Try applying a primer before your foundation that smooths out wrinkles and fine lines whilst evening out the skins pigment, it will also help to keep your foundation in place longer.
I love Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch, an award winning makeup primer that has an ultra-light smoothing texture that leaves a fine veil over the skin blurring fine lines, wrinkles and open pores.
Keep it as sheer as you can, applying from the centre of the face outwards to even out the skin tone in the areas that are needed. Oil based foundations will give you a hydrated dewy finish to the skin which is often regarded as a more youthful look, however if you suffer from oily skin or hot flushes and want to make sure your base will last the duration of the day then stick to a water based formula.
A lightweight and affordable foundation that I love is The Ordinary Coverage Foundation as its super fine but gives good coverage and is buildable.
Try a cream, liquid or gel formula blusher, unlike powders that sit on top of the skin, a cream/liquid or gel will sink into the skin creating a fresher more modern looking finish. Apply with your fingers onto the apples of the cheeks and blend up towards the top of the ear.
Trinny London Flush Blush has a beautiful creamy formula that is very subtle but very buildable allowing you to create your perfect amount of colour.
As we age, we tend to lose definition from our eyebrows as the hairs become finer so it’s very important to put that definition back.
A soft brow pencil applied in small strokes to replicate individual hair strokes will frame the face, look natural and stay in place. My must have eyebrow pencil to create the perfect brow is Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Long-Wear Brow Pencil.
Use powder sparingly, apply it on any areas you know are prone to become oily during the day and if you don’t suffer from shine then completely ignore using powder.
Laura Mercier Invisible Pressed Setting Powder is a great option as its super fine, blots way shine but doesn’t settle into fine lines.