BEAUTY
All The Tips You Need For Applying Foundation To Mature Skin
By LESLIE LEON
Proper Skincare Routine
It is important to create a skincare routine that will rehydrate your face since hydration is key for mature skin. Also significant is using a primer, as this will help your skin and makeup join together; choose a primer that matches your foundation, like using an oil-based primer for an oil-based foundation.
Hydration Over Coverage
Full-coverage foundation is the last product you want if you have mature skin, as it can it look cakey and cracked. Southeast Dermatology Specialists recommend a lightweight, hydrating foundation on top of a hydrating primer to achieve refreshed, glowy skin, or using a tinted BB cream for an even lighter alternative.
Use The Correct Tools
When applying your foundation, makeup artist Natasha Moor suggests using a damp beauty sponge that will allow the foundation to absorb into the skin without falling into the fine lines and wrinkles. Moor adds, “As a result, your makeup celebrates your natural skin, and the finish is more flawless and long-lasting.”
Use The Right Concealer
Makeup artist Melissa Formica says that “when choosing a concealer for mature skin, I recommend going with a creamy and hydrating formula.” Formica also recommends only using concealer in the inner corners of the eyes to not draw attention to fine lines or wrinkles, and to use the product sparingly.
Avoid Powders
Powders like blush, eyeshadow, and contouring products will ultimately highlight dry areas, so instead reach for their cream and liquid alternatives. Hourglass Cosmetics’ director of education, Marc Reagan, says that powders are best left for oilier areas like your T-zone and to limit your powder use overall.