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
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.