When it comes to certain kinds of makeup, it can sometimes feel like you’re caught up in a vicious cycle of trying to cover up imperfections and signs of aging when all the while that makeup could just be contributing to those imperfections and wrinkles in the first place! Let’s face it – what worked for our skin during our younger years may not cut it anymore.

That’s why choosing quality products and having an anti-aging makeup routine are so important. It’s supposed to enhance and lighten your features, not wear them down under a blanket of product. So if you feel like you’ve been caught up in a frustrating cycle of aging and makeup application – it could be time for a change in your makeup routine.

Picking the Right Foundation

They don’t call them the golden years for nothing. As we age and our bodies change, so too do our skin tones, texture, and condition, particularly during menopause. This can cause our skin to develop cool and sallow undertones. So when it comes to choosing the right foundation for your skin, try to only select ones with a golden undertone. You can balance out that sallow tone by adding the right amount of warmth back into your skin. Make sure you use a mineral foundation free from talc, FD&C dyes, synthetic preservatives, synthetic fragrances, and parabens, such as Jane Iredale’s mineral powder foundation.

Choose Lighter Lipsticks

Harsh, dark, and heavy products should always be avoided when it comes to your makeup, especially as you begin to age. With the proper makeup application, you want to highlight the beauty of your features, along with all the characteristics that have carried you throughout your life.

Avoid using any form of lip-gloss (unless you want to bring back the 90s with a bang). That goes for darker lipsticks as well. They’re not only harsh, but they can also make lips appear smaller and highlight any fine lines. Instead, look for lighter tints or neutral creamy lipsticks that compliment your skin tones.

Use a Primer

Primers should be your go-to choice for gaining an even, smooth surface after applying your makeup. Primer is essential for preventing makeup from settling into pores. Plus, they extend the wear of your makeup, too.

Contour to Highlight Your Features

Finally, the last step of your makeup routine should involve a quick contouring technique to let your facial highlights and features really shine. Some important areas to focus on are the outer areas of the forehead, the cheekbones and along the jawline.

So if you feel like your makeup is wearing down your features, it could be time to shake up your application products and routine. Follow these steps to help enhance your features in the best, natural-looking way.

Looking for a change in your makeup routine? Book your complimentary makeup consultation with the Ottawa Skin Clinic today!