MAKEUP: HOW TO

MAKEUP TIPS FOR MATURE SKIN

Put your best face forward with these 3 tips
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If fine lines and wrinkles, age spots or dehydration, are a concern, don't despair: with the right tips and techniques, you can put your best face forward.

1

COMPLEXION

Start with a hydrating primer such as Nude by Nature Airbrush Mineral Primer, to help soften the appearance of fine lines, and then follow with a lightweight, dewy BB cream or foundation like Natio Pure Mineral Skin Perfecting BB Cream SPF 15+, (steer clear of anything with a powdery finish), using either a damp sponge or your fingers to apply sheer layers until you get your desired coverage. Go over any trouble spots with a creamy concealer such as Velvet Concepts Abracadabra Crème Concealer and then tap on a cream blush - this will melt into skin and add a healthy flush of colour. Finish with a hint of highlighter along the tops of the cheekbones. We recommend Sampar Golden Glow.

2

EYES

Opt for creamy concealer formulas for the under-eye area that hydrate, treat and camouflage at the same time. Try: Napoleon Perdis The One Concealor. Sagging skin and hooded eyes can be an issue, so ditch any eyeshadows that are too dark, matte or sparkly, and try satin-finish cream or powder eyeshadows in lighter, neutral tones, like browns, khakis and taupes such as Nude by Nature Natural Illuision Eyeshadow Trio in Nude paired with matching kohl or gel eyeliner (liquid liner can be too harsh). Filling in brows that have become sparse over time will add structure to the overall face, and a coat of black mascara such as Nude by Nature Allure Defining Mascara in Black adds definition and youthfulness.

3

LIPS

Help define the contours of your lips and minimise the likelihood of feathering and bleeding by blending a tiny amount of concealer like Nude By Nature Flawless Concealer around the perimeter of your pout, and then use a lip pencil that either matches your natural lip colour or chosen lipstick to outline the lips. Look for moisturizing formulas in lighter hues such as Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Sugarcane or Butter London Plush Rush Lip Liner in Sensual Nude with a satin or glossy finish, as these are the most flattering and make lips appear fuller, but don't be afraid to go bold with a vibrant colour, either (red is perennially chic).