Evolving techniques and products have added more purpose to makeup today than ever before. You can use it to subtly accentuate your features or completely transform them. This is what makes it so fun, especially when it comes to doing a look on mature skin.

Learning different hacks and techniques can help you give ageing skin a more youthful look and glow. And we mean more than the usual tips of skipping powders or filling in brows… these foolproof, lesser-known tips are all you need to look 10 years younger.


1. Use an illuminating primer

Use an illuminating primer

Use an illuminating and brightening primer as a base for makeup on mature skin. A formula like the Lakme Absolute Undercover Gel Primer will hydrate your skin, avoid makeup from settling into fine lines and wrinkles and give your complexion a beautiful glow. Use your primer right after moisturising your face to lock-in all that hydration.


2. Use a concealer wisely

Use a concealer wisely

A concealer is an important tool in any makeup arsenal to create a youthful effect, but you have to use it wisely. A good tip is to warm the product on the back of your hand and the only place in the hollow of your eyes. Spot correct discolouration and skip the puffy part of your under-eye bags. A focused approach with your concealer will open up your face from the centre, even out the skin tone and give the illusion of smooth skin.

BB picks: Lakme Absolute Mattereal Mousse Concealer


3. Opt for a foundation with a dewy finish

Opt for a foundation with a dewy finish

When it comes to applying makeup on mature skin, a key aspect is the texture of the product. A foundation with a dewy or velvety finish will give you a lit-from-within glow. A formula like the Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Serum Foundation works to brighten dull, ageing skin for a radiant look and is uber nourishing at the same time.


4. Use shimmer sparingly

Use shimmer sparingly

We do not subscribe to the idea that glitter should completely be avoided on mature skin since it tends to settle in fine lines and accentuates their appearance. However, you must use it sparingly! Use shimmer on the centre of your lids to open up your peepers. You can also dab some shimmer on your lips to give the illusion of a fuller pout.


5. Apply blush for a lifting effect

Apply blush for a lifting effect

There are two things to remember while using blush for a fresh, flushed look: (A) Use cream blushes as they look more natural and are less likely to settle into the fine lines and wrinkles, and (B) Apply the blush on just the top of your cheekbones and blend outwards, towards the temple for a lifting effect.

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