Springtime makeup tips
By Christine Crosby
By the time we ladies enter the GRAND stage of life we are seeking to be our authentic selves–inside and out. That means after 50, heavy makeup is not only fake looking, it’s aging & unattractive. Our best bet is to use a very light hand with makeup to achieve the best result.
Being a makeup minimalist doesn’t mean we don’t go without a stitch of makeup on. A little concealer where needed can work miracles. Be sure to invest in a good quality concealer, and for heaven’s sake be sure it’s a good match to your skin color and then go easy. Remember, the last thing we girls with mature skin should do is put layers of dry foundation and powder on our faces. The less we put on those wrinkles the better!
My all-time favorite line of cosmetics is BOOM! By Cindy Joseph. Very sadly, After a spirited battle with cancer, BOOM’s visionary founder and CEO passed away in 2018. Beyond challenging conventional notions of aging and beauty, Cindy inspired people of all ages to see themselves and the trajectory of their lives in an empowered new light. As a daughter, sister, mother, wife, friend, model, makeup artist, entrepreneur, and Pro-age pioneer, the legacy of inspiration she leaves behind is unprecedented, and it will only continue to expand.
One of my daughters turned me on to my next favorite skincare product, Paula’s Choice Exfoliate. Over time, due to unprotected sun exposure and age, skin’s ability to exfoliate, or shed the buildup of dead, skin slows down. The not-too-pretty effects can be mitigated simply by adding an AHA or BHA exfoliant to your routine. And for many people, the difference is visible overnight.
No sweat! 5 tips for flawless makeup in warmer weather
BY ALESANDRA DUBIN
Start with primer
For long-lasting coverage, as well as that all-important sun protection, start your makeup routine with an SPF-infused primer. When the sun heats up, we want our skin to look good without looking like we’ve made too much effort. As well as using your favorite moisturizer, use a primer with a high SPF to give an even clarity and a soft-focus appearance to your skin tone, while protecting your skin from harmful UVB and UVA rays.
Warming weather frequently means sweating, swimming or even happy tears (it’s wedding season after all!). So don’t forget to use waterproof mascara. Look for a waterproof mascara with a full brush for dramatic lashes. Along the same lines, pick a waterproof eyeliner over regular liquid liner — or waterproof pencil if you prefer a more subtle or blended look.
Know that less is more
Spring and summertime are the seasons to avoid heavy makeup, favoring a lighter look and feel. Less is best when the sun heats up so find a base that matches your skin tone well and is light in coverage will stay looking better longer.
Banish the powder blush
When it comes to blush, a cream product stays put longer — and appears smoother than powder. It’s also easier to reapply when the skin is hot or damp. A nice trick is to go from the beach or poolside to a restaurant or bar with a cream product that works for both cheeks and lips. Apply with fingertips for a quick touchup.
Look sun-kissed — safely
While we’re protecting the delicate skin on our faces with SPF, we can still look beautifully bronzed with makeup. Powder bronzers tend to go a little patchy or simply come off in a humid climate. A good trick is to use a water-resistant foundation a few shades darker than your skin tone. Make sure it is very light in texture and coverage and use this as a liquid bronzer. Then, with a fluffy foundation brush, apply to the high planes of the face — nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead — for a natural look.
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