Makeup was created to beautify and to help restore confidence. We can offer some tricks to look younger, because without realizing, you’re making some mistakes that get you older, instead of getting you beautiful. It happens sometimes to point out the flaws you might want in fact to cover. However, given some makeup rules, you’ll be able to look natural and beautiful.
1. Brighten Your Inner Corners
Even if you wear no different makeup, I like to recommend that you simply always conceal the darkness at the inner corners of your eyes. most of the people focus on the circles beneath, but this area is truly the most important and makes the largest difference. It sounds so easy, however, it will instantly brighten your entire face and make you look fresh and well-rested.
Of course, you’ll want to hide the dark circles below also. I suggest drawing an upside-down triangle form rather than a half-moon, to assist push your cheeks forward. If you have important discoloration, think about using a color corrector beneath your concealer.
2. Use Powder Reasonably
When you exaggerate it with powder, it tends to make your skin look dry—and dry skin always attracts attention to lines. so don’t be scared of a bit healthy shine. If you must use powder to mattify your oily areas, then go for a translucent pure silica formula. These are the most weightless and natural-looking on the skin and might be re-applied without going away cakey, visible build-up. (I’d avoid talc and mica for that reason!)
Also, forget dusting it everywhere with a giant fluffy brush. I like to recommend employing a rounded eyeshadow brush or powder puff to apply it sparingly, to your T-zone only. just like the concealer, you simply want to place it where you really want it.
3. Try Cream Blush
Don’t skip blush, since the flush of color on cheeks projects youth. Just use a cream formula, since it won’t settle into fine lines. Spickard says that powder products, like blush, “tend to dry out the skin and can look flat.” If you still want that rosy pigment on your cheeks, you can go with “a cream blush to create freshness and dewiness on the skin.” Sticking to peaches or pinks is also recommended since those hues further that youthful vibe.
4. Build Up the Brows
Not everyone needs to fill in their brows, by the way. 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. (I don’t love the “blurred” effect you get from brow powders.) Unless you have very blonde brows, don’t match your hair color—go a couple of shades lighter.
Also, I believe everybody should own a tinted brow mascara. they’re ideal for defining and bulking up the individual hairs, especially if you use them during a back and worth “windshield wiper” motion. do not forget the fans at the inner corners!
5. Experiment with a Drop Shadow
You can still use eyeshadow and create definition, according to Spickard, who offered specific tips on how to do so. “Create definition and lift in the outer eye by using a drop shadow on the lower lash line,” he explained. Spickard recommends using a small scallop eyeshadow brush and blending a dark brown or black shadow along the bottom outer corner of the eye. “This will give the illusion of a larger, more uplifted eye,” he said.
6. Highlight Your Face with Liquid Foundation
The powder can get into fine lines on the face, highlighting, even more, the fine wrinkles. Choose a liquid foundation that stretches much better and doesn’t tighten in the wrong places. If the skin is oily, before applying the foundation use a special base to fade excess skin glow.
Use a makeup sponge not to leave traces. The product is placed on the face by dabbing not stretching, and thus you’ll obtain a longer resistant makeup.
After applying your foundation, you can easily brush the cheek diagonally right on the cheekbone with a blush giving you a fresh look. But be careful not to overdo it!
7. Use a Sponge
You may be tempted to cover up every imperfection with foundation. Don’t. According to makeup artist Brigitte Reiss-Andersen, a damp sponge is your new best friend (we swear by the BeautyBlender, but any wedge one will do). Quickly wet your sponge under the faucet, squeeze out the water, and put a dab of foundation on the back of your hand. Pick up the foundation you need with the tip and apply it in dabbing motions on your face. Between the sponge absorbing some of the foundation and the water thinning the rest, you will get the optimal sheer coverage. You may need to blend it with your fingers, but the point is that it won’t look cakey or opaque.
8. Choose a Light Brow Pencil
When you’re filling in your brows, use a pencil that’s a shade lighter than your natural coloring (if you’re blonde, go one shade darker), and hold it at a 45-degree angle, as opposed to perpendicular to the skin. “The strokes will be softer, and the brows will look more natural,” says Linter. This is a good thing because it makes you—full! thick! lush!—brows also look totally real.