7 make-up tips for mature skin

Feb 28, 2024

While ageing is inevitable, ageing well is a choice we can all make! With most people, the most obvious signs of ageing occur at the skin level. Your skin loses fat, becoming thinner and more wrinkled because of a loss of collagen and elastin. Your veins also become more visible, with dryness and age spots evident. Fortunately, you can slow the signs of ageing while reducing the appearance of any discolouration and other age-related factors with the right make-up products and practices. Here are our top tips!

1.     Use quality face cream as a base

The best way to get the most out of your make-up for mature skin is by first applying a high-quality daytime face cream as a base. A light yet hydrating face cream like Dr. Hauschka Regenerating Day Cream protects and fortifies the skin while reducing wrinkles. This will also prevent the skin from drying out any further, and you might even find that a really good day cream is enough of a foundation, particularly if it has a bronzing or light-reflecting pigment. You could also consider mixing your day cream with a quality foundation.

2.     The right foundation to cover wrinkles

Once you reach the age of 40, you need to look for mature make-up that addresses the issue of wrinkles. This will eventually be followed by age spots, redness, and thinner skin around the ages of 50 and 60. Foundation for mature skin should be a gentle, lightweight liquid which includes all-natural ingredients such as Dr. Hauschka Foundation. This offers light to medium coverage that conceals age-related skin concerns without emphasizing wrinkles. A heavy foundation, or one that is applied too thickly, can make wrinkles appear deeper.

3.     Use a lighter concealer

You can further draw attention away from your wrinkles by using light-reflecting products that offer a more natural glow. One way to achieve this glow is by using a concealer that’s a shade lighter than your foundation, such as Dr. Hauschka Concealer, which addresses wrinkles and fine lines. You can then add some powder for coverage, such as Dr. Hauschka Bronzing Powder for an ultra-fine, translucent shimmer.

4.     Enhance your best assets

When you’re applying make-up to mature skin, remember that it’s not just about concealing the elements you don’t want to show, but accentuating those that you do. What’s your best facial feature? Eyes? Eyebrows? Cheeks? Lips? Once you’ve applied your foundation, do what you can to enhance your natural assets with some high-quality make-up. Dr. Hauschka Blush, Dr. Hauschka Brow & Lash Gel, Dr. Hauschka Defining Mascara, Dr. Hauschka Eye & Brow Palette, Dr. Hauschka Eye Definer, and Dr. Hauschka Eyebrow Definer are all great ways to enhance your facial features.

5.     Use careful lip definition

Lips are an important focal point when applying make-up to mature skin, and a striking lipstick can really create that ‘wow’ factor you’re looking for. However, you need to use a quality lip liner and lipstick that remain on your lips rather than seeping into the fine lines of your upper lip, creating the opposite effect you’re going for. The first way to ensure this is by keeping your lips moisturised to minimise fine lines using a product like Dr. Hauschka MED Soothing Lip Care. Then apply quality make-up like Dr. Hauschka Lip Line Definer and Dr. Hauschka Lipstick.

6.     Less is more for mature skin

When it comes to applying make-up on mature skin, less is definitely more! For the perfect base, you could use a tinted day cream or foundation, some concealer, a touch of mascara and lipstick. If you’re looking for something a bit more eye-catching, add in some eyebrow pencil, eyeshadow, and blush. You must ensure your skincare routine includes age-defying products such as Dr. Hauschka Regenerating Range.  

7.     Use the right make-up sequence

To get that flawless mature skin, here is the right sequence to follow in your daily make-up routine:

  • Day cream: Apply to your cleansed skin and let it absorb fully.
  • Foundation: Choose a light, creamy product for mature skin and apply sparingly with fingers, a brush or a sponge.
  • Concealer: Cover dark circles, redness, and age spots.
  • Eye make-up: Shape your eyebrows with eyeshadow and eyeliner and add volume to your lashes with mascara.
  • Lipstick: Define your lips with a lip liner, then apply your lipstick.

When it comes to mature skin, Dr. Hauschka’s certified natural skin care range has been the proven choice for decades. The entire Dr. Hauschka Make-up range consists of 100% certified natural skin care suitable for mature skin. Combining this with Dr. Haushcka’s skin care products for mature skin is ideal: Dr. Hauschka Regenerating range for skin over 40, and Dr. Hauschka Regenerating Intensive range for skin over 50.

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