7 tips for applying makeup as you age

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Your makeup routine should change with your age.

A lot changes as we get older and just like our diet, exercise and skin care routines evolve, so too should our makeup regime.

Because of changes to skin elasticity, and a little drooping in areas that were once taught, we need to adjust the type of makeup we wear and how we wear it. Makeup that once suited, may begin to highlight lines on the face, and while there’s nothing wrong with wrinkles, not everyone wants to show them off with such prominence.

Here are a few tips to get the most out of your makeup as your skin ages.

1. Moisturise

It has always been important, but it gets more and more vital the older you get. You also may need to change to a heavier formula in order to put more moisture back into your skin.

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2. Embrace your age!

Makeup isn’t about hiding your face, or trying to create a new one, it’s about enhancing what you already have. Trying to cover up wrinkles with heavy foundations will only result in a dry, cakey look that only serve to make you look older.

Remember, the heavy makeup you wore as a teen or a 20-something was usually in an effort to make you look older, so why would you do that now?

3. Less is more

It’s a cliche, but you hear it so often because it’s true. If you’re using too many products each day, it’s time to pare them back and embrace simplicity.

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4. Use liquid makeup

Your days of the matte, powdered look are over. If you feel you must wear foundation, for a softer, more hydrated look, stick to liquid – preferably one that moisturises too.

5. Keep eye makeup to a minimum

Really heavy or dark eye makeup tends to enhance shadows, making you look older than you are. Instead, focus of simply plumping up your lashes. Move away from the black mascara in favour of a softer dark brown shade.

6. Highlighter

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Instead of trying to brighten your skin with blush or bronzer, try a liquid highlighter instead. It will give you a fresh, luminous glow!

7. Don’t forget your brows!

Brows are an important feature of your face, so don’t forget about them. We’re of the generation that went through the years where the trend was the thinnest possible eyebrows, so it can be difficult. No matter what you’ve got left, enhancing them with a brow pencil can mean you’ll use less makeup on the rest of your face.

Do you have any makeup tips that you swear by?