What is the best concealer for mature skin?
I’ve wanted to write this post about the best concealer for mature skin for the past few weeks.
One of the biggest problems women have with aging skin are the eyes.
They easily give away our age, especially when the delicate skin around it starts aging. I remember I got my first crow’s feet at 30, I admit i freaked out a bit but it was nothing compared to how your skin sags once you reach 45 to 50.
The skin around our eyes is 10 times thinner than the rest of our face and body. This delicate area is one of the first to develop fine lines and wrinkles.
Another thing that requires attention as you age are the dark circles. The puffiness and dark circles tend to make you look older than you are. These changes in our skin, in turn, dictate how we apply our makeup.
Mature skin requires premium quality products that aren’t harsh but get the job done.
Finding an under-eye concealer for mature skin (over 50) is not a simple task these days.
It is imperative that when choosing makeup, we look for quality and nourishing ingredients.
No compromising on that! Before we highlight some of the best under-eye concealers for women over 50, let’s look at what steps to incorporate to make it look flawless.
Five Steps for Applying Under Eye Concealer – Best concealer for mature skin
Following are some tips you can use, to have a flawless under-eye concealer application that prevents bunching and creasing.
1. Prep the Skin under Your Eyes
If you are not already using a moisturizing eye cream, it’s time to start now. It is essential to prep your skin, especially the under-eye area, for makeup application. The eye cream helps make the thin skin supple and hydrated.
2. Select Makeup Consistency According To Your Skin Texture
The area under our eyes has a crepe-like texture once we age. Therefore, look for concealers that are lightweight yet hydrating. For instance, MAC paint pot is an excellent concealer, but it is not friendly on mature skin.
If you have a dry and textured under-eye area, I would recommend getting a creamy concealer. Avoid stick formulas as they tend to be drier, and that will magnify your creases and texture. As a rule, the creamier the consistency of your makeup, the better it will be at masking your fine lines, wrinkles, and texture.
3. Finding the Right Color
It is the hardest part, and I feel you! But I have a few tips to ease this for you as well. For starters, if you have very dark under your eyes. Choose a concealer with pink undertones. It will cancel out the darkness. Likewise, always choose a concealer shade lighter than the rest of your skin tone. It creates the illusion of a brighter and lifted under-eye area.
How to Apply the best Concealer on Mature Skin
From my personal experience, I believe the best way to apply a concealer is to press it into you’re your instead of rubbing or spreading it on. Your skin is already delicate and does not need a harsh application. I prefer using my ring finger to gently pat the concealer under my eyes. But a brush with a light hand will also get the job done. For a lifting effect, apply on the inner and outer corners of your eye and pat it in an upward motion, especially on the outer corner of your eye.
Now let’s get into the best concealers for mature skin that will brighten and lift your under-eye area and prevent it from bunching or creasing.
My Best Concealer for Mature Skin list
1. Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Concealer ($29)
Nobody understands mature skin or skin in general quiet like Laura Mercier.
It had to be my first concealer recommendation because it is magic. The formula glides on your skin like an absolute dream, yet it’s lightweight and hydrating.
It is a huge criteria for me when choosing a concealer since it offers medium to full coverage making it easily buildable. It is one of my absolute favorites and a must-buy for mature skin women.
2. Lancôme Effacernes Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer
Okay, full disclaimer, I am not a big fan of the squeeze tube applicator. You end up squeezing out more product than is required, and we all know less is more with concealers.
With that said, the effacerenes waterproof concealer offers sheer to medium coverage. Its formula is creamy and bendable, and those are bonus points, in my opinion. What’s more, it doesn’t cake or crease!
3. Tarte Shape Tape Concealer
This one is one of the most talked-about concealers ever. Tarte has it down to a science! and with good reason. Its lovely creamy consistency is opaque, and a little goes a long way.
Having said all that, I have a few reservations as it can be a little drying on mature skin.
4. It Cosmetics Bye-Bye Under Eye Illumination Full Coverage Anti-Aging Waterproof Concealer
Best Concealer for Mature Skin
If you have mature and dry skin, this is the concealer for you! Full coverage, great hydration, and a luminous finish! It’s highly pigmented and will cover those dark circles like they never existed.
It comes in 12 shades and is super long-lasting. The only drawback (for some people) is its luminosity.
Most women prefer a matte finish. But if you don’t mind a bit of “glow,” then this is one of the best concealers for mature skin.
5. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
Full coverage!? Check! Hydrating Formula Check!? 30 shades to choose from!? Double-check! This concealer lives up to its hype.
Its blend-able formula is easy to work with, and the lightweight formula does the job without looking cakey.
6. Clinique Line Smoothing Concealer
Not to exaggerate, but this is your magic wand for temporarily vanishing your fine lines and wrinkles.
This filling concealer by Clinique fills in your wrinkles and has skin brightening ingredients that cover the dark circles. It is free of allergens and easily buildable – you get to have complete control over the coverage.
The formula is long-lasting and hydrating, to words we love to hear about a concealer.
7. Glossier Stretch Concealer
Yes, there’s something for under-eye bags as well, especially for the days your bags are extra puffy and visible; the Glossier Stretch Concealer will add those hours of sleep you didn’t get.
It’s super creamy and glides on your skin with ease. It is easy to build, doesn’t cake, and lasts all day.
8. Origins Plantscription Concealer
For a natural, no-makeup look, this concealer is the best.
Origins is known for their nontoxic skin-nourishing formulas, and this one is topped with antioxidants and healing ingredients. Its consistency is thick and creamy to banish dark circles and blur wrinkles flawlessly without creasing or overcoating.
9. Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer – my best concealer for mature skin
I saved the best for last; This vitamin E blended formula is perfect for conditioning and moisturizing wrinkled, dry skin. It corrects impurities, fine lines and helps cover dark circles and blemishes. For its thick resume, it’s worth every penny!
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