Ma­ture ap­proach

Canning Gazette - - 55+ LIFE | LIFESTYLE & RETIREMENT - Sara Fitz­patrick

IT makes sense that as our skin changes with age, so too must our beauty regime.

Dif­fer­ent prod­ucts work for dif­fer­ent skin types and what worked for you at 30 prob­a­bly won’t work at 60.

“For ex­am­ple, as our skin ages it tends to get drier, so it isn't ap­pro­pri­ate to use a matte foun­da­tion and pow­der as these make the skin look ex­tremely dry and de­hy­drated,” Yokine makeup artist Vera Coleski said.

“It is wise to use spe­cific prod­ucts best pre­scribed to your skin type to achieve a flaw­less look.”

Mas­cara is an es­sen­tial beauty prod­uct. Even if you have min­i­mal make-up on, a few coats of mas­cara works won­ders.

3. White eye­liner: As we age, the skin above our eyes be­gins to sag, cre­at­ing a hooded eye.

To give your eyes a fresh look, ap­ply­ing white eye­liner on the in­ner water line can make your eyes ap­pear wider and larger. Avoid us­ing dark lin­ers as it can make your eyes ap­pear smaller.

4. Foun­da­tion: The right foun­da­tion tex­ture and colour is im­por­tant with age­ing skin as many fac­tors come into play, such as de­hy­drated or dry skin, rosacea, freck­les and other com­mon skin is­sues.

5. Cream blush: To avoid dry for­mu­las that stick in crevices and em­pha­sise fine lines, go with cream prod­ucts.

Some cream blushes are much longer last­ing than pow­ders and give a nat­u­ral glow, cre­at­ing young, fresh youth­ful skin.

What to avoid

1. Don't use pow­der: The very na­ture of pow­der is that it coats and mat­ti­fies our faces. If you have oily skin, this is per­fect, but as we age our oil pro­duc­tion lessens which causes dry skin.

The aim is to cre­ate a youth­ful glow with ev­ery

make-up ap­pli­ca­tion.

2. Ditch full cov­er­age makeup: Cre­ate your own tinted mois­turiser by mix­ing liq­uid foun­da­tion with mois­turiser. You can con­trol the level of cov­er­age by al­ter­ing the amounts of foun­da­tion or mois­turiser, but re­mem­ber the 'no make-up look' cre­ates younger look­ing skin.

3. Avoid shim­mery eye shad­ows and high­lighters: Us­ing shim­mer on tex­tured skin such as acne, scar­ring or wrin­kles can make you ap­pear older. It is best to use matte prod­ucts as shim­mer ac­cen­tu­ates tex­ture.

4. Line your lips: The lines around our lips be­come more vis­i­ble with age, which means lip­stick will start to set­tle in places it shouldn’t around the mouth. To avoid this, line your lips which will act as a bar­rier keep­ing your lip prod­ucts in place.

What is the big­gest beauty mis­take ma­ture women make?

Many women feel the need to hide their skin as they get older in or­der to feel younger, but cre­at­ing a nat­u­ral, healthy make-up look will make you ap­pear youth­ful. Ap­ply­ing too much foun­da­tion is a com­mon mis­take. Us­ing less prod­ucts, or bet­ter, the right prod­ucts for your skin type can al­ter the en­tire look. It’s al­ways a great idea to con­sult with a pro­fes­sional make-up artist.

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