The Ultimate Skincare and Makeup Routine for Mature Skin

You’re 50 and fabulous? Then you’ve earned the right to makeup and skincare for aging skin that’s equally amazing. Here’s how to transform a dry, dull complexion and give mature skin a glow-up in three easy steps.

Step 1. Prime with hydration.

At any age, when your goal is to get glowing, skincare deserves undivided attention. But since levels of moisture, collagen and lipids deplete naturally as we age, a complexion 50 years (or more!) in the making tends to need a hefty dose of hydration. Be on the lookout for ingredients designed to soothe dryness and offer firming benefits, like the reparative properties of manuka honey, which is found in L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Ultra-Nourishing Repairing Serum. Start by warming a pump of anti-aging serum between your fingertips before pressing it gently all over your cleansed face and neck. The concentrated formula will absorb quickly, sinking into the deeper layers of your skin. Next, apply a nourishing cream overtop. The thicker texture of an anti-aging cream, such as L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Ultra-Nourishing Day Cream, is meant to protect the top layer of the epidermis while enhancing a healthy barrier with hydration. Use your fingertips to massage a small amount of cream over your face and neck. And why not take your time here? It’s the perfect opportunity to adjust your application technique and rev up blood flow! Spend an extra minute to treat your jawline, cheekbones and forehead to gentle upward circular motions and you’ll soon spot a radiant uptick.

Step 2. Even out your skin tone.

Facing the world with mature skin that’s plumped and hydrated feels really good. A complexion that also boasts a flawlessly even tone? Even better! Now, how you go about this part is totally up to you and can even change day to day depending on your skin’s needs. If you’re hoping to minimize localized shadows (like dark circles under your eyes or those dark spots that tend to gather along cheekbones), a trusty concealer will do the trick. L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Radiant Concealer offers medium buildable coverage that won’t collect in fine lines. Plus, each of the 12 natural-looking shades gives skin healthy support, thanks to the combination of a hydrating serum and antioxidants. Use your ring finger or a small stippling brush to apply the creamy concealer and then step back and assess. Once you flip the switch on dark areas, you might be good to go.
And if you crave a little extra boost, no biggie! A smidge of foundation can be a powerful all-over pick-me-up. Say “So long!” to heavy, full-coverage foundation that likes to settle into fine lines and (gasp!) leave a cakey finish. Instead, look for lightweight enhancement that provides natural polish, like L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Radiant Serum Foundation. Available in 21 shades, the hydrating serum base balanced with vitamin B3 acts as a seamless veil over skin and covers flawlessly—but it won’t creep into fine lines. For an airbrushed finish, address the discoloration where it’s likely to appear most prominently: the middle of the face. Use a buffing brush to apply your serum foundation from the T-zone outward, making sure to blend it into the hairline and jawline.

Step 3. Brighten up with colour.

The final step to total radiance when you’re 50 (or better!) is to put a touch of colour back into your face. A little blush goes a long way, and each shade of L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Radiant Satin Blush is formulated to provide a pretty yet subtle flush. Pick the perfect blush for aging skin by aligning it with your skin’s undertones. If you have a deeper complexion with warm undertones, Berry would be beautiful. If you’re fair with cool undertones, try the fresh pink of Peony. Olive or medium skin tones on the cooler side would do well with Mauved, while the warmth of Rosewood will flatter similar skin tones that have warm undertones. All four shades are easy to wear, and, FYI, the powder is pressed with camellia oil and soft minerals so it won’t dry skin out.

Lastly, a swipe of striking lip colour will act as a final punctuation mark.

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydrating Core Lipstick, the best lipstick for aging skin, is a collection of 10 gorgeous shades. The satin-finish formula has been topped up with a mix of nourishing serum and pro-vitamin B5 so it glides on, leaving lips fuller and smoother without feathering. And with that, your radiance is recaptured!

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