Happy Tuesday. It has been a while since we discussed skincare or makeup. I have currently been on the hunt for a new bronzer so I thought we would talk about the best bronzers for mature skin. Let me preface this by saying I am not an authority on anyhing involving skincare or makeup. I defer to the experts and those that know far more than I.
I must say there were not very many articles on bronzers targeted to mature women. Is it because we women of a certain age think we can no longer wear bronzer, or are we being ignored as buyers. I am not sure. At any rate, I basically found three articles (yep that’s right three) that you might find helpful in your search.
I found a few common products that they recommended but still didn’t have a great grasp of what I should purchase or recommend, so I decided to check out a few articles on bronzers for all skin types. I did find these articles helpful as well.
Let’s talk about what we need to look for when shopping for a bronzer. First look for a shade that is one or two shades darker than your own natural skin tone. Creams and liquids will more than likely be a better choice because they are less apt to sink into the fine lines. Try to avoid anything shimmery or glittery, and lastly look for ingredients with complexion-boosting benefits like amino acids, peptides, hyaluronic acid, and vitamins.
After my research, these were the best options that I came up with. Now I have to decide which one to try. What I really need is one that stays on like a powder (my skin is still a bit oily), but is transluscent like a liquid. I also have olive skin and many of the bronzers barely show up on me. I am currently using the bare minerals ENDLESS SUMMER in compact form. I like it but it is a tad to heavy for me. I am tempted to try the Charlotte Tilbury. I know many of you are fans of her products.
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Now, how to properly apply it? The idea is to create sun-lit skin by applying bronzer to the areas of the face that the sun would hit naturally for an “effortless” glow. Senior makeup artist for MAC, Dominic Skinner says to“get your brush and buff in from the top of the ear to the corner of the mouth for your first line. Then, at the same angle, apply from the corner of the eye to the temple.”
Angie from Hot and Flashy has a good video, Hot and Flashy Sun Kissed Makeup Tutorial. I also found these two videos, Sephora How to Apply Bronzer to Mature Skin and Hindash Makeup for Mature Women helpful.
There are so many good videos out there I know. I personally prefer reading about products. I find at my age I retain what I read better than what I see if that makes any sense. I do also enjoy all of my friend Sandra Sallin’s videos and those by makeup artist Kerry Lou, who I interviewed on Ageless Style here.
If you do wear bronzer and are looking for something new, I hope this post the best bronzers for mature skin gave you some ideas. Please share your favorites that are working for you. We all benefit from your expertise! I will be back on Thursday for Ageless Style with The Vintage Contessa. Guess who we are interviewing? See you Thursday!