Age looks so good on Cindy Joseph. She's 63, a longtime pro makeup artist, and a top model since her start at age 49. Genetically blessed. Age also looks great on Yvonne, the model in the makeup how-to video later in this post. The look is simple, fresh and youthful; I had to share. But before that, let's talk about stuff for skin.
Cleanser for mature skin One of the frustrating things about higher numbers on our driver's license is the slowing down of the body's natural exfoliating process. Hello, drier skin prone to more wrinkling with a side of dullness.
The cleansing step is ideal for a formula to help excess dead, dulling skin cells take a hike. Try Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser ($35, sephora.ca), which contains salicylic, lactic and glycolic acids to help prep skin to absorb moisturizer and other age-management ingredients more effectively. Or try one of these smoothing and brightening face washes.
Conditioning for mature skin Richer textures, kicked-up hydration, and ingredients that encourage collagen and elastin production -- that's what we want from our skincare. The new Rodial Bee Venom collection ($140 to $200, murale.ca) for mature skin is packed with firming peptides, plant stem cells and hydration boosters. Note that the range includes a serum, always the most potent component of a skincare regimen (for details on why, click here). Given the natural slowdown that comes with each birthday, a power potion is essential.
Less pricey options include the Nivea Visage Vital line ($21.59 each, well.ca), of which model Cindy Joseph is the face, actually. The reason I'm recommending it here, though, is that it's the very favourite of my friend Dinah, 60. She's tried a bunch of mature-skin stuff at a range of price points; she loves Nivea Visage Vital best because her skin absorbs it quickly and feels soft without the stickiness that can come with highly emollient textures.
Okay, here's a Lisa Eldridge glowy-makeup-for-mature-skin how-to:
Complexion enhancers for mature skin The Bobbi Brown SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm ($63, Holt Renfrew) that Lisa uses in the above video has been discontinued. When the stock runs out, you might like to try the Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35 ($50, Holt Renfrew) instead -- it has a bit more coverage than the Tinted Moisturizing Balm, and gives skin a natural-looking finish, too.
Options to consider include L'Oréal Paris Age Perfect BB Cream for Mature Skin ($26.99, well.ca), or Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30 ($39, sephora.ca), a careful blend of hydrating components and colour-correcting pigments that visually add radiance and minimize the appearance of discolouration and redness.
Cheek colour for mature skin An alternative to the not-available-in-Canada Max Factor cream blush Lisa uses in the video is Ilia Beauty's Multi-Stick in All of Me ($34, beautymark.ca). An emollient stick-colour formula that delivers a dewy glow with skin-softening natural ingredients, it's great for any age, particularly for drier complexions. (Here's Cindy's application with a similar colour from her own line, Boom by Cindy Joseph.) For a sweet pink flush as per Lisa Eldridge's video application, try the Ilia Beauty Multi-Stick in Tenderly.
Lip colour for mature beauties Lightly tinted and deliciously conditioning, YSL Rouge Volupté Sheer Candy Glossy Balms ($39 each, sephora.ca) are sooo lovely (I geeked out about them here when they launched). You should have one just because you deserve the luxury. This is Cool Guava.
What do you think? How's your skincare routine? Does Lisa Eldridge's tutorial seem achieveable?
Cindy Joseph photo by Heather Weston.