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!