You may be getting older but you don’t have to look older thanks to makeup miracles that can subtract years from your face. Makeup products tricks and products that you used when you were younger may need to be changed, so here are some tips to help you make the most of today’s face:
Wear a liquid foundation like Laura Mercier’s Silk Crème Foundation and Dream Liquid Mousse Lightweight Foundation Face Makeup by Maybelline, which provide sheer to medium coverage as well as being well suited to mature, dry skin. Stick foundation, like L’oreal’s Ideal Balance Quickstick Quick Stick Balancing Foundation Stick works on normal to dry skin and provides more coverage than a liquid foundation when it comes to dotting it on blemishes. A powder compact is not recommended for all-over coverage when it comes to mature skin because powder tends to give dry skin a chalky appearance. A dual-finish powder like Lancôme’s Dual Finish Multi-Tasking Powder & Foundation in One is a good choice for touch-ups when you’re out and provides sheer to full coverage depending upon whether your apply it with a brush (sheer) or a sponge (full).
Tube or pot concealers with a light, creamy texture are perfect for mature skin because it covers dark under-eye circles yet it won’t collect in fine lines. Stick concealers that have a relatively dry formulation will accentuate fine lines; hence, they work better covering veins, dark spots and blemishes because a drier formulation will hold longer than a moisture-filled one.
Most women, as they get older will benefit from filling in their eyebrows — fuller brows make you look younger, especially if you over-tweezed yours when you were younger and they never grew back or if they’ve thinned with age. An eyebrow pencil like Revlon Brow Pencil & Gel will define and set brows, while brow powder will provide the most natural look possible when you’re filling in your eyebrows.
Eyelashes that are full, dark and thick will make you look younger so mascara is a must. Thickening mascaras such as Urban Decay’s Big Fatty Mascara add silicone polymers, waxes and dark pigments to your lashes to make them look fuller. If your lashes need length, something like Jane Iredale Longest Lash Thickening and Lengthening Mascara will add plastic polymers to the tips of your lashes to make them look longer.
A defining mascara coats each lash to keep it separated and defined to provide natural-looking eyelashes that aren’t coated with thickening or lengthening particles.
Eyeliner, if properly applied, will open up your eyes and make you look younger. If it’s poorly applied, eyeliner will make your eyes look smaller and make you look older. Liquid, crème and gel eyeliners tend to produce a too dramatic effect on mature women but using a good eyeliner pencil or brushing eyeshadow on your lash line will enhance your eyes. Apply eyeliner or eyeshadow to the top lid only and lift the liner slightly upward at the end to create a lifting effect.