As we get older, our skin changes, and because of this our make-up routine usually needs to change too. As well as looking at the products we use, we also need to think differently about HOW to apply them, so we thought we’d put together five tips on how to get flawless make-up, even on ageing skin.
The first thing you should be doing is applying a good quality anti-ageing cream, such as Decleor Lift and Firm Day Cream, to your skin before applying your make-up. This will help to smooth your skin and plump any areas of fine lines or wrinkles, essentially giving you a better canvas on which to work.
Once your anti-ageing cream has worked it’s magic, you’ll want to apply a primer. This will create a blurred appearance to your skin, add radiance and even out your skin tone, ready for your base. Dermalogica HydraBlur Primer is ideal because it minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, mattifies against oily shine and imparts a silky finish onto the skin.
Think about the type of foundation you want to use as a base. Older skin is often dry, so powder-based products can add to the dryness and end up looking flaky. Equally, a heavy, oil-based foundation can be way too much on skin which has lost even a tiny bit of elasticity and will look cakey. Opt for a dewy base with medium coverage like Decleor BB Cream 24 Hour Hydration – it gives a wash of colour which looks natural and flattering and also contains an SPF for added protection.
Once you’ve got your base sorted, adding a bit of colour back to your cheeks is a must – it will add a youthfulness to your face which could be lost if you leave your face as one solid block of base colour, and will brighten your whole complexion. We’d advise using a cream blush, rather than a powder as these can look dated and unflattering on ageing skin.
Many women find that their browns naturally thin-out as they age, and while we aren’t suggesting going for the very full-on look which seems to be fashionable for brows at the moment, filling them in with a brow pencil to give a little more definition can really complement our face and give a finishing touch to your overall look.