How to apply make-up on mature skin
Q: Which make-up products are best to use on mature skin?
When working on older skin, you not only need to consider skin tone, type, texture and what is realistically achievable, but which products will provide the best results.
For mature clients, foundations with lightweight formulations or light-reflective properties are best as they prevent heavy build-up on skin that lacks elasticity – a BB cream works especially well as it provides protection while evening out skin tone.
Peach-toned, light-reflective concealers are good for use on thin skin around the eyes as they brighten the area, resulting in a more youthful complexion. Often, make-up artists and therapists overload this area, resulting in a build-up of product that accentuates fine lines and wrinkles.
It’s also important to use shades that are not completely matte as these will make skin look lacklustre, and avoid heavy glitter and sparkle shades on the eyes as these will only enhance thin skin.
A simple and quick make-up application of blusher on the apples of cheeks, eyes and tip of the nose will also suggest a healthy complexion.
Steve Douch is a leading make-up artist and has launched his own make-up range STV Cosmetics. His work has been featured in fashion, advertising and commercial shoots for the likes of Dolce and Gabbana, Nike and the BBC.