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As any beautician knows, all the brightening peels, smoothing serums and lifting creams in the world will only get your clients so far in their quest for eternal youthfulness. When you develop a knack for applying make-up on mature clients, you can give your clients a vibrant, youthful appearance without making it seem like they’re trying too hard. It’s a fine line to walk, but once you master that walk, you will surely be in high demand with a lucrative clientele.
Preparing mature skin for make-up ensures a perfected canvas, assisting the make-up to perform better. Search for a primer that also offers immediate anti-ageing benefits for your mature clients, which is capable of immediately tightening and brightening the skin to effortlessly mimic a youthful and hydrated complexion.
This helps to create a smooth base on which to apply the make-up. Keep in mind, a great primer also works as a glow-giving finisher, when you gently press it onto the skin after applying the foundation. When working with make-up, it’s all about subtlety after all.
When applying make-up on mature skin, it’s always best to employ a less-is-more approach when applying foundation. Using a full coverage formula on the face’s most visible parts helps to hide dark circles, redness, and even veins and hyper pigmentation. It also assists with hiding enlarged pores, broken capillaries and scars.
Avoid sheer options and resist the urge to apply foundation willy-nilly around the entire face. Sheer options mean you’ll be piling on the concealer in an effort to camouflage imperfections. This results in a caked-on look, which you want to avoid at all costs.
As South Africa’s longest established specialist training academy in make-up design, beauty and special effects, we offer accredited qualifications in accordance with international requirements. We welcome students from all walks of life searching for superior training to break into a lucrative and rewarding career. Our team brings with them decades of combined expertise and practical experience in the beauty industry, relaying relevant industry information and advice to help our students form a realistic expectation and foundation for the sector they’re about to enter.
When you visit our renowned and exclusive academy, you will experience a vibrant academic atmosphere at one of the continent’s most prestigious training academies. Our students have gone on to pursue lucrative careers in many industries, including make-up design, special effects and image consultancy, to name a few.
On completion of any of our full training programmes, our learners have the opportunity to write the international membership examinations, giving them an opportunity to pursue a career abroad. Our beauty academy is recognised and accredited by all the international and national professional accreditation and membership organisations, giving you extra peace of mind and reassurance when studying with us.
If you would like to learn more about us, and find out more about our make-up courses and training for mature skin, speak to us today. We look forward to joining you on your academic journey, and preparing you for a challenging and rewarding career in the beauty industry.