Makeup can definitely enhance someones natural beauty, however if done incorrectly or with the wrong products, it can do quit the opposite. Here are my makeup tips for mature skin that are tried and tested from my years of experience. I have used these techniques for men and women for TV, photo shoots and special events.
Tip one: Skin Prep. Make sure you are incorporating a skin care routine before your makeup, It will make a big difference with how your makeup settles into your skin. To start, make sure your skin is washed and clean, use a good serum and/or moisturizer and let the skin care sink into your skin for at least 5 minutes prior to your makeup application.
Tip two: Less is more. When applying makeup on mature skin, starting off with a sheer layer of coverage is always best. Using a full coverage or heavy foundation will cause the makeup to settle into fine lines and wrinkles and will make them appear even deeper than they actually are. I recommend using either a light weight foundation or a tinted moisturizer. After applying a sheer layer all over the face, if any areas need more coverage use a concealer or heavier foundation and dab over only that area. For example, under eye circles, a pimple or dark spots.
Tip three: Use creams over powders. Moisturizing products gives your skin a glow, which gives the appearance of youthfulness. I recommend using cream blush and highlight to give the cheeks the appearance that the rosiness and glow is coming from underneath the skin. Too much powder can make the skin look dry and takes away the skins dimension. I recommend using a translucent powder to take away shine from the T-zone area, which is the middle of your forehead, sides of your nose, upper lip and chin.. Translucent powder does not add coverage to the makeup, it takes away shine and helps the makeup to stay in place.
Hope these makeup tips for mature skin helped! Please leave a comment if you have any other questions or need product recommendations!
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