Makeup favours hydrated, bouncy, and radiant skin. This is why our makeup techniques and products used need to see an upgrade too, as we age. Choosing the wrong products or applying them wrongly could cause makeup to appear cakey and settle into dry patches and wrinkles.
TikTok star Ava (@glowithava) is known for dispensing beauty tips and when her mother appeared briefly in one of her videos, her comment section was immediately flooded with a burning question: how does her mother maintain such radiant skin?
Fortunately for us, Ava has generously revealed the makeup products her mum has been using for the past year, and we’re excited to share these mature skin must-haves with you!
Base makeup recommendations for mature skin
Armani Beauty Neo Nude Tinted Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid
Mature skin tends to lose moisture quickly, so it’s important to opt for base products infused with hydrating ingredients.
This tinted moisturiser boasts a moisturising formula enriched with skin-loving ingredients like hyaluronic acid, which attracts water to the skin, resulting in a smoothing, plumping effect.
It’s also enriched with glycerin to lock in moisture, providing long-lasting hydration – perfect for mature skin!
According to Ava’s mum, this skin tint offers a beautifully natural finish, giving you that radiant glow with a hint of coverage.
Its lightweight texture also makes it suitable for daily wear, and can also be layered for increased coverage when needed.
Westman Atelier Vital Skincare Complexion Drops
Another highly recommended base is the Westman Atelier Vital Skincare Complexion Drops. This product is praised by Ava’s mom for its ability to provide breathable coverage and radiance, while seamlessly evening out her complexion.
She also loves the lightweight, oil-like feel of this skin tint upon application, thanks to its nourishing formula infused with tsubaki oil, ginseng, and pomegranate extract. This gives Ava’s mum the plump, glowing look that everyone covets.
As a bonus, this skin tint is non-comedogenic and dermatologist-tested, making it suitable for all skin types!
Westman Atelier Vital Skincare Complexion Drops retails for S$98 (~RM336.94) and is available at Westman Atelier. It can be shipped to Malaysia via a courier service like EasyParcel.
Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Stick Foundation
Ava’s mum recommends the Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Stick Foundation for its creamy texture, which blends into her skin “like a dream”, without emphasising any texture concerns on her mature skin.
This stick foundation is designed to feel like a dewy essence when applied, and leaves you with a sheer, natural-looking finish that is perfect for achieving a “my skin but better” makeup look.
Notably, it contains chestnut rosa fruit extract to defend your skin against the effects of oxidation, making this foundation an absolute must-have for mature skin!
Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Stick Foundation is unfortunately not available in Malaysia’s stores, but it retails for S$115 (~RM395.38) at Sephora and can be shipped to Malaysia via a courier service like EasyParcel.
Eye makeup recommendation for mature skin
COSME DECORTÉ Eye Glow Gem
Eyeshadows can be challenging to work with for mature skin, especially around the eye area where fine lines are more prominent.
To address this concern, Ava’s mum opts for COSME DECORTÉ Eye Glow Gem, a cream eyeshadow that adds a touch of shimmer to her eyelids without accentuating any fine lines.
Its marshmallow-like texture allows the cream shadow to spread smoothly across your eyelid in a single swipe, delivering a three-dimensional glow.
Its strong adhesion also ensures smudge-free eye makeup that remains on point throughout the day!
COSME DECORTÉ Eye Glow Gem retails for RM105 and is available at COSME DECORTÉ.
Lip makeup recommendations for mature skin
AMUSE Seoul Dew Tint in Honey Fig by AVA
AMUSE Dew Tints are famous for their long-lasting, glowy finish, due to the 35% water-infused formula and triple water-oil-water structure.
These vegan tints provide a water-stained colour on your lips, with Ava’s mum highly recommending the shade Honey Fig.
This neutral-undertone peachy shade serves as an everyday go-to, complementing various outfits and occasions for Ava’s mum,
She also loves how the lip tint glides smoothly across her lips, creating a blurring effect, thanks to its moisturising ingredients, including mango extract.
CHANEL ROUGE COCO BAUME
CHANEL ROUGE COCO BAUME is a luxurious lip balm that Ava’s mum keeps in every purse due to its exceptional quality.
To her, this lip balm offers more than a standard lip balm, but less shine than a lip gloss, striking a perfect balance.
Upon application, it provides a naturally luminous finish, which gradually becomes more matte throughout the day, resulting in a natural lip finish.
At the core of its formula is oleoactive, an oil derived from the fruit of the olive tree, which is high in omega-9s and antioxidant polyphenols, to keep your lips moisturised all day.
These lip balms are also stunning to look at, with their luxurious white and gold packaging. It’s no surprise that Ava’s mother keeps one in each of her purses!
CHANEL ROUGE COCO BAUME retails for RM146 at CHANEL.
Featured image credits: @glowwithava/Instagram