Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Make-up Solutions for Aging Skin

Beauty has no age limit. However, making changes to your make-up and color choices can help you to enhance your good looks and minimize the flaws age has created. The first solution: Change your color palette and erase years from your face.

Hiding fine lines and wrinkles begins with a moisturizer. After you wash your face in the morning, apply moisturizer while the skin is damp. That will plump it up and even it out, helping makeup glide on. Packing on the makeup to cover lines or dark circles will bring out the creases." Avoid using heavy concealers that will look cakey around the eyes. Try Bodyography Skin Perfecter Concealer. It comes in six shades, so one will be perfect for you. Give yourself a youthful look by using lighter and darker shades to make hard lines soft and soft lines hard. For example, work with a foundation that is one or two shades darker than your foundation to “lift” a sagging chin. Cover the darker area with a translucent powder. Brighten aging skin by using warm colors. Experts suggest using a foundation that is a half-shade lighter than your skin tone.

To dim dark circles under your eyes, apply foundation that's a shade lighter than your foundation to the area. Top it with a concealer and then add a loose powder to set the makeup and hide the color difference. Illuminators and bronzers can also add a sun-kissed glow. But don't overdo it; a bad fake tan can make you look older. Get a more natural glow by blending the bronzer into your moisturizer or foundation and then applying it evenly to your face. Jane Iredale's Glow Time BB Cream is a good choice for this. A loose powder just one or two shades darker than your skin tone can also add warmth.

Soften your colors, focusing on neutrals and pastels. Ruby red may have been your signature lip color since your 20s. But as you mellow with age, so should your color palette. You don't want bright, vibrant colors that call attention to the eyes, lips, or cheeks because they will draw attention to damage and not blend with the skin.You can still stay with the harmony of your hair and eye color, just do it with softer colors.

Black mascaras and eyeliners are appropriate around the eyes. If your hair is gray, you might try a softer mascara color, such as brown or gray. Eyelashes also tend to lose their volume and thickness over time. A volumizing, defining mascara will plump them up. To make them even fuller apply a very fine layer of translucent powder to the lashes in between two coats of mascara. Try Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Hi-Def Hydrating Mineral Perfecting Powder.

Plump up your lips.Your lips can thin with age but there are ways to make them look full again. Pure Illumination has a clear Light Up Lip Plumper that doesn't interfere with your lip color choice. Choosing the right color for thinning lips matters. Again, avoid strong colors like red. Those can make lips appear even thinner. Peach and beige colors, lip glosses, and tawny liners make them appear fuller and more defined. Liners can help complete the illusion of fuller lips. Draw just on the outside of the lips and fill in with color, but don't to make them too rigid. Most people use the pencil to outline the lips first. This creates too much definition in the lining of the lip. Instead, use color first and then line the lip. It gives it a softer line that is still defined. If you have feathery lines around your lips, use matte lipsticks and lip liners to keep lipstick from bleeding into them. Mix a good lip balm with your favorite lip color for a glossier, more subtle look.

1 comment:

  1. *Sigh* I fall into this category and am have adapted pretty well with my makeup thanks to your tips. The only problem that I have is my eyes. They seem to get totally lost behind my glasses and they have always been my best feature. Is it still okay for me to use eyeshadow like I used to as long as I keep in neutral tones? Also, I have read that "mature" women should avoid anything except matte shadows. True or False?


We love to hear from you!