9 January 2024
A Guide To Ageless Make-Up Over 50
The most common over-50s makeup mistake?
Using the same techniques you learned at 20.
As you age your skin texture changes dramatically. So the products you once loved start to let you down. Leaving your face dry, cakey, and looking more wrinkled than it truly is.
But don’t worry – you don’t need a complete makeup overhaul. All it takes is a few simple tweaks.
For glowing results which work with your skin – not against it.
Prime For Success
A great makeup look starts with skin prep. The true secret to hydrated, crease-free skin.
Start with a light moisturiser on a cleansed face. This will smooth and hydrate your complexion. Ensuring your makeup stays put, without your skin looking dry and flaky within hours.
Younger You Skin Cream is perfect for this step. Not only hydrating but also smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Foundation – Less Is More
When wrinkles and discolouration appear, you may be tempted to cake on the foundation. But beware – heavy foundation ages you. Settling into wrinkles unflatteringly.
So choose a light formula, such as a BB or CC cream. And if you prefer to stick to your trusty foundation, mix a few drops into your moisturiser.
Adding a subtle tint, without weighing on your complexion.
And for tackling complexion issues at the root, try Dark Spot Vanish – Dr. Sister’s expert formula for dramatically fading dark spots in weeks.
Ditch The Powder Blush
Ageing doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to your blush. In fact, a youthful flush can be very flattering on mature skin.
But just like heavy foundations, powders can emphasise every crease and fold. Making your skin look dry, and deepening your wrinkles.
On the other hand, a cream-based product will hydrate your skin beautifully. For a natural, hydrated look which will embrace your skin’s texture.
As you age your lips might start losing their natural, fuller shape and shine. But this doesn’t mean a life of boring, colourless lips.
Like with your skin, priming is everything.
So, start with a lip balm, to remove any chapping. Then line your lips with a lip pencil, to accentuate their natural shape. Opt for soft, nude pencil shades for a natural effect.
It’s also best to avoid matte lipsticks, as these make your lips seem dry and wrinkled. Instead, choose creamy formulas.
Easy On The Eyes
Your eyelids are extremely delicate. So never skip the moisturiser and eye cream on the lids. Steer away from powders here too.
Cream eyeshadows will blend more seamlessly, without damaging your skin.
And if you have thinning lashes, avoid extensions or fake lashes. As these will further weaken your natural lashes and eyelids.
Lash Saviour is the perfect tool to add to your makeup routine. Dr. Sister’s groundbreaking lash-enhancing serum, for added volume and strength.
Define Your Eyebrows
Sadly, ageing means sparse, thinning brows. But don’t despair – modern brow makeup can look extremely natural.
Define your brow arch with a soft brow pencil. Make sure you comb with an eyebrow brush to even out any pencil lines.
Alternatively, try an eyebrow gel for extra volume. The gel coats and thickens your brows, lifting the look of your entire face.
Plus, here’s a secret: Lash Saviour works for brows too! To thicken and restore youthful brows, try it on your lashes and eyebrows each evening.
Sculpt Your Jowls
Jowls are a “problem area” for many. They are much harder to hide than sparse brows or dull skin… but not impossible.
Most mature women try to disguise their jowls with a thick line of contour, which can look unnatural.
To hide jowls subtly and effectively, less is more.
By using just a dot of contour right on your jowls, you can seamlessly hide them. This simple technique lifts and sculpts your face beautifully.
And there you have it – a surefire makeup routine which celebrates your skin, instead of trying to mask it.
Without having to say goodbye to all your favourite beauty habits…
Will you give these tips a try?