Makeup is supposed to highlight your natural features. Even without invasive surgery, you can use makeup techniques such as contouring or airbrushing to look like a Hollywood celebrity. But if you’re doing your own makeup at home while preparing for work, you don’t want your method of application to make you look years older. Again, the point of applying makeup is to bring out your best facial features. You can use makeup brush to make your eyes look bigger, to highlight your cheekbones or make your lips the center of your facial features. Here, we will take a look at the top ten anti-aging makeup tricks that you can use.
Top 10 Anti-Aging Makeup Tricks
Take a look at our top ten anti-ageing makeup tricks:
- Never skip moisturizer.
Even if you use mineral makeup or foundation that costs hundreds of dollars, it will not go smoothly over your skin if it is not properly moisturized. While your skin is still damp from using your favorite cleanser, slather on moisturizer. If you’re over 30, use one with an anti-ageing formula.
- Use liquid concealer.
If you have less than perfect skin, a concealer will allow you to hide those red patches on your face or the circles under your eyes. Using liquid instead of regular concealer will prevent the product from caking up on the surface of your skin.
- Know how to use a sponge in makeup application.
Another tool that you can use to cover up imperfections is a damp sponge. Under running water, wet the sponge and squeeze out the excess liquid. Place some foundation at the back of your hand. Apply some foundation using the tip of the wet sponge at dab it onto your face. This gives you optimal sheer coverage without looking opaque.
- Look for a yellowish foundation.
Yellow is a color that makes the tone of the skin look warm, which in turn makes you look younger, so choose a yellowish foundation.
- Skip the tinted face powder.
If you feel like your makeup routine is incomplete without using face powder, choose a formula which is translucent and light-diffusing, instead of tinted. Apply the powder under sunlight so you would know how it looks like in broad daylight.
- Always use an eyelash curler.
Eyelash curler is probably the best beauty weapon that women can have. Eyelashes actually flatten as you age, so you should use an eyelash curler to make your eyes look bigger and brighter. You can even skip the mascara if you want, as long as the eyelashes are curled.
- Primp your brows using a light brown pencil.
Fill in your brows using a light brown pencil. Hold it at a 45-degree angle to your brows to make the strokes of the pencil softer and more natural.
- Learn how to use shimmer.
Thirtysomething women usually shy away from shimmer, but it is actually flattering because it brings light to your face. Choose shimmery eyeshadow with a creamy formula and a neutral color like rose gold, pewter or champagne.
- Go nude!
On your lipstick, that is. As people age, their upper lips get smaller so the best way to make them look fuller is to go for a nude or natural shade. Use a clear gloss or balm to make your lips look ultra-moisturized.
10. Highlight your best facial features.
Finally, use a highlighter which has a very sheer formula. Dab it on your cheekbones, your lips and the apples of your cheeks. This adds that youthful vibe to your face, and choose a shade that’s perfect for the tone of your skin.