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Here’s what Dr. Susan J. Wallace has to say about Makeup Artist Vanessa Ferguson-Kellman.
“Vanessa Ferguson-Kellman as a Make-up Artist, uses the creativity God has blessed her with, to search out the positive aspects of your face and gently highlight these, improving your look and reveal the natural beauty. She is a well-trained professional, and takes her work seriously. She gives you that beautiful finishing-touch for that special engagement you want to keep, but also sets the tone for any other occasion. You would love her work.”
~ Dr. Susan J. Wallace~
There is a delicate balance when applying makeup to mature skin; to achieve a fresh, glowing, vibrant face, it requires patience, the right products and skills. Here are the steps I follow to create that polished finish for mature makeup.
1. PREPARE THE SKIN:
- Mature skin needs to be hydrated because it tends to be drier and dehydrated. The areas to hydrate are the eyes and the nose as this will improve the overall makeup application.
- Choose a concealer that has a moisturizing formula, apply it to the inner sockets, the inner lids, the marionette lines (lines that run from the corners of the mouth, down along the chin) and to the deep chin creases.
- Avoid putting concealer on eye bags or on crows feet; however, you may conceal underneath the eye bag if there is a pronounced dark circle.
- Do stipple (blend out), the concealer over dark shadows on the face to get a smooth even canvas.
- Great foundation gives a youthful appearance, soften lines and sets a velvety finish. If you have not achieved this outcome, you have either chosen the incorrect makeup formula: Oil free, oil absorbing or powder foundation, which are too drying for the skin; or you have applied too much foundation or the foundation formula is too thick.
- Remove excess oil from the skin by blotting it with a tissue to avoid using too much powder.
- Powder should be applied sparingly to mature skin; overuse will bring attention to fine lines, which will have a cakey finish. For a beautiful finish, go over the skin with a clean powder puff, as this will blend together the powder and foundation nicely.
- It’s all about colour selection! Choose high contrast colours for an attractive, eye catching look.
- Select medium light colours, they help mature eyes look lively and vibrant. Matte medium dark eye contour on puffy creases works fabulous! It lessens the puffiness and gives the eye a younger, lighter look.
- Rich colours like red and violet will appear as a black eye or bruises, also pearly colours and intense iridescence textures on mature creases ages the skin.
- Drawing crease and adding eye contour can be tricky when it comes to mature skin. By lifting the crease at the centre it allows you to draw the crease in higher.
- Eyeliner is important for defining the eye and giving it new life. When lining mature eyes, gently pull the skin taut and release as you deposit the product. When the skin is pulled taut, it allows the product to be deposited nearer to the lash line; however, when the skin is released, it shows the artist how the line will appear on the eye.
- Focus on the mid and the upper portion of the brow when filling in the colour, you will end up with classic looking brows. When you fill in the remaining lower portion of the brow, you will create amazing looking brows.
- The zygomatic area of a mature face tends to lose its firm, plump appearance. Be cautious when countering this area.
- Mature skin tends to have broken capillaries on the cheeks, so help diminish the redness from surfacing through the concealer in this area, do not use red hued cheek blushes.
- To create a neat and straight lip line on mature lips, a slight smile is required; this allows the corrective lip line to be drawn effortlessly. A smile will taut the skin around the mouth making it easier to draw a defined line.
Well, that’s it for now beautiful people. Thanks for stopping in and reading about “Mature & Looking Fabulous!” Don’t forget to like and share my blog with your friends and family. Your support is greatly appreciated. xox
Vanessa Ferguson Kellman is President & Founder of Studio 67 Makeup Artistry International, Ltd.
Vanessa is a MAC Cosmetics Pro Member
Vanessa’s Professional Makeup Certification: School of Pro Makeup, Toronto, ON
Credits: Photos: AJ
Material School Pro Makeup