Celebrity makeup artist Katherine Dorn explained that the right tools can make all the difference. Tinted moisturizer, for example, is one of her must-have products to keep in mind, as it hydrates the skin and cancels out any noticeable imperfections. To bring more mature skin beauty hacks onto your radar, we tapped professional makeup artists to break down all the ways you can show off your gorgeous mature skin with makeup. From mascara to foundation, read on below to achieve a flattering signature makeup look that is nothing short of gorgeous. Our skin definitely changes as we age, as mature skin becomes thinner, loses fat and no longer looks as plump and smooth as it once did.
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There are four main pillars when selecting a foundation for mature skin , says Joanna Schlip , makeup artist to Christina Applegate , Denise Richards , and Ellen Pompeo : 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. Okay, now you're ready to choose your foundation. She finds that mature skin is much drier and heavier formulas like to settle into those fine lines and make it appear even more parched.
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Makeup is an incredibly transformative vehicle. You can make your eyes look bigger , create a more pillowy pout , and fake super-long lashes within seconds. But as metamorphic as it is, it's got its downsides, too—some products and application methods negatively affect your skin's texture or enhance fine lines, which takes the fun out of wearing makeup in the first place.
An article in the New York Times made me wonder if I would ever go to a social event or business meeting without makeup. It proclaimed the "no-makeup look as the new beauty standard" and raised the question of whether going without makeup makes one more "authentic. Well, maybe it does. But reading the article made me, someone who doesn't walk the dog without a little lipstick, feel inclined to speak out on behalf of those who love wearing the stuff. The 'no-makeup look' ebbs and flows in popularity, peaking when celebrities like Beyonce' or Gwyneth Paltrow post photos of themselves on Instagram without a stitch of powder or even a dab of lipstick.