Pout Perfect

Pout Perfect


The color story right now is all about lips. So, get ready to pucker up!  Your mother’s lipstick formulas just won’t do.  It’s time to explore something new. Change your mind, change your formula and change the age you’re being perceived at – to something a little more current, a little more polished and definitely more fun.

Whether you want nude, natural, bright or bold the texture you choose is just as important as the color.  The newer formulas have a matte like intrigue, even when choosing a satin finish.  They have more coverage and more payoff for a prettier lip.

Full Spectrum 2


NEW! Cream Lipsticks

The newest cream formulas are opulent, creamy, intensely-pigmented and bathe your lips with moisture. They glide over lips with powerful and enduring pigments and a blend of moisture-rich oils, butters and waxes that help lips remain supple, comfortable and soft. Antioxidant Vitamin E helps keep lips protected, conditioned and hydrated throughout the day. My favorites…

Seductive Scarlet

Seductive Scarlet

I’ve always felt a little conspicuous wearing red, but this red is perfect even for the faint of heart.  A cool brown red, it’s sexy and smart and makes me feel like a grownup.  With my maturing skin, I always wear a Professional Lip Primer underneath.  It smoothes lines (works great to smooth lip lines above the lips).  Primer also extends lipstick wear and makes lips appear fuller and more sensuous. I always finish with a drop of Plumping Gloss (try Enchanted).


Naughty Nude

Most days I go for nude lips.  This formula is about accentuating the good. It’s a cool brown, beige. Lips look soft and creamy and it gives just enough color to perk up your skin.  Still subtle and casual, but I bit more refined.  I still wear my Professional Lip Primer underneath, that goes without saying for all these new formulas.  My secret lip trick is to apply LipToxyl X3 at night, it boosts hydration and collagen synthesis to banish wrinkles and build fullness and volume.


Playful Peach

This is a creamy neutral pink with warm undertones that perfectly syncs with client’s complexions that have medium to light golden undertone.  This fun shade perks up their skin while it adds definition and a subtle pop of color. Ballet Waterproof Gel Liner compliments this shade as it insures definition and keeps this lipstick in place all day.

NEW! Satin Lipsticks

Full on mattes are also in vogue right now, especially if you’re very young with a perfect complexion.  For the rest of us, the new satins are more forgiving and more wearable.  This great new formula not only offers a richer payoff, but they’re not that shiny, glittery, metallic frost that you’ve experienced in the past.  Instead, you get a lush, rich texture that shapes your lips to perfection.  This wonderful, full on formula presents a look that is current and sophisticated.  As with the new creams, the new satins look best when partnered with a line smoothing lip primer.

Newbury street

Newbury Street

This is a natural, neutral pink with a warm, yellow undertone that compliments most complexions who want the most subtle finish for their lips.  The rich texture gives a matte shine that supplies a finished look, even though it enjoys a quiet color.  I usually apply this to slightly warmer skin tones but I still keep it in my own makeup bag. It looks great even r with my cooler skin tone, on casual jean days.

Highland Park

Highland Park

This perky pink color has cool, violet undertones.  It’s fervently feminine color is so much fun to wear. It is especially appreciated on warm summer nights, shopping in the city or trying to create a festive, holiday mood. One of my absolute favorites in my personal makeup bag.  Don’t forget to pop your primer in the same bag.

Bourbon street

Bourbon Street

This is a beautiful, warm coppery color, rich with yellow undertones. It’s deep velvety color and creamy satin texture inspires a look of confident, capable style.  Very smart and sophisticated.  It completes the look you want when transitioning to a cozier autumn wardrobe.  Great for a professional look or mastering your overall finished look.


At Elizabeth Renee Esthetics Skin Care Spa, you’ll find 30 new shades in pout perfect colors and textures.

Shop our online store.   Enter NEW in the search field to view all 30 new shades.


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

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.


10 Tips for your Spring Makeup Update

10 Tips for your Spring Makeup Update

Spring 2016 introduces delightful new makeup looks as well as popular carryovers from last year. It’s important to update your makeup each season to coordinate with those fun new fashions in your closet, but not all trendy makeup fits your personal style or are right for your skin type. Here are ten things to consider before updating your spring makeup:

  1. Skin Care Woman Removing MakeupSTART WITH GOOD SKIN CARE
    For makeup to look super fantastic  you need to achieve your best complexion possible. Taking daily care of your skin is essential to make that happen.  Make sure you are cleansing twice a day. Especially at night.  Makeup left on your skin makes it look dull and lifeless, clogs the pores and contributes to breakouts.

    Milky cleansers work best for makeup removal. Instead of stripping your skin and leaving pigments clinging to the pores, milky cleansers emulsify makeup which melts it away.  Waterproof makeup needs a specialized remover dedicated to this type of product.  Also, don’t forget regular exfoliation to get rid of dull, flaky cells that become obvious when you wear foundation.  Moisturizer applied right before makeup allows foundation to glide on more easily and softens the texture of your skin.


  1. skin careKNOW YOUR SKIN TYPE
    Are you oily?  Dry?  Sensitive?  Does  your skin show signs of aging, like uneven pigmentation or fine lines?  You need to match your foundation not only to your skin color but just as importantly to your skin type.   Oily skin will benefit from an oil free foundation  and the right primer will minimize large pores and reduce oil breakthrough during the day.

    Dry or maturing skin will find a smoothing primer to be one of your most essential tools in your makeup bag.  One of my favorite products, Retexturing Face Primer immediately smooths lines and takes years off my look. I carry it in my pocketbook for touch-ups during the day. Just pat on problem areas when you start to look tired.

    Does your skin have a warm, cool or neutral undertone? Not only is this important to know when choosing a foundation;  knowing your undertone helps avoid mistakes when choosing  blush, shadow, lipstick, even concealer.  Product shades are either cool, warm or neutral. There are some crossovers, but your safest bet is to choose colors from your own pallet.


  • Take a look at the color of the veins on the inside of your wrists. If they are blue or purple you are probably cool. If they are green you’re warm.
  • What’s your favorite color of jewelry? Silver is cool.  Gold is warm.
  • What color clothes do you like? If you like blues, purples and bluish-greens you’re cool. If you like earthy tones like warm reds, yellows, browns and olives you’re probably warm.
  • Do you burn or tan?  Those who burn easily are usually cool skinned. Those that tan to a nice warm honey color are definitely warm.
  • Check out your natural eye and hair color. If your eyes are milky sky blue, clear blue (with white flakes, not gold), grey (with black or white flakes), or deep brown with cool blonde, dark brown, black, silver or platinum hair, you’re most likely cool-toned. If you have warm brown, amber, or hazel eyes with strawberry blonde, auburn, or warm brown hair with gold tones, you are most likely warm-toned.


    Trends come and go. While it’s fun to keep up, make sure your new makeup colors make you feel comfortable and pretty. They don’t do any good sitting in your makeup drawer. Try meeting with a professional makeup artist. Someone who is a trained to recognize your personal style but will also offer you something fresh and new .


    It’s spring, so lighten up, and brighten up for the season. You’ve worn those deeper, duller shades all winter. Since now’s the time to update to your spring wardrobe,  coordinate it with a brighter lipstick, a pastel blush or a sun kissed bronze contour.  Be brave.  How about experimenting with one or two of the new trends.  You just might fall in love.


  1. vibrant lipsticksPLAY WITH LIPSTICKS
    The easiest place to start is with lipstick.  When you plan your meeting with a makeup artist go when you’re in a playful mood. Fun bright lipstick colors rule the day this spring. Our new collection of Vibrant Lipsticks are making for dazzling smiles.  Lipsticks are where you can easily take a chance.  Swipe one and see if you like it.  No go?  No problem.  It’s easy to wash off.

    Still, if you’re hooked on nudes; there’s a place for them in today’s fashion with plenty of style to go around. Try updating your nude lip by crating the perfect pout.   Investing in a creamy waterproof lipliner.   The color of the moment is Holly Berry, a soft, easily wearable shade that blends with a wide array of lipstick shades.


    More than a fashion statement, great looking makeup has skin perfection as its goal. If your complexion is flawed, the new correctors are wonderful formulations that are more natural and skin-like than ever before. This spring try a less heavy foundation.  You can still perfect tough areas with Liquid Powder Foundation (it covers and corrects like a concealer),  a CC Cream (which takes on your best natural color as it reduces redness), or a Blemish Concealer (oil free with blemish healing ingredients).


  1. highlight contourHIGHLIGHTING & CONTOURING
    A trend you’ll want to investigate this spring is Strobing and Shading.  New contouring creams are worn under your foundation. They melt right into your skin to shape and beautify with an almost undetectable charm. Bronzing Powders pick up the contrast between light and dark to really shape your face while sheer, creamy Illuminators easily swipe on light to perfect cheek bones and shape your face.
  1. lash tintEYELASHES
    Big news!!! Lash tints are back. Imagine waking up to perfectly smudge free peepers. Want more daring ?  Become part of the huge rage for Eyelash Extensions. Full beautiful eyelashes that are so striking, you’ll be tempted to bat them all day long.  For the traditionalist, may I suggest Volume-X Mascara to achieve your biggest lash possible or a waterproof version to carry you through workouts, a hike or a day at the the beach.
  1. blue eyesBROW TRENDS
    You can’t deny it. Big, beautiful brows are even bigger and more beautiful than before. We now carry six brow formulas, one perfect for achieving the look that fits your style. If you’re a bit squeamish about adding color to your brows, try swiping them with a mascara wand, dipped into Brow Lites Brow Tint. Try one shade lighter than your natural color.

My personal favorite brow product is our new Precision Brow Definer Pencil. All-day wear is achieved by drawing in brow hairs, then softening the look with the attached brush. To  give brows a three-dimensional color, finish with a quick stroke of the Blonde Lites Brow Tint. The color looks real with perfect all day wear-ability.

Hoped we’ve been inspired to take advantage of updating your makeup for Spring.  Remember to book Elizabeth Renee”s  Spring Makeup Update.  This 45 minute service is usually $65. but we are offering it as a complimentary service throughout the month of April, 2016.


Rethink Your Makeup for Anti-Aging Results

Rethink Your Makeup for Anti-Aging Results

The makeup artists at Elizabeth Renee Esthetics Skincare Spa in Wellesley, MA specialize in creating natural makeup looks that take years off your age.  Owner, Elizabeth Kosky has been doing makeup instruction for more than forty years.  This gives her a lot of first hand knowledge about mature skin and how to keep it looking young, fresh and glowing at any age.  Twice a year a team of top makeup artists fly into Boston from Manhattan to share with us the newest makeup trends and advances in makeup technology. This year’s class was fantastic.   Here’s a sampling of five forward thinking tricks that are guaranteed to keep your face looking fabulous.

First of all:


One of my favorite new products is a versatile brow balm that does many wonderful things for your eyes.  Learn to work this balm into your brows using a synthetic brush to bring you up-to-date with a full, beautifully shaped brow.  Everyone’s brows fade, shorten or thin out as time rolls on.  Brow balms give you a current look that creates definition and seamlessly stays in place all day.  Oh, wait… it does more.  Swipe this creamy balm across the crease of your eyelids, then stipple it out, focusing on the outer half of your eyes.  As you get older it seems like your eyes get smaller, this technique brings back depth and structure.  You can even use this product, with a subtle swipe under the eyes instead of using a heavier eyeliner.  This will give you run free, smudge free definition that won’t accentuate dark circles.



For a dramatic look line only the upper eye lashes.  Putting heavy liner underneath your eyes can highlight dark circles and make eyes appear smaller. Tight-lining is a makeup artist’s technique where you place gel liner in-between the upper lashes.  This gives your eyes wonderful definition, especially when you’re doing your no-makeup makeup look.  For a more finished look, after your gel liner, grab a matte shadow and swipe it across the top of your lashes using an angled shadow liner brush.  The result is a defined look that manages to avoid an unflattering harshness.  By the way… unless you have very crepey eyelids, you don’t have to fear a little iridescence in your eyeshadow.  The newer formulas are so micro-milled that they go on smooth and seamlessly.  Just make sure their is a little warmth to the color you choose.  Too gray or silvery colors tend to look cold and tired.



Maybe it’s time to give your setting powder a rest.  For years you used powder to set your foundation, to allow your makeup to last longer and separate your creams from your powder based products. Today’s formulas are so sophisticated that you can easily layer creams and powders on top of each other and skip this step.  Plus setting powder tends to fall into creases which accentuates wrinkles.  Instead, give your skin a little glow.  Add a touch of primer over your foundation to set it and get a fresh moist look. You may also try a touch of highlighter to the tops of your cheekbones.  This will give your face an instant lift.

Number Four:


Everything about looking youthful with makeup is about playing with light and dark.  Think of your twelve year old daughter’s beautiful face.  Her face is full, plump and emanates light.  Play up the center of your face and the tops of your cheek bones with a sheer illuminator stick to give your face that wonderful full, glowy look, a look that’s full of light and energy.  Watch where you place your concealer. Instead of half moon circles under the eyes, try applying in an upside down triangle that increases the light and fullness of your face while diminishing darkness.



Mature skin looses pigment and tends to look pasty.  If you’re not using bronzer your missing out on that beautiful warm glow that also makes you look alive and radiant.  We’re not saying to look like you have a fake tan or over done.  Just wisp a little over your temples, under your cheek bones and under the jaw to give you a tighter and firmer look.

Oh wait, wait… I thought of two more things you can do with that brow balm.  First of all, if you have mature skin, you might want to soften the look of the brow color by “breaking the brow.” This is a term makeup artists use that refers to dusting just a bit of your highlighter color (a soft white) subtly over the brows after shaping them to just soften everything.  Also, you might want to know that our brow balm is the perfect product to dab into your hairline to cover those grey roots.  Works better than anything else I’ve tried and stays put once it’s applied.

This October you can enjoy an Elizabeth Renee Fall Makeup Update.  Our expert makeup artists will demonstrate new anti-aging makeup technique that keep you current and looking beautiful.  This complimentary service is available throughout the month, just in time for the holidays.


Makeup Shades for Summer – 2015

Makeup Shades for Summer – 2015

Glowing Summer SkinWhat do you do with those wonderfully naked makeup shades you just bought for spring? As the temperature rises you may suddenly feel the urge to to spice things up a bit and groove into a sultry summer mode.  This doesn’t mean you need to can that versatile neutral pallet, but start thinking of it as a great starting point.   Then take a chance and go for the gold.  If you only buy one makeup product to bring your face into summer it should be a warm, glowing bronzer.  Make sure it has a bit of sparkle to give you a nice light reflective, sun drenched look. (Much safer then sitting out in the sun, absorbing damaging UV rays.)  If you bought a bronzer over the winter it’s probably browner and duller than you want right now.  Even if you have cool tones in your skin,  make sure your bronzer has a little warmth, touched with a bit of gold and bronze.

Fiji Baked Bronzing Powder
Fiji Bronzing Powder

My favorite bronzer for summer is a baked bronzing powder called FIJI.  To create this wonderful product we take a cream bronzer and bake it in a kiln until it’s powdery texture becomes incredibly smooth and light so it glides on to perfection.  The best way to apply your bronzer is with a large powder brush that softens the look and allows for just the right amount of payoff. Keep the top of your cheekbones light by applying a subtle swipe of a light reflective highlighter (the makeup artists here at Elizabeth Renee just love Moonbeam).  Because I want to keep the highlighter very subtle, this is one time I don’t recommend using a brush. I just swipe the product over the upper/outer cheek bones with the applicator that comes in the compact.

Pickup Artist
Pickup Artist

This summer’s choice for blush should have a warm peachy tone to it.  Elizabeth Renee’s Duo Contour Powder in Pickup Artist includes a beautifully romantic shade of peach, paired with a soft contour powder that’s not only wonderful when sculpting under cheek bones, but is also the perfect shade for contouring the sides of the nose. Because my skin is very cool, I tend to use two blush colors in summer. I dip my Angled Blush Brush into both a warm peachy shade and a cool spring pink to create my own favorite blend. Some days I wear more of one color than the other depending on what I am wearing.  Usually I use two taps of the dominant color plus one tap of the modifying color. My picks for this look are are Honeybell Baked Blush and Posey Baked Blush.

Haven Split Shadow
Mirage Split Shadow

Neutral Shadows are still fun and easy for summer.  Just adjust to slightly warmer shades.  After applying your neutrals, place a pop of a warm glittery beige on the inner corners, next to your nose. Then smoke out your liner by adding a sun-kissed rusty bronze on the outer corners and under the lower lashes. Check out our Haven Split Eyeshadow to spice up your summer neutrals  Or, just for fun, think water instead of sun.  Aqua tones are making a big splash this summer.  Add this perky pastel shade in Mirage to the out half of your lids then apply a pop of a soft pink sparkle to the inner corners.  Place a bit more on the lower inner corner under your lashes for a modern look.   Choosing Aqua creates a fun, fresh summery feel that will keep you looking cool all summer long.

esthetician / makeup artist Elizabeth Kosky

Wearing fun warm summery shades works well for everyone at every age.  This is me wearing the Mirage – aqua pallet over my everyday go to neutral shades.  The focus is on perfecting your look to achieve visibly beautiful skin and a relaxed, flattering style.  Book an appointment with one of our talented makeup artists at
Elizabeth Renee Esthetics Skin Care Spa in Wellesley, MA.
Click here or call us at 781.237.SKIN (7546).

Makeup for a Certain Age

Makeup for a Certain Age

I’m not a model or a celebrity, just a real person who likes to look and feel my best at any age. Now that sixty is right around the corner (less than a year away),  I feel fortunate that I’ve invested time in taking care of my skin. I’ve also benefited from updating my makeup each season to enhance my complexion. I love how achieving a current makeup look makes me feel vital, vibrant and pretty. Besides, I’m a sucker for rituals, and there is a certain fun and playfulness in taking part in this artistic endeavor that I enjoy each morning while experimenting with new colors in front of the bathroom mirror.

Updating your makeup look ensures that you don’t get stuck in the rut of wearing the same old colors or makeup styles year after year.  I hope you’re not still wearing the colors you chose in high school.  Aside from color,  makeup formulations have improved immensely over the past  couple of years.  Makeup now looks less “makeupy.”  It blends more smoothly into your skin and diminishes imperfections, often containing age fighting ingredients like peptides and sunscreen.  Now might be the perfect time to take a second look at what’s in your makeup bag.

I like to think of makeup as an accessory.  It’s not mandatory, it’s just fun, like choosing to wear that cool, chunky, artsy bracelet you fell in love with.  This is why going to a professional makeup artist (especially one that can relate to your stage in life and consider your personal style) will be more advantageous than risking it at the makeup counter at your local department store.  If your makeup artist is also an esthetician, she will understand which products are good for your individual skin type.

Here are some tips for wearing makeup for mature skin:

1. Choose a foundation that gives your skin a radiant glow instead of looking for heavy coverage.  Okay, we all have flaws but choosing that heavy coverage makeup will make your skin look artificial and dead.  I’d rather see you choose something that is luminescent, which gives your skin a fresh, youthful glow.  I wear a tinted primer instead of foundation, then go back with a concealer to cover up the flaws.  Then I dab on clear primer that works as a filler to instantly soften lines.  (Especially those under my eyes or around my mouth.)

2. Choose a blush that’s either a cream or a powder that has been micro-milled into a silky fine texture that will not matte-out on your skin.  Don’t over due the blush and invest in a great blush brush which is big enough and soft enough to lightly deposit color smoothly when you sweep it across the balls of your cheeks. Don’t go too big though, then it will be difficult to control the placement of color.  I love a blush brush with a little angle to it, which gives you more control depositing color exactly where you want it.

3. Highlighting is essential for a mature skin.  Be careful of powder highlighters because they are often too glittery, but if you use a subtle cream highlighter on the tops of your cheek bones and down the center of your face (including the cupids bow) it will give your face a fuller look.  Take a look at that beautifully rounded, luscious shape of a child’s face.  You want to do what you can to keep that look of fullness, which means lots of highlighting and minimal contouring.

4. Choose natural eyeshadow colors that subtly shape your eyes.  What you choose depends on the shape of your eyes and the condition of your lids.  Focus on a little gel liner and subtle mascara to give definition.  Don’t forget your brows!  Mature women tend to loose definition in their eyebrows and need a little boost to keep the focus on your eyes.  If you are new to this try a brow tint.  This little gem of a product comes in a tube with a mascara wand that is easily brushed on over the brows to renew color without looking too fake or drawn in.

5. Lipsticks should be a natural balance between nude and bright.  A good rule of thumb for lipstick is to find a tone that matches the inner lip or gums.  Never wear a matte lipstick.  Mattes accentuate lip lines.  If you want long lasting color try an  invisible lip liner and fill in your lips under your lipstick.  A touch of gloss also helps.  Don’t use a heavy gloss or overdo the amount you apply. Just touch to your lower lip then press your lips together to add a subtle, moist shine.

Click on the links above to discover my favorite color choices for the season.

Master esthetician and makeup artist, Elizabeth Kosky has been specializing in anti-aging skincare for over forty years. Visit Elizabeth Renee Esthetics to update your makeup look where you’ll find the latest looks and formulations that address the needs of your special skin type.



Spring has sprung.  Whether or not the weather is cooperating, it’s time to come out of hibernation and get prepared for warmer days and fun times ahead.  Here are some perfect ways to develop a spring attitude for your skin:

Bio-Brasion Ultra Smoothing Facial


Pick up the phone right now and make an appointment for a super exfoliating facial that will slough away winter dry skin, replace much needed moisture and re-establish a plump youthful look by saturating skin with today’s best anti-aging actives. Our most popular facial right now is our Bio-Brasion Ultra Smoothing Facial.  It employs a three step microdermabrasion technique that not only pummels away dry skin but imparts hydrators, brighteners and collagen boosting ingredients deep into the skin. (CALL 781-237-7546)



This spring is all about getting your complexion to look flawless without a heavy  “makeupy” look.  The solution  is to replace your foundation with a tinted primer. Swipe it over your skin with bare fingers to achieve a sheer, natural glow.  Think you can’t get away with this look ‘cause you’re too old?  Visit Elizabeth Renee Esthetics for a complimentary Spring Makeup Update and we’ll show you just how how fresh, natural and youthful this look can be.

FijiGirl Facial Oil


If you feel your skin is looking dull and dry after this, shall we say, challenging winter.  One thing you can do is add 2-3 drops of FijiGirl Facial Oil to your primer before applying it.  It will give your skin a little more glow and dewiness… then watch as dullness disappears.

Soft Nudes


Bronzers will be BIG this summer, but right now we are in transition.  That means if you start putting on tons of bronzer this early, it’s going to look a little fake.  Transition yourself by trying our Matte Bronze Baked Finishing Powder.  This subtle cream bronzer is baked in a kiln at high temperatures until it transforms into a powder.  The beauty of this is, it still smooths on with the silkiness of a cream.  A great way to warm up your skin for spring.



When attempting this bare and natural look, it’s important to highlight your face to give it shape and interest.  An easy, fun way to do this is with a few swipes of our Light Mineral Illuminator.  In two seconds you brush it over the top of your cheeks, down the center of your nose, then place and a bit in the center of your forehead and chin. Oh… and don’t miss highlighting that little cupids bow above your lips for a sensational pucker polish.

Dragon Fruit


Nude lips is a popular trend for spring, but so is choosing bold spring bouquet colors.  New sheer lip colors make wearing bold hues like Dragon Fruit Pink and Melon Crush low risk, high reward.  You’ll find these in our advanced formula Hydrating Lip Balms, packed with vitamins and natural humectants to recondition the lips.  We like it when applied as a stain with your finger then made more translucent with a touch of Plumping Gloss. Liner is optional.

The esthetician at Elizabeth Renee Esthetics are here to help your skin discover the freshness of spring.  Give us a call at 781.237.7546 or book an appointment online at elizabethrenee.com.