Over 40s Makeup Tutorial

Over 40s Makeup Tutorial

As we age,  it’s really important to adjust our makeup techniques to suit more mature skin.  So I’m going to show you on my mature face how to achieve a quick and easy  makeup look using only a few core products.  So first of all I’m going to prep the skin with our Serum/Primer.  So this is multi-use in that is a serum to nourish the skin and a primer to prep  the skin for your foundation application and also hold the foundation onto your  face so it lasts longer.  So we’re going to use two drops of the Serum in the palm of the hand.  And like all of our products, a little goes a long way.  So rubbing into the palms of the hands and pressing into the face.  This will help nourish and prep the skin for your foundation.  Also contains some beautiful anti aging ingredients as well to help minimize the  signs of aging,  minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time and make your skin  feel beautiful.  I’m going to then go with our Diffuser Brush, which is really,  really amazing for foundation application.  It is specially designed to diffuse our Concealer/Foundation into a really  seamless, beautiful look.  And the ingredients in here are in there to help diffuse the light around to  lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and skin texture and just even  out the skin really beautifully while using most minimal product possible  because we do not want to overload our skin, especially as we age, less is more.  The more layers you have on your skin,  the more obvious things like pores and wrinkles, will be.  So applying the most minimal amount in the most effective way is going to be key.  So I’m going to use about a third of a pea size onto the back of my hand and the  reason I’m popping it onto the back of my hand is if you were to go into the pot  with a brush,  you’re likely to gobble up a lot of product into the brush and you end up  rinsing it down the sink. This way,  we’re not stuffing it into the brush.  We’re actually just gently putting it onto the tips of the brush and then  allowing the brush to do its magic. So I’ve used our Mixing Tool,  which is a great little tool for that.  So Concealer/Foundation 2.0 and this is multi-use concealer and foundation in one.  So I just spread it out onto the back of my hand and pick up a little bit with  the brush.  So start from the inside of the face and you don’t want to see the product  swiping on to the face.  You want to be able to see the change happening in your skin.  Basically if you’re seeing the product swiping on,  you’ve got too much on.  Because you want it to just evenly diffuse and you don’t want to be chasing it  around the face, making it absorb.  So that is one of the biggest tricks to remember.  So we’ll go from the center of the face  and you don’t have to press too hard with this brush.  Just once you prep the skin with your Serum/Primer,  you’ve got a really nice base.  So it glides over the skin beautifully and the Serum/Primer can be used instead  of a moisturizer. But on those days where you have extra dry skin,  you might want to use your moisturizer first after you hop out of the shower and  then let that fully absorb and then put your Serum/Primer on top to act as your  primer for your foundation.  So just blending this all over the face and then you can layer it,  after you’ve got that first base layer on creating a really smooth finish,  then you can apply more over the top to layer it.  And you see I haven’t used much at all so far and it’s just slowly starting to  make a bit of a difference.  Buffing it in in tiny little circular motions with the brush and as I said,  designed to diffuse all of the particles within the foundation.  So it creates a really beautiful effect without having to create a whole big lot  of coverage.  So, buffing this right round.  I’m going to go in again around the center of the face,  paying extra attention to those pigmentation marks around here.  So this is great to cover pigmentation,  but it still lets the natural skin show through without looking like you’ve got  a heavy layer on there.  Not necessary to go down the neck with a foundation just as long as you get it  nicely blended out to the jaw line.  And we will be bringing the color from our neck back into our cheeks with our  blush color.  And then with the extra  spots and blemishes,  like my big pigmentation spot here,  I’m gonna go in with my finger and just tap that on top to add a little bit more  extra coverage. And then you can go in with your  fingertips to create a fuller coverage around the eyes.  And around the  corners of the nose. If,  if you tend to any redness around the nose area or any other blemishes that you  might have, you can just press it in with your fingertips.  So what’s going to happen with this foundation is over time you’re going to be  absorbing the beautiful oils in the foundation.  It doesn’t set and evaporate on your face, leaving your coverage.  It will feed your skin throughout the day.  So it is packed full of really nourishing ingredients and a lot of them are  designed to act over the longterm as well to improve the skin over the longterm.  So just a little bit,  not going to go onto the eyelid itself because we will be putting a Radiance  product on the lids,  but I will go to the outer corner and just up under the brow bone with our  Concealer/Foundation just to even out the skin tone under there.  This is designed with a little bit of powder in the formulation so it’s not  necessary to powder your foundation afterwards.  You find that using either straight powder foundation or a lot of powder on top  of your foundation can be aging to the skin and it can emphasize fine lines and  wrinkles more. So keeping it a little less than matte. Nice and dewy  will help the skin to look fresh  and not age the skin. So that’s good.  A little bit in the outer corner there and I might just need a touch more on my  big spot here. Just patting it in place.  Another key for your makeup to stay and to absorb into the skin is to leave it  alone. We have a huge habit of touching our face, throughout the day.  And you find that if you leave your makeup alone, it actually will stay. Next,  I’m going to go in and do my eyebrows. I’m using an eyebrow pencil.  Aleph doesn’t do an eyebrow product yet,  but it is something that might come later down the track.  This one is a blonde and I prefer to go a little bit lighter but still get the  definition in the brows.  A lot of people tend to wear their brows a little bit too dark and too angular.  And that can be quite ageing as well. So as we age,  our eyebrows lose a little bit of color and definition.  So we want to put that back.  But we don’t want to look like we’re wearing somebody else’s eyebrows.  So I’m using a blonde and I’m just going to create little short strokes here to  define the brows and use the brush as I go to blend that in.  So we want to create a little bit of shape.  But nothing too pointy and angular and also get them even from one to the next  as well. So just go and,  and do little fine strokes  and I’m not pressing too hard at all.  I’m just getting the colour into the brows but not actually drawing on the skin  because that can look a little bit,  waxy and fake.  So I want to look natural and fill in any little gaps.  Okay. Now my eyebrows are a little bit of a different shape.  So on this one I have to just come a little bit on top.  fill in the top a little bit more to bring them back into alignment  and use just tiny little fine strokes and then blend that out  and don’t forget to elongate them to the end of the eye.  Little bit more on this side.  There you go. And next I will go in with Radiance: Moon  And Moon was designed to add a little bit of highlight to the eye.  It’s not a colour, it doesn’t have any depth to it,  but it’s a beautiful highlight that will help to draw extra light into the eyes  and also make your mascara stand out a little bit.  So we want to focus on just the lid closest to the  eyelashes. And this will help to define the eyes more.  Don’t get too far up into the crease because that will,  start to crease in there and that’s not necessary at all.  If you want a little bit more shine,  you can layer a bit on top and just press that in place.  This product is a little bit firmer than your usual cream highlight product.  And that is because we want it to melt into the skin.  We don’t want it to melt with the air,  so that helps to keep the pigments in place and create that beautiful reflect.  But without being a sticky, uh,  having a sticky texture when you open your eyes or if you use it as your highlighter on your cheeks.  A little bit here.  And it’s something that unless you’re doing this in a good light,  you might not notice the color being very apparent,  but you want to be able to stand in a nice light and then see the reflect happening.  So just getting the light to come into the eyes and into the corner of the eye  here to brighten things up a little bit.  Press that in.  Next, I’m going to go in with an eyeliner pencil and this is going to help define the  eyes and thicken up the lashes , but without looking too obvious.  We’re just going to go up underneath the lash line here,  just drawing in between the eyelashes so we’re not actually going onto the rim.  It does take a little bit of getting used to, but once you get the hang of it,  it’s such a great trick.  Just really pushing that into the lash line and creating really thick,  luscious eyelashes. Other side.  Again, Aleph doesn’t yet have any eyeliner products,  but this will come. We’re working on it.  Try not to poke yourself in the eye. That’s the trick.  Then we’ll go in with a mascara and apply just a little bit to the bottom lashes,  keeping it really soft on the bottom lashes. And  Aleph is working on a natural mascara,  something that’s going to take a little bit of time,  but we can’t wait to share that with you when that launches.  And then to the upper lashes  so you can see how the eyeliner just along the base of the,  the lashes helps to create really thick looking lashes instantly.  Then lastly, I’m going to go in with our Cheek/Lip Tint. This one’s Pixie.  Pixie is a beautiful color cause it really emulates the natural blush color that  comes through in here and we’re bringing that up into the face and it doubles as  the lip tint as well. So you’ve got a beautiful.  This is a warm Rose with some warm undertones.  We’re going to pop this onto the apples of the cheeks and how to find the best  place to put your blush is to go straight down from your pupil down to halfway  between your nose and upper lip and focus on that spot.  And then you can blend that out. So using a clean finger,  you can take that up and out, but if you focus on that spot,  you can’t go wrong. And then blend that up and out.  For a nice, gently flushed look.  Tap it in place and you really can’t go wrong with this Cheek/Lip Tint,  it’s densely pigmented, so a little goes a long way,  but if you find you overdo it,  you can just blend it out with a clean finger or if you go really super wrong,  then just blend it out with your foundation brush,  Diffuser Brush and then you can start again with your cheek colour.  But once this is on, this will last the day as well.  And then onto the lips  you can layer a little bit or a lot.  It’s a beautiful natural rosy lip colour,  nice and nourishing on the lips too. And it doesn’t have any scent or taste,  which is also a bonus as well. So that’s it.  A nice quick and easy look for more mature skin.  Just using four key Aleph products. Your Concealer/Foundation,  Serum/Primer, Cheek/Lip Tint and Radiance: Moon,  and then just a couple of other products like your brow pencil, mascara,  and eyeliner pencil.  I hope that was helpful and we’d love to hear your thoughts or see your  tutorials on how to create a natural makeup look for mature skin.  And any other comments and questions you may have. Please just yell out,  we’d love to hear from you.  

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