I get this question ALL. THE. TIME. Pretty much every older woman I work with seems to be stumped by the changes in their skin as they've gotten older and how to deal with them. Here are my 5 best makeup tips for making older skin look its best.
1. Avoid Powder
Older skin tends to lack moisture and get drier as we get older. We just don't need a ton of powder on our face if we're not oily. In fact, the powder will only make your makeup look cakier and accentuate wrinkles if you use too much of it! Switching to a more hydrating foundation or a tinted moisturizer with limited powder only in areas you might get oily will help your makeup to look more natural and help your skin to look more hydrated and healthy!
Corrector is your best friend! Some of us younger ladies are blessed with this problem as well, however as we get older our under-eye circles tend to get more problematic. Using a corrector with an orange or peach tone to it under your eyes will help to neutralize the darkness to make you look younger and more awake.
3. Less Is More
Less is more when it comes to amount of product used. Sometimes, we just use too much product which causes it to settle into fine lines and wrinkles. Using just the right amount of product to achieve the result you are looking for without caking on the product can help your makeup not to settle into fine lines. This can be especially noticeable in the eye area, so watch out for this spot!
Primer can be especially helpful to avoid product settling into fine lines and wrinkles. Using an eye primer before shadow can help so that the shadow does not crease into the fine lines and wrinkles near the eye and accentuate them. This can also be used on the under-eye area to help avoid creasing there as well. I'm not as big of a fan of face primers as they can tend to suffocate your skin but a good skin care routine will prepare your skin well for makeup!
5. Apply Blush While Face Is Relaxed
As we get older, our skin tends to sag a bit more. Thus, if we apply blush while smiling the apple of your cheek can fall and have blush appearing on your face lower than you expected (or wanted!). Apply your blush where it looks natural with a relaxed face, and then blend with it smiling to ensure it looks good both ways!