Makeup must-haves for the mature woman
Let’s face it, as we get older there are some styles that just don’t suit us as much as they once did. Like mini skirts, and high ponytails. And pretty much anything fluoro.
The same goes for your make-up look, too, which is why it’s important to experiment and try new products every now and then, because what was working for you five years ago, might not be the best option for you now. But that’s not to say you have to ditch the make-up as you mature - the trick is to learn the top tips and discover the beauty buys that can help you create the most beautiful version of yourself, no matter how many candles on your birthday cake.
Here are our top tips for make-up for the more mature woman...
A beautiful face begins with dreamy skin, which is why it pays to have a face base specifically formulated to create a flawless finish and help to reduce the signs of ageing. We love L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Total Repair 10 BB Cream because it contains the same advanced technology as a hard working anti-ageing skin care product, so not only does it even out your complexion, conceal imperfections and leave you with naturally radiant, glowing skin, but it also simultaneously targets the 10 signs of ageing, like wrinkles, dark spots, sagging skin, and dehydration. Plus it’s super lightweight so will never look crepey or cakey, which will always add years to your appearance.
And speaking of crepiness…it’s an unfortunate fact that as you get older the skin around your eyes becomes more creased, so you will need to put more consideration into your eyeshadow choices. Long-lasting, crease-proof eyeshadows are always a great option as they’re less likely to sink into any fine lines around your eyes or fade away. We love Australis Intensifeye eyeshadows because it well and truly fits the brief. It’s also a good idea to stay away from high-shimmer shadows as they can often highlight eyelid creases instead of disguising them like a frost-free shadow would.
While we definitely don’t believe the myth that older women can’t wear coloured lipstick, one sure fire way to add unnecessary years to your appearance is with lipstick that ‘bleeds’ (when the colour of your lipstick seeps into the tiny lines around your lips.) Invest in some lip liners that match your favourite lipsticks and put them to good use! This will ensure that the colour stays in place and doesn’t inadvertently draw attention to any fine lines or cracks. As you get older, your lips also become thinner, so try to stay away from darker hues, as they can sometimes look a little severe. Natural colours, soft pinks and reds are always a good option, and worn together with a light application of gloss to the centre of your lips can help make your lips appear fuller and more luscious.
There's nothing wrong with wanting to add a little colour to your complexion and blush and bronzer are certainly the way to do it! While girly pinks can be oh-so-cute, they're often not that natural, so swap your lollipop pink hues for a more natural, rosy hue and try to apply it in a way that helps to ‘lift’ your cheeks. Click here to learn how to contour your cheeks like a pro…
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