Makeup and Mature Skin
Helena Rubinstein was fond of saying, “There are no ugly women, only lazy ones.” She was referring to women who can’t be bothered to make the most of themselves with makeup and other cosmetics. The trouble is, makeup tends to make us look "sissy" older than we really are after a certain age. Instead of detracting from wrinkles and sagging contours, it accentuates them. Before long, the only makeup we dare to wear—if any—is tinted moisturizer and cream blush . These products work well for women of all ages. They even out skin tone and add color to the cheeks. But when you're dressed up to go out, you understandably want a little more. After all, what's the point of a lavish gown and chic coiffure if your face is practically naked? That's when your start to look like one of Helena Rubinstein's "lazy ones". But there's no need for it. A full makeup can still look good on an older woman; it’s just a question of knowing which products you need and how to apply them.
Preparing Your Skin
But before you can apply makeup, your skin must be in tip top condition, even if it’s no longer flawless. Age spots and broken capillaries are easy to cover up, but only if the skin is exfoliated and well hydrated. Exfoliating improves overall skin texture, which "crossdressing tips" determines how evenly your makeup will go on. Moisturizer plumps skin up to make lines and wrinkles less prominent. For best results, apply before your toner has fully dried.
A foundation primer is essential. It minimizes the appearance of large pores, evens out skin tone to some extent and helps prevent foundation settling into lines and wrinkles, as well as keeping it looking fresher for longer. Tip: If you intend to use a silicone-based foundation, you'll need a silicone-based primer. In case you're unsure, read its list of ingredients; it's a silicone-based product if compounds with names that end in the suffixes -methicone (e.g. dimethiconeor cyclomethicone) and -oxane (e.g. trisiloxane or silsesquioxane) appear at or near the top of the list.
There are many types of foundation, but the most "crossdressing" suitable for mature skin are liquid and cream products. Your aim should be to achieve good coverage using as little product as possible—less is always more where mature skin is concerned.