Contour is a must for mature skin. I don’t even know if you would call it to contour. I would probably call it just warming up the skin or adding dimension. We seem to lose definition as we age or just the subtle color we had when we were younger. It isn’t just from age, it is from makeup as well. Nobody’s face is just one color, but it can look that way sometimes (quite often) after we put our foundation on. Cream contour on mature skin just makes the skin warmer with more definition. Mature skin looks more youthful with some color on the cheeks from blush and contour.
Most makeup artists will tell you that cream makeup looks amazing on mature skin. Good cream products seem to melt into the skin and are less likely to show fine lines or wrinkles. They seem to become part of them rather than settle into them.
I, myself, find the same with cream blush or cream bronzers/contour products. They seem to just bring more life to the skin in a very subtle beautiful way.
Finding a cream contour for mature skin
Finding a contour product on its own is very difficult. Cream or powder. They can be orange in tone. Or don’t show up at all. Some can look quite muddy on the skin as well. Muddy happens quite often when using a darker foundation to achieve more color on the skin. You have to be quite skilled at applying the dark foundation and good at picking out a darker foundation for your skin tone. It takes me quite a bit of time to just pick out my normal foundation for my skin tone. So, choosing a liquid foundation for this purpose doesn’t even interest me.
Creams seem to be more forgiven in my experience than other contour products. I have tried Anastasia Beverly Hills, Nyx, and Elf Cream contours as these are all good products. I still didn’t find them as easy to work with for my requirements. My requirements, on most days, are quick and easy with results that look like I took some time. I do have times where I take my time, but I would probably rather use the time for my eyes or hair than my contour.
I wouldn’t say not to use these products or darker stick foundation as they look beautiful on the skin. I would just say that quite a few of them will take some practice to get the blending correct. And trial and error to get the right tone. You would have wonderful results if you put in the effort.
The best cream contour for mature skin
However, just using the right cream for the task is just easier. This is the right cream for the task. It is an amazing cream contour/bronzer which is really a cream foundation or at least I believe that is how it started out. Several people had recommended this ionic product to me and I was put off by the price tag. In my mind, I was thinking that is very pricey for a cream contour product. It really isn’t. I have eye makeup palettes that cost way over that and aren’t that terrific. I think I was thinking another luxury product that doesn’t live up to its hype. I was so wrong.
Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base (cream contour)
Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base is a fabulous product. I can’t believe that I waited so long to try it. I bought it nearly two years ago and I use it almost every day and I still have a lot of product left. I purchased my at Macy’s but I don’t see it on their website now. But I did find it on the Chanel website. It is $50.00 for 1 oz, so that is possibly why I didn’t try it before. I still could kick myself. I should have just followed the recommendations and got it a long time ago.
It comes with a plastic cover on it, which I would recommend you keep with the product as with most cream, gel, or jelly products they can dry out
Texture of the cream contour
It has the most velvety, smooth texture. I can’t think of any other product that has this texture. I wish I had more to be honest. Other products might have a similar color but the texture and the staying power, I doubt. The blending of this product is so easy and it looks so natural. You can build it up and it doesn’t get cakey ever. It can only get muddy if you build it up too much without blending, however, it is so easy to blend it shouldn’t be a problem. I tend to use very light layers and build up, but still, I like it to be fairly natural.
Tone or color
This product only comes in one color. I don’t find it to be a problem, I believe this product looks flattering on skin tones from light to medium. I have used it on a very light skin tone up to my skin tone. I haven’t had to stop using it for any season. It doesn’t matter if I have a tan or not. However, deeper skin tones, I don’t know. Even though this seems to be a universal shade, I don’t think it would suit deeper skin tones. That really is quite upsetting because this is such a beautiful product that I wish everyone could experience it.
As I said, I use it even if I don’t have a foundation on for the day. However, usually, I will add my Benefit Hoola over the top of it. It “locks” it in, so it stays exactly like it was when I put it on in the morning. I do the same with my cream blush.
As far as bronzers or contour powders go I do like the Benefit Hoola or Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer. But if I was going to just have one, it would be the Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base by far. Because I could use it every day no matter the season, easy blending, very pigmented, and smooth texture.
Now, this is blown up, normally you can’t really see every wrinkle on my wrist. I couldn’t do it on the back of my hand because at the moment I am very tan on my arms.
I wanted you to see the glow of the product. It is so subtle but just adds a beautiful finish to the “warming” up of your face. I don’t think I can describe just how it adds something when you wear it. It is just subtle and natural on the skin.
For me this would be another desert island product. I do wish that it came in travel size, but we all can’t have everything.