In this video, we talked about how makeup for mature skin can highlight the inner glow that we feel inside, but, that we sometimes have trouble showing others. Our guest on the show was our radiant friend, Annie, a doctor who works with complementary medicine.

Join us as we discuss how to apply makeup for mature skin that highlights your inner glow.

Makeup for Mature Skin Can Make You Glow

During our discussion, Ariane said that the face is the first part of our bodies that other people see. As a result, we want our face to reflect the positive and healthy feelings that we have inside. Ariane then demonstrated how makeup, applied strategically, can help to create a beautiful glow. Here is how Annie’s makeover went…

Starting with Lightweight Primer and Foundation

Because Annie is not interested in wearing a lot of makeup, Ariane used Ariane Poole Tinted Primer which combines primer, foundation and concealer. It’s lightweight and made Annie’s skin shine. She also suggested trying a Tinted Moisturizer, BB or CC Creams or Estee Lauder Illuminating Perfecting Primer.

Applying Blush to the Apple of the Cheeks

Ariane explained that it is important for older women to apply blush on the apple of their cheeks. She suggested a pinkish or coral shade.

She applied a beautifully soft and subtle Ariane Poole Matte Mineral Blush in Rose Bud. She also suggested the following alternatives: Bobbi Brown Blush in Rose or Nectar, Clinique Cheek Pop in Peach Pop, Clinique Blushwear Cream Stick in Rosy Blush or Peachy Blush or Liz Earle Healthy Glow Cream Blush.

Illuminators Can Give the Skin a Healthy Glow

Ariane recommended the use of an illuminator stick to give our aging skin a bright healthy glow. You can see Annie’s eyes come to life when Ariane applies Ariane Poole Luminizing Stick.

She also suggested that you might want to consider using Nars Illuminator, Revlon Photoready Skinlights or Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer. She reminded us that the liquid illuminators can also be mixed with normal foundation to give it a glow.

If you prefer to use an illuminator after foundation is applied, Laura Mercier Secret Finish is a great option. It is fabulous if you feel your skin is looking dull after you have finished your makeup. All you have to do is rub some between your fingers and pat it gently on your face. It really is one of the most powerful ways to apply makeup for mature skin!

Applying the Finishing Touch – Lips

Ariane applied a small amount of lip gloss to make Annie’s face complete.She recommended applying a gloss or tinted balm in a softly vibrant shade like Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm. Other ideas include Ariane Poole Luxury Gloss or Hydrating Tinted Lip Balm, Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm, or Balance Me Tinted Lip Salve.

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