Monday, January 7, 2013

12 ways to look younger WITH MAKE-UP

With the right tricks, turning back the clock can be as simple as opening your makeup bag. 

Here's how:

Moisturise Well of course, nobody can get away without moisturiser - just remember to massage it in thoroughly.

Choose a liquid concealer As you age, you have more to conceal, but concealer can draw attention to lines and crepiness. You want a product that hides redness and circles without getting cakey, and that means you want a liquid cover-up in a click pen.

Buy a yellowish foundation Yellow warms up the skin - and the warmer your skin looks, the younger it looks.

Keep piling on the moisture Nothing, nothing, nothing makes you look older than heavy powder formulas. Makeup artists recommend stocking your bag with creams, gels, liquids, and products that generally don't require the use of a brush. The more hydrated your skin, the younger it looks.

Tweeze, but only if you absolutely must If you tweeze at all, just clean up the most obvious errant hairs. If you need more shaping than that, go to a pro. Don´t tweeze too much at once. Get used to the look before going further. It may never grow back.

Curl your lashes If you're over 35, you need to be curling your lashes. Eyelashes flatten as you age, and you need to keep everything going upward, against gravity. Even if you skip mascara, curling your lashes makes your eyes look bigger and brighter.

Apply eyeshadow base Patting the tiniest dab of eye-shadow base or primer on the lids before your shadow will keep it in place. This is especially important if your lids have even the slightest wrinkles. Fine lines can exacerbate creasing, and creasing exacerbates the appearance of lines.

Wear brown eyeliner  Deep brown has the impact of black, but looks less jarring. It gives you all the intensity, but in a more sophisticated, subtle way.

Don´t shy away from shimmer A bit of soft shimmer is flattering as you get older because it brings light to the face.

Choose a lengthening mascara Lashes get thinner as you age, so conventional wisdom says you need a thickening mascara to bulk them up, but common wisdom is wrong. Your lashes can't support the extra weight, heavy formulas flatten the lashes.

Switch to nude lips As we age, our lips get smaller, especially the upper lip. The best approach is to stick to shades that enhance your natural lip tone, rather than bringing attention to the area. Look for something between your natural lip colour and a berry shade, that will just boost your natural tone. And go for a stain instead of a creamy lipstick to prevent the colour from bleeding.

Try highlighter and show off your bone structure Dab a very sheer formula just on the cheekbones, it adds a very subtle, youthful, and pretty dimension to your features.

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  1. I love these tips. I am always a yes girl for shimmer too. x

  2. awesome tips!


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