Our skin tells an amazing story. The story of us. It has been with us since day 1 and has grown over the years to fit and adapt to all different shapes and sizes. It’s there to see every blemish and every freckle and is the only outfit you will wear for your whole life. Our skin is exposed to so much over a lifetime. Numerous moisturisers and soaps, different weather conditions, and even trauma, so it’s no surprise that it begins to feel the strain of it all over time. But why can’t we mature and grow with our skin while still oozing confidence? The good news is, we can!
A staggering 83% of men and women today of all ages, wear some form of makeup, from a dab of concealer here and there to a full face of foundation and the best part is, makeup companies have come on leaps and bounds over the years. Meaning they are now able to offer the same great products for different skin tones, textures, conditions, and you guessed it, different ages.
So how can we use products to ensure that they flatter and complement our skin as it begins to mature? The best place to begin is with a good skincare routine including; regular cleansing, moisturising and, all be it, less regular, exfoliating, (this applies to all ages.) Having a healthy complexion creates an even and flawless base.
As I said earlier, wrinkles are a part of us and our story. They can’t be hidden, and any attempt will only make them stand out more so lets save time and instead hydrate them and help them to blend without compromising on product quality. L’Oreal’s True Match Foundation has been a firm favourite for many years. With its creamy formula it is able to glide over skin seamlessly with either a brush or a sponge, giving skin a lightweight and effortless feel. Charlotte Tilbury has made her way into many makeup bags since they first launched in 2016. Their Aribrush Flawless Foundation is packed with hydration boosting skincare ingredients that keep skin nourished as it matures and with 44 different shades to choose from you can be sure you’ll find your perfect match.
When choosing a bronzer, don’t over do it but always go a shade or even 2 darker. This helps the skin to glow while still keeping things light and airy. MAC offers a range of different bronzing powders from Improper Copper to Give Me Sun without the hefty price tag.
You can tell a lot about someone by their eyes so let yours speak for you and don’t be afraid to make them pop. Opt for a thinner mascara to help nourish and compliment the lashes. Fenty Beauty has created the Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl Mascara range, with its lightweight formula and its pairing with the flat-to-fat brush, lashes will appear lifted and healthier in the blink of an eye.
No matter your age, you can create a fresh and flawless complexion. All you need is the right products and the right techniques. Your only ever as old as you feel.