Wednesday, December 16, 2009

How to: Mature Makeup

I've always been curious about the right way to do the makeup of more mature people like people in their late 40's onwards. Their skin is different so I was unsure on how to do it but thankfully I learned this during my makeup classes in Basement Academy.

So here are some tips on how to do mature makeup:
  • Make sure that the whole face as well as the eye area is very well moisturized before applying any makeup.
  • You may want to use a purple base to brighten up their skin tone.
  • Mature skin tends to be dry so skip the oil control products and look for products that are moisturizing instead.
  • Don't be afraid of shimmer! It still works even with more mature people.
  • Mature people may have a preference for lipstick colors such as raisin red, brown, etc. so it's better to ask them what color of lipstick they would like.

Specific concerns for mature makeup:
  • Expression lines: Use concealer only as needed as they might settle into the expression lines.
  • Thinning eyebrows: You might want to draw outside the brows to make them look thicker. Thicker brows will give a more youthful appearance.
  • Thinning eyelashes: You might want to ask if they are open to the idea of wearing falsies.
  • Thin lips: A lip liner is handy for this.
  • Drooping skin: Apply makeup in an upwards motion to make a lifting effect.

So here's an example of mature makeup. In the before picture, she actually had makeup which she place herself. I just forgot to take a picture of her without any makeup on. HTH!


Askmewhats said...

great job sis! definitely looked younger!

Crystal said...

nikki, thank you!

Marce said...

Great tips! And good job, the difference is amazing =)

Crystal said...

marce, thank you!

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