One of the fondest memories I have with my mother is stopping off at the cosmetics counters of various department stores and having our makeup done. Mom had a magnetic personality and a smile that could light up a room which is probably why makeup artists fawned all over her.
When my mother was hospitalized for a while I would go to her room and give her a facial and then apply makeup. She loved it as most moms would when their daughters take time for them. So this Mother’s Day why not either treat your mother to a professional makeup session (think Blushington in Los Angeles or Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Barneys) or simply DIY.
To get you off on the right foot, celebrity makeup artist Penny Sadler shared a few tips:
Makeup application tips for mature/aging skin:
Sadler says, Women tend to have more delicate and sensitive skin. Additionally, as we age, skin is affected by fluctuating hormone levels. Generally skin becomes drier, thin, and has less elasticity-allowing fine lines, wrinkles, and loose skin to develop.
Makeup is still important, maybe even more important than ever, but a less is more approach is needed. Use a foundation that gives a light coverage, and concealer only where needed- instead of trying to achieve maximum coverage with one product that covers everything. If your skin is a little on the dry side avoid too much powder, as it can make the skin look even drier.
Skin care routine tips for mature/aging skin
Sadler says, Hopefully you already have a good skin care routine in place and as your skin matures you just adjust it as needed. The basics (cleanse, tone, and moisturize) never change. The products you use may change however, and you may add serums or anti-aging treatments to your regime. Also, if you’ve always used soap and water or a foaming or gel cleanser you may find that a cleansing lotion or even an oil will work much better for you now as natural oil production will decrease with declining hormones.
Some women experience what they call a “second adolescence”. Try spot treating the breakouts instead of treating the entire face as if it’s one giant pimple. You’ll just end up dehydrating the skin and upsetting the acid balance, which protects it. Remember, your skin is the largest organ of the body. Treat it with care and it will take care of you.
Dallas, Texas-based makeup artist and hair stylist Penny Sadler has performed her talents on famous faces such as Brooke Shields, Anderson Cooper, George W. Bush, Melrose Place star Laura Leighton and American Idol Kelly Clarkson, as well as high-profile entrepreneurs and corporate leaders.
Be sure to view the video for some additional tips for the busy mother.