Simple Tips and Affordable Makeup To Make You Look Younger
Wrinkle cream is one of the more popular anti-aging makeup options, but today we’re exploring why the right foundation or lip color can make you look younger with less effort and time. If you want to learn more about professional makeup technique, see Evergreen Beauty School’s cosmetology program.
Give Pink Puckers a Try
According to makeup artist Christian McCulloh, who has worked with Naomi Watts and Demi Moore, cherubic rosy lips can instantly make you look younger. For fair skin color, the Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Sugar Plum works great and is inexpensive. For darker colored skin tones, a bolder Berry Smoothie will work great.
Don’t Let Lip Lines Show
When applying lipstick, dab your lip line lightly using your fingers. It will soften the edges and make your lips look more juicy, according to Kashuk.
Shimmer for Smooth Eyelids
If you want to get a shimmery eye shadow, take a look at Spank. It works best for crepe-y lids and gives the impression of tautness. Use a powder shadow shimmer that is lighter than your complexion like the Urban Decay Eyeshadow. For lighter skin choose the Sin variant, for medium tone the Baked, and for darker tone the Smog.
Beige Pencil to Highlight Eyes
Your healthy radiant eyes signify youthfulness and happiness, McCulloch says. Simply line your inner rim with a cream-like eye pencil like the Tarte Inner Rim Brightener.
Use Eyeliner to Fight Gravity
Eyelids will typically start dropping after age 40 and will generally show on the outer corners, according Sandy Liter, a Lancome makeup artist who has worked with Christie Brinkley. Her solution: using a creamy black pencil, line your top lash. Smudge the line upward slightly using a Q-tip to create a subtle-looking lift.
Young Looking Natural Glow
For dull skin, try a light reflecting foundation. According to makeup artist Sonia Kashuk, they can help hide flaws and make your skin attain a radiant look. For a luminous, brightening look, Kashuk provides a Sonia Kashuk Perfecting Luminous Foundation.
Powder blush can exaggerate the presence of fine lines in the skin’s surface. Cream, however, can give the skin a dewey look and feel. For a cream blusher, try the Illamasqua Cream Blusher.