Makeup Tutorial for Women Over 50: How to Conceal Redness on the Face

Follow along with this tutorial to learn how to conceal redness on your face.

This technique is especially good if you are over 50, and trying to cover your rosacea with makeup.

The products I'm using today are from the Look Fabulous Forever range, made specifically for mature skin. However, you can achieve the same results with any brand of product.

Tools and materials:

  • Cleanser and moisturizer
  • Eye primer
  • Lip primer
  • Face primer
  • Neutralizer (green or peach)
  • Concealer
  • Translucent powder
  • Eyeshadow palette (pink neutrals)
  • Black waterproof mascara
  • Bright lipstick (fuchsia)
  • Concealer brush
  • Number 1 brush (for powder)
  • Blending brush (for eyeshadow)
Prepping the skin

1. Prepare your face

Start with a clean and moisturized face.

Use eye primer, lip primer, and face primer to ensure a smooth base for your makeup.

Neutralizing redness

2. Neutralize redness

If you have redness, use a green color balance neutralizer. There's also a peach version for neutralizing bluish tones around the eyes.

Dab the product onto the red areas using the applicator.

Neutralizing redness

Then use your fingers to smooth it out and ensure it penetrates the skin. Let it dry for a few moments.

Applying concealer

3. Apply concealer

Use concealer number one with a concealer brush.

Apply it to areas needing extra coverage, such as your cheeks and nose (especially if you have age spots).

Setting makeup with powder

4. Set with translucent powder

Use a translucent powder with a number one brush to set the concealer and balance the complexion.

Applying eyeshadow

5. Apply eyeshadow

Choose pink neutral shades to complement your outfit.

Apply the lightest shade on the lid.

Applying eyeshadow

Apply the medium shade in the socket line for a natural look.

Blend the colors with a blending brush to ensure a smooth transition.

Applying mascara

6. Apply mascara

Use black waterproof mascara, especially if your eyes tend to water.

Apply one coat to your upper lashes, and apply a light coat to your lower lashes.

Applying lipstick

7. Don’t forget lipstick

Although many might choose a nude shade, opt for a bright color if that makes you feel more like yourself.

Apply a bright fuchsia lipstick straight from the bullet to give your face a lively pop of color.

How to conceal redness on the face with makeup

How to conceal redness on the face with makeup

Your face should now look balanced, with redness neutralized and a natural, fresh appearance suitable for a quick outing.

This quick and natural makeup routine to cover redness and rosacea helps achieve a polished look without spending much time.

Please feel free to leave questions or comments on this tutorial!

Next, learn How to Apply a Soft and Natural Eye Makeup Look for Women Over 50.

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