Looking over-the-hill? take years off with these simple makeup tips
Fake it till you make it
Everyone aspires to look like the most youthful version of ourselves. We hate to be the bearer of bad news but even if you were to wear sunscreen religiously, get lots of vitamins and minerals in your diet, drinks loads of water and hit the gym after a long day of work, you can’t make those crow’s feets and sun spots disappear. Rather than getting a nip and tuck, turn back time and knock years off with these simple makeup tricks.
The key to looking younger is to keep your skin moisturised and hydrated. Even if you’re strapped for time, always moisturise your skin. If your skin is feeling tight and parched, slather on moisturiser while your skin is still damp from cleansing. When choosing makeup products, avoid heavy powder formulas and stick to creams, gels and liquids. In addition to moisturising your skin, exfoliating your skin will also improve the overall texture of your skin.
Reduce the appearance of fine lines by prepping your skin with primer. It is also a good idea to look for a primer with anti-aging properties that will brighten and tighten your skin. If you have wrinkles around your eye area, pat an eyeshadow base or primer to prevent your eye makeup from sliding.
Sparse looking brows can age you. If your eyebrows are on the skimpy side, fill in any bald or sparse spots with an eyebrow gel, tint or pomade. For natural looking brows, choose an eyebrow product that is lighter than your hair colour.
Add dimension to your features with highlighter. Dab a small amount of liquid highlighter to your cheekbones, brow bone, inner corners of the eyes and apples of the cheeks. If your lips are starting to lose its plump and volume, place highlighter on your cupid’s bow to fake fuller lips.
Unfortunately with age, your lashes will lose its thickness over time. Give your stubby lashes and makeover by adding a lash-enhancing serum into your beauty regime. For lashes that are curled to the skies always go in with an eyelash primer before applying a coat or two of mascara.
The best part about getting older is having a more pronounced bone structure because women start to lose fat in their face over time. Define your face and let your bone structure stand out more by placing blush along the highest points of your cheekbones. Also, swap your powder blush for a cream blusher because powder blush is more likely to accentuate fine lines on the cheeks.
Don’t just pile on foundation. Only whip out your full coverage foundation on parts on your face when you need it the most. Always conceal after foundation rather than before. By doing so, you will use less product and your makeup will look more natural and less cakey. To conceal dark spots, opt for a concealer that is slightly darker not lighter than your skin so your makeup doesn’t look ashy. Top it all off with a translucent powder instead of a tinted powder for that barely-there look.