How to Contour Older Faces
Mature makeup expert Sally provides her top tips on how to subtly contour an older face using sculpting, concealing and highlighting techniques
Watch the video below or keep scrolling for her step-by-steps...
Key Contouring Principles...
YOU 'PUSH BACK' WHEREVER YOU DARKEN OR ADD SHADOW
YOU 'BRING FORWARD' WHEREVER YOU LIGHTEN OR ADD LUMINESCENCE
FOR OLDER FACES, KEEP THINGS SIMPLE: APPLY WITH A LIGHT HAND AND BUILD UP TO YOUR DESIRED EFFECT
Cover any blemishes, dark circles, blueness, redness, sun spots and hyperpigmentation with a creamy concealer
Key areas include under-eyes, the inner corners of the eyes, and around the nostrils
You should focus on covering and camouflaging rather than highlighting, so select a concealer shade that's close to your foundation shade.
Opt for a non-shimmery, dewy highlighter
Key areas include beneath the eyebrow, a thin line down the bridge of the nose, at the high point of the cheekbones, the inner corners of the eyes and on the cupid's bow
The best technique is to apply in a '3 shape' on either side of your face. Start by dusting along your forehead, bring round below your cheekbones, then down along your jawline
You can also apply bronzer anywhere the sun would naturally hit. Sweep a little across the bridge of your nose for a sunkissed glow
Finish with a swirl of blusher just above the apples of your cheeks for final colour and structure