• Makeup Tips for Mature Skin

    18 Aug 2015
    Makeup for Mature Skin

    Photography: Amalia Osborne Photography; Makeup: Olga Gill

    Choosing foundation with a lighter texture and more natural finish that matches your skin tone

    A foundation that is too light for your skin tone can make your face appear flat, lifeless and unnatural. On the other hand, if you go too dark, you are not brightening up your features, but dragging them down, which is just as aging.

    To look more youthful and glowing, try to match the foundation to your natural skin tone. A foundation that is not too heavy in texture will let you achieve to have a more natural-looking finish. You may want to cover some fine lines or wrinkles, but don’t hide them behind a mask of makeup.

    Makeup for Mature Skin

    Photography: Amalia Osborne Photography; Makeup: Olga Gill

    Making lips to look more youthful

    With age, lips can lose their definition. To make your lips appear fuller, use a lip liner. Also, opt for sheer and hydrating-formula lipsticks. A dark matte colour will only make your lips look smaller and dull, while lighter shades with a glossy finish will add fullness and a youthful appearance.

    Applying eyeliner on the top of your eyelids

    Applying eyeliner as close to your top lash line as possible will make your lashes look fuller, open up your eyes and brighten your face. Try gel-based eyeliners that are smudge-proof and long-lasting. Gel-based eyeliners glide on smoothly and precisely.

    For even more open eyes, try curling lashes with an eyelash curler before adding mascara.

    Apply blush to lift your face

    When applying blush, start at the height of the apple of your cheek and blend it towards your eye. Placing it higher will lift your facial features. Placing a blush product too low can drag your face down, adding more years to your appearance. Choose a rosy cream blush for a natural look and the most youthful effect.

    Define your brows

    As you get older, your eyebrows get thinner. If you over-pluck them, they won’t grow back. Filling them in with a pencil or brow powder in a shade similar to your hair will define them, creating an overall youthful appearance. Use a clear brow gel to set your brow shape.