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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.