Mature skin lacks collagen and elastin that gives the plumpness that younger skin has. I don't really like using the word "mature" because it tends to make ladies over a certain age feel old and not as beautiful as they should feel, but it’s only a word after all! The main thing about skin - at any age - is to keep the makeup look simple and fresh. For ladies over fifty, in particular, less is really more. With my tips and tricks you can bring some of your youthful glow back and be the belle of the ball, no matter what age you are.
|One of my happy clients - can you believe this gorgeous lady is 58! A stunner!|
Exfoliation is the key!
Exfoliating your skin once or twice weekly will encourage cell renewal, resulting in a smoother and softer appearance of the lines. You can use a homemade scrub using 1 spoon of olive or almond oil mixed with two spoons of sugar; apply the mixture to your face and work it in circular motions for one minute. Rinse it off with your cleanser.
Moisturize, Moisturize and Moisturize again!
Yes, moisture will plum up the skin and will make the wrinkles and lines less visible. Look for moisturizes with loads of natural oils, such as rose and rose hip oil in them - the thicker the moisturizer, the better.
Right foundation from the start!
Use a hydrating primer before applying your foundation, it will fill in the lines and form a smooth surface for your foundation. Clarins Flash Balm is a winner! When choosing a foundation choose a sheer water based foundation, which leaves the skin with a dewy finish and youthful glow. My favorite foundations for drier skin are MAC Face & Body and Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. Use a liquid highlighter to brighten the under eyes area. Try the all-time favourite YSL Touche Eclat.
Skip the Powder!
Or only use it sparingly with a small fluffy brush where you need to matte down the shine, e.g.in your T-Zone. Look for powders with illuminating particles such as NARS Light Feflecting Setting Powder.
Peach and brown based pink cream blushes are your best friend. Apply the blush right on the cheekbone and blend it upwards towards the eye. It's like mini face lift!
Bring out the eyes!
Tight-line the upper lid with a taupe or dark brown liner to define the eyes and finish the look with a lick of mascara! Applying few individual eyelashes in the corner of the eye will give them an instant lift.
You can wear shimmer!
Use eyeshadows in earthy tones with a satin finish or add little bit of shimmer over a matte eyeshadow, but don't overdo it though.This will create an illusion of a slightly less wrinkly lid.
Its in the gloss!
Line your lips with a natural tone lip liner and apply a clear gloss or nude creamy lipstick which will make your lips appear plumper and give more definition.
Remember: keep the makeup simple and fresh and let me tell you another little secret: your smile is the most inexpensive anti-ageing product you’ll ever have and is an instant scar free face lift, so use it often and liberally. You are beautiful ☺