TIME MANAGEMENT: SKINCARE, COSMETICS + MAKEUP HOW-TO FOR MATURE SKIN

easy tips for a look-again glow that befits your inner youth
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easy tips for a look-again glow that befits your inner youth
cindy joseph

cindy joseph

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.

murad aha/bha exfoliating cleanser

murad aha/bha exfoliating cleanser

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.

rodial bee venom skincare collection

rodial bee venom skincare collection

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.

nivea visage vital skincare collection

nivea visage vital skincare collection

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.

bobbi brown bb cream spf 35; l'oreal paris age perfect bb cream; clinique moisture surge cc cream spf 30

bobbi brown bb cream spf 35; l'oreal paris age perfect bb cream; clinique moisture surge cc cream spf 30

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.

ilia beauty multi-stick in all of me

ilia beauty multi-stick in all of me

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.

ysl rouge volupté sheer candy gloss balm in cool guava

ysl rouge volupté sheer candy gloss balm in cool guava

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.