The first thing to take into consideration for a smooth application and brighter complexion is skin prep. Did you know that the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles can be exaggerated if your skin is not hydrated? To reduce the appearance of wrinkles in the skin, we recommend developing a skincare regime that ensures your skin is cleansed, exfoliated and hydrated. Removing any dead skin cells from the surface of your skin by exfoliating will not only reduce the appearance of wrinkles – it’ll also ensure a smooth, longer lasting application for your makeup and show a fresher, brighter complexion.
Once your skincare is complete, it is time to prime. In keeping with our top tip for keeping skin fresh and hydrated in order to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, we recommend using a hydrating Primer.
When it comes to building coverage for makeup wearers with fine lines and wrinkles, we strongly recommend avoiding any powders, and instead opting for cream coverage products. When using powder products for coverage, these have a mattifying effect on the skin and can create an appearance of dryness on the skin’s surface, which tends to enhance the appearance of wrinkles. Not only this, but the powder itself can settle into fine lines and wrinkles throughout its wear, which can make any signs of ageing look deeper than they actually are.
Our base products are designed to suit makeup wearers of all ages. That’s why both our Correct & Conceal Palette and our Sculpt & Soften Palette have cream formulas instead of powder formulas. Similarly, there are so many ways to get creative with playful pigments when completing your look. Our tip for avoiding mattifying, powder products is to work with creams instead. These are much gentler on the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and are ideal for makeup wearers who are showing any signs of ageing.
Our Play Pots have a smooth, silky, balmy formula which isn’t mattifying or powdery on the skin and helps provide a silky smooth touch of colour to anywhere on the face or body you want to add some colour to. Add to the eyes for a cream shadow, the lips for a lip tint, or the cheeks for a cream blush.
When it comes to becoming more confident in your makeup skills, we want to remind you that it isn’t a race! So be sure to take all the time you need to build on your skillset, enjoying the process of getting to know your face better with every application you try out and every look you get creative with.
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