Age-Defying Eyes: Choosing the Perfect Eye Shadow Base for Mature Skin

Age-Defying Eyes: Choosing the Perfect Eye Shadow Base for Mature Skin

As we embrace the wisdom and grace that come with age, our makeup routines should enhance and celebrate our unique features.

Today, we're diving into the world of eye shadow bases - let's explore the four must-have eye shadow bases that will revolutionize your makeup game. 

First, we need to understand the changes in mature skin: The skin around our eyes evolves over the years, showing more texture and character. While eradicating these changes altogether may not be possible or even desirable, choosing products that enhance and flatter our natural beauty becomes paramount. It's important that we recognize the need for makeup that not only embraces these changes, but accentuates the allure that comes with age. 

 Viseart Seamless Eyeshadow Primer

Viseart Seamless Eye Primer

Timeless Transparency: For those who believe less is more, the Viseart Eye Primer is a game-changer. This colourless, flexible base is perfect for mature skin, providing a smooth canvas for eyeshadows without altering their hue. Its transparency allows the natural beauty of your skin to shine through, offering a sophisticated and understated elegance. As we gracefully age, the Viseart Eye Primer becomes a trusted ally, ensuring our eyeshadows stay vibrant and crease-free throughout the day.

Our fave shade: none! It's only available in transparent


Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerize in Oyster Pearl

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerize

Whipped Luminosity: Indulge in the luxurious texture of Charlotte Tilbury's Eyes to Mesmerize. This eye shadow base features a fabulous whipped texture that imparts a frosted, luminous shine. Perfect for those special occasions or when you want to add a touch of glamour to your everyday look. Whether worn alone for a mesmerizing glow or paired with eyeshadow for added depth, this base is a true beauty essential for the modern, sophisticated woman. The frosted texture is where these shadows shine; we would pass on the matte shades.

Our favourite shades: Chocolate Bronze and Oyster Pearl

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Shadow

Quick and Effortless: For the busy, on-the-go woman who doesn't compromise on style, eye shadow sticks are a revelation. They offer quick and easy options for creating a stunning eyeshadow look in minutes. Perfect for achieving a subtle daytime look or building up for a more dramatic evening appearance. Effortless elegance is at your fingertips with these convenient and travel-friendly eye shadow sticks.

Our favourite shades: Strapless, Au Natural and Amethyst

MAC Paint Pot in Painterly

MAC Paint Pots

Matte Magnificence: Matte sophistication meets versatility with MAC Paint Pots in the timeless shade of Painterly. This neutral tone is a dream for those seeking a classic, understated look. The formula dries down to a matte finish, making it an ideal choice for those with oily eyelids. Beyond its role as an eye shadow base, Painterly can also be worn as an eyeshadow, offering a seamless transition from day to night. Let your eyes do the talking with the matte magnificence of MAC Paint Pots.

Our favourite shades: Painterly and Groundwork


As a makeup artist professional with over 25 years of experience, we understand that the products, textures, and placement of colour cosmetics change as we age. We recognize the importance of choosing makeup that not only adapts to the evolving needs of mature skin but enhances its inherent beauty. 


Need help choosing an eyeshadow look that's perfect for you? Check out our Personal Shopping Sessions, or our Beauty Basics Makeup Class, both virtual services. 


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