You are now at the age where you've been there, done that and probably got a draw full of makeup to prove it. Well, you can rest assured that as women matures, less is definitely more, so throw out all those colours that you are hanging onto for a day that you might need them as that day will probably never arrive.
You should apply your makeup in a way that helps to lift your facial features, soften any lines and wrinkles and compliments your natural mature beauty to give you a more youthful and younger appearance. Don't use your makeup as a mask to hide behind, but better still, use it to your advantage. Your skincare routine should be just as important to you as your concealer would be.
Mineral makeup has much to offer for the mature skin, if you choose a formula that's right for you, then you should not experience mineral powders settling into lines and wrinkles. Play around with samples to see which ones offer the best coverage, but still maintaining a light weight and flawless application. Don't shy away from colour on the eyes, cheeks and lips.
Here are a few tips to get you started:
- Use a concealer that is slightly lighter than you foundation and apply to areas of concern, such as dark circles, around the corners of the nose and any blemishes you may have.
- Using your light weight mineral foundation, sweep across the face until the desired coverage is achieved. You can incorporate a setting powder at this stage for an airbrushed finish.
- For the eyes, choose soft subtle shades, but be careful not to go to pale with colour as this can make you look washed out. Opt for matte colours for a day look such a creams, soft browns, pinks and even lilacs, shimmers can accentuate wrinkles, but at the same time, if applied correctly for an evening look, can give your eyes an instant youthful appearance.
- Don't forget to groom those brows regularly. Brush your brow hairs using a brow brush and fill in any gaps with a soft black or soft brown brow liner.
- Using a soft colour black or brown liner, apply to the top lid as close to the lash line as possible. If you need to apply liner to the bottom lid, then don't overdo it. One stroke is all you need.
- Apply two coats of soft black or brown mascara to the top lashes, starting as close to the lash line as possible. If you can do without applying mascara to the bottom lashes, then don't do it.
- A bronzer comes highly recommended at this age. Choose one that won't make you look fake or orangey. Apply lightly to the forehead, cheeks nose and chin. You can skip blush at this stage and apply bronzer slightly darker to the cheeks and blend well.
- If you prefer a blush, then opt for subtle tones with a slight shimmer such as soft pinks, soft reds and soft mauves. Mineral blush meets this criteria pretty well as the shimmer is natural and not synthetic.
- For the lips, you might want to use a liner as your lip shape may not be very defined and you can create a lip line using your liner. Opt for lipsticks that are soft toned with a slight shimmer and keep a matching or clear lipgloss handy to apply only to the centre of the top and bottom lips creating a plumping pout.
Did you know that Afterglow Cosmetic mineral powders does not settle into lines and wrinkles? Test the Samples or Starter Kits to see this for yourself.