In today’s makeup tutorial, I’m joined by my lovely mom to show you how to look younger with makeup. Makeup can do wonders even for more mature skin and with the right application and the right products, you can take decades off your face. In this tutorial, I’m sharing all my secrets and tips for mature skin makeup as well as all the don’t that are aging you. I hope you enjoy watching it! Xoxo
FOLLOW THESE 10 EASY STEPS FOR LOOKING YOUNGER WITH MAKEUP:
- Prep your skin with youthful boosting moisture. You want to make sure the skin is extremely hydrated before you put any makeup on. Use a moisturizer that offers instant anti-aging benefits. I like using Charlotte Tillbury ‘s magic cream as it instantly plumps the skin, making it look very hydrated and luminous. Follow with an eye cream. Allow your skin to absorb the products for a minute or two before reaching for a foundation.
- Sheer Coverage.
Heavy makeup can make you look older than you actually so take less-is-more approach when it comes to foundation application. Use a sheer foundation or tinted moisturizer with light-reflecting formulas and serum benefits. I like to add sheen on more mature skin by using a CC cream. It helps your complexion looking youthful.
- Light up lines and undereyes.
Because problems like fine under-eye lines and dark circles become more visible with age, it can be very tempting to try to combat them by applying more and more product – but this may be actually aging you. Too much makeup around the eye area can settle into wrinkles and lines and accentuate them. A click-pen formula with light-reflecting particles is your safest choice as it helps brighten, smooth, and perfect your complexion with a natural-looking coverage and without being too overpowering. Use product like YSL Touche Eclat Radiance Perfecting Pen.
- Fill in your eyebrows.
Full eyebrows are synonymous with youth so if your arches are on the skimpy side, fill in any sparse areas with an eyebrow pencil and consider using a building brow gel such as Revitalash Tinted Brow Gel to define and tame the eyebrows.
- Use cream formulas neutral shades on the eyes.
Nothing makes you look older than heavy powder formulas, and this applied to eye makeup as well. Use cream formulas such as Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerize Cream Eyeshadow on your lid and follow with a neutral matte palette of brown, taupe, beige, peach or soft pinks on the crease. Blending is key and use the eyeshadow sparingly only to create a soft dimension and definition.
Use brown eyeliner to define eyes.
Deep brown has the impact of black, but looks more subtle and sophisticated. Define the lashline with brown eyeliner to thicken the lashes and to counteract the droopiness of the eyelid. Pressing the liner in between each lash along adds great definition. Work dark brown pencil such as Charlotte Tilbury Rock ‘n’ Kohl’ Eye Liner in Barbarella Brown along the lashline and in between roots and then go over it with a smudging brush to make the line softer.
Use Mascara mostly on the upper lashes.
Heavy eyelashes on a more mature woman are not flattering and may make you look older. Use a lengthening formula and skin mascara to minimum on the lower lashes as it can make your eyes look droopy and draw attention to dark circles.
Add blush for a pop of color.
Applying blush on the apples of the cheeks makes face more youthful. Again I prefer creams as opposed to powders as they are more moisturizing formulas and blend thoroughly. Dab a very sheer and cream formula such as Pixi’s Multi-Balm Blush just on the cheekbones and the apples of the cheeks or use It Cosmetics’ Vitality Cheek Flush Blush Stain.
Keep powder to a VERY minimum.
Powder tends to magnify lines in the skin and it also prevents light reflection, making you look dull and older. Use it very sparingly and mostly in the T-Zone. I like to use Charlotte Tilbury‘s Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder as it blurs away lines and imperfections for that effortlessly flawless skin.
Opt for natural-looking pink lip colors.
Our lips naturally lose collagen and color as we age so it can be tempting to reach for a darker colored lipstick to make your lips stand out. But this actually has the opposite effect as applying dark lipstick actually make your lips smaller as light adds and dark diminishes. Instead, apply a fleshly natural liner with some pink in it like MAC Lip Pencil in Subculture and follow with a moisturizing and sheer formula such as MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Modesty.
PRODUCTS USED IN THE TUTORIAL:
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Eye Rescue Cream
Caudalie Tinted Lip Balm
It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream
It Cosmetics Complexion Perfection Brush
YSL Touche Eclat Radiance Perfecting Pen
Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
Revitalash Tinted Brow Gel
Urban Decay Primer Potion Anti-Aging
Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerize in Bette
Tom Ford Eye Quad Palette in Cocoa Mirage
Charlotte Tilbury Eye Powder Pencil in Audrey
Charlotte Tilbury Rock ‘n’ Kohl’ Eye Pencil in Barbarella Brown
Charlotte Tilbury Eye Smudger Brush
Charlotte Tilbury Color Cameleon in Amethyst Aphrodisiac
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder
Charlotte Tilbury in Love Glow
BURBERRY Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base
Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold
MAC Lip Pencil in Subculture
MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Modesty
NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss – Beige Pearl
MAC Prep and Prime