Age doesn’t stop you from being fabulous. As you get older, your makeup habits simply need to change, because the collagen under your skin loosens and becomes less rigid. This means that products created for tight surfaces become ineffective, and while it may be sad to let go of the electric blue and shimmery finishes, there are still superb products out there just for you! Here are top picks for ageless beauty:
A tightening primer
Using a primer like Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Primer Skin Transformer will mask lines, wrinkles and pores before applying your foundation. This provides better grip for the full-face makeup to stay in place and not embed in your skin folds.
A strengthening foundation
Liquid foundation like L’Oréal Paris Age Perfecting Anti-Ageing Radiant Foundation is the only way to go. It is weightless and firms the skin during full-face application to get rid of lines and iron out the creases.
A covering concealer
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer has anti-wrinkle proteins and green tea extract to reduce the appearance of lines and, as a plus, it can be used as a highlighter too. A colour-correcting concealer is also a great choice for disguising the uneven tone and discolourations that become more common as you age.
A cream blush
Powders become your worst nightmare as you get older, but don’t fret, cream blushes are here to save the day. A blush like Lancôme Cushion Blush Subtil is beautifully creamy, and the application is light and cushioning, so it won’t crease on your cheeks. It’s great for diluting the colour of veins on fair skin, too.
A neutral eyeshadow
The blush rules above are applicable here – stick to cream-based eyeshadows like NYX Professional Makeup Nude Matte Shadow, which comes in a variety of neutral tones. This shadow is best for crêpey eyelids because it is butter-smooth and will provide a flawless, even finish on your lids.
A thin eyeliner
Gel-based liner like YSL Dessin Du Regard Waterproof Mechanical Stylo work better than waxy crayons on your creases. This pencil glides over you eyes and has a fine tip for just the kind of thin waterline application you need.
A smoothening lipstick
Regular lipsticks can dry out your lips, enhancing fine lines and causing cracks. Thankfully L’Oréal Age Perfect Rouge Lumiere Lipstick is created for this skin type. It smoothens the lines on your lips and gives them extra moisture.
Remember to stay away from dense, cakey powders and over-shiny shimmers, as they’ll just accentuate your creases and folds. Nude tones and subtle colours are your new best friends to enhance your natural beauty and help you love the skin you’re in – at any age.