Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Makeover / Tips for Mature Skin

I recently had the pleasure of being able to do a makeover on my Aunt!
I thought it would be a great opportunity to blog about tips for women with mature skin.

Tip#1  Foundation.
As we age our skin begins to dull and fine lines/wrinkles start to show.  You want a foundation that helps moisturize and brings a glow to your skin.  Look for foundation that is for dry skin and will give a dewy finish.

Tip#2  Concealer.
As with foundation, you want to find a concealer that is moisturizing.
Make sure you use all around the eye area including the lid to conceal any veins.
If you have very dark circles, try using a peachy corrector first.

Tip#3  Powder.
The less powder you use the better.  Use a light dusting to set foundation and concealer.

Tip#4  Blush.
Use a bright blush to add a nice flush to the cheeks.  I think blush is a very important step to show youthfulness.  Apply to apples of cheeks and blend out and up!
Make sure you blend well, no clown cheeks please!

Tip#5  Lipgloss.
Lips thin as we get older.  Using a lipgloss instead of lipstick will help moisturize and make lips look fuller.  Look for a plumping one!

Tip#6  Lash Curler.
Everyone should use an eyelash curler. Curling your lashes will open your eyes so you look more awake.

Tip#7  Eyeliner.
Lightly lining the eye is a must. I suggest browns and greys, blacks can be a bit harsh.
It's more flattering to wing your eyeliner up.

Tip#8  Eyeshadow.
Matte shadows are a must.  A touch of shimmer eyeshadow can be worn but only near the inner tear duct and just under the brows.  Never wear shimmer or glittery eyeshadow over the whole lid.

Tip#9  Eyebrows.
Eyebrows naturally thin as we get older.  It is very important to find a pencil or shadow that closely matches the natural shade of your brows.  Drawing in your eyebrows will frame your eyes which makes them stand out.  Use short strokes to mimic hair, never draw a solid line.
A very youthful and important step!

My Aunt Herma before and after

Thank you to my Aunt Herma for being my model and thank you to my sister Candace for taking all the pictures!
If you are interested in a makeover including photos, give myself or Candace a call to set up an appointment.  http://candacenaidoo.com/home.html