How to Have Younger Looking Skin
Author: Mel Joelle
If you keep on living, old age will certainly catch up with you sooner or later. But does that mean your skin must catch up as well? If you spend your time trying to get that fresh dewy look, here are some makeup tips to push back the hands of time and make you have younger, looking skin.
1. WEARING HEAVY MAKEUP
Wearing heavy makeup to give the appearance of a youthful face will make you look older, and draw attention to the lines you?re trying to cover up. To keep your skin looking youthful, skip the heavy makeup and choose a sheer foundation (such as Joy Lorraine Jojoba Foundation). Any excess foundation can be removed with a damp sponge. Keeping your skin well hydrated, and using a sheer foundation will give your skin a fresh dewy look.
2. WEARING A LIGHTER FOUNDATION SHADE
Wearing a foundation that is lighter than your natural skin tone, will add years and not youthfulness to your look. Instead, what you have done is make those lines and wrinkles much more noticeable. Opt for a foundation that is a shade darker than your normal skin tone for a healthy glow. This will make your skin look much younger.
3. HEAVY CONCEALER
Too much concealer under the eyes can make you look older, and draw attention to the dark circles you?re trying to cover up. As you age, the skin under the eye area gets thinner. Less is more, so your concealer should be as light as possible. Try applying your concealer with a brush for a more even distribution.
4. HEAVY FACE POWDER
If you have oily skin, use a blotting powder where oiliness is a problem such as your nose, forehead and chin to control shine. A light dusting of your face powder is enough to set your makeup and keep it looking fresh all day. However, using too much can make your skin look dry, and exaggerate facial lines and wrinkles. Stay clear of applying powder around your eye area unless of course, you want to advertise those lines on your face.
5. APPLYING BLUSH
When using blush, apply on the highest point on your cheekbones. Using a large brush, lift upward and blend on entire cheekbone area. A neutral color will flatter and brighten up all skin tones. (Try Joy Lorraine powder blush in Pink Brown.)
6. LIPSTICK THAT BLEEDS
As you mature, your lips become thinner and somewhat dry because it looses water and oil. Wearing lipstick can cause it to bleed into your natural lip line making it very unattractive. To alleviate this problem, try putting a barrier around your lipstick by using a lip liner to outline the shape of your lips. This will help to keep your lipstick right where you put it ? on your lips. (Joy Lorraine Lip Liners does the trick.).
7. EVERY DAY LIPSTICK
If you have thin lips, the color of your lipstick will make all the difference in how you look. Women with fair and medium skin tone will look great in pinks and coral lip colors. Deeper skin tones will look great in deep pinks such as plums and berries. Stay clear of metallic or iridescent colors as these may prove too heavy for thin lips. Use a lip liner one shade darker than your natural lip line to outline the shape of your mouth. Apply your lipstick and add a sheer gloss to add fullness to your lips.
8. MASCARA ON BOTTOM LASHES
Mascara is an essential that you should never leave home without, but if you have crow’s-feet and dark circles, sweep a light coating of black mascara on your top lashes from the base to the tip to separate and make them look thick, and long. Avoid mascaras that are thick and clumpy to remove years from your eyes. Use less mascara on your bottom lash, or better yet, skip mascara altogether on your bottom lashes. (Try Joy Lorraine Super Lash Mascara in black.)
9. EYELINER ON THE LOWER LASHES
Unless you want to draw attention to fine lines and dark circles, stick to the upper lids instead. Draw a thicker line as you move toward the outer corners of the eye, to draw attention away from a droopy look. (Try Joy Lorraine Powder Liner Pencil)
10. SPARKLY SHADOW ON THE OUTER CORNERS
A little shimmer and shine can make your eyes look younger. However, refrain from applying to the outer corners because it magnifies the fine line around the eye area. Restrict wearing shimmer shadows to the inner corners, the centers of the lids, and just on the brow bone area.
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