Eyes: Even if your eyelids have more folds than an Origami swan, covering your lids with a pale peach or pink shadow opens the eye. (Rule: just like in fashion, light brings out, dark takes away.) Forget about a deeper color in the crease (if you can even find the crease). Those days are gone. Next comes eyeliner. Yes, you can still wear it. But choose a softer color—brown or charcoal. My new favorite is navy. It looks good with any eye color and makes the whites of your eyes pop. Use a powder or pencil; liquid is too hard to control. Keep the line close to your upper lashes, and extend it a smidge (no Cleopatra eyes, please) beyond-and-up from the outer lid to create an uplift. Smudge it with a Q-tip, curl your lashes, and apply mascara.
Lips: By age 50, your lips tend to be dry and perhaps flaky. Prep them with a lip balm or primer; then, before applying lipstick, line them with a nude lip pencil or one that matches your selected shade. Avoid anything darker—the '80s are gone. If you have a problem with feathering, there are lots of lipsticks and stains targeted for this. Remember, darker shades exaggerate little lines and flakes and can make your mouth look smaller.
One last tip: Don’t spend a lot of money on color. Save it for your skin care or perhaps even a facelift!