The Holy-Grail Product My 73-Year-Old Mum Uses to Make Her Look 20 Years Younger
I’m pretty lucky. Not only do I have a job where I get to experience, write, and learn about the newest and most exciting products, treatments, and trends hitting the beauty industry, but I also get to interview and get to know the artists and experts who execute and create them. That said, I also feel lucky to have a beauty-loving, 73-year-old makeup artist mom who I can consult about anything and everything. (My poor father never gets a word in when we have a family catch-up call. Sorry, Dad!)
Being a 73-year-old product junkie and also a Tucson-based makeup expert who specialises in educating older women about makeup and skincare, my beautiful mum knows a thing or two when it comes to choosing the best products for mature skin. Oftentimes (but not always), when I try to foist my favourite formulas on her, she turns up her nose or doesn’t like them, citing reasons I simply don’t think of like wrinkles, pigmentation, and other skin issues that arise as we get older. Sure, I might have annoying breakouts that my mom doesn’t have to deal with, but she battles fine lines, dryness, wrinkles, age spots, and other symptoms of aging skin I (obviously) lack experience with.
It’s no secret my mum looks about 20 years younger than her actual age, and in addition to taking really amazing care of her skin, her expert knowledge about strategic products like foundation, highlighter, and concealer also contributes to people never guessing her true 73 years. Ahead, she’s sharing the 10 best concealers for mature skin she uses and/or recommends to her older clientele. Then, because I can never resist adding my two cents, I’m following up with all of my favourites, which, thanks to their hydrating and skin-perfecting perks, are great options as well. Keep scrolling for 20 of the best concealers for mature skin that money can buy.
My Mum’s Holy-Grail Concealers for Mature Skin
One of Hourglass’s newest product launches is not only my newest favourite product this year but backed by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to boot.
I love how hydrating this concealer is from Too Faced. Plus, the coverage flexibility is amazing. You can keep it sheer or really build it up—I’ve even used it as a foundation for days I want something a little lighter. It’s one of those products I have in multiple shades and throw into all of my bags.
Everyone in the beauty industry knows about and loves MAC’s iconic foundations. (They’re a staple on red carpets and film sets alike), but let’s not forget the brand makes amazing concealers as well. This one has a lightweight, fluid texture that blends seamlessly into skin without any caking or creasing.
I love this concealer so much. Not only is it creamy, easy to blend, and hydrating, but a little goes a long, long way, so you get major bang for your buck. It also has the added perk of making your complexion look poreless.
This concealer is named Stay Naked for a reason. It provides full coverage against dark circles and any imperfections while literally disappearing into the skin. Plus, I swear it doesn’t crease, which feels pretty groundbreaking. (Most concealers crease—even if their packaging tells you they won’t!)
I live in L.A. and any formula that can withstand a full workday, a workout, and the L.A. heat and sun (without looking mucky and dry by hour seven) is a winner in my book.
A makeup artist favourite that provides seamless, durable coverage. If you’re a fan of Armani’s cult-classic foundation, you’ll want to add this foundation to your repertoire as well.
This concealer from Huda Beauty is truly like the real-life version of the blur tool on FaceTune. It’s hydrating, full of skin-loving ingredients, and makes your face look airbrushed in the best way possible.
This concealer is a great option if you’re looking for a formula that is clean and full of great ingredients. Not only does it stay on your face (versus your clothes—it’s transfer-proof), but it also has brightening niacinamide and fermented algae extract, which is added to help your complexion combat pollutants and environmental stressors.
I’m OBSESSED with this concealer. It’s seriously so good and looks and applies like velvet. It’s hydrating and makes even my dark, dry under-eyes look bright and smooth. Plus, it has some cool technology like Shiseido’s ActiveForce Technology, which staves off sweat, oil, and creasing; a Responsive Sensory Technology, which effortlessly adapts to the condition, tone, and texture of your skin; and last but not least, a Smart-Correcting Powder, the magic behind its smoothing and perfecting expertise.
Opening image: @erin_jahns.
Up next, these are the best foundations for mature skin.
This article was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.
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