Our faces change over time – sometimes it’s because of age, sometimes it’s because of stress, sometimes it’s because of our diet and lifestyle –
No matter the reason, here are a few quick tips and easy solutions to reduce wrinkles, look younger and revive a youthful look and healthy glow.
Moisturizer is essential! Before applying makeup, be sure to hydrate your face thoroughly with moisturizer. Add a little extra and massage into any dry spots on the skin. Almond oil or Jojoba oil make great natural moisturizers.
Stick to cream foundations, blushes and concealers – Cream concealers smooth out fine lines. Added bonus, they do not cake up especially in wrinkles or crevices. Use a setting spray instead of powder foundation to preserve your applied makeup. Be consistent with the different bases you use on your skin. For example, when using a cream foundation, use a cream blush and set with setting spray. Too many textures on the skin actually create the appearance of more lines, wrinkles and imperfections.
Don’t throw the powder away just yet though! Apply a coat of loose powder on your eyelashes with an eyelash wand. Apply two coats of mascara on top of your eyelashes. The powder both protects and thickens your lovely lashes.
You can use a regular eyelash curler or one that is battery powered and heats up when applied. Be sure to use as your mascara is still wet on your eyelashes and hold for 30 seconds for each eye. Once your eyelashes have a little curl to them, you’ll notice how much brighter your eyes appear giving you the youthful look you want.
Apply white eyeshadow or eyeliner to your lower lid above the lower eyelashes. The white line gives the illusion of extending your eye causing them to appear larger and brighter. For an even more dramatic result, apply a little more heavily towards the part of the eye, closest to the nose, where your eyeball curves. We call this the inner “V” area. Be careful to apply it slowly and gently. You don’t want it getting directly into your eye!
Gently dab a cream concealer using a neutral color (one that is a shade lighter than your foundation) under your eyes. This technique covers dark circles, large bags and those sleepy raccoon eyes! Gently dab using a makeup sponge or your ring finger apply in a quick dabbing motion. Do not smear or rub the concealer. The dabbing allows for fuller coverage and blends better.
Exfoliate your lips before applying lipstick. You can simply make your own using Vaseline, Aquaphor or petroleum jelly and sugar. Mix the two ingredients together in a small petri dish. Apply the mixture to your lips using a small circular motion up to 1 minute to remove any dead skin on the surface of your lips.
Lip liner is a great way to make your lips look plumper. Plus, it draws attention away from any lines or wrinkles near the mouth. When applying lip liner, you want to go the exact same shade or a slight shade lighter than the lipstick you will be using. Blend the lipliner into your applied lipstick.
Accentuate your cheekbones by making them POP! Apply a sheer cream blush by puckering your mouth like you making a kissy face. The crevices formed on both sides are where you apply the blush – stick to a darker shade. Right above the crevices where your darker shade was applied, apply a blush with light reflecting particles directly on your cheekbones. This combination creates a glowy and bright appearance.
If you really want to amp up that youthful appeal, smile and apply a tiny touch of pink blush on the balls of your cheeks. Create a natural blush by lightly pinching your cheeks and then using a gentle tapping motion to disperse the blood in that area. A natural approach giving your cheeks a rosey and girlish glow!
Try these simple beauty tips and natural solutions for younger looking skin and a more youthful appearance – AND always remember, no matter the day, the place, the age, you’re ABSOLUTELY STUNNING, darling!