How to Make the New Makeup Trends Work for Mature Skin.

This spring’s makeup trends have some fun and exciting looks, but what works on the runway may be too outrageous for your everyday wear. An even greater consideration is, these looks can be far from flattering and even age your look. So with that in mind, we’ve tweaked the most current makeup trends to create fresher, more natural and wearable looks.

  1. The Trend: Perfection Redefined.It’s all about perfectly smooth skin. But, if you usually apply foundation immediately after your moisturize you may notice the product sinking into lines, accentuating imperfections.


Try this instead…

It’s deceptively simple and sincerely sensational. Using Retexturizing Face Primer under foundation starts you off with a smooth canvas that allows makeup to go on looking fresh, clean and contemporary. It not only blurs lines and boosts hydration; it makes for easy touchups during the day when you find yourself in that afternoon slump.



  1. The Trend: Auto Correction.

    Struggling with redness, dark circles or dark spots? Perfect skin means color correction. But, when concealers seem too heavy or less than skin-like, take your concealer routine to the next level.



Instantly neutralize and correct skin imperfections like a pro. Infused with photo-reflective pigments, these feather-light, buildable formulas work little miracles for your skin. Plus, Bio-botanicals gently soften fine lines and wrinkles.

Key Lime Color Corrector Pen – hides red imperfections

Lilac Color Corrector Pen – helps undo yellow undertones.

Chiffon Color Corrector Pen – blurs and fades blue undertones.


3.  The Trend: Full On Luminous Coverage.

Instead of matte, the look implies an inner glow. Foundation is smooth, with even, full coverage that show minimal imperfections. But, when you’ve tried full coverage foundation and you’ve found your skin looks dull and dry….


Reimagine complete luminous coverage that offers a fresher look. With Elizabeth Renee’s Light Illusion Foundation (and the right technique for proper application) you’ve set the stage for a flawless color story. Come in and have your foundation applied by a professional. We have your shade.




  1. The Trend: Glossy Lids

There are many fanciful eye shadow stories strutting down the runway this season. Often using a mixture of gloss and shadow swiped across the lids. This is a bit unrealistic when you want your makeup to stay fresh and flattering throughout the day.


This season keep it simple. Apply just one or two shades of cream shadow in naturally flattering tones that capture a bit of warmth from the sun. Cream Shadow in Spice Girl makes a great, easy wash across your lids. Pair it with Tip Taupe for a little more dimension.





  1. The Trend: Big Shot Lashes

    False lashes and lash extensions are still in vogue. Many of our clients love to indulge in our lush lash extension services. But, others find themselves at the point in their lives where simplifying becomes top priority.


Mature eyes need to focus on thickening, not lengthening, which is more likely to frame and define your eyes.  This spring Elizabeth Renee will introduce our new XLXL Mascara. It’s the mascara your you’ve been longing for. This advanced formula delivers maximum fullness, exceptional lift and superior separation.  To be introduced mid-spring.


  1. The Trend: Saturated Lips

    Big, bold saturated lips in semi-matte formulas are everywhere. Definitely the top trend for the season. It can be a flattering look for maturing faces because you get a boost of color that brightens your face. But, long lasting matte lipsticks can also be unforgiving as they falls into creases and dry the lips.

LIP STAIN 06Try this instead…

Change out a heavier formula for a lip stain. It’s not a gloss.  Our new Lip Stains deliver buildable-coverage with a dose of long lasting gorgeous color that protects and moisturizes without feeling sticky or tacky.

Colors: 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 08.

Hint hint: Don’t forget to prime & plump with

Liptoxyl X3.



  1. The Trend: Smudged and Smoked

According to Harper’s Bazaar, eyeliner should be worn only one-way in spring 2017, “smudgy and imperfect”. Makeup artists gravitated toward shades of black and gray (as we all do), but also experimented with navy and various shades of brown. But the color didn’t matter as much as the application: either traced in the waterline or randomly smudged across the lids, or both.

GEL EYELINER IN NOIRTry this instead…

It may have taken you months to perfect, but consider leaving                  your black cat-eye liner behind in 2016. This year’s go-to liner is all about black gel pencil liners, traced along your waterline. Mature skin types might want to go a bit softer, choosing a liner that fits your hair, skin and eye color. Don’t line equally on top and bottom. Try a longwearing, not drying gel like Noir on the waterline on top line only. Then, line top and under lashes with a soft brown or grey powder shadow.



  1. The Trend: A Boy Story

Brows continue to get top focus. The shape on many models during fashion week was less angular (boy-like), but still strong and three-dimensional. Is this your desired look?


Don’t underestimate brows for reinforcing a strong, vital eye story. But, shape, style and dimension can be delivered in a more flattering way when you enhance your own, natural brow shape. Our new Brow Shaper Kits offer a 3-in-1 system that creates a perfectly textured, gorgeous brow. The Wax Base, Sticky Powder and Fiber Powder all add natural fullness and wonderful dimension to your brows.



  1. The Trend: Glow Getters

The glitter trend is still going strong (blame Instagram). This year, try to wear it in a less precise manner than you’ve tried before. Scatter it across the tops of your cheekbones and through the t-zone, allowing flecks to fall where they might. The less perfect it looks, the more perfect it is.


I do like this trend, even for my 60+ face. And I’m addicted to our Powder Illuminators, which are ultra-creamy and give the complexion a fresh radiant, highlighting experience. However, a great option for mature skin clients who want the glow but in a more subtle fashion will love Liquid Luminosity (in Starlight or Moonlight). It’s the simplest way to achieve the perfect amount of natural radiance.



  1. The Trend: Resetting Your Skin

We can’t talk about trends without throwing in a little skincare. And, we can’t do that without mentioning how big charcoal masques have become. Besides, you want to start your spring skincare by ousting that dull, winter dry skin. The problem is, most charcoal masques were made for your daughter and tend to draw out precious moisture and lipids along with blackheads and dead cells.

CLEAN SLATETry this instead…

Wipe away winter dullness with Elizabeth Renee’s Clean Slate Exfoliating Masque. It not only has charcoal for pore purging, but a wonderful blend of skin AHAs with an emphasis on brightening. Then, after masking a bit, add water and a gently massage to call up volcanic buffing beads to complete the exfoliating process. Mature skins must follow up with a hydrating masque. Our ever-popular Azulene Soothing Masque creates a wonderful starting point for flawless makeup.


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