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Working on Mature Skin

As we age, our skin undergoes a variety of changes that can result in a number of visible signs of aging, such as thinning of the epidermis (the outer layer of skin), decreased collagen production, age spots, loss of elasticity, etc.

These changes in the skin can be influenced by a variety of factors, including genetics, lifestyle, and environmental factors such as sun exposure and pollution. While it is impossible to completely prevent the effects of aging on the skin, there are steps that can be taken to help slow down the process. And with the power of makeup, you can still get that glow you want to see! Which brings us to makeup on mature skin...
Makeup application on older skin can be more challenging due to a variety of factors. Here are some possible reasons:

Skin texture: As we age, our skin becomes thinner, less elastic, and more prone to wrinkles and fine lines. This can make it difficult to apply makeup evenly, especially on areas with deeper wrinkles or creases.

Dryness: Older skin tends to be drier, which can make makeup appear patchy and cling to dry patches. This can also make it harder to blend products, resulting in a cakey or heavy look.

Uneven skin tone: Age spots, discoloration, and other skin imperfections are more common as we age. These can be difficult to cover up with makeup, especially if the skin is thin and delicate.

Sensitivity: Older skin can be more sensitive to certain ingredients in makeup, causing irritation or allergic reactions.

Makeup preferences: Older people may have different preferences when it comes to makeup, such as wanting a more natural look or choosing products that are specifically formulated for mature skin. Talk to them and get a better understanding.

It's important to approach makeup application on older skin with care and consideration for these factors. Using gentle, hydrating products and applying makeup with a light hand can help create a natural and flattering look.

Also, remember to talk to your client so as to understand their skin type and get an insight into what products you should or should not use.

It’s fascinating to see the changes of attitude and expression of an individual once their makeup look is complete. It adds the extra edge in your appearance and oomph to your confidence.

Check out the mature makeup done by some of our recently graduated level 3 students

The Makeup Connoisseur
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