I trust your weekend was good. Mine was busy yet fulfilling. Here’s wishing you a better week ahead.
So in training the other day, we focused on makeup for the matured skin. I had to demonstrate techniques on our model in her 40’s to help achieve a fresh, youthful and glowing look without emphasizing lines and yet making the skin look even.
Here’s what went down:
Nothing beats a liquid foundation for a fresh-looking complexion. So here I used Mary Kay’s Medium Coverage Liquid Foundation in Bronze 600, to even out her skin tone, after I had highlighted under her eyes with a concealer a shade lighter. Note- Try to avoid thick foundation which, instead of masking lines will actually accentuate them.
Next for her eyes, I chose Matte Colored Shadows from an un-named shadow palette, taking time to blend properly. As contrary to what many believe, shimmery shadows or facial sheen does not help mature skin appear younger, as reflected light accentuates shadows that light up wrinkles. It’s also best to stay away from loud eye-makeup and focus on the cheeks. So, blush is very essential- this I applied mildly from my Zaron Showstopper Eye Shadow Palette. I combed her eyelashes nicely with a Lengthening Mascara.
For her eyebrows, my BM Pro Eyebrow Pencil was perfect as the shade was just right and it had no shine unlike most brow pencils, so it gave me that perfect natural looking brows.
I finished up her lips with Zaron Lip Balm and Lip Pencil in Red Vine, topping it up with a little Zaron Lip Gloss in Sugar Plum.
With a final touch of powder and viola!
What say you? I hope this has been helpful?
Cheers to an awesome week.