There’s no doubt about it, getting older isn’t easy. But it can be graceful! There’s a certain elegance in aging, one that can be highlighted with just a few tweaks to your makeup routine. After all, there’s some truth to the old adage: age is just a number!
Aging with Aplomb
Contrary to popular belief, getting older isn’t a crime! Carrie Fisher truly said it best when she declared, “It’s not that men age better than women…it’s that men are allowed to age.” More and more women are forgoing the knife in favor of safer, more sustainable ways to both look and feel younger.
While maturing comes with a few frustrations, your makeup routine doesn’t have to be one of them! It comes smile lines, laugh lines, frown lines— proof that your life has been lived and expressed. With a few minor adjustments to your everyday makeup routine, you’ll feel as fresh-faced as you mature as you did when you were younger!
Embrace Yourself & Foundation
There are a plethora of tips and tricks to keep you looking and feeling your best no matter the age on your driver’s license.
Tip #1: Embrace Your Signature Style
One of the best things you can do for mature skin is to discover and embrace your signature look. Whether you’re all about bold lips or dainty brows, flushed cheeks or arresting eyes, find your look and go all in! The right makeup applied strategically can elevate your look in an instant.
With each new season, highlight your signature look according to what’s trending. Color is going to become your best friend - more color in sheer, buildable products will lay beautifully on mature skin, giving you the fresh-faced glow of the youthful without pandering to come-and-go trends.
Tip #2: Use Cream Based Products
Avoid powder foundations, blushes, bronzers, or highlighters. Powder tends to settle and gather in fine lines throughout the day whereas creamy products are going to be moisturizing and buildable without looking cakey.
For a natural, satiny glow, my SKIN STICK FOUNDATION is the perfect choice. With over 15 shades to choose from, this buildable foundation will give you a nice natural to dewy finish that lasts throughout the day.
Tip #3: Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
Hydration is going to be one of the best ways to combat tired-looking skin. If you’re concerned about fine lines and wrinkles, make sure that you’re drinking plenty of water throughout the day! Healthy on the inside, healthy on the outside.
Hydration must also come from your moisturizer and your SPF. That’s right, SPF is key! Don’t forget to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays; a good SPF will go a long way in helping your skin looking younger and fresher clear into your 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond!
My SUPER RADIANCE SKIN PROTECTION SPF 50 is the perfect product for mature, aging skin. It will hydrate and brighten all throughout the day, working to minimize dark spots and discoloration that often accompanies skin frequently exposed to the sun.
Lips & Eyes
Tip #4: The Eyes Have It
The eyes get overlooked when it comes to our daily makeup and skincare routines., Eyes can become puffy, ringed with dark circles or develop crow’s feet as we mature. Be sure to use an eye cream morning and night, sticking with lighter concealers in a hydrating finish. My ILLUMINATE & CONTOUR EYE TREATMENT is an automatic “go-to” for many of my clients and one of the best eye treatments around. A majority of women have said that the area around their eyes was “instantly transformed”, agreeing that it appeared smoother and felt firmer.
Tip #5: My Lips Are Sealed
Oftentimes, products like lipgloss and lipstick can feather around the mouth, highlighting fine lines. To avoid this, line the lips with a darker, more natural shade of pencil, filling in the center of the lips with a lighter shade of lipstick.
Lining the lips will prevent feathering while at the same time making your lips look fuller. There are a plethora of LIP LINERS to peruse from the Brian + MW collection. My waterproof gel liner will hold your color in place while at the same time hydrating your lips. And don’t forget my #1 and most purchased and talked about skincare favorite RE-CREATION LIP TREATMENT. This Treatment contains Ultra Spheres and Seacode combined with Sea Buckthorn Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, and Ethylhexyl Palmitate to retain moisture and hydration while at the same time plumping lips and diminishing fine lines where lipstick and gloss like to hang out.