Makeup for mature skin isn’t complicated at all. It’s simply a matter of making a few small tweaks to your current beauty routine and following a few simple rules. And by doing so, you’ll have a gorgeous, glowing, bright complexion that will give a more youthful look to your complexion. Whilst you might lose a few years off your complexion. You won’t lose any of the confidence, wisdom and life experience that comes along with getting older. It’s a win-win. So let’s get started.
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The 3 Basics of Makeup for Mature Skin
I’m not usually one for rules when it comes to makeup. As I think it’s great to express your own individuality and personality in your own unique way. However, there are 3 key elements of makeup for mature skin that will make a real difference to your entire look. When in doubt, always refer back to these 3 basics no matter what type of product you’re using.
Now that you know the basic rules, let’s see how you can best apply them to each product type. I’m going to concentrate on face makeup in this post. So make sure to also read my post about eye makeup for older skin and how to apply it correctly.
Choosing the right type of foundation is one of the key elements of your entire look. And tips 1 and 2 above are the two to take note of when choosing and applying foundation for older skin.
What foundation type is best?
When choosing face makeup for mature skin, cream or liquid products are most suitable. As they’re more hydrating than powder foundations.
So they’ll help keep your skin hydrated which will give a more plumped and brighter appearance to the face. Which will also mean a more dewy, youthful effect on the skin.
Powder foundations are matte. So they’ll give the appearance of a dull complexion.
They also settle in any fine lines and wrinkles and emphasise them even more, as powder products are very drying on the skin.
What type of coverage is most suitable?
Heavy foundations look more ageing on your skin. So it’s best to choose a light to medium coverage foundation. And apply with a light hand. You really don’t need much product at all. Remember, less is more!
If you want to learn exactly how to find the perfect foundation for your complexion. As well as get a list of the best natural, organic and cruelty-free foundations for every skin type. Then you’ll love my Foundation Essentials Masterclass. You can find out all about it here.
A big mistake I see people (of all ages) make when it comes to concealer is that they’re using WAY too much of it.
When it comes to concealer, less is absolutely a whole lot more! You only ever need to apply concealer to the areas that actually NEED it. This is especially true of the eye area. Particularly when it comes to makeup for mature skin. As the eye area is where we show the signs of ageing the most.
How to correctly apply concealer
You DO NOT need to apply concealer all over the eye area. And if you do, it’s just going to emphasise any fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness or eye bags even further.
If you want to brighten dark circles, you literally only need to apply your concealer wherever you have dark circles. That’s generally the area starting at the tear duct and going slightly down around your nose. Only apply your concealer as far as the dark area stops. There’s no need to go past this point.
Another tip is to use a concealer with a creamy, hydrating consistency. So just like foundation, avoid powder concealers. And instead, opt for cream or liquid concealers.
My favourites are the Ere Perez Arnica Concealer and Hynt Beauty Duet Perfecting Concealer. They both have amazing coverage. And you only need to apply the smallest amount as they’re so creamy and blend really well. Plus they last very well on the skin too.
This is a MUST in any makeup routine, especially makeup for mature skin. The reason is that your complexion needs MORE colour as you age, not less. When you have more colour in your complexion, it brightens and enhances it in such a beautiful way. And it gives you a gorgeous, healthy, uplifting glow that will take years off your complexion.
Best blusher type
Always choose a blusher with a matte finish. Shimmer finishes are very unnatural looking. And they’ll make you look older too.
Cream blushers are best as they’ll give a more dewy, youthful look to your complexion. Powder blushers can look too flat and dull which will age you. Be sure to check out my tutorial on how to apply blusher correctly as this is an important element to your look too.
I really love the cream blushers by Nui Cosmetics. The shade Pititi is a real favourite of mine. It’s a warm, matte rose shade and it’s perfect for giving an instant lease of life to the complexion. This product is a real multi-tasker as it can also be applied to the eyes and lips.
The RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek cream blushers are just beautiful too. There’s quite a large range of shades to choose from. And it’s another multi-tasker as it doubles up as a lip product too.
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