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Makeup tips for flawless, ageless finish

When you are trying to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and age spots, you need makeup products that will target such need. Go for makeup products that have age fighting properties, light weight but will still provide the needed coverage you are looking for. Since we are in the era where the line between skincare and makeup has blurred, go for innovative makeup products that will make you look younger.



There are so many foundation primers out there but for mature skin, you should always buy primers that are age fighting, velvety smooth like gel primers or moisturizing primers that are light-weight, soft and would not over dry your skin. As you age, your skin needs tender and soft products that will moisturize your skin, leave the surface soft and tender for makeup to glide on with ease. Stay away from extremely dry makeup primers, especially those for oily skin as they tend to dry your skin excessively.

Products to try:

No. 7 Stay Perfect primer is great for oily skin because its a very soft, gel meets cream moisturizer that keeps your skin moisturized, rather than drying out one’s skin.

Embrace BB creams as they help reduce the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles. Try Smash Box Camera Ready BB cream.


Clarins BB cream
Clarins BB cream



As you age, stay away from foundations that tend to over dry as they become cakey and emphasize your wrinkles even more. Liquid foundations or very soft, air-light or fluffy -like, creamy foundation and concealer works best for mature skin as they sit into the skin better and conceal blemishes and wrinkles better. Stay away from oil-free foundations or concealers that dry the skin.

Products to try:

Any liquid or water based creamy foundation
Moisturizing foundation

Trendy products you could try:

Smash Box high definition Healthy FX foundation
Max Factor Face Finity combines primer, concealer and foundation
Maybelline Matte mousse foundation
Mousse foundation


Perhaps you love your cream foundation and concealer so much, you do not want to change them? Well, take an age fighting moisturizer, squeeze the usual amount you use on your face unto your palm, add your primer and then the cream foundation. Mix them and apply on your face.


Shimmers tend to amplify wrinkles so as much as you can, try to go easy on them. Or better still, play safe with matte shadows or completely embrace cream shadows which are great for your skin. For one, they are easy to apply as you only need your fingers and they keep your eyes moisturized for long.

Remember too that less is more, so go easy on the makeup. For a sophisticated, elegant but youthful look, staying soft is the best way to go.


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