The very nature of powder is that coats and matte’s your face. If you’re oily, this can be great, but oil production slows as we age. As we get older, powder starts looking dry, ashy, and dusty on our skin, which visually ages us. What we really want is a youthful glow. Instead of powder, use a setting spray to keep makeup in place. Add an extra layer of moisturizer to dry or dehydrated areas before applying any makeup. Many finer lines can be reduced or eliminated with extra hydration. Additionally, use liquid foundation with light-reflecting particles, and cream blushes and bronzers. I would recommend going to your local MAC store and making a appointment with a professional on which type of foundation to use for your skin range.
Cleansing the face is very important and when there are creases in the skin make sure to double wash the face. Mascara has a tendency to really hold to the creases of the under eye’s. Use a toner if your skin is oily, and also a moisturizer if the skin is dry. I would also recommend a equalizer for the skin before the application of your makeup. This will provide you back up for a smooth appearance, and will even out the porosity of the skin. The object is to even the porosity and have a clean palette to work with for the best application for your client. And again be careful of using dry powders.