Daily Makeup Tips – Starting with the base

Enjoy our series of daily makeup tips from experts and our readers.  We are celebrating women above a certain age encouraging you to have fun with makeup.  Instead of trying to hide our well earned “facial ruffles”, this series will give tips and tricks on how to enhance our already perfect beauty.   

The Base Of Make Up Application

Following a dedicated skin care routine of cleansing, moisturizing, and exfoliating is essential in keeping a healthy complexion.  Using a quick absorbing primer will help diminish fine lines and help achieve a flawless look.    These primers are lightweight and hydrating for all skin types. 

Elizabeth Arden Flawless Start Hydrating Serum Primer

Dermablend Insta-Grip Jelly Primer

Under Eye Concealer

One of the first areas to show signs of agining are the eyes.  Using a lightweight creamy concealer that blends easily will help minimize the appearance of imperfections and dark circles.  It will also brighten the skin.  Choose a concealer that will not settle into lines.   Trying to hid wrinkles will actually bring more attention.  Use the “triangle of light” technique to apply:  create and upside-down triangle under each eye, gently pressing product into the skin.  It gives the area a dramatic lift.

Trish McEvoy Instant Eye Lift

L’Oréal Age Perfect Radiant Concealer


When choosing a foundation we have always been told to exact match the color.  But when our skin begins to age it is better to choose a foundation that is a shade warmer.  As we grow older, our complexion gains texture.  Using a hydrating foundation is paramount for looking fresh.  Anything too heavy will settle into lines.  

When applying foundation makeup, avoid slathering it over the face.  Instead, dot the foundation in the areas you need coverage.  Use your fingers or a blending tool to blend outwards.  

These are some recommended foundations for aging skin.  Color choice is your preference:

Wander Beauty

Giorgo Armani Luminouse Silk

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