As we get older, we don’t always want to be wearing lots of makeup. Of course, we want to look good. But not at the expense of covering our skin in about five layers of makeup products that are ultimately going to dry it out and reduce elasticity. Instead, I’ve been looking at ways to use products that look natural and provide great coverage without looking over the top.
One of the first things to think about is your skincare regime. Do you take enough care of your skin on a daily basis? There are so many little tips and tricks that I’ve picked up over the years, but one of them has to be the importance of skin care. One of the most important routines to get into for natural skin care is cleansing and moisturizing your face each morning when you wake and every evening before bed. This will help keep your skin supple and smooth. It will also make a huge difference to what you put on your skin and how well your makeup will blend and last on the skin.
A few good products to try are:
A light and refreshing moisturizer with SPF for the morning. Brands such as Emma Hardie, Elizabeth Arden and Lancome have some great options. You can pick these up at Sephora or your local beauty store.
A good exfoliator is an essential product to have handy. Use this a few times each week to remove any dead skin.
A night time moisturizer is perfect for relaxing you and keeping your skin looking natural and perfectly prepped.
When it comes to makeup, achieving a natural looking finish requires a few products. Choose a light and moisturizing liquid foundation. Ask at your local beauty counter to get your skin tone perfectly matched. Blend this into the face with a brush. Ensure that you take the time to blend extra well around the neck and chin area. Concealer is important when we want to remove the look of dark circles under the eyes. We all get them, especially when family life is as manic as mine can be! Dot your concealer around your under eye area and on any red or blemished skin patches. Blend this is again with your foundation brush. Finish with a light dusting of translucent powder.
Next, you should think about your lips. If you are opting for a natural look, then a simple nude lipstick or balm are best. You can wear these with any look, and they work perfectly for everyday wear. Keeping a lip balm in your bag is a good idea to keep your lips hydrated and smooth on the go.
Add a little bit of pastel coloured blush to your cheeks and blend well for a sophisticated and healthy looking glow. Remember to choose a colour that suits your skin tone. You don’t want to go for a bright red hue that will make you look like you’ve been stuck outside in the cold all day! Get it right, and this look is easy to achieve in little to no time. It is also perfect for any age range.
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