TIP #1: Avoid Pink Toned Foundations
As we get older, we tend to show more redness in our skin. Using a yellow toned foundation, rather than the more traditional pink toned varieties, will help cancel out that redness giving your face an even, fresh, youthful glow.
TIP #2: Don’t Ignore Your Brows
The loss of brow hairs as we age isn’t always a result of over-plucking. The loss of estrogen tends to cause the tails of our brows to thin and fall out. One of the best ways to frame your face and give you an instant lift is to use a quality eyebrow pencil to feather in the outer corners of your brows. (Check out our amazing Microblading service if you are looking for a more permanent, hassle free, pencil free option!)
TIP #3: Use Concealer That Reflects Light
As we age, the skin around our eyes gets thinner and shows a few more imperfections. The traditional concealers, intended to cover up dark circles, no longer work well as they tend to cake into the fine lines making them more obvious. Newer concealers give radiance to the whole eye area and brighten the complexion but do little for darker areas. We recommend getting the best of both worlds by using a concealer that not only diminishes fine lines, wrinkles, & pores but also hides any dark circles. Here are a few tried and true options: Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat, Givenchy Mister Light Instant Light Corrective Pen, Clinique Airbrush Concealer, Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen, Guerlain Precious Light Rejuvenating Illuminator
TIP #4: Soften Up EyeLiner By Going From Black To Brown
The stark black eyeliner we’ve all used for years, tends to create a harsher look on us as we age. You can still go bold and beautiful with a nice deep brown pencil but the finished look will be slightly softer and more complimentary. A few of our favorites are Bobbi Brown Long Wear Eyepencil in Mahogony, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On eye Pencil in Demolition or for a great gel liner option, try Lancome Artliner.
TIP #5: Apply Natural Color Cream Blush To The Apples Of Your Cheeks
We often hear from our clients that they feel like blush makes them look “older”. Well, that certainly doesn’t have to be the case! Using a cream blush will avoid the crease-settling look that many powders produce. When you are looking for natural radiance, you’ll want to stick with Peach, Apricot, and Soft Rose colors. Simply use your fingertips to feather out a small amount of your favorite cream blush directly onto the apples of your cheeks. Here are some of our favorites: Sonia Kashuk Cream Blush in Rosey, CLINIQUE Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm in Robust Rhubarb, Revlon Photo Ready in Pinched.
TIP #6: Choose A Lip Color Just Slightly Darker Than Your Natural Hue
There are endless options in lip color but the general rule for mature women is to stay fairly close to your natural color. Add a bit of darker color and some shine for the most natural & youthful look. Our LipSense options are a great option as they come with the bonus of all day staying power!