Makeup Prep for Mature Skin: 5 Game-Changing Primers

Which primer is best for your skin type?

Is your makeup aging you? Say goodbye to makeup frustrations and hello to the radiant glow, you’ve always wanted!

Are you a woman over 50? Is your old way of doing your makeup not working anymore?

As our skin matures our makeup routine should too. How you used to do your makeup may be aging the look and texture of your skin. Your new makeup routine begins before your makeup, with prep and primers. Anne K and I are here to teach you the simple 5-primer routine that creates a smooth firm base for your foundation, eye makeup, and lipstick. These expert makeup tips for mature skin over 50 give you the confidence to love your makeup experience again.

One step before primers is nourishing anti-aging skincare. Our Jade Roller is especially helpful as a part of your mature makeup prep routine.

Makeup primers act as a barrier between your skin and your makeup. If you skip this step your makeup will absorb and settle into your fine lines and pores, aging the look of your skin. With primers, your skin will look and feel smoother and firmer. Your makeup will last longer and you will use less product. Win-Win!

Carol’s 5-Primer Makeup Prep Routine.

(2:45) Step #1. Firm up your eye area with the Instant Action Wrinkle Smoother. Bye-bye crepey eyelids.

(3:50) Step #2. Ensure your eyeshadow stays put (yes, even shimmer shadows) with Eye Primer. (The eye primer shown in this video is currently out of stock, but this option is a fantastic substitute.)

(4:54) Step #3. Create all-over smoothness and erase fine lines and pores with full face makeup primer. The type of primer you choose depends on your skin texture and desired outcome. The Buffer Foundation Brush provides even application.

  • Skin Smoother (Carol’s choice):  Instantly diminishes the appearance of fine lines, large pores, and wrinkles. Suitable for all skin types.
  • Mattifying Face Primer (Anna K’s choice): Reduces shine for a mattifying effect on your skin. Suitable for normal to oily skin.
  • Retextur Creme Face Primer: Improves overall skin texture. Suitable for normal to dry skin.

(8:05) Step #4. Prevent feathering a fading with Age-Defying Lip Primer. Go pro with Anna K’s Lip Brush technique.

(9:02) Step #5. Add fullness to your flutter with Eyelash Primer.

And that’s it! As simple as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Once you get the hang of it you’ll be done in less than two minutes.

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With Dressing Your Truth we teach that makeup supports your beauty, it doesn’t create it. From foundation to finishing touches, these tips (straight from a makeup expert!) empower you to embrace your changing skin and create a makeup look that enhances your natural, mature beauty.

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