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The Best Blush for Mature Skin

Get back the appearance of a natural flush with this must-have.
July 20, 2022

As we get older, skin can start to lose its natural glow. When you have mature skin, you may notice that your skin doesn’t look quite as radiant as it did when you were younger. Luckily, there are products such as bronzer, highlighter — and inarguably one of our favorites — blush to help you get your glow back.

Blush can make a dull complexion not only look more radiant, but also more youthful. And with purple blush, orange blush and other blush trends soaring in popularity these days, it’s hard not to want to indulge in the beloved cosmetic. 

But when you have mature skin you have to be mindful of how a product performs on your skin. You don’t want something that will make fine lines or wrinkles look more pronounced or dry out your skin in any way. So we’re sharing our favorite pick for blush for mature skin so that you have only the best result with your makeup look. 

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What Type of Blush Is Best for Mature Skin?

When it comes to picking the right blush for mature skin you want to go for something hydrating. Since skin can lose moisture and elasticity as you age, you want to avoid anything that will make your skin look or feel dry. A blush with a hydrating formula is your best bet — which is why we love the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Makeup Radiant Satin Blush with Camellia Oil. It’s satin formula glides on with a creamy texture and dries down like a powder without looking cakey. 

If you want something that also adds a dose of moisture to your face, try the L’Oréal Paris Glow Paradise Lip and Cheek Tint. This liquid blush is formulated with a dose of hyaluronic acid to lock in hydration for a softer, more youthful complexion. You can also apply this tint to your cheeks and lips for a monochromatic makeup look

How to Pick the Right Blush Color

While the color of blush you choose is completely your preference, there are some general color theory rules you’ll want to follow to get the most flattering look. For example, if you have a very pale or fair complexion, stick to colors that won’t wash you out. Berries and peaches are easy go-tos. Now this doesn’t mean you can’t try all the different trends, but be careful with the opacity of your blush if you want to try bold colors. Also, take your undertones into consideration as you should always do when you’re picking out complexion makeup.

Which Blush Color Makes You Look Younger?

Overall, blush can help you look younger as it gives the appearance of a flush to your face. Obviously, colors such as purple, orange or coral won’t mimic a natural warming of the face, but they can still make you look younger. If you’re going for the most natural appearance, try a subtle rose shade like the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Satin Blush with Camellia Oil in Rosewood.  

3 Tips for Applying Blush on Mature Skin

There is an art to applying blush — it’s really all about wielding a light hand. Here, we’re sharing a few tips on how to apply blush for mature skin.

1. Use the Right Brush and Placement

Once upon a time women treated applying blush like a color blocking experiment — luckily we don’t do that anymore. We’ve since learned that using the right tool and paying attention to placement makes all the difference. Grab a fluffy blush brush and lightly dip it into your blush, and place it on the apples of your cheeks to build color. 

2. Tap Away Excess

This may seem like a simple tip, but it’s actually so simple that many people don’t follow it — but you should. Before placing the blush brush on your cheeks, tap away any excess product on the side of the compact. If you’re using a liquid or cream blush, place it onto your cheeks in tiny dots and gently pat it into your cheeks. Remember, you can always add more blush as you need it, but it can ruin your makeup look if you have to remove it because you’ve started with too much.

3. Start Light and Layer

Along those same lines, build up your blush to avoid overdoing it. If you’re using a brush, make sure you use really light sweeping motions to apply your blush. If you’re using your fingers, opt for the ring finger — which has a light touch — and layer more blush until you reach your desired look.

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Edited by: Shalwah Evans, Photo Credit: iStock

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