Updated: Feb 9
As we get older, our skin loses some of its qualities as it once had when we were younger. Let me be clear: aging skin is lovely; however, at the age of 40 or so, some of our natural radiance fades.
The main cause of dark circles under the eyes is hyperpigmentation, extra texture on the skin, and dark circles under the eyes. This is normal, but it does detract from the glow of your natural skin tone. On top of natural changes to skin tone and texture, the movement of your facial muscles also creates physical changes to your facial structure.
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1. Skip the Opaque Makeup
Your skin should appear radiant, reflecting the light within. The skin of a young person tends to be more luminous owing to even skin tone, which gives for a brighter, more glowy appearance. As we get older and acquire texture and hyperpigmentation, some of that radiance goes away.
While you might desire to cover your entire face in the same tone with a full-coverage foundation, this will not benefit your skin. Full coverage and rich cosmetics frequently exacerbate rather than conceal skin texture. You want low-opacity products that are developed especially for color correcting and evening out the skin's appearance.
You can use opaque products in low impact mimetic zones, but we’ll cover that in tip number 2!
2. Understand ‘Mimetic’ Zones
‘Mimetic’ zones are just a fancy term for the groups of muscles in our faces. Mimetic zones are the name for the various muscle groups in your face. High-impact mimetic zones are areas of the face that experience a lot of movement, like the eyelids, under-eyes, and around the mouth
Specific products, like Demi Colour color correcting products, are designed for use in high impact mimetic areas and deliver the perfect amount of pigment for subtle, barely-there looks.
Low impact mimetic zones are the areas of your face that experience less movement, like the sides of your nose and the lower portion of your jaw. These areas can tolerate higher opacity products since they experience less chance of creasing.
By understanding how the different areas of your face should be treated, you’ll be able to choose the right products for each zone.
3. Find Your Perfect Color Match
Finding the perfect color match is important no matter your age, but when you are trying to achieve a luminous look on mature skin, it is extra important! The wrong color can highlight the wrong features of your skin. To get perfectly color-matched, you should find a makeup artist. Makeup artists can help you to identify your undertones and correctly pair you with the perfect color-correcting products.
4. Ditch Full-Coverage Concealer
Huge concealer triangles under the eye and heavy baking with setting powder are SO 2018, and now, it’s all about radiance and glow. Full-coverage concealer is designed to cover as much of your natural skin as possible, completely blocking out everything, including your natural skin tone.
Rather than trying to cover everything, using color-correcting products to filter out hyperpigmentation, melasma, and redness while leaving the rest helps you to even everything out while still remaining natural.
5. Practice Color Correcting
If you’ve never color corrected before, it’s going to take some practice. Before you dive into a full Angel Edit using only color correcting products to filter your skin tone, start with a simple color correcting palette and the Fusion Method. After applying your usual products to the low-impact mimetic zones of your face, turn your attention to the - and practice filtering out unwanted pigmentation. I recommend picking up a Mini Filter Edit, which will include four color correctors to address a variety of skin imperfections.