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 and never about hiding your natural beauty, but enhancing it. Wrinkles are a completely natural part of ageing that 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.
1- 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 and avoid anything too matte – this can accentuate fine lines.
2- 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, and a damp sponge is the perfect way to press (not drag) the product onto the skin.
3- If you love a matte finish, dust a translucent powder lightly only over the T-zone area (your nose and forehand), keeping your cheekbones free of product so they can reflect the light more and lift your face.
4- You can strategically add a subtle highlighter on the high points of your face (under the brows, cheekbones and the bridge of the nose) but avoid anything too shimmery – go for a glow, rather than a glitter.
5- When it comes to eyes, gently contouring the socket with a neutral warm tone will enhance your natural shape and create definition, and keep it simple with black mascara and curled lashes to open your eyes.
6- Lips should always be well moisturised, and 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 you can make an appointment for someone to come to your home, any day of the week.