I love makeup! I also view it as an art form and a creative outlet. I agree that the only reason to adjust certain parts of your routine with age are just because our skin and features change as we age. Our skin may be drier or more prone to sag in certain areas. But it's not a matter of "age appropriate", it's just about doing what you feel is flattering to your face!

  • Toad ina Tophat says:

    Thank you for this. I am 46 going to be 47 in a few months & there are so many fun makeup things I don't want to give up. So I'm not gonna. It's nice to hear positive reinforcement for a change.

  • Al Robbins says:

    Wait a hot second…you are over 40?! What fountain of youth did you drink from and where can I find it?

  • SabrinaDA79 says:

    Wow you don’t look more than 30!!!! 😦

  • Jessica Perew says:

    Loved this video and your atittude! I just moved you to priority watch status 💜 I'm early 30s, pale and hooded eyes and am so sick of the repression!

  • Atelier Breugnot says:

    I'll be 40 this July and have been slowly taking the time to discover all types of makeup. Like you, I see it as a creative outlet. I love red, fuschia, magenta, burgundy, etc. lipstick. I also have full lips and look like I'm doing duck face when I wear those colours but I don't give a f***. Blue and green eye makeup is "too 70's"? Don't care about that either. I think we all should just go with what we feel is right for us and enjoy the whole process. Don't let killjoys take the fun out of life.

  • Michelle Rhodes says:

    I love this video!!!
    I'm in this category and I break every one of these alleged "rules," and I give zero fucks. I love what I love and I wear what I love. If someone doesn't like it… they can fuck all the way off.

  • Emily Rachel Gilley says:

    I'm 48 and love Black Moon Cosmetics highlighters

  • jenny koppy says:

    My mom is 88 and wears black mascara! Wayne Goss did a video on old ladies (for lack of a better term) and said that a good coat of black mascara looks terrific on women whether they're 50 or 100.

  • jenny koppy says:

    Oh my. Where to begin. 1) I've been watching you for years and just about a year ago realized you were 40 or a little older. I seriously thought you were 28 or 29 and just mature. 2) I thought you were just dispelling myths in general. I can't believe people actually said this shit to you, 3) People say, "There's no rules in make-up," but I think there are. For example, my 88 year old mom would look fucking ridiculous with duochrome shadow, bright blush, and a bright lip. But at 40? No, absolutely not!I'm 46, but look, dress, and act like I'm in my early 30s. I'll wear my space buns. I'll keep my boho dress code because that's what I like and it works on me. Someone needs to tell Elle McPherson who's like 55 and looks 30 these "rules." In my book, I do my hair and makeup the way I want until I feel those looks aren't working for me anymore.

  • IvyMUA says:

    The ALLLLLL DAS TITTY I can't imagine how bad I'll be at 40+ 😂😂 you, hope you're feeling better!!*

  • LN Box&Co says: ! you are right! 😂 I m 49 this year ans sera bright colour as Munch as back smokey eyes!! All the keys are placement you are damned right👌👌💋

  • Vinyl Beauty says:

    I love this video & how feisty you are in it! You look incredible! I’m 51 & wear colourful shadows, all different colours of eyeliner, shimmers (on my lids & in my crease!). Also highlighters in all different shades & all finishes from ‘lit from within’ to ‘see it from space’. I absolutely don’t give a damn what anyone thinks! Makeup makes me happy & is a form of self expression for me!

  • blythea35 says:

    Why does society think they can tell women what to wear? They don’t do this to men. It’s BS. I will wear my makeup how I want, when I want. And I will absolutely be one of those 80 yr old women rocking a vampy lip because I always have.

  • Sharon Baker says:

    Great video Courtney!!! I’m going to be 52 very soon, and I just started occasionally wearing makeup again after 34 years. I wear as much blue as possible, since it’s my favorite color. I definitely do not care if other people like it. I like it, so that works for me! Thanks again for your perspective!!!💙💙💙

  • Josie Galaviz says:

    I'll be 40 in a few months, and I agree with everything you stated especially when it came to the shadow placement.

  • Christina Villa says:

    Bitch, please. I just discovered I like highlighters now and I just turned 40. I will wear sparkle anywhere I want it and whoever doesn't like it can go jump off the cliff with all the other sheep.

  • Cee Jay says:

    Just turned 60. Rock what looks good. Period. Confidence in you is essential

  • Robin Mize says:

    I agree!

  • Dev says:

    My mom is almost 70 years old and rocks purple streaks in her hair. It makes her happy and looks great on her. Life is too short, do what makes you happy! Dress how you wanna dress, wear your hair/makeup however you want to, regardless of age, race or gender. As long as you're happy and NOT hurting yourself or others do whatever you want to do! We only live once!!

  • ThePinkLadyJ says:

    Can't wear lip liner over 40? That's the stupidest shit I've ever heard. Lip liner helps to keep your lipstick from feathering, which is more likely to happen as you get older because your lipstick is more likely to bleed into your fine lines and lip liner prevents that. My grandmother is 85 and still wears lipliner and bright red lipstick and always has.

    As for all that other stuff, fuck anyone who tries to tell people what they can and can't do at ANY age. I'm 35. I'm told I shouldn't wear bright lipstick, bright eyeshadow, or have my knee length hair, or wear pretty much ANY of the clothes I like to wear, well fuck them and their negative uptight attitudes. I'm going to rock my personal style until the day I die, and no one's going to stop me. I'm a non-conformist like my dad. He's 64 and still has long hair, wears heavy metal band shirts, and leather studded wrist bands wherever he goes and gives no fucks about being "too old" for any of that stuff because his style is a part of his identity and nobody's going to take that from him, and I'm the same way. I'm fully prepared to be some little old lady who dyes hot pink and blue streaks into her grey hair while rocking glitter eyeshadow, purple lipstick, band shirts, and biker boots, and I'll swing my cane/walker at anyone who tries to give me any shit for it. You get one life, live it doing what makes you happy and let the bitter people go rot.

  • lisssa-53171 says:

    I’m over 40 and there is no way I am giving up my red, burgundy lipstick. I think it makes my lips look bigger and it makes my blue eyes stand out

  • Lola Murder says:

    Sing it sister! I wear what I want, and I don't care.

  • valkolakk says:

    My eyes are getting more hooded and I'm loving the tip of putting shimmer under the eye. I've never put anything under the eye because I usually try to make my eyes look less round, but it gives me an excuse to put something other than concealer that will settle in lines and then my upper lid doesn't eat the shimmer shade.

  • Sam Jordan says:

    First of all, you look amazing! (As always!!) Second of all, I love that you don’t take crap from anyone 😂 you tell ‘em Courtney!

  • Gimme LIP & More says:

    I'm a nurse. I took care of a 95 year old woman that still coloured her hair and wore makeup! And she looked fantastic! #goals

  • kelson63100 says:

    Your eyes look beautiful in this video!!!

  • JackOllie4 says:

    Amen! You've summed it up beautifully!

  • Tracy Lea Beauty says:

    I’ll be 50 next year and I totally agree with everything you said! Myths busted!🌺🌺🌺

  • Gold Star Work says:

    I’m turning 50 this year and I’ve just started using highlighter 😁😁😁

  • Gold Star Work says:

    That’s a new one to me not to use lip liner.

  • keepfitgirl says:

    You're obviously doing all the right things with your makeup as you look about 30! Emma x

  • Keeping it Simple with Bridget says:

    Luv this video! And yes you are aging FABULOUSLY!🤩

  • Amber Kane says:

    I feel like I have to wear lip liner because I am getting wrinkles up there and if I don't put liner it bleeds into them. I was never really a fan of eye liner anyway. I am starting to come more into my own in the last six years. I am still working on a lot, but I do feel so much more comfortable with myself.

  • Michelle J says:

    Appreciate the suggestions for lighter coverage foundations. It's spring in the desert, and I'm looking for something lighter in texture than my Double Wear. Speaking of Idun, I watched Angie's video this morning, too, and happy you guys got to meet up! I love her videos, too!

  • Gabrielle L says:

    Preach it! Because you should absolutely wear whatever you love and whatever makes you feel beautiful and to heck with what anyone else thinks!

  • jezabel ono says:

    Just to say, I love you girlfriend! You are amazing!!! I agree with everything you said! 🙂 [I am 47 and Jezabel from the shop you know :-)]

  • Sinndy Morr says:

    Uggg! The Makeup Police. I have a long history of telling people "Go Bugger Off"! People seem like they are Hell Bent, to control others.

  • Dijon Pijon says:

    Ugh these are such dumb “rules”. Do whatcha want! People are judgey because they’re insecure. Hate that.

  • Paula says:

    I totally agree.

  • 1AlwaysNYC 1 says:

    LOVE THIS! When I turned 40, I freaked out over some of these myths masquerading as beauty tips. I do however, stay away from too much shimmer because of my oily skin.

  • Loretta Bertoli says:

    I totally agree with you! I am over 40 (actually turning 43 today) and I enjoy make up much more now than when I was younger… of course, like you said, you have to be more picky and careful with what you choose in terms of their quality and where you place it but I think we can wear pretty much what we want! of course when you are younger and have better skin you can get away with a few things like bad quality foundation and such but I think the matter is just quality. And I am getting pickier and pickier evey year with everything, not only make up. Regarding makeup, I actually find that one of the lipsticks that suits me more is Mac's dance with me, which is a wonderful berry red. I love it and probably will repurchase it. and I totally understand the struggle of finding the right foundation. Again, I've turned to Mac because even if I am Italian I have a very fair skin with a peculiar undertone, quite neutral/vanilla. The Studio Fix N4 is my perfect match and I might cry if they ever discontinue it… Anyway, I like to think that with age we just deserve quality things and actually know better what works for us so in many ways 40 is better than 20! that's all and greetings from Italy xxx

  • Trixalla says:

    Ah, I'm so glad you made this video! I have some premature creping on my upper eyelids that I find really distressing, and so many things about that sort of texture are age coded and as a result, the advice is always essentially 'the good times are over, only matte neutrals forever'. Fuck off with that! I'm carefully placing my duo-chromes and I don't care about those rules any more!
    I've also been meaning to ask you how you feel/what you think about the whole concept of 'dress your age'. I'm approaching 40, and every time I've heard this phrase it has been directed at a woman. Never a man, ever. So much of it seems to be wound up in desirability, and the idiotic notion that any woman over 35 is automatically put out to pasture and heaven forbid they dress in any way 'youthful' or provocative. 'Mutton dressed as lamb' comes to mind, which is doubly gross because 1) it assumes a woman is ~trying~ to look younger, and 2) wtf we are not FOOD stop equating our value with the age and flavour of meat!

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  • SaucerJess says:

    Saying you're ageing fabulously is an understatement. You don't even look 30! 💚

  • Chip Choc says:

    I always get the comment about leaving my hair long now I’m fifty, and that it needs to be short. I’d love to have it long and gray and wear a braid. My mom about had a stroke with my idea! I love powder, and the setting spray helps it looks dewy and not dead on my face. 💕

  • Lil Kanish says:

    “Bitch! It’s glitter, just forget it!” LMAO 😂

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  • Willowy13 says:

    I arrived late late… laaaaate to makeup… like when I turned 38 late 😂😂😂. I am 44 now and I wear everything as long as I don't look like a clown. I just use it appopriately to my age. Not leaving me red lippies behind ever.

  • Elizabeth Hannah says:

    Your confidence keeps getting bigger, and bigger, and more beautiful!

  • Dana Rodriguez says:

    This is a great video! I totally agree with you!!!

  • Psalm 91 says:

    Very helpful info for me since I'm over 40!

  • 6dazey9 says:

    My face, my makeup, my choice… they can fuck all the way off x

  • Iris Rose says:

    This made me a new subscriber! Preach it girl! I just turned 44 and am getting back into makeup, glitter and all. WTH makes others feel entitled to dictate whether you can/can't, should/shouldn't do? I've noticed that MANY times, it's other women doing the dictating, out of jealousy, ingrained "old fashioned" ideals, or whatever. When my beautiful mother used to visit family in Europe, in her '50's/60's, her cousins and friends would criticize her fab outfits and makeup, and say junk like "Why are you wearing those colors at YOUR age? You should be wearing black, gray, etc…." Maybe she should have brought out a coffin and started living in it, because ya know, it's all over after a certain age anyhow!? Yeah right! BTW, you look beautiful and certainly much younger than your physical age. Now, I'm going to hit my makeup collection hard after your pep talk. God knows I have the last 15 or so years to make up for due to my ex sucking my soul out, and then my beloved mother getting cancer, passing away and then losing my father; you get the picture, all these high stressors broke me and I just quit….wearing makeup, going out, doing nails, I QUIT living. Thanks again and sorry this was long.

  • Andrea Domeck says:

    I LOVE this! I just turned 39 Sunday and people are already saying these to me. I agree 100% with all of these! Thank you for making this ❤️

  • Patricia Caradonna says:

    I am 57 and wear black eyeliner. I enjoy wearing makeup. Age is not a factor.

  • Linda Weddle says:

    67 and former make up artist and beauty consultant for the top 3 cosmetic and skin care companies, I say BRAVO… No rules can take the place of soul, spirit and a good eye for what looks good and makes you happy and feeling confident, no matter what your age !!!

  • JackOllie4 says:

    Hi Courtney, I just read on another channel that YT penalizes creators for videos under 10 minutes long by not showing it to viewers. You've had quite a few under 10 minutes recently, so I'm wondering if you've heard about this, since you've been mentioning that YT hasnt been showing your videos to subscribers.
    I hope this helps somehow … and YT shouldn't pull these kinds of shenanigans, for sure.

  • Teressa Whitsitt says:

    I’m approaching 40 and found this video very inspiring to not let my age be a number that starts determining my choices. Thank you!

  • jackiline Wright says:

    You’re over 40 omg you look 20!!!! That’s it your a gorgeous vampire!

  • Ruadhán 1334 says:

    Dang, I thought you were about my age (thirty-nine this July) tops!


  • Patricia Schmidt says:

    100% agree with everything you said!!

  • jenny koppy says:

    Totally unrelated but…..Your book is my TOTAL go-to for looks. I can rarely think of anything on my own. Like today, I just popped it open and did the "Coppery Red Tutorial." Your book seriously blows every other one I have put of the water. I wanted to really play with it for a few months before leaving a review and now I'm ready! SO F – – – – – G GOOD!!!

  • Marte K says:

    Thank you! I’m so fed up with the "rules" we are supposed to follow. I still love glitter at 38 🤩

  • jo_ v80 says:

    I always love makeup tips. These busted myths are awesome!

  • Lola Seicento says:

    Restrictive myths about what men or women can/should wear at any age is ageist. People should wear what makes them happy at any age.

  • Jen Mathews says:

    Hahaha yes tell em girl!!

  • Sherry P says:

    Funny thing is I didn't have fun with nor experiment with my makeup when younger but now? I'm 52 and havin' a blast!

  • Marcia Friedman says:

    Sorry to all the people with the rules. Impose them on yourself because I'm not going to follow that. If I want bold eyes some days that's what I'm going to wear. I wear what I love and what I feel looks good on me. Rules work for some people but they aren't universal.

  • Cindy Ingalls says:

    I'm over 60 now and I do what I want as far as makeup & hair. #2 bugs the hell out of me–I wear shimmery shadow all the time & even in the crease–oh my! Looks like I'm breaking all the rules!

  • Makeup Obsessed Mom says:

    There are no age rules when in comes to makeup, in my opinion. 🙂

  • Kristina Vieweg says:

    Good video! People need to mind their own business and do what’s best for them.

  • jo_ v80 says:

    👏 👏 👏 So well done!

  • Mary W says:

    I love your honest advice. I agree with all the tips you give us and they are very useful! Thanks!

  • mystic massage mom says:

    Exactly. F them. We Do what we want! 😉

  • Bailey ! says:

    I definitely subscribe to the wear what you want regardless of age, so this is a great video.

  • kesha gooding says:

    I love this! I love glittery shadow and black mascara. Thanks for the tips! Makeup is too fun to be so boring!

  • Clean 2morrow says:

    You have gorgeous skin! Thanks for posting!

  • honey&company says:

    I’ll be 41 next week. Never have followed anyone’s rules and I’m sure as hell not starting now. I do what I want. 🤷🏾‍♀️😂 Jokes aside, this is a great video. 💖

  • Jessica Walker says:

    Great tips thank you

  • Tessa L. Castro says:

    Thank You for making this video😊

  • Felicia Connell says:

    No fucking way you’re over 40! Damn!

  • Jenn Warschauer says:

    You definitely are aging fabulously!!! Your makeup always look great on you. Loved this video, got some tips and new products to try. I say, screw it, wear what ever you want. As I get older, I have been more apt to wear brighter and bolder and not worry about what is "right/age appropriate" or whatever others say.

  • Rebekah Hurst says:

    Bless you for this. I'm turning 40 this year and honestly have struggled inwardly with feeling like I need to give up my personal esthetic because I'm "getting too old " , but it's where I feel most confident in myself, so I am going to start saying fuck those myths and keep doing what makes me happy!!

  • KT Hill says:

    Thank you for messaging cruelty free & over 40! We need more content!

  • Mistressmorte Morte says:

    I’m 32 now and I hope I will continue to have fun with my makeup and clothes!

  • Rachel Runyan says:

    You know I agree with everything you said, Courtney. And you look freaking amazing! Thank you for being an excellent role model. I'll be 50 in three months, and I will continue to ignore every single one of these "rules" as long as it makes me happy to do so.

  • BOODULUV TV says:

    Fuck yeah!!! Love this! You look 27 btw ❤️😘

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