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If there’s one fact that’s true when it comes to beauty, it’s that skin can start lose its natural glow as you get older. Yep, 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, the right skin care products and makeup can help you get back the appearance of your glow. Today, we’re here to talk to you specifically about blush. Below, learn all about our best blush for mature skin, plus get a face makeup tutorial featuring this blush for a glowing finish.
One of the best ways to recapture your glow when you have mature skin is to use a blush. Our best blush for mature skin is the L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Radiance Cheek Duo, which comes in four shades (Romantic in Rose, Pearly in Peach, Blushing in Bronze, and Pretty in Plum). Each compact houses a blush and highlighter, which you can swirl together to create one glowing look or use separately, and each compact comes with a makeup brush. Keep reading to learn exactly how to use this blush.
There is an art to applying blush—it’s really all about wielding a light hand. Here, we’re walking you through a face makeup tutorial featuring our best blush for mature skin.
Step 1: Cleanse your skin. Before applying makeup, work your way through your skin care routine. Start with a facial cleanser formulated for mature skin, like the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Nourishing Cream Cleanser. Wet your face, lather the facial cleanser into wet hands, and gently massage it onto your face, then rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry.
Step 2: Use a face mask. Twice a week, add a glow-activating face mask for mature skin, like the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Rosy Tone Face Mask, to your skin care routine. This face mask sloughs away dull dead skin cells to visibly smooth skin’s surface and restore the appearance of rosy, radiant skin. Apply to clean skin, leave on for five minutes, then gently massage the face mask into your skin using light, circular motions to help exfoliate. Rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Step 3: Apply moisturizer. After you’ve rinsed off your face mask, follow up with a moisturizer formulated for mature skin, like the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Rosy Tone Moisturizer. This moisturizer gently exfoliates dull skin and revives the appearance of skin’s natural pink tone. Smooth it gently over clean skin in a circular motion every morning.
Step 4: Follow up with tinted moisturizer. There’s no need to hide underneath heavy coverage—show off your gorgeous skin by opting for a tinted moisturizer instead of a foundation. The L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Luminous Serum Tint Tinted Moisturizer enhances skin’s comfort and glow for lustrous-looking skin. Available in five shades, you can apply it alone or under makeup.
Step 5: Conceal skin imperfections. Once you’re done applying tinted moisturizer, disguise any skin imperfections you’d rather not have the rest of the world see with concealer. Apply the L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Serum Absolute Concealer to targeted areas, like under your eyes to mask dark circles.
Step 6: Sweep on blush. And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for: It’s time to apply blush! Take your blush-highlighter duo in the shade of your choosing and get ready to sweep it on. To use the blush and highlighter together, swirl the included makeup brush into the powder and apply it to your cheekbones for a luminous look. You can also use the blush separately on the apples of your cheeks to add color and dimension and the highlighter on the high points of your face for illumination.
For more mature skin advice, check out our article, 8 Makeup Tips for Aging Skin, next.