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As any good makeup artist course will tell you, looking incredible often takes a lot of work - particularly as you get older. Mature skin has quite different characteristics from younger skin, which means that when applying makeup, it needs to be accounted for, or you won’t get the results you were looking for when you started.

Here we aim to help those looking to enjoy a long and rewarding makeup artist career by providing some tips on how to go about applying foundation to older skin. We’ll also cover how simple and convenient it is to add to your professional skills with modular, video-based, CPD-approved short courses online at the end, but let’s first get to those foundation tips.

Don’t Forget to Use Moisturiser:

 Before you start to apply moisturiser, eye makeup, or anything else, it’s important that you prep properly, which means using a moisturiser. This will deal with any dryness that might affect how well the foundation bonds to the skin afterwards. Prepping skin like this before using makeup is important at any time of life, but even more so when you have mature skin.

Use the Correct Primer:

When you’re covering the basics of a makeup artist course, you’ll find out that primers are a great way to deal with any texture problems you might have with mature skin. What’s known as a ‘blurring primer’ is an effective product that softens facial lines that have appeared, as well as smoothing out any blemishes to allow your foundation to go on evenly. Here are some suggestions: Choosing your primer. 

Avoid Watery Foundation:

When applying foundation to mature skin, you'll need to consider that your makeup organiser contains the right kind of foundation for your needs. It would help if you were using a thicker product with some weight to it, as thinner brands tend to creep into those frown lines more easily, meaning they’re less covered and easier to see.

Aim For a Foundation Offering Hydration:

As an experienced makeup artist will know, mature skin is typically drier than when it’s young. That means that it usually needs a helping hand in this department, which can come in the form of hydrating foundations. You’ll know you’ve got the right kind of product when you look at its description, with words like ‘glow’, ‘illuminating’ or ‘dewy’ on the packaging.

Enhance Your Makeup Artist Skills With Online Training

Learning to take account of mature skin needs is just one of the things you must know to work as a professional, and the great news is that thanks to makeup artist course training like our Makeup Fundamentals, it’s easier than ever to learn. Like all the training offered by OCA covering 20+ industries, it’s CPD-approved and video-based for an altogether more engaging learning experience.

To find out more about this or the fact that our courses come with one-to-one mentoring, 24/7 chat support and flexible payment instalments if required, visit us today at Alternatively, to speak to a member of our team about your training needs, call us on 1300 611 404, and we’ll be delighted to assist in any way we can.

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