EFFORTLESS & NATURAL MAKEUP FOR MATURE SKIN
When talking about natural makeup, we many times think, it might involve just one miracle product, which practically does it all. To pull of the plaster quick and easy: this miracle product is yet to exist. Getting the complete package is like creating a painting. You layer and combine, creating the perfect combination that works for you. You can create a beautiful finished look with a very small amount of products themselves – it’s all about choosing the right combination. With mature skin, it’s important to pay attention on the texture of the product and reach for creamier, lighter weight and liquid formulas.
All primers have a thing in common; they prep the skin for the makeup application and help the makeup stay intact the whole day. Imagine the primer to be the first layer you apply on a canvas – everything that goes on top will have a different effect, when combined with a different first layer. Very often with mature skin, we start getting more notable colorations on the skin. More notable redness, hyper pigmentation on the skin here and there. When asked ‘how would you like your skin to look like’ – these are often pointed out as areas to work on. This, you can already start with a primer! The HD Colour Corrective primer might just be your new best friend. There are 5 corrective shades to choose from, suitable for different skin needs. The most popular choices go with are the Yellow, Peach and Mocha!
Yellow is commonly used to brighten up the skin any tune down redness – suitable from fair to medium skin tones. The yellow is also softly mattifying but leaves the skin with more of a satin finish. Peach is used to shift away purples and blues – any small veins on the surface of the skin, apply peach and the skin colours appear softer. Peach can also be used to warm up the skin and for deeper complexion it can be used to brighten. Mocha is being used for deeper complexion to brighten out the skin and shift away hyper pigmentation.
Having a heavy, cakey looking skin is not flattering to anyone and there are ways around it. With the choice of foundation, we’re now keeping in mind the primer we chose for, the finish we wish to reach for, as well as the skin type. After applying the colour corrective primer, the skin colourations should appear calmer already. Because of this, you will also be using a lot less foundation – less tones on the skin to even out. One of our all-time favourite combinations goes for the HD Primer + Beautifier Tinted Cream. The Beautifier provides you with skin conditioning ingredients that hydrate the skin, at the same time as it evens out the skin tones. The reason why so many people love the beautifier is, because it is so natural on the skin and it doesn’t feel heavier than a day cream. No extra texture left behind; we don’t need that! With mature skin, the colour choice is even more crucial. Slightly warmer tones tend to be more complimenting, but never go for a colour that’s not blending well with your own skin tone.
We’ve now worked the skin quite nice and even. However, application of the primer and the foundation should not reach the eye area. Layering products not meant for the eye area is not always the best idea. By doing this, you might emphasize any fine lines there might be and have a higher chance of heavier looking makeup. Also, keeping in mind – the skin on the eye area moves a lot more with micro expressions, than the face – the more products there is stacked up, the more likely it is to crease and move around. To keep this amount of makeup from moving, you’d need to use a ton of powder, which is not desired. Conclusion – keep the under eyes as clean as you can.
Concealers are suggested to balance out and create more brightness over the general look. Whenever concealer is used on the under eyes, you want to make sure it’s not with a dry formula or matte finish. Products generally used on the under-eye area should be more flexible and creamier. Using matte and dry formulas will bring out any dryness or the fine lines more prominent. To create more brightness, the AMC Under Eye Corrective Illuminator is a great option. The product does not conceal or cover, but it brightens and draws light towards, highlighting the desired areas. The formula of the corrector is very thin and easy to work with. Depending on the skin type, powdering up is not always necessary. The corrector can also be used to bring light on the high points of the face, to freshen up the look.
Now that the skin is even and radiant, freshening it up with some colour isn’t such a bad idea. Blush can be tricky, but it’s an easy way to freshen up and give more life for the skin. Blushes come in many different forms and choosing the right one can be overwhelming. For the most natural finish, going with a liquid or a cream is always a good choice. Liquids and creams usually tend to bring the least amount of texture on the skin. Whenever you apply powder products, there is always a chance of powder texture. Bringing in texture equals more noticeable makeup on the skin. Liquids and creams melt into the skin makeup and tend to have a longer lasting effect as well. The AMC Liquid Blush and the Sunlight Stick Blushes are worth checking out! Various shades and soft formulas that are easy to work with. If you’re used to working with a powder blush, switching up to a creamy texture can feel a bit odd, but trust us, it’s worth a try!
Bronzer is not a must, yet an easy and fun way for the little extra. With a bronzer, you can create more warmth for the skin as well as more dimension with extra colour. As with blushes, bronzers also come in different forms; powders and creams. At this point, you may choose to go with a liquid, AMC Liquid Face & Body Bronzer or with a bronzing powder from the Freedom System.
Powder is usually the last step of the skin makeup. There are a few different reasons why powdering should be left as the last step:
Using cream products over powders can prove to be more difficult and create more texture on the skin. It’s easier to work in the creams first and then powder
Leaving the powdering as a last step gives the creams more time to set. Once the creams have started to set, it’s easier to see which areas you may want to powder up. Keep in mind, powdering the whole face is barely necessary. With more dry skin types, powder is not always even needed. If your skin tends to get oily, you could lightly powder those areas.