As people age, their skin changes and becomes thinner and less elastic. This can lead to wrinkles, fine lines, and a loss of plumpness and glow. While some embrace these natural changes, others may feel self-conscious about them.

If you want to make your mature skin look plumper and glowier, there are many makeup tricks you can use and this article will explore some of the simplest and most beautiful ways to do just that.

Use a hydrating primer

Before you even start thinking about makeup, it’s important to prep your skin with a hydrating primer. This will help to smooth out any fine lines and give your skin a more youthful appearance. Primers work by creating a barrier between your skin and your makeup, which will help to keep your makeup in place and prevent it from creasing or settling into any lines.

So, simply apply the primer all over your face and neck before moving on to foundation or other makeup products.

Additionally, be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out.

Opt for a dewy foundation

When it comes to foundation, those with mature skin should steer clear of matte formulas as they can accentuate any fine lines and give the skin a flat appearance. Instead, go for a dewy foundation that will add a healthy glow to the skin.

To apply, use a damp beauty blender or a foundation brush and start in the middle of your face, blending outwards. Be sure to focus on any areas that may be lacking radiance, such as under the eyes or around the mouth.

Finally, you want to use a setting powder after your foundation to help it stay in place and prevent it from creasing throughout the day. However, according to Maggie De and advice from her Makeup Over 50, you should only apply setting powder to the areas of your face that tend to get oily, such as the T-zone. And if you have dry skin, you can skip the powder altogether.

Add some colour with blush

Adding a pop of colour to your cheeks is a great way to make your skin look more youthful and glowing. When choosing a blush, go for a peachy or pink shade as opposed to a bronzer, which can make mature skin look muddy.

To apply, start by smiling and then sweeping the blush brush along the apples of your cheeks. Then, blend the colour up towards your temples for a natural-looking finish.

Moisturise prime your lips

Naturally, lips become thinner and less plump as years come knocking. To combat this, it’s important to use a lip primer and a hydrating lip colour.

A lip primer will help to smooth out any lines on your lips and create a more even canvas for your lipstick or lip gloss. Meanwhile, a hydrating lip colour will help to plump up your lips and add some shine.

When applying your lip colour, start in the center of your lips and blend outwards. For extra definition, you can line your lips with a lip pencil before filling them in.

Mature skin can be made to look plumper and more glowing with the right makeup tricks. By using a hydrating primer, dewy foundation, blush, and lip hydrator, you can achieve a youthful look that will make you feel more confident.