Mom’s Makeup Tutorial

Feb 03

This weekend I have had the pleasure of doing makeup on the most beautiful woman ever, my mommy. My mom is in her fifties and there are a few things to remember when working with mature skin; less is more, skin prep is vital and remember the creasing.

My mom is not a huge makeup wearer and she didn’t want anything dramatic. Over all, her skin is good in the sense that she doesn’t have too many wrinkles or texture but she does have a little bit of rosacea that she likes to cover up. To prep her skin I used Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream. I love using this moisturizer on mature skin because I find that it not only moisturizes but also gives the skin a little more plumpness. After waiting a few minutes for the cream to absorb, I moved on with the primer and I used two, NYX’s Angel Veil and Dr. Brandt’s Pores No More. My mom has normal to dry skin with lots of pores. I find that combining both of these primers gives the skin a little bit more hydration and the pores are filled in.



Since her skin is a bit on the dry side, I used a little bit of Becca’s Shimmering Dkin Perfector in Moonstone under the foundation just at the top of her cheekbones to give her face a little bit of a glow. When I work with mature skin, I prefer not to use insane highlighters as they accentuate every line therefore, if needed; I use a cream illuminator under the foundation to give a slight glow.



From then, I moved on to foundation and concealing. I started the eyes with covering up her dark circles. For that I used my trusty NYX Dark Circle Concealer in Medium. I like this product because it’s not too emollient but at the same time not drying at all. It’s perfect for the undereye, especially if one has creasing there. For foundation I used Garniere’s BB cream. I find that this cream is very lightweight, has good coverage and SPF. It also gives the skin a bit of a dewy effect but not to the point where you feel like you can fry an egg on your cheeks. For concealer, I used Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla. I love this concealer because while it has good coverage, it doesn’t look cakey under the eye and, when set properly, will not crease. To set the whole face I used La Mer’s Powder. The one I have has been discontinued, but I heard that the reformulated powder is also very good. I love using this powder on mature skin because it has a little bit of shimmer in it. Usually when you set foundation with a powder, the skin is mattified. That look doesn’t go very well with mature skin because it tends to underline all the problem areas. This is why I love to use something with slight, and when I say slight I mean very very slight, shimmer because it gives the skin some youthful glow. I also love using this powder on my self because I use very mattifying foundations due to my oiliness and sometimes I need to bring some life back into my skin. J



After the face was complete, we moved on to the eyes and we started from the brows. To fill them in I used Mac’s Eyebrow Pencil that is no longer available, but Mac Veluxe Brow Liner in Omega is a very good one for someone with blond to light brown hair. I set the brows with the new Maybelline Brow Gel in Soft Brown. For the eye’s, I primed the lid with a Kiko Long Lasting Eyeshadow Crayon in Matita Ombretto. It is a very light shimmering pink that I like to use as a primer because once it sets, it’s not going anywhere. For the main shadow look, I used the Charlotte Tilbury Quad in The Uptown Girl. I used the light color all over the lid and a mix of both greys in the outer V and a very small amount on the lower lash line. For mascara, I used Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara. My mom has very short eyelashes and this mascara made them look sure long.



I finished off the face with a subtle highlighter from Kevyn Aucoin in Candlelight, a cream blush from a Tom Ford Summer Collection, and Chanel Soleil De Chanel Cream Bronzer. As mentioned before, I prefer to use creams on mature skin as I find that they make the skin look much more youthful. Since I used an illuminating cream under the foundation, I used a subtle highlighter on top of the cheekbones to make sure that her lines are not emphasized but she still has a little bit of something something there.



For the lips I used a combination of a liner by Kevyn Aucoin in Medium and a lipstick form LipLand in Nakey. I topped it off with a little bit of gloss from Lancôme, just in the center of the lip and voila!


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