Makeup is not just a tool to look good. It is your very own arsenal that can help you take the years off your face!
Oh yes, Botox and other forms of cosmetic surgeries, such as a brow lift, are so not needed as long as you have your trusty makeup bag with all the right tools at your disposal!
Not only is makeup an inexpensive way to look younger as compared to surgery, it’s free of all the stress too! Plus, since you’ve already been applying makeup for ages, you know you’re good at it, thereby making it an effortless and instant way to bring out the youthful you!
So, if you want to get some tips and tricks on how makeup can make you look like the rosy cheeks lass of yore, you’ve come to the right place. Just keep reading!
Most of us are in the habit of applying concealer on our entire face, but that is not right. Simply because it’s not foundation! You should apply concealer only on those areas of your face that you consider problematic.
For example, one of the commonest signs of aging is spots. So, if you want to hide them, a concealer might be your best bet! That said, remember not to use it on your eyelids as it can crease your makeup.
One of the best products in your makeup kitty to make you look younger is the humble foundation. Why? This is the magic weapon that can help hide those fine lines! Nevertheless, when you’re applying foundation, be careful and don’t overdo it. You don’t want to look cakey! Also, if you want a fuller look, use a brush or beauty blender to spread the foundation. Use your fingers if you want a sheer layer.
In the habit of puffing some powder on your entire face? Don’t do that. Since you will be applying concealer as well as foundation, the powder can make your face look heavier and, hence, older. So, keep the use of powder restricted to your T-zone to achieve a fresh and dewy look.
If this is not a part of your vanity box yet, now might be a good time to go ahead and invest in some. You really need to have this wonderful anti-aging makeup item right away!
Dullness is another sign of aging along with a heavy, puffy face. To help fix that is why you need a bronzer. Bronzer can help warm up and brighten your complexion, making you look much healthier and younger. It can also make your face look thinner! However, before applying it to your face, neck and chest, you need to make sure it complements your natural skin tone.
Getting your rosy cheeks back even in your late 30s and 40s is possible! All you need is a blush. Just like the bronzer, this too should complement your skin tone. Applying blush can help eliminate the paleness of your skin that sets in due to the poor circulation of blood. To bring back your sweet-sixteen-look: Put some blush on your cheeks, sweeping it up to your ears and down to your jaw.
The reason why your brows sag as you grow older is because your skin loses its natural elasticity. And sadly, since the skin around your eyes is very delicate and thin, it’s the first place on your face where you start to notice signs of aging. However, you can fix that with just a brow pencil. You’ll get an instant lift that will make you look much younger.
The quickest way to brighten up your face and add a dash of glamor to your overall appearance is to use a lipstick! Your lips are one of your most attractive features and, as such, deserve to be highlighted. That said, not only should you choose the right color but you should also apply it the correct way, i.e. starting from your cupid’s bow and then moving to the corners.
Your eyes can give your age away since that’s the first part that shows signs of aging. A simple way to cover that up is to use some eyeshadow. To make your eyeshadow last longer, apply a bit of primer to your eyelids before brushing the eyeshadow over it.
Eyeshadow without eyeliner? Nah, not happening. Eyeliner is an awesome way to make your eyes look bigger and brighter and even mysterious to a certain extent! Just work your way to the outer corner, starting from the inner one while looking down and into the mirror.
Not all mascaras will work for you if you want to look younger. Certain mascaras can make your lashes heavier, making your eyes look tired. To prevent that, choose a mascara that lengthens your lashes.
There you have it: 10 extremely simple makeup tips that can make you look and feel like you’re still in the prime of your life! The best part? They’re so easy you can’t go wrong with them!