How To Apply Make-Up Over Wrinkles

LUXit partner Jaimee-Leigh Curtis features on Over Sixty, talking makeup and ageing with Michelle Reed, for the full article click here.

Make-up should always be enjoyable. It should never be about hiding your natural beauty, but enhancing it. Wrinkles are a completely natural part of ageing and you shouldn’t feel the need to cover up.

Jamiee-Leigh Curtis – Deluxe LUXit Partner, make-up artist and hairdresser, has extensive experience working with all types of skin, including with mature ladies.

“Mature skin requires a lighter hand and specific products that will assist in minimising the appearance of wrinkles, whilst also accommodating to the naturally more dry/normal skin type”

Here, she outlines exactly how to go about applying your make-up in a way that will enhance your natural beauty, wrinkles included.

Steps on how to enhance your natural beauty:
1- Prime:

Start with a base that will smooth your complexion and gently fill into areas of more obvious texture (a primer with a silicone base is perfect). Look for products with a velvety or hydrating finish. Avoid anything too matte as these products can accentuate fine lines.

2- Foundation and Blend

Apply your favourite base make-up (foundation, concealer or tinted moisturiser) working from the centre of the face outwards. Try a cream compact if you prefer full coverage, or a liquid or gel foundation for a more sheer effect. A damp sponge is the perfect way to press (not drag) the product onto the skin.

3- Powder

If you love a matte finish, dust a translucent powder lightly only over the T-zone area (your nose and forehand). Keep your cheekbones free of product so they can reflect the light more and lift your face.

4- Highlight

You can strategically add a subtle highlighter on the high points of your face (under the brows, cheekbones and the bridge of the nose). Avoid anything too shimmery; go for a glow, rather than a glitter.

5- Eyes

When it comes to eyes, gently contouring the socket with a neutral warm tone will enhance your natural shape and create definition. Keep it simple with black mascara and curled lashes to open your eyes.

6- Lips

Lips should always be well moisturised. For a fuller appearance, use a shade similar to your natural lip colour with a cream or gloss finish.

Jamiee-Lee also advises that if you’re new to makeup, or just need a re-fresher, it’s a good idea to get a professional to show you the ropes and demonstrate exactly how you can get your desired look.


LUXit make-up artists are mobile and come to glam you up in the comfort on your own home. Services are available any day of the week, make a booking online or through the app.

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