Find out what type of makeup is most flattering for mature skin and how to apply it to achieve a rejuvenating effect. Over the years, the characteristics of the face evolve and therefore the way we apply makeup, and even the type of makeup we use, should also do so. Thus, the strident colors and the most dramatic makeups go to the background when we begin to have marked wrinkles, to flaunt that “less is more”. Because, in matters of makeup, the more subtle, the less age.
Of course, we must be very clear about what type of makeup suits us and how to apply it to achieve a rejuvenating effect. Here we tell you:
Makeup tips that subtract age
Beyond the previous work of the skin, with the necessary hydration (very important in this type of skin) from oils and serum, these are the key secrets how makeup can take away years:
Choose a light base
The makeup base is one of the products that will make the most difference when working on mature skin. Because, contrary to what we can think, when the skin is wrinkled, it is better to use lighter bases, since they will mark the expression lines less. Likewise, we must avoid the matt finish bases, which turn off the skin, and opt for others with a juicy finish, which give life to the skin. In addition, it is preferable to use a fluid makeup or a BB cream, instead of a creamy or compact base, which will favor the accumulation of product in wrinkles.
When correcting, the condition of not overloading the complexion should prevail. Therefore, we will limit as far as possible the concealer of dark circles and we will use precorrector in orange tone for the brown spots characteristic of mature skin. The precorrector is used only in the areas of the spots, and as a previous step to the base.
It is very important to avoid using a light color corrector on the bags, since we will only be able to highlight them. We will only use it in the line that is under the bags and we will cover these with the same makeup base.
When using a fluid base, it is convenient to apply translucent powders to fix the makeup on the complexion. But in the case of mature skin, the risk lies in falling in excess, which will result in the accumulation of dust in the most marked wrinkles. Therefore it is advisable to apply the powders with a face brush, unloading it before each application and with a single pass through the entire complexion. Of course, the areas of the eyebrows and the sides of the nose should not be devoid of dust so as not to show wrinkles more.
To ensure that the product does not accumulate in wrinkles, we can review them after the previous step with a clean brush to remove excess.
The importance of the eyebrows
With age, the eyebrows tend to attenuate, either due to the lack of hair in some areas or due to the clarification of this. That is why it will be essential to fill gaps with well-blurred pencil or eyebrow shadow, always in a light tone, so that it is natural.
In addition, to prevent the eyebrows from reinforcing the droopy appearance of the eyes it is best to focus on reviewing the first half of the eyebrow slightly and slightly raising the arch to lift the look. It will also help us to apply a spot of light with an illuminator under the outer half of the eyebrow.