Written by Kimberly in: Makeup10 Jun 2011
OK, I have good news and I have bad news. The bad news is that aging is inevitable. You can certainly slow things down a bit by taking good care of your skin, but eventually things will start to look different.
Here’s the good news: I just so happen to have some fabulous tips on how to keep yourself looking young and fresh-faced in a matter of minutes and I’m going to share them with you! They’re simple, quick and easy and anyone can do it. Ready? Here we go!
The more makeup you have on, the older you look. To look younger, try to keep things simple and on a “must have” basis. For example, if you need concealer for dark circles, then try using one with a more fluid like consistency rather than a cream. The lighter the formulation, the less likely it’s going to settle into fine lines and wrinkles. You can also try using a concealer to spot cover any blemishes rather than using a foundation all over your face. The more your skin comes through, the better. Keep eye makeup to a minimum using one or two medium to light ranged colors. Don’t go crazy with the eyeliner, either. Too much liner can bring your eyes down and make them look tired.
Browns and nudes can tend to wash you out and look “muddy” on your skin, so instead try to go for some soft color. Looking younger can be as simple as wearing soft, warm pinks on cheeks and lips and peachy pink eye shadows with a plum eyeliner. A little bit of color goes a long way and do wonders for perking up your complexion.
If you’ve never been one to wear lip liner, now is the time! As we get older, our lips tend to fade and look smaller. A quick fix to that is to use a soft, nude lip liner and line your lips going slightly outside your lip line and then feather in the entire lip. Next, put on your lipstick or gloss. Doing this will give you a longer wear on your lip color as well as prevent feathering and bleeding and help to make you lips appear fuller. The trick is to not go too far outside your lip line as well as not going too dark. Keep the color medium to light in either a pink, coral,or soft plum./p>
Tip One more thing to remember: Try to stay away from matte finishes which will accentuate fine lines and wrinkles. Go for the glow with products that have a soft light particle, or radiance boosting properties. Try moisture rich foundations and lipsticks and cheek colors that have a little shimmer to them are wonderful for giving your skin a youthful glow.
So there you have it! I told you they were simple! You can integrate one, or all into your makeup routine to instantly look younger. But don’t take my word for it… check it out for yourself!