Firstly, take care with concealer as it can draw attention to lines and wrinkles becasue…
There are countless different concealers on the market and you really do not 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 are usually 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…
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 colour 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 colour. And do not forget to smile; it will make you feel and look younger.
Even if you have a busy life, you will still be able to achieve results with just a few changes to your makeup routine. But remember, the fundamental aim is to draw attention to your best features and minimise the appearance of those tell tale signs of ageing. Be careful not to mix up the two.
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