Recently I was back on CHCH Morning Live discussing makeup tips for mature skin. I had the unbelievably gorgeous Donna Skelly as my model, for those of you who don’t know Donna, she is a former news anchor for CH and an all around amazing woman.
Here are some of the tips we discussed:
-Using a cream with a high concentration of Retinol A at night which encourages collagen production and cell turnover (don’t forget to load on the sunscreen in the morning to prevent burns). There are plenty of creams with Retinol in them, but if you want real results, go to your dermatologist and get prescription grade Retinol
-Using primers (face, eyes & lip) on the skin to smooth out the appearance of fine lines and pores and hold your makeup in place all day. For face Hourglass makes a great one for mature skin called mineral veil, NARS skin smoothing face prep is good at smoothing out the crows feet around the eyes and lines around the lips, and MAC’s paintpots are the perfect eye primers
-Avoiding powder products which will just make skin look dry and opting for a bb cream or tinted moisturizer instead. Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturizer is the top selling product of its kind.
And a few more tips, watch the clip to learn: