5 Of Our Best Makeup Tips for Mature Skin
As we get older, our skin changes, and so does the way we apply our makeup. Despite addressing the signs of ageing with a good skincare routine, you might find that your makeup is highlighting fine lines and wrinkles rather than creating a youthful, natural look. Luckily, there are some simple makeup techniques and formulas out there that can make a huge difference to how you look and feel. If you haven’t switched up your makeup routine for a while, don’t worry! These makeup tips for mature skin are easy to add to your routine.
#1 Prime your eyes with a good hydrating cream
Without proper hydration and priming, makeup around the eyes can, at times, settle into any fine lines and wrinkles. The best way to tackle this is finding a good hydrating eye cream or primer that gently plumps the area. This is going to give you the best chance of smoothing that area before defining it with shadows and liner.
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#2 Opt for a cool-tones pencil liner
Applying black liquid liner is challenging even before our eyelids start to mature. But as the skin loosens it can become even more difficult to create a precise line. Pencil eyeliners are great for deepening the colour close to the lash line and are easy to smoke out over the lid. We recommend tightlining with cool-tones other than black, as you may find they open up the eye a bit more. To tightline, carefully apply liner to the base of your lashes and upper waterline. This will give your lashes a more full appearance. Coffee browns, rich coppers and charcoal greys are all great options that complement any eye colour.
#3 Focus on adding warmth to the face
As we age, our skin starts to lose the ability to produce as much melanin, meaning we lose our natural warm pigmentation. If you feel like your skin tone is looking muted and washed-out, adding warmth to the face can make a huge difference You can do this by using a concealer shade that is slightly warmer than your actual skin tone. This will cancel out darkness in areas where the skin is thin and fragile to restore a healthy colour in its place. Going in with a warm-tone cream bronzer will also rejuvenate the face with a sun-kissed glow that looks naturally yours. This is one of our favourite makeup tips for mature skin because it brings youth back to the face in a way that’s subtle and emphasises your natural beauty.
#4 Eliminate as many powder products as you can
If you’ve been keeping an eye on new product listings lately, you may have noticed a trend towards cream and liquid products. Blushes, highlights and bronzers, in particular, have seen a big shift towards people preferring cream over their powder counterparts. It wasn’t too long ago that cream products were resigned for makeup artists because of how difficult they were to apply. Now, with new and improved hydrating formulas, they’re everywhere and easier to use than ever before. Your mature skin will thank you for using cream blushes, eyeshadows, bronzers and liquid foundations. Unlike powder, there’s no risk of caking or creasing. Instead, you’re left with a dewy, radiant glow.
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#5 Skip the full routine by defining your brows, lips and lashes
If you want to keep it simple by applying the smallest amount of makeup, this mini routine is for you. After you’ve prepped your skin with a moisturising primer, be sure to apply SPF and define your lips, brows and lashes. You’ve surely heard by now that brows help to frame the face, and sometimes creating fuller brows is all you might need to do for the day. As we age, it’s normal for our hair to thin out and become sparse. There are plenty of brow products available that can restore the look of fuller brows. Defining your brows into a natural arch also helps open up the eyes and give your face a lifted appearance. Similarly, our lips can experience a loss of pigmentation. Using a slightly dark lip liner before applying a lighter lipstick or lip balm will define your lips and bring back that youthful, plump appearance. Try amplifying your lashes with an eyelash curler and black, lengthening mascara to brighten the whites of your eyes. Last but not least, go in with a lightweight cream product to spot conceal. With this mini routine, you can skip the other makeup tips for mature skin and feel younger in as little as 2 minutes!
Looking to go beyond the at-home makeup tips for mature skin?
If you have a special event coming up or any occasion where you want to be sure that you’ll look and feel your best, come into Twidale for a makeup trial. Our makeup artists incorporate all these tips and more for mature skin types to accentuate your best features. We also offer packages that include haircuts, blowouts and styling for all your beauty needs! To book an appointment, simply get in touch today.