The Makeup You Need If You Want to Help Visibly Minimize the Signs of Aging
Fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and a dull complexion, the tell-tale signs of skin aging are hard to miss. What’s more, some cosmetic products—foundation and concealer, we’re looking at you—end up settling into to these fine lines, making the visible signs of age more noticeable and prominent. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was makeup out there, made especially to hide visible signs of aging skin? Enter Visible Lift, from L’Oréal Paris, a cosmetics line designed to do just that!
Makeup for Mature Skin: L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift
Designed to help to you create a more youthful-looking complexion, L’Oréal Paris’ Visible Lift is a cosmetics collection comprised of foundation, concealers, blush, and a radiance boost primer. Blending the importance of skin care with the love of makeup, this cosmetics collection is ideal for a woman who doesn’t want her makeup to appear as if it has settled into dry skin, accentuating those fine lines, but rather makeup that can help her have a radiant-looking glow.
Below, we’re sharing a quick 8-step makeup tutorial—that naturally starts with a little skin care—to help you achieve the youthful-looking finish you’re after.
Step 1: Cleanse with a Cream Cleanser
Before starting any morning makeup application you’ll want to thoroughly cleanse your skin. Since impurities like excess oil can build up overnight, it’s good to rinse them away to start the day with a clean canvas. If visibly dry, aging skin is your concern, we recommend using a cream cleanser like Age Perfect Nourishing Cream Cleanser. The daily cleanser—formulated for mature skin—helps to give you softer and smoother skin.
Step 2: Moisturize for a Healthier-Looking Tone
Mature skin can often appear dull and lackluster which is why moisturizing after cleansing is so important. Reach for a moisturizer formulated to help renew and revive a healthy-looking tone for visibly younger-looking skin, like Rosy Tone Moisturizer formulated with micro-exfoliating LHA and imperial peony. After cleansing, massage the pink-hued moisturizer onto your skin before moving onto your next step.
Step 3: Prime with a Hydrating, Brightening Primer
When it comes to makeup application, it would be a crime not to prime and when you have mature skin you want to look younger, that primer better boast brightening benefits. Visible Lift Radiance Booster is a brightening primer that offers skin long-lasting hydration. The lightweight primer—infused with nourishing oils—instantly brightens for a radiant finish, smooths, and evens skin without a greasy finish. You can use the primer alone for all-over radiance or under makeup to create a smooth, illuminated base.
Step 4: Set Your Foundation
Once your base is set, it’s time to apply foundation. Reach for a beauty blending sponge—they are our favorite for getting an even and easy application—and Visible Lift Serum Absolute. Formulated with Pro-Retinol A+ and antioxidant vitamin C, this foundation for mature skin helps to reverse the appearance of the signs of skin aging. What’s more, the foundation is formulated with broad-spectrum SPF 17 sunscreen to help protect your skin from the harsh and skin-aging effects of the sun’s harmful rays. Use your blending sponge to tap and blend the foundation on your face and extend the color down passed your chin to your neck, since you won’t want to have a visible line where the makeup ends.
Step 5: Conceal & Correct
When you’re older, dark circles can become more of a concern so hide those shadows with a multi-action concealer like Visible Lift CC Eye. Available in three shades, the under-eye concealer features a rollerball applicator that feels like a cool treat on application. To use, gently roll under your eyes and pat lightly until the concealer is blended.
Step 6: Dust on a Blush
What screams youth quite as much as rosy, glowing cheeks? While we can’t go back to our younger years to appreciate this sign of youthful skin, we can fake it with a little blush! Reach for an illuminating blush like Visible Lift Color Lift Blush for a radiant-looking finish and is available in six gorgeous shades. Visible Lift Color Lift Blush helps to contour and illuminate cheekbones for a more youthful-looking complexion, so it’s a must!
Step 7: Add a Sweep of Mascara
Next, make your eyes pop with a quick sweep of mascara. The original Voluminous mascara is available in five shades—including blue!—to help you separate your lashes and create fuller-looking lashes. Place the brush at the base of your lashes and gently sweep up to the tips.
Step 8: Set with a Spray
As a final step in your routine, set your look with a setting spray. Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray is a beauty editor favorite at Skincare.com—I personally re-purchase at my drugstore each time I run out but. The spray helps to lock in your makeup for a long-lasting just-applied look. Close your eyes and spray in an “X” and “T” motion. Allow it to dry and then you’re done!