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!


4 comments:

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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