When the products of your past are no longer working, it’s not that you’ve lost your touchâ€”you just need a new set of rules to fit your face today,thanks to new products and technology developed specifically for older skin, there’s never been a better time for a little tune-up.
Step 1: Start with a good foundation.
After the age of 40, skin becomes thinner, making your complexion a bit duller and paler. Foundation can add back colour and depth. As we start to approach menopause, oestrogen levels drop, which makes skin drier, so hydrating liquid formulas are best.
Step 2: Tone up.
Consider yellows and golds the universal foundation undertones of youth. They’re warming colours, giving skin a more youthful appearance. Broken capillaries also start to pop up more often in ageing skin, and yellow or golden undertones can help balance out that redness.
Step 3: Make your brows wow.
Enjoy the full,defined brows we have now in our youth, as they will get sparser and can fade over time. Powder fills in thin areas and pumps up fading colour, but if you have bald spots in your brows, use a pencil first, then apply powder on top for more coverage.
Step 4: Embrace brights.
When you were a kid, your cheeks had a permanent rosy glow. But with age, the cheeks lose that flush because blood circulation to the skin becomes less active. That means you can get away with using bolder shades that you may have shied away from before. Warm, bright tones like peaches and pinks flatter ageing skin better than dusty, muted colours, which offer little contrast against your natural tone.
Step 5: Go glossy.
Ultraviolet light, along with natural ageing, cause the collagen in lips to break down, which is why they tend to shrink and get dry with age. But a little bit of gloss can give them the appearance of hydration and plumpness. Apply a matte lipstick first to prevent feathering, and follow up with a couple of dabs of gloss in the centermost part of your pout.
Step 6: Prep your lids.
Your eyelids can shrink as the skin above them starts to droop, and smaller eyelids get warmer. That means you’re at greater risk of having your eye shadow slide off. Eye primer will prevent a makeup meltdown, keep it from settling into fine lines and wrinkles, and mask imperfections like veins and age spots, which become more obvious as eyelid skin thins.
Step 7: Pick mascaras that curl.
Thickening, volumizing formulas sound good in theory, but on older lashes, which tend to be thinner and lighter, they’re just added weight. So start by using an eyelash curler and then apply a curling, lengthening mascara. Wiggle the wand at the base.
Step 8: Be strategic with powder.
A few finishing sweeps help makeup sta-y put, and the newest formulas are translucent instead of ultra-mattifying. Powder becomes a mistake only if you make your whole face shine-free. So apply it to the nose, forehead, and chin, avoiding cheeks and the under-eye area, where it can cake and settle into fine lines.MYNEWSHUB