One of the biggest complaints we hear from our mothers and other women over 50 is that wearing blush makes them look “really old.” While we think they look fabulous with or without makeup, it turns out that powder blushes aren’t the best choice for mature skin.
According to celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles, cream blush is ideal because it looks more natural and doesn’t fold into lines or creases. She adds, “Powders can accentuate wrinkles and make older, drier skin look even more dehydrated.” Our editors’ picks for cream blushes include NYX” cream blush, glow, 0.12-ounce” target=”_blank”>NYX Cream Blush, Maybelline” new york dream bouncy blush, rose petal, 0.19 ounce” target=”_blank”>Maybelline New York Dream Bouncy Blush and HAN” skin care cosmetics natural cheek and lip tint, rose berry” target=”_blank”>HAN Skin Care Cosmetics Natural Cheek and Lip Tint.
Stiles recommends applying cream blush with your fingers or a dual fiber brush like this e.l.f.” stipple brush” target=”_blank”>e.l.f. Cosmetics stipple brush, as it will allow you to “really feather out the color, insuring perfectly blended edges.” Finish by setting your face makeup with a light dusting of finishing powder to help your color last all day.
Watch the makeup tutorial above for an easy, everyday look for mature skin. And be sure to pay close attention to where the cream blush is applied on the cheeks.