Firstly, take care with concealer as it can draw attention to linesand wrinkles because,
- If you choose the right type, concealer can be a great asset to your makeup bag and cover a multitude of skin imperfections.
- If you get it wrong, however, it can make you appear older than your years.
- There are many concealers on the market and you don’t need to spend much money. The key is finding one that suits your skin needs.
- As a general rule for mature skin, opt for a creamy liquid concealer that will blend easily and only go one shade lighter than your skin.
Secondly, try to keep your coverage light. Use a lightweight foundation and set it with a dusting of loose translucent powder. This will create a natural look.
Select a foundation with light-reflecting particles to achieve a radiant and more youthful glow.
Do not be tempted to apply a lot of makeup in an attempt to hide the signs of ageing, because it will only accentuate them. A heavy base can be ageing and pressed powder will settle into any lines in the skin, drawing attention to them. In this instance, less is definitely more.
Once the base is right, you need to build upon it. As part of this process, you should attend to the eyebrows. Thick eyebrows areusually associated with youth and loss of eyebrow definition is one of the tell-tale signs of ageing.
One simple tip to make your eyebrows appear fuller is to use an eyebrow pencil to fill in any gaps but there are some rules…
- Do not draw harsh lines, as they will look artificial. The aim here is to enhance what you have, not to create something new.
- If possible, select a shade of pencil slightly lighter than your natural brows and use soft strokes to add volume. This should ensure a natural finish and this tip does come with a caveat…
- If you are not used to working with an eyebrow pencil, it can take a little bit of getting used to. It is a good idea to spend a bit of time practicing at home, before heading out.
Remember: Practice makes perfect and it is worth persevering until you master the technique…
Moving on to the cheeks, cream blush is better than powder for mature skin. A cream will create a dewy, natural finish whereas powder can make the skin look dull and dry. By applying a pink color to the apples of the cheeks, you will instantly create a flushed and altogether more youthful look.
Do not use blush to contour the cheekbones, as this can result in a gaunt appearance when you want to create the illusion of plumpness.
Finally, the lips deserve a mention. As we age, our lips tend to thin. Use a lip pencil to outline the lips and add definition, but do not go beyond your natural lip line. And as with the eyebrows, take care to avoid harsh lines.
Lip gloss can effectively plump up lips, so do not be afraid to add gloss over your lip color. And do not forget to smile; it will make you feel and look younger.
6. Dewy look
This look is stable in South Korea where it originated from. It gives your skin a youthful, glowing appearance. Apply moisturizer generously and use it with non-matifying foundation. Also, put some highlighter on your cheekbones for a finished look.
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7. The No Makeup Look
Add a light lip color and a subtle blush. If your eyebrows need some work, shape it up and if not, leave it as it is.
Even if you have a busy life, you will still be able to look younger with just a few changes to your makeup routine. But remember, the fundamental aim is to draw attention to your best features and minimize the appearance of those tell tale signs of ageing. Be careful not to mix up the two.