An elaborate make-up routine—with foundation, primer and finish—is actually meant for wrinkle-free skin.
When we apply all of these products to mature skin, they end up emphasizing each wrinkle. That is, the more wrinkles you have, the more visible they are.
This is why I recommend staying away from liquid make-up, which makes the face look older. For mature skin, lightly tinted day creams are a much better alternative.
The same is true for powder eyeshadow.
Our eyes tend to make the strongest impression on people, and our eyebrows play the leading role.
Blush is also an absolute must here! It gives the face a healthy-looking freshness. Finally, the lips should always be well-lined—to communicate sensuality and good grooming.
My 5-minute make-up routine—after daily cleansing and skin care—looks like this:
- Shape the eyebrows with a brush and accentuate with a brown pencil. (You can usually find both in a single product. I’ve made good experiences with https://www.maxfactor.com/de-de/augen/lidschatten/contouring-stick-eyeshadow
- Apply light cream eyeshadow on the upper eyelids. Than brown eyeliner on the outer halves of the edges of the eyelids and smudge a little. Finally brown mascara to the lashes.
- Using the fingertips, apply cream blush over the cheekbones.
- Frame the lips generously with a subtle lip liner and dab some lip gloss onto the middle of the lower lip. Press the lips together once.
If you like, apply a little loose powder to the nose, forehead, cheeks and chin with a large brush. Bonus tip: lip liner lasts longer if you put a little powder on your lips first!
Now you have time for the other good things in your life!
What are some of your best/worst experiences with make-up? Do you have any tips/tricks you’d like to share?