Makeup Tips For Older Women

Here are some tips for makeup for older women:

1. **Hydration is key**. Most makeup artists will agree that the trick to flawless application is starting off with a solid skincare routine. "Keeping the skin hydrated is essential," says makeup artist Nick Barose. "It makes the skin look plumper and more youthful."

2. **Look for skin-plumping ingredients**. As we age, our skin loses elasticity and can appear duller. To combat this, look for products that contain hyaluronic acid or glycerin, which help plump up the skin and give it a more youthful appearance.

3. **Powder strategically**. Powder can be your best friend or your worst enemy when it comes to aging skin. Too much powder can settle into fine lines and wrinkles, making them more noticeable. Instead, use powder sparingly and only in areas where you tend to get oily.

4. **Choose cream over powder**. Cream-based products are generally more hydrating than powder-based ones, so they're a better choice for mature skin. Look for cream blushes, eyeshadows, and lipsticks to give your skin a dewy glow.

5. **Don't skip primer**. Primer helps create a smooth canvas for your makeup and can help it last longer throughout the day. Look for primers that contain silicone or dimethicone, which help fill in fine lines and wrinkles.

6. **Use lighter colors**. Darker colors can make fine lines and wrinkles more noticeable, so opt for lighter shades instead. This doesn't mean you have to stick to neutrals - just choose brighter shades of your favorite colors instead of darker ones.