At 69, Susan Sarandon is the epitome of timeless elegance. With her fiery red hair and peaches and cream complexion, Susan shows us that you can be sexy and age appropriate at the same time. Her preferred glamour looks include neutral coral makeup or a statement bold red lip, both of which she rocks beautifully on the red carpet. L'Oréal muse, Susan Sarandon certainly knows how to use her makeup to look radiant and gorgeous, and we've rounded up some mature skin makeup tips to help you look flawless and fabulous!
Prepping your skin prior to makeup application is always important, but it's even more imperative for mature skin. Not only does keeping your skin hydrated help keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay, but it also helps your foundation go on smoother. This is important since our skin generally loses its elasticity as we age and keeping it well moisturized can slow down the aging process.
There are many conflicting opinions about the effectiveness of primer in the makeup world, but for mature skin, it really can help prevent your makeup from settling into fine lines. Pick a pore or line-filling primer as they are especially formulated to fill in any wrinkles so the rest of your makeup can go on smoothly and evenly.
Your skin tends to dry out as you age, so for mature skin, make sure to go light on the powder, or avoid it altogether. Too much powder can give you a caked-on appearance and you will find it settling into the areas around your nose, mouth, and eyes throughout the day.
When it comes to eyeshadow, you generally want to stay away from glitter or excessive shimmer which will just draw attention to any wrinkles you may have. Instead, opt for matte, neutral eyeshadows and always make sure to use an eye primer first to prevent the shadow from creasing.
Though winged liner can be beautiful at any age, many women will find that if you have a lot of wrinkles on or around the eye area, it's nearly impossible to get a straight, crisp line regardless of if you use a liquid, gel, or pencil. Instead, blend a darker eyeshadow or pencil liner along the lash line; it will be much easier and generally looks better on mature skin.