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Pre-blending Makeup: How this step helps you apply more evenly on mature skin

Try pre-blending makeup for a seamless finish.

They say things gets better with age, and for the most part, that’s true. However, one aspect that often poses a challenge as we grow older is makeup.

Studio 5 Style & Beauty Contributor Megan Moore understands the struggle and has some makeup techniques specifically tailored for mature skin. We’re diving into the concept of “pre-blending” to help you combat the challenges posed by extra texture, fine lines, and looser skin.

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How to Try Pre-Blending Makeup

The Pre-Blending Concept

Megan introduces the unique concept of pre-blending, comparing mature skin to concrete rather than the smooth marble of youth. The idea is simple—preloading your makeup tool with product evenly before applying it to your face. This ensures a smoother application and better coverage.

Foundation Pre-Blending

To illustrate, Megan uses an acrylic mixing palette to preload the foundation onto her brush evenly. By doing this, the product is already blended, making it easier to distribute evenly on the face. This method not only provides a flawless finish but also conserves product, a win-win for mature skin.

Concealer Application

Megan emphasizes the importance of front-loading your brush with concealer. This prevents overuse of the product, reducing the likelihood of creasing. A fluffy brush with a light touch is key to achieving a natural look that enhances your features without settling in to fine lines.

Contour and Blush

The pre-blending technique extends to contour and blush application. Megan demonstrates how combining these products with foundation on the palette creates a softened effect. This eliminates the need for harsh contour lines and ensures a seamlessly blended finish.

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