As we get older, our skin becomes less elastic, bright, and supple.
Thankfully, beyond upgrading our skincare routine, there are also makeup made for mature skin to conceal any imperfections you’d rather keep camouflaged.
I consider four main pillars when selecting a foundation for mature skin: a lightweight luminous finish, the right color match, SPF, and hydration.
But before you even get to foundation, it’s important you’re prepping your skin correctly first.
Exfoliate and moisturize the skin before applying any makeup.
This will ensure you have a good foundation for your foundation.
I recommend a hydrating serum and moisturizer together to help create a smooth surface that allows for the makeup to glide on evenly.
Okay, now you’re ready to choose your foundation.
Look for a lightweight, moisturizing product to avoid it from settling into the wrinkles and crow’s feet.
I find that mature skin is much drier and heavier formulas like to settle into those fine lines and make it appear even deeper.
And while you may think that the most full coverage would be best—Its actually quite opposite…
Less is more when it comes to foundation and choosing one with the bare minimum of coverage.
I also suggest going one shade warmer than your skin tone to counteract the loss of natural color skin loses as it ages.
As for how you apply your foundation, there are a few ways to go about it.
First, it starts with a brush.
Brushes give you a more even and airbrushed appearance and are more sanitary than sponges.
I recommend putting the foundation on the back of your hand or on a flat, sanitary surface and sweeping it back and forth across.
Try a synthetic, duo-fiber stippling brush.
For a more soft-focused, light finish, try a sponge.
A damp makeup sponge adds luminosity.
Who wouldn’t want some added glow?
Tap and press makeup sponge to evenly blend.
And if you’re used to a full-coverage finish, look for a brush with densely packed bristles.
And I suggest using circular motions to blend.
In general, when I’m working with foundation for mature skin, I’m looking for ones that have a lot of emollients in them to make the skin look dewy and fresh.
I stay away from ones that are too heavy and too dry.
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