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Makeup tips to enhance your beauty as you age

As you get older your skin begins to change, you’ll start having pigmentation issues or even notice wrinkles.

Makeup artist Renee de Wit says older women must have fun with makeup and says that instead of covering up their faces they need to enhance what they have.

The following tips will help you embrace your skin while having fun with makeup.

1 A good foundation

It is very important to remember that you should take care of your skin first instead of resorting to makeup as a means of covering up your flaws. A proper skin routine involves using an exfoliator, a cleanser, serum, moisturiser and always having an SPF 30 sun lotion.

Before you apply your foundation, use a primer especially if you have a mature skin with wrinkles. Instead of the makeup fading into your lines, the primer will assist your skin to look smooth and plumped up.

When you decide on which foundation to use, Renee advices that one should consider a foundation that has a hydrating element. She says skin loses luminosity as one matures, therefore in order to maintain a radiant complexion, using a foundation that fuses skincare and coverage is recommendable. In order to get a glowing touch, you can mix the serum that you use daily or moisturiser with your foundation. Remember to use a sponge or foundation brush.

2 The Concealer

If you have dark circles, age spots or puffiness, that area around your eyes is the first one that reveals ageing. You will then have to invest in a concealer that has a creamy texture.

3 The blush

As you begin to age, your skin’s natural glow begins to fade hence highlighters and blush can come in handy as they help restore the radiance of your skin. In order to have a more natural, fresh and healthy looking skin, go for a creamy formula.

4 The eyes

Finding a way to make your eyes big will make you look youthful. Therefore, curl your lashes with an eyelash curler, Renee advices starting at the root. You must use a mascara that will lift and nourish your eyelashes.

As you age you brows get thinner and lighter, it is therefore advisable to use products that will enhance your brows such as the JBG Brow Gel. Such products will also help shape your face and give your eyes a more youthful look.

5 The lips

Your lips get softer as you age which can have a negative impact on how the lipstick will look on your lips. However, don’t fret because you can apply a concealer on your lips and use a lip liner to shape your lips. This will help your lips look bolder and prevent the colour from fading. To give your lips a more youthful look you can draw your lips a bit bigger than their original size.

Beauty tip:

Another product that can give your face a youthful touch is a highlighting balm. This can help enhance your cheekbones, brow bone and your nose.

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Renee de Wit


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