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21st of December, 2021

How to do Makeup for Mature Skin

Jordan Hazan
How to do Makeup for Mature Skin | DB Cosmetics | 01

As we get older, it’s important to understand how we can best adjust our makeup routine to suit our ever changing skin… After all, it’s about embracing our skin.

Although aging is inevitable, there are a variety of measures that we can put in place to leave our skin glowing and looking younger. Do you find yourself wondering how to do makeup for mature skin? Follow along for our top makeup tips for older women.

Step 1: It’s all about prepping & priming the skin accordingly

There are a lot of commonly made beauty mistakes when it comes to makeup for older women. The most common mistake that we can make when applying makeup to mature skin is applying too much.. After all, less truly is more! Instead we should focus on promoting our skin health to create a hydrated base for application, allowing our makeup to appear smoother.

Incorporating face oils into your beauty routine allows your makeup to appear lighter, while giving you a dewy finish. We recommend initially priming the skin, then opting for a foundation that promotes a dewy finish. Additionally, you may combine your foundation with a few drops of your favourite face oil to give you that extra glow.

Check out our favourite products when it comes to ensuring that your skin is primed and prepped for smooth application:
  • Gold Elixir Priming Potion
    This primer is guaranteed to give your skin a boost of radiance, whilst prolonging the wear of your makeup. Infused with real gold flecks, this product has been formulated with Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C to brighten your skin and provide intense hydration. This ultra-luxurious formula works to firm and lift your skin, while creating a base for flawless application.

  • Skin Quencher Primer + Moisturiser
    Maximise your skincare routine with this ultra hydrating primer. Formulated with Aloe Vera and Green Tea, this product works to correct skin redness while soothing the skin, leaving you glowing! Enriched with Vitamin C and E, the primer works by enhancing your complexion and locking in hydration all day long. There’s no better way to prepare mature skin for flawless makeup application than with this primer.

Step 2: Switch the matte makeup for dewy formulas

There are many reasons why we should swap our mattifying makeup products out for dewy formulas for mature skin.. Including the beautiful glow that it gives your skin! Aging skin is commonly prone to dryness, irritation and redness as a result of hormonal shifts in our body. A liquid foundation works to glide over the skin, without settling in your fine lines and wrinkles. Dewy formulas tend to include hydrating properties which in turn work to improve your skin health throughout the day.

Thinking it’s time for you to make the switch and experience glowing skin? Check out our top foundation picks for mature skin:
  • Skin Renew Ceramide Foundation
    Do you struggle to find a foundation that is beneficial to your skin, yet provides long lasting wear? Then you’ve come to the right place! The Skin Renew Ceramide Foundation has been formulated with a satin finish, giving the skin a healthy complexion all day long. Offering buildable coverage within a lightweight formula, this foundation is perfect for mature skin as it doesn’t settle within fine lines and wrinkles. Infused with Ceramides, skin appears overall more renewed and refreshed.

  • Luminous Hydrating Foundation
    Are you looking to achieve a naturally radiant complexion? Then you need the Luminous Hydrating Foundation! Designed to subtly illuminate your features, this foundation offers buildable coverage, taking you from day to night. Make the switch to this foundation to experience glamour and optimal skin health combined.

Step 3: It’s time to trade in the powder products

As your skin ages, it is common to experience dullness and uneven skin tone. Lucky for you, we have the cream product alternatives to answer all of your skin needs. Powder blush, contour and highlighting products tend to dry the skin out while contributing to a cakey application. Cream blush and contouring products work to bring warmth and radiance back to the face, without sacrificing your skin's hydration levels. Often, these formulas tend to include hydrating ingredients that will leave the skin feeling nourished and counteract signs of aging.

Not only will these products have your skin glowing, but they will also have you looking younger! Check out our top picks:
  • Quick Fix Cream Blush
    The dual-ended design of this Quick Fix Blush allows for simple use by combining the blush and application brush into the one product. The creamy formula promotes a healthy, youthful finish as the product doesn’t sink into the skin. Embodying multipurpose features, the cream blush can be used on the cheeks, lips and eyes.. How good is that!

  • Quick Fix Cream Bronzer
    Are you looking for a bronzer that will leave your face looking fiercely contoured, without cakey application? Check out the Quick Fix Cream Bronzer! This creamy formula allows for easy contouring of the face, without product sinking into fine lines, making it the perfect alternative for mature skin.

  • Quick Fix Cream Highlight
    Highlighter works to reflect light, providing mature skin with a radiant complexion and ultimately making it appear more youthful. Achieve intensified results with the Quick Fix Cream Highlighter as the creamy formula provides skin with an additional glow. This multipurpose product can be used on the eyes, cheekbones, brow bones, cupid's bow.. Well, just about anywhere you want!

Step 4: Always complete your look with a sharp lip

Lip definition often reduces with age, which can lead to your lip makeup bleeding into the skin around the lips. To achieve sharp lip application we suggest first applying a hydrating lip liner to the lips, working to create a sharp outline for your lip lipstick and preventing product from going outside your lip area.

It is important to use products that have been formulated with ingredients that will promote your lip health, such as collagen to improve skin elasticity and Q10 to help firm and tone the lips. You’re guaranteed to love these products:
  • Lip Boost Plumping Treatment
    It’s time to plump up the volume with this high shine gloss. Experience the refreshing tingling sensation during application, working to enhance the lips and give an extra dimension. The Lip Boost Plumping Treatment provides the lips with a glossy layer of colour that is sure to complete your makeup look!

  • Lip Stix Creamy Satin Lip Crayon
    This creamy, yet highly pigmented formula presents a lightweight finish that will keep you looking glamorous all day long! Including a built-in sharpener, this lip crayon is guaranteed to provide precise application every time. Due to its hydrating properties, this is the perfect lip liner for mature lips as it works to provide long lasting plumpness!