There are times in a woman’s life when it’s important to adapt and change with the times.

For women over 50, lots of things start to change. Skin, eyes and hair colours may start to cool down, grey hair may well have started to appear. Wrinkles and fine lines will be more established. Changes to the texture of skin can start to set in and lips and eyebrows can appear a little thinner.

I believe it is hugely important to accept these changes and to continue to love the face and body we have been blessed with. But there are definitely some small changes women can make to their makeup routine, which will boost the skins radiance and flatter the face so much more, with a little know how.

My Top 4 Makeup Tips for Mature Skin:

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It’s so important to get your skin looking as good as possible. Use a radiance boosting primer/foundation – avoid heavy, drying foundations and opt for dewy, lightweight tinted moisturisers and foundations such as: Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturiser. Add a little highlighter such as: Becca’s Skin Perfector to your foundation (just mix the two together) to add luminosity.

This is the time to make sure you do define your eyes clinique lid smoothiewith a little eye colour, as the eyes lose some of their definition and contouring as we mature. Try using a cream texture and make sure you choose a colour that compliments your hair, skin and eyes. If you’re unsure, go for a soft grey. Something like: Clinique’s Lid Smoothie in “Currant”. A small amount of grey or brown eyeliner smudged along the top and bottom of the eye will also add much needed definition.

One of the simplest and most effective changes to make to your makeup routine is to opt for cream products rather than powders. This will immediately make the skin appear much more youthful and radiant. There are some gorgeous textures on the market now that are radiance boosting and look very natural and flattering. Some of my favourites are: Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge (Powder Pink) and Laura Mercier’s Creme Cheek Mature Makeup Lessons Harrogate(in Oleander).

Having thin, sparse eyebrows can be really ageing. Lots of mature women I teach makeup to explain how they overplucked the eyebrows in their youth (when it was really fashionable to have thin brows). Just filling them in even a little bit, gives the face has much more structure and definition. The trick is to go for a soft colour, nothing too harsh or severe. I love: Laura Mercier’s Eyebrow Pencil (in Ash Blonde).

For lots more help and advice with your makeup, please contact Mel England to book one of her one-on-one Mature Makeup Lessons Harrogate, Ripon, Leeds, North Yorkshire.

Mel x