9 Makeup Tricks To Make You Look 10 Years Younger:
Looking younger is a goal to be achieved by many. You can buy all the makeup in the world, but if you don’t know how to use it, it won’t do a whole lot to help you. There’s nothing wrong with ageing. In fact, you should embrace and enjoy every step of the journey. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to let your appearance determine your age.
Makeup can be a magical accessory to make us look younger than we actually are. With the correct products and the knowledge on how to use them to your benefit can take 10 years off of your appearance. Just because we reach a certain age doesn’t mean our appearance has to show it.
Here are 9 beauty and makeup tips that could take up to 10 years off of your appearance. Use these to your benefit and have everyone questioning, What does she do?
As skin ages, it loses moisture and can seem very lack-lustre. Moisturizing daily can drastically change the texture of your skin and give you a healthy plump glow. Take the time and invest in a good quality skin care regime. Slathering serums, creams, and lotions on your face each day matters.
Brighten The Inner Corners Of Your Eyes
Whether you wear makeup or not, I would suggest brightening the darkness of the inner corners of your eyes with concealer. You have heard of people using a concealer to brighten dark circles under the eyes however, the inner corners are just as, if not more important for a more youthful look. This simple trick can make your face look much brighter and appear well rested.
You’ll want to cover the dark circles below also. I suggest drawing an upside-down triangle shape to help push your cheeks forward. If you have significant discolouration, consider using a colour corrector underneath your concealer in addition.
Choose A Light Coverage Foundation
You really don’t need as much foundation as you think. The more coverage a foundation gives, the heavier it is on the skin. Thus giving more attention to problem areas such as dry skin and fine lines. Younger skin can sometimes get away with the full-coverage, matte look, but past a certain age (30+ ish), this type of makeup tends to settle into fine lines and create creases.
Opt for a light coverage foundation to allow the skins natural radiance to shine through. Ensure your foundation shade matches your skin tone perfectly. Light coverage foundations are much more forgiving if you cannot find the perfect match as opposed to a medium-full coverage foundation. Concentrate your application in the centre of your face, blending it out more sheerly at the edges, where you naturally need less coverage.
Use A Light Hand When Applying Powders
Adding too much powder will make your skin look dry and cakey – dry, cakey skin always draw attention. Don’t be afraid of a little healthy shine. If you must use powder to mattify your oily areas, then go for a translucent setting powder instead of a tinted powder. Forget dusting it all over with a big fluffy brush. I recommend using a domed eyeshadow brush or powder puff to apply it sparingly, to your T-zone only, or areas that absolutely need it.
Are You Blushing?
Blush is fantastic for adding youthful colour back to dull, lack-lustre skin. But an unflattering blush shade or placement can age you faster than the stroke of your brush. You can never go wrong with a peach for fair to medium skin tones, or coral for medium to dark skin tones. This colour family is universally flattering and looks great with all skin types.
As for texture, cream blushes look the most natural on the skin, but can be a bit tricky to apply; I would definitely suggest buffing with a blush brush or a beauty sponge instead of your fingers for a more natural look. The goal is to create a faint flush across the fleshy part of your cheeks—don’t go too low, or it could drag your face down.
Youthful skin has a natural luminosity, and the quickest way to fake it is by highlighting. This is one of the most important makeup tricks to have in the back of your minds—it will mislead people into thinking you have a healthier complexion, just by the way the product picks up the light.
I prefer cream or liquid formulations and find they look more natural than powder highlighters. Use a beauty sponge to dab it across the top of your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, at the inner corners of your eyes and above the Cupid’s bow. You can purchase a mini sponge applicator for a more precise application.
Build Your Brows
We’ve seen this time and time again; soft, straight, feathery brows look younger than angular, pointy, exaggerated arches. Look for someone who uses tweezers only—I never recommend waxing or threading. It’s not so much about whether you have naturally thick or thin brows. It’s the way they are shaped and filled that matters.
Not everyone needs to fill in their brows. Sometimes filling can look too aggressive if you already have a lot of hair, so you might only need a brow wax or mascara for hold. If you have gaps or want to create the illusion of fullness, a tinted wax or fine-tipped pencil is best. Tinted brow mascaras are ideal for defining and bulking up the individual hairs, especially if you use them in a back and forth motion.
Build Up Those Lashes
I think lashes should be the focal point of your makeup look. A long, fluffy fringe opens up the eyes, looks great on everyone and requires no skill to achieve. Give your lashes a good curl, and then apply several coats of a lengthening black mascara, taking care to coat each hair from root to tip. If you have read my other posts then you know that I am a huge fan of the ‘wiggle the wand’ method. Place the mascara wand at the root of your lashes and wiggle the wand as you swipe outwards. You will notice a dramatic difference in how much longer and thicker your lashes appear by using this method.
For an extra pop, try filling in the upper waterlines with a waterproof pencil. It’s such a great little trick to make your lashes look even thicker.
Enhance Your Lips
Go with soft berry shades—think “your lips, only better.” Apply your lip liner only after you apply your lipstick. Lipstick generally wears off but lip liner often stays. You do not want a bright ring around your lips from the liner when the lipstick wears off.
As you get older, less is obviously more—but that doesn’t mean a bare face, either. The primary goal should be beautiful, luminous skin, which can take some finessing.