Know How to Do Makeup At Over 30

As a woman ages, her skin changes. Thus, her makeup needs start to change as she ages. The makeup tips that 20 year old’s use is not going to work for those who are 30 years old. Plus, the makeup needs of a woman changes as she ages. A woman no longer wants to wear makeup that is outrageous and wild. She would prefer to wear makeup that is going to make her look younger. With this being said, there are several tips that can help to ensure that even in your 30’s, your makeup looks flawless.

1. Entire Face

Wearing powder and foundation may have once been something that you did not necessarily do each time. However, as you age, you will find that it becomes a necessity. Use a primer before your foundation in order to make sure that you get the type of coverage that you need. You will also find that this helps to make your finished look last longer than if you were to wear foundation on your own. In addition, consider using concealer in problem areas, as many 30 year old’s find that underneath their eyes can be shadowed and make them look older. Finish up the look with a translucent powder that is going to help bring it all together. Though you may be spending more time on your makeup, the end result is going to be gorgeous.

2. The Lips

One of the biggest complaints that women in their 30’s have is that their lipstick tends to feather, and at the end of the day this could mean wearing lipstick that looks as though it goes up the nose. This is why lip liner is a must when you are at this age. The lip liner is going to help stop feathering, while also allowing your lips to look more plump and healthy. Be sure to get a lip liner that matches the lipstick perfectly, as wearing lip liner that is darker than the lipstick is something that should be avoided.

3. The Blush

Applying blush is a bit more complicated as you age, as you want to achieve a different look when applying blush in your 30’s. For example, you want your face to appear slim and healthier, which often means doing a bit more than just applying a little pink or rose to the apples of your cheeks. Most professionals think a woman should be using a little bronzing powder in the hollow of the cheeks, and then use the blush on the apples of the cheeks to create a stunning look.

4. The Eyes

Doing your eyes in your 30’s, may mean doing things that are not like you did before. For example, you may notice that you may lines around your eyes, which will mean taking some time to make your eyes look younger. You can go dark or light in color, depending upon what you like. However, many older women find that putting the eye shadow on too dark makes them feel as though they are even older. So, use your best judgment for this.

Try to Avoid Looking Older

There are several things that women do with their makeup that makes them look older, and when you are in your 30’s, you don’t want to appear as though you are in your 40’s. With this being said, watch out for:

  • Using foundation that makes you look more pale than what you naturally are
  • Caking on eye mascara that causes your entire eyelid to droop
  • Using too much concealer under the eyes, can make you look even older as it makes it obvious that you are using concealer under your eyes

If you are in your 30’s, this does not mean that you have to suffer with makeup that makes you look older. As you age, the makeup that you once used may no longer work, and the colors may no longer be appropriate. Thus, it is important to reevaluate during certain points of your life to make your makeup look flawless. Request some free makeup samples in your supermarket or by internet to practice these tips.

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

For whatever reason, many people decide to go with a vegan diet. For many this is a conscious choice they make, as they do not like the ideas that are associated with eating meat and other foods that were once alive. However, for many people, the vegan diet is a necessity for health concerns. It can be hard to figure out just what a person should be fixing to eat when they are dealing with a vegan diet, as a person may feel limited in their choices. The good news is that there are tons of recipes out there that are going to allow you to stick with your diet.

Shepherds Pie has always been a classic for many people, as it often reminds them of that home cooked feeling. Traditionally, Shepherds Pie is made with some type of meat, usually ground beef, and vegetables. However, the vegan version is going to be just as delicious, and also keep with your vegan lifestyle.


The ingredients that you will need to gather before cooking are:

  • 1 1/2 pounds of regular potatoes
  • 1 1/2 pounds of sweet potatoes
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons of dairy free butter
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegearette dressing
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon of colainder seeds
  • Small bunch of thyme
  • Handful of chestnut mushrooms
  • 12 sun dried tomatoes
  • Red wine (vegan)
  • 1/2 cup of vegan vegetables stock
  • 1 can of lentils
  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 5 springs of fresh parsley
  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 6 teaspoons of bread crumbs

The Process

This process is fairly quick and does not require much skill. Thus, the Vegan Shepherd’s Pie is going to be a great choice for a heart meal that does not take much time to complete.

  1. Peel all the potatoes and chop these into small cubes for easier cooking.
  2. Boil the potatoes to a nice consistency that can easily be mashed.
  3. Drain the potatoes, and then add in the salt and pepper. Mash these together. Add in the butter, and continue to mash until desired consistency is met.
  4. In a separate pan, bring a small amount of olive oil under heat.
  5. Slice the celery, carrots, and onion into small slices and put into the olive oil to be heated.
  6. Take the colander seeds and grind these into a sort of paste, adding into the pan with the sliced vegetables.
  7. Add in the thyme leaves and cook all together for around 10 minutes.
  8. Next, chop the mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes into small, bit sized pieces. Add these into the pan with the rest of the vegetables.
  9. Add the vinegar to the pan and continue to cook for another 10 minutes.
  10. During the cooking process, add in a splash of red wine for an extra boost of flavor.
  11. Bring the pan to a boil with all the ingredients, adding in the lentils, chickpeas and vegetable stock. Allow the mixture to boil for 5 to 10 minutes until lit starts to thicken up.
  12. Add the parsley leaves once the mixture starts to thicken.
  13. Pour the hot mixture into a baking pan.
  14. Add on top of this mixture the mashed potatoes.
  15. In a separate bowl, mix the lemon zest, garlic cloves, bread crumbs and 1 tablespoon of olive oil together.
  16. Spread this mixture over the top of the mashed potatoes.
  17. Place the baking dish in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or so until the mixture is golden brown and ready to serve.

This recipe will feed approximately 8 people, and total time is around one and a half hours. It is a great take on a classic that many people grew up with. With the way in which this is made, a person can substitute in various vegetables to replace the celery, mushrooms, tomatoes or the like, making it a recipe that you can truly make your own.

Vegan Mac N Cheese Recipe

Vegan_Macaroni_and_CheeseThere are many foods out there that remind everyone of their childhood. Whether this was a soup that their mother served them on cold days, or a favorite dish that their parents always gave them when they were feeling down. These types of foods are often the one way in which a person can start to feel better, even as an adult. As food has the ability to make a person feel a certain way and brings about those feelings that we often thought were gone.

Mac ‘n’ cheese is a favorite among many adults and children. This is a home meal that is often thought to be a bit of nursery food, but those who eat this often find that they will feel ten times better, just as they did when they were children. For those who are following a Vegan lifestyle, you do not have to cut out eating Mac ‘n’ cheese, as there are several ways in which you can make this filling recipe without violating any of your new vegan diet rules.


With a Vegan mac’n’cheese recipe, you are going to need a few different things in order to make this work. These ingredients are:

  • Elbow macaroni, around 2 cups uncooked
  • black pepper
  • sea salt
  • 1 onion
  • 4 1/4 cups of soya milk, unsweetened
  • 6 1/2 tablespoons of dairy-free margarine
  • 5 1/2 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 tablespoon of English mustard
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of yeast flakes
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons of vegan cheese
  • 5 gloves of garlic
  • 1/2 bunch of fresh thyme
  • olive oil
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons of fresh breadcrumbs

The Process

This process takes around 40 minutes to complete, but the end results are going to be something that the entire family loves.

  1. Bring water and a dash of salt to a boil, and add in uncooked elbow macaroni. Continue to boil this macaroni until the noodles are soft and fully cooked.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, while the macaroni is boiling.
  3. In a small pan, half the onion and place this in it, with the milk, and bring to a boil. Once this has boiled for a few minutes, remove the onion from the pan and set aside.
  4. In another pan, add in the butter and flour until it forms a paste to utilize.
  5. Add in the leftover milk from the onion gradually, and continue to boil the paste and milk together.
  6. Add in the mustard and yeast flakes to the boiling mixture, and mix together.
  7. Add in the vegan cheese if you plan on using this.
  8. Add in salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Drain the macaroni, and then add this to the milk and cheese mixture in the other pan, being sure that all the noodles are being coated.
  10. Add the coated mixture to a baking dish.
  11. Chop the garlic cloves together, add in the thyme and put this into a small pain with a dash of oil.
  12. Saute this for a few minutes.
  13. Add the sauteed garlic and thyme into the bread crumbs, using a small dash of oil to help hold all this together.
  14. Add this mixture onto the top of the macaroni cheese in the baking dish.
  15. Cook this in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes to ensure that everything is done.

The pan of Vegan Mac ‘N’ Cheese is going to fit around 6 people, if given only one serving. This is a great main meal when served with a side of some type of green vegetable. The end result is a creamy and home cooked meal that is going to stick with your Vegan diet. Many people add in a few more vegetables and spices to make this something that is truly unique, thus it is a great recipe to mess around with to find a unique taste.

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons

I remember the first time I tasted a fresh macaroon. My grandma bought them for our Passover seder, and they came in a white bakery box tied with red and white bakers twine (do bakeries still use those?). Up to that point, I had only tasted the macaroons in a can, which, in my opinion, lack both flavor and texture. These, however, are perfection.


These are a far cry from the macaroons in a can. Instead, these are melt-in-your-mouth, perfectly sweet confections that I can’t get enough of. They’re also incredibly easy to make and are a great cooking project to do with kids.

Oh, and use high quality chocolate when making these. You want macaroons, not Mounds candies.

This recipe makes about 2 dozen macaroons. I made 1.5 batches to use up the rest of the can of sweetened condensed milk.