How I Do My Makeup In My 30's Vs My 20's - Adapting Makeup As You Age

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Comparing how I used to do my makeup in my 20's to how I do it now and why it's different. Which side do you prefer? Subscribe and hit notifications so you don't miss my future uploads!


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  1. Sharon Farrell

    Sharon Farrellپیش 2 سال

    Hello friends! I hope you enjoy the video and bravo if you make it to the end! You can register your interest here if you'd like to learn more about my makeup course (it's going to be pretty epic)

  2. Amanda Brown

    Amanda Brownپیش 2 سال

    kokinette yes, I agree. I liked BOTH, but it's like the one on the "30s" actually makes her LOOK in her 30s or older, where as the "20s" look made her look younger and really complemented her skin tone and coloring.

  3. Amanda Brown

    Amanda Brownپیش 2 سال

    Sharon Farrell the side that's your "20s" still looks great on you!

  4. Elona Qaka

    Elona Qakaپیش 2 سال

    You talk so much

  5. kokinette

    kokinetteپیش 2 سال

    @Sharon Farrell I prefer the 20's makeup side made your eyes look bigger, more open, more youth looking. NO HATE here but the 30's side make you look a bite sad, tired, wash out your eye colors and eye area look less brighther. Prefer by far the way you did your makeup in your 20's. Your gorgeous no matter what!!!

  6. Leepies

    Leepiesپیش 2 سال

    Sharon Farrell best reason to do anything: "for the craic" 😌 loving ur vids for years... lots of love from a fellow Irish cailín in Oz xx

  7. BiBi Beauty

    BiBi Beautyپیش 2 ماه

    I am in my mid 30 and I look best with minimum make up (only use concealer, blush cream cheek, eyeshadow , eyebrown pencil, mascara and color chapstick), I stay away from foundation and powder because my face look cakey after 30 minutes, dry and flake but oily and dull same time. Every time i check my photos and if i did contour i saw my face with a brown cheek stripes like i just went out of charcoal factory. I am start in love with minimal makeup. But i do wish my cheekbone back

  8. Truth Lover

    Truth Loverپیش 2 ماه

    Helpful video! I see the difference and appreciate how the 30's side gives your proportions more balance; although you are a naturally pretty girl already. I am 63 and cringe when I see how much makeup the girls put on today!

  9. Eileen Fuentes

    Eileen Fuentesپیش 2 ماه

    I love both sides but I like the left side the most!! . I believe age doesn't matter how you do your makeup as long as it doesn't look hideous. Even an 18 year old could wear glitter and bright eyeshadows and either make it look awesome or go overboard and look tacky like they are going for the disco ball look. But if they enjoy it who cares! And that goes for any age and this is just my opinion. Makeup should be done based on who the person likes from the inside, not what the world thinks they "should" be doing. Now I do understand that there are two ways to do it. Some people do it gracefully and others overdo it where it looks ridiculous. Like they are trying to look like a cartoon, haha But if you came up to me and had your makeup done the way you did it on the left side, it would cross my mind that it is too young looking in that you didn't follow the "rules" that Society made up. You did it flawlessly and I think your eyes look wonderful and alert and open. I am 37 and I honestly don't think I look or feel 37, honestly. People even say I don't look 37. The youngest I have been told was 29 or 30 which is pretty cool 😎 I'll take that any day! My husband is two and a half years younger than me and people think he is older but I think it is because of his beard. I still wear shimmery eye makeup and even have fun with a little glitter when I go out. I don't overdo it and I enjoy it. Even when I am old, if I get cremated there better be glitter in it! Just like clothing, makeup expresses the individual. There is a ridiculous way to go about it regardless of age and then there's a graceful way to do it. I only have so many years on this Earth and I have no problem or shame in wearing any color or makeup look that I enjoy. I will continue to do so and if people don't like it that's on them! 😂 it's nothing about denial of age, at least for me. If I wore "age appropriate" makeup all the time, it's like I am denying myself on what I love. As time passes I will change how I apply my makeup but I will always do my makeup and have fun with it, in whatever way makes me happy. The way you did your makeup on the right side is fabulous, but in this video my favorite is the left side. You're obviously not a teen but you rock everything about the way you did it. You did it wonderfully and I think only a fool would criticize it. And if they do, who cares!!! 😂 both sides are a reflection of you, regardless of how you did it. And that is what I love, people being true to themselves. Rules are made to be broken and if it is regarding makeup, there are bigger problems in life 4 people to focus on. Again, with makeup, everyone should Express themselves the way they feel is best. Don't worry your makeup based on what tabloids and magazines say. Everything I said is just my opinion. You are beautiful. ❤️❤️

  10. Abigail Ireland

    Abigail Irelandپیش 2 ماه

    You are getting a follow! Finally found a pale-skinned natural blonde like myself so might actually learn a thing or two now. :) Yey!

  11. Verbs describe us

    Verbs describe usپیش 2 ماه

    your 20s is pretty cool :D

  12. Johnny Estrada

    Johnny Estradaپیش 4 ماه

    I love this. So real and true. Everything you said happens when you hit 30. I was feeling down, but this lifted my spirits

  13. GraceOnly08

    GraceOnly08پیش 5 ماه

    I love you honesty and story of how you’ve changed over the years

  14. sarah Cunningham 248

    sarah Cunningham 248پیش 5 ماه

    Im 27 i still look like im 16 and i love both your makeup looks my makeup looks closer to the makeup you wear now bc i dnt like to wear alot of makeup

  15. Alissa Maxwell

    Alissa Maxwellپیش 7 ماه

    This is exactly what I was looking for. Excellent demonstration.

  16. Lucy Butler

    Lucy Butlerپیش 7 ماه

    Love this video and it was so relevant to me right now! Cost me almost £150 at Boots yesterday getting new products but I love the result! Thank you 💗

  17. Dev Rifter

    Dev Rifterپیش 7 ماه

    you are truly garbage human being, and a fucking monster

  18. Kristina Bruzdeilynaite

    Kristina Bruzdeilynaiteپیش 7 ماه

    U are so adorable 🥰

  19. Lily Girl

    Lily Girlپیش 8 ماه

    So glad I found you !!! Just getting into makeup and I totally relate with you ! Thank you 💜🙏🏻💜

  20. Sparklin' Stina

    Sparklin' Stinaپیش 8 ماه

    I feel like the cheek stain took up some of the foundation?? Anyone else see that??

  21. Kayla Levine

    Kayla Levineپیش 9 ماه

    Love it! thank you so much! I'm 34 and have been struggling with how to wear makeup for years especially since I have a 3 year old and don't have time to do much. This helped a ton! Thanks!

  22. Sara Chavez

    Sara Chavezپیش 11 ماه

    My personal opinion about your make up is that your 20s side looks really good on you & i see nothing wrong with it. Your left side you look tired & 40. Sorry why change perfectly good make up.

  23. Viera Crosignani

    Viera Crosignaniپیش 11 ماه

    Sharon I love your videos, I am sorry I only discovered your channel yesterday! I also suffer migraines and tension headaches, did the botox really help??

  24. Kimberly

    Kimberlyپیش سال

    You remind me a lot of Drew Berrymore

  25. J J

    J Jپیش سال

    That's such a good idea, pretending to explain things to a child. It makes you think differently about logistics of putting on makeup. and can work with any other skills.

  26. Julie Kruse

    Julie Kruseپیش سال

    I really enjoyed this video!

  27. Mike Moore

    Mike Mooreپیش سال

    You remind me of Drew Barrymore

  28. Sarah Hoover

    Sarah Hooverپیش سال

    Best video ever! I’m thirty this year and all my makeup worries are now dispersed. I was bummed about changing up my eyeliner routine from my twenties but then I realized I don’t miss it and that’s okay. You helped me update my eyeliner routine! Ty!

  29. Debbie Williams

    Debbie Williamsپیش سال

    Definitely Less is more. Love the 30 side so much. Could you possibly do a look for mature skin.

  30. Maya M

    Maya Mپیش سال

    Your 20s look makes your eyes look less hooded

  31. Maya M

    Maya Mپیش سال

    This video is misleading... you r just turning 30 but still look in your early 20s. Need something for someone with sags and lines.... mid to late 30s

  32. R K

    R Kپیش سال

    I can totally relate to this video! I used to wear a mask, now I have days I wear nothing and don't care 😊 a little makeup looks like a lot now vs 20s!

  33. sweetylovespastels

    sweetylovespastelsپیش سال

    thanks for this vid. I am now in my 30s and finding it hard to create makeup looks which suit me. I also agree that something quick and simple is best but can also achieve similar look with less effort. I love purples and pinks used to use it all the time in 20s. I see now that I should try more of a natural look now I am in my 30s too

  34. Ann Deneka

    Ann Denekaپیش سال

    Oh Sharon how I wish I could come to your future makeup classes. I need to learn how to war with gravity to my advantage

  35. Helen Hines

    Helen Hinesپیش سال

    I'm almost 29. I always liked soft natural makeup. Never used bronzer till this year bc I'm so freakin fair. I thought tan people's bronzer wouldn't work for me, but I have to use a lot less and blend more. It gives me a nice glow. Sometimes it just looks like dirt and mica smeared on my face which makes me hesitant to use it. Ugh, even at 28 my age is showing. I used to get compliments all the time about how I looked 17 at 23, now no one ever says that to me (maybe it's the two kids attached to me...). I used to line my entire eye with black liner at times, it was cringey. Now I just do a more a subtle smoked out line. Highlighters weren't as "in" or "necessary" 10 years ago. Omg I also over plucked in the days of thin brows. So glad fuller brows are back in style. It's a bit depressing watching all these gorgeous 20-somethings, but I'm only 28! I'm using more plumping and hydrating skincare instead of fighting the oil. I also used to spend 2 hours applying makeup. With two little kids, 30 uninterrupted minutes is a luxury.

  36. Andra Franciscato

    Andra Franciscatoپیش سال

    I think the Benefit powder was called Hello Flawless :)

  37. Natasha Fournier

    Natasha Fournierپیش سال

    I'm 35 and do my makeup similar to your 20's side... I find I can still pull it off becasue I get told I look so much younger. I have to be strategic in the color combinations I choose and how much I layer on becasue as I've gotten older my skin looks better with less or thin layers.

  38. Cat Lady Loves Makeup

    Cat Lady Loves Makeupپیش سال

    I love the 30s side

  39. Shopette

    Shopetteپیش سال

    Your 30s makeup looks so much better and shopistacated than your 20s

  40. Sun Moon & Stars

    Sun Moon & Starsپیش سال

    I like the face makeup on the 30's sides but i like the eye makeup better on the 20's side

  41. Инна Цветкова

    Инна Цветковаپیش سال

    Hiya, this process appears to be very tough, there's a very easy way. Go to google and type: "Blast4beauty". You can find wide range of new tips to increase your beauty.

  42. Tamara Sanouge77

    Tamara Sanouge77پیش سال

    Omggg I'm 27 (just turned 27 this April) and I'm so close to 30 I recently realized I have a tiny crows feet in the corner of my eyes and don't use much foundation or concealer I prefer bare minimal makeup and I'm sooooo Excited to see mature women on doing vids!!!!

  43. Nat

    Natپیش سال

    Great video... the products you're recommending are super expensive though, do you have any mid-level makeup recommendations, for more of a budget? Thanks!

  44. Mary Kathleen Phipps

    Mary Kathleen Phippsپیش سال

    always a joy to watch Sharon. Don't ever change :)

  45. Lesley Heystraten

    Lesley Heystratenپیش 2 سال

    Hi Sharon I absolutely love your video I'm so happy I accidently found you

  46. annabelle123dog

    annabelle123dogپیش 2 سال

    I actually think you look younger with the 20,s makeup. Your eyes pop, but you should do what makes you feel best.

  47. kyekye217

    kyekye217پیش 2 سال

    same opinion here on botox!!! I really felt i looked angry and super high arch as well! but i wanted it to remove my 11's..dr just used too much on me :'( btw i'm same age as you ha

  48. Alux Anna

    Alux Annaپیش 2 سال

    Great video Sharon and very interesting content! I totally get what you mean and agree that our faces change a lot through the years and we do have to adjust our make up to those changes. However it seems like the camera is loving your 20s makeup more than your 30s makeup. On camera both sides look fresh but the 30s side looks less sharp and vibrant, just a bit less interesting. To be honest I noticed the same with my makeup and how it looks on pictures, as I am also in my mid thirties now. And the actual thing is that the full face full-cover makeups that still look great on camera, do no longer look and sit good on my skin in person. Thus, I am pretty sure that in person your 30s makeup looks perfect and that is also the style that I would go for a day look but it’s too toned down for the camera and doesn’t show up as much as it really is.

  49. Alux Anna

    Alux Annaپیش 2 سال

    Great video Sharon and very interesting content! I totally get what you mean and agree that our faces change a lot through the years and we do have to adjust our make up to those changes. However it seems like the camera is loving your 20s makeup more than your 30s makeup. On camera both sides look fresh but the 30s side looks less sharp and vibrant, just a bit less interesting. To be honest I noticed the same with my makeup and how it looks on pictures, as I am also in my mid thirties now. And the actual thing is that the full face full-cover makeups that still look great on camera, do no longer look and sit good on my skin in person. Thus, I am pretty sure that in person your 30s makeup looks perfect and that is also the style that I would go for a day look but it’s too toned down for the camera and doesn’t show up as much as it really is.

  50. Lisa Haines

    Lisa Hainesپیش 2 سال

    Sharon, I like both ways... You look very pretty either way... I enjoy watching all of your tutorials and getting new ideas for myself... Thanks for all the tips...

  51. Nathalie Caron

    Nathalie Caronپیش 2 سال

    Like both look. Really enjoy the video. I preferred the 30's side but I think your eyes looks great with the 20's . Still like the eyeliner😊 maybe because the cool shadow suit well.

  52. Rosa Alba

    Rosa Albaپیش 2 سال

    Thank you so much for this video, I will soon be turning 40 and feel that the liquid winged eyeliner look is not as flattering as it used to be however the pencil and gel liners just don’t last in hot and humid Florida weather, any suggestions?

  53. Emily

    Emilyپیش 2 سال

    This is super helpful. I have been trying to do a lot of the techniques for girls on their twenties and the developing hoods on my eyes don't let them work. I NEVER wore makeup until about a year ago so I'm grateful for your videos.

  54. Joy Morris, Phongsavanh

    Joy Morris, Phongsavanhپیش 2 سال

    Really inspiring!

  55. Moth Girlx

    Moth Girlxپیش 2 سال

    Great video still rockin both make-up styles

  56. Mary Kathleen Phipps

    Mary Kathleen Phippsپیش 2 سال

    I smiled when you said, 'when I turned thirty a switch went and I cared 50% less what ppl thought of me" lol. When I turned 50 (9 yr ago) that switch finally flipped for me. love, love your channel. you'll make a terrific Mom.

  57. MsLizzylaw

    MsLizzylawپیش 2 سال

    Was the powder 9 to 5? I loved the powder foundation in the oblong compact but it used to smash really easily

  58. Rachel D

    Rachel Dپیش 2 سال

    what brush did u use to blend out the shadow kid?????

  59. Em

    Emپیش 2 سال

    I am such a frowner! I totally get it - I don’t even realise I’m frowning!

  60. Nicole M. Jiménez Rosario

    Nicole M. Jiménez Rosarioپیش 2 سال

    I think dramatic makeup trends have evolved to more natural ones, which is great news :)

  61. Amelia Nannette

    Amelia Nannetteپیش 2 سال

    I find it interesting that my makeup as a 16 year old is a weird mix of the 2. I don't wear foundation (even though I do have acne) because it makes my skin look horrid. I don't do eyeliner, and if I do, it's very soft, but I love colorful eyeshadow. It's just funny how I'm younger than both looks and yet I do my skin more like the 30s side 😂

  62. Amelia Nannette

    Amelia Nannetteپیش 2 سال

    I imagine that 2 year old is yours now 😉

  63. Fatima Djelmane Rodriguez

    Fatima Djelmane Rodriguezپیش 2 سال

    Omg!! Sooooo helpful! Need to see more content like this for those over 30. 🙏🏽😍

  64. raquy78

    raquy78پیش 2 سال

    Great video!!!

  65. Chess to Impress

    Chess to Impressپیش 2 سال

    I copied your thumbs up at the end for my own videos, imitation is the greatest form of flattery

  66. Olivia Farrington

    Olivia Farringtonپیش 2 سال

    Can you do a video on how you would do a colorful look now that you're in your 30s if you were in the mood for something with color?

  67. Olivia Farrington

    Olivia Farringtonپیش 2 سال

    I've watched your videos for years! You were the first makeup artist on IRgos that I really followed and loved. It's so cool to see you mature and change your style. ♥

  68. Kristin Kay

    Kristin Kayپیش 2 سال

    This was so incredibly relatable ♥️

  69. The New Fiftysomething

    The New Fiftysomethingپیش 2 سال

    Great idea for a video! I think your purple eye actually makes your eye look less hooded and bigger than the way you did the brown eye...but that said the brown side is also gorgeous and I personally love earthy tones. I do like more extreme and fun eye looks tho and love using makeup to express myself, and I'm 55. Age is just a number...don't let 30 define you as being 'old'!! You are way too young to start doing makeup as if you're an 'old person'.

  70. L E

    L Eپیش 2 سال

    I actually find that your 20s eye look flatters you better and makes your eye look brighter, it’s really pretty.

  71. Bonnie Schaaf

    Bonnie Schaafپیش 2 سال

    And when you move into your 40's and beyond you will have to say goodbye to the black liner pencils and mascara and move to browns, greys, smoky plums and slate colors. The black, even now, is too harsh and jarring. Excellent video showing your makeup evolution in color, application and placement, Sharon.

  72. goldensunflower

    goldensunflowerپیش 2 سال

    You've been my best makeup teacher. I've noticed the changes and I love your style back in the day as much as I love your current style. I really love your creativity. ❤️

  73. Sharon Elliott

    Sharon Elliottپیش 2 سال

    Ohhh this video spoke to me! Purples and highlighted brow bone was my go to for a long time in my 20s. Loved the eyeshadow tips. You really articulated the reasons why you do what you do now and it makes total sense!

  74. Kim Burke

    Kim Burkeپیش 2 سال

    As a makeup artist this video is great! I love the education value.

  75. MomNMe Beauty

    MomNMe Beautyپیش 2 سال

    I, for one, CANNOT wait for your online classes! And I am also the type of person to want to know the "why" or "why not" for everything. So this tutorial was incredibly helpful. Thanks, Sharon!

  76. Lisa Gehradte

    Lisa Gehradteپیش 2 سال

    Hi, can you list the makeup brushes you used??

  77. Katarina Justo da Silva

    Katarina Justo da Silvaپیش 2 سال

    This was a piece of makeup magic combined with science 💅

  78. Bonnie McClanahan

    Bonnie McClanahanپیش 2 سال

    Are those adorable little sea turtle earrings?

  79. Lucinda Preece

    Lucinda Preeceپیش 2 سال

    I still like the 20’s look better. 🤔😊

  80. Chelsea

    Chelseaپیش 2 سال

    Holy crap. This is the exact evolution of my makeup from my teens to late 20's. You definitely have to start wearing less as you age since it actually makes you look younger

  81. Cinnamon Girl

    Cinnamon Girlپیش 2 سال

    Wow just found your channel! Amazing video! Very helpful! I'm in my mid 30sand this was incredibly helpful👏👏👏

  82. Laura Some Number

    Laura Some Numberپیش 2 سال

    I am very much considering botox for my tension headaches.

  83. Sasha Cordova

    Sasha Cordovaپیش 2 سال

    It's interesting how the 30's side gives a lift to that eye. In the thumbnail it even looks like your pupils are in different positions because your actual pupil looks higher on the right. Cool to see!

  84. Jessica Schilter

    Jessica Schilterپیش 2 سال

    great explainations

  85. Damara Blue

    Damara Blueپیش 2 سال

    Could you do the purple look in a way that would be flattering now please? Love colour but I find it harder to include now I’m in my 30s