Setting powder, a classic makeup staple, needs a bit of a makeover when it comes to application for mature skin.
No worries: no one’s saying you have to put your setting powder down for good. But it would benefit you to change up the way you apply it, and you may need to switch formulas. Follow these tips for using setting powder on more mature skin, and you’ll look fresh no matter how old you are.
Avoid Light-Reflecting Particles
Take a look at the package or label of your setting powder to see if the formula includes light-reflecting particles. If so, you may want to consider another product.
Ageing skin tends to lose a bit of its natural radiance due to the natural breakdown of collagen and elastin. Oftentimes, the impulse is to pop a little glow into your powder or foundation. Shimmer and luminous pigments, however, tend to emphasise fine lines and imperfections in the skin.
The ideal setting powder for more mature skin is a loose, translucent, matte-finish mineral powder. A bit of a mouthful to say out loud, but it gives the most natural finish to skin that may not be as plump and youthful as it used to be.
Jurlique Rose Silk Finishing Powderis an ideal choice, as is Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Loose Powder. Both fit the criteria above and provide an additional benefit to the skin via hydrating ingredients.