Wrinkles, fine lines, and facial creases are all part of the skin’s normal aging process. Like most women, you’d certainly do everything possible to delay or disguise their appearance on your face. Unfortunately, there’s nothing you can do to prevent wrinkles and other facial signs of aging from forming. However, you can disguise them either by consulting a facelift surgeon or by using the right makeup techniques. Try these makeup tips from pros for a fresh-looking face.
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1. Improve Your Moisturizing Habits
While this may seem obvious, proper hydration is probably the best way to disguise fine lines and wrinkles. Your skin should be hydrated inside out. This means drinking plenty of water and applying a moisturizer routinely. Makeup pros recommend application of a moisturizer after washing your face and before applying makeup.
However, moisturizing alone won’t slow aging for those above 40. If you are in this fold, you should apply serum first, then layer with a moisturizer. You shouldn’t also forget to use sunscreen.
When it comes to choosing a serum, ensure it has hyaluronic acid among its top ingredients. Hyaluronic acid is a widely known humectant, meaning it impeccably preserves moisture. Perfectly hydrating your face makes wrinkles far less noticeable and smoothes your makeup.
2. Choose the Right Foundation
The second great tip to an ageless and creaseless face is lightening up on your foundation. Contrary to what most women believe, full-coverage foundation enhances fine lines and creases on mature skin. Your makeup will settle into fine lines and wrinkles if you use a full-coverage foundation or apply too much of it. This becomes more apparent if you haven’t perfected blending.
Similarly, you should choose the right shade of foundation. Applying the wrong shade makes your face dull and ashy, aggravating the skin lines. You should settle for a feather-light foundation and apply it with a damp sponge for a sheerer and flawless look.
If that’s too much, you can ditch the foundation completely in favor of lightweight makeup options like BB creams, airbrush makeup, and tinted moisturizers. They give perfect coverage to your face without accentuating wrinkles and fine lines.
3. Play with Eyeshadow
Another perfect trick for hiding fine lines, wrinkles, and creases is accentuating your eyeshadows to shift the focus from your face. You should experiment with various eye makeup options, but ensure to avoid OTT eye drama. Stay away from loud and bright colors that can highlight some facial imperfections. You should also avoid glitter and shimmer, as they may hint at creases and lines on your eyelids. Stick to neutral shades that give a subtle yet defining makeover to your eyes.
4. Don’t Forget Your Neck
Wrinkles on your neck can easily blow your cover, even with flawless facial makeup. You should consider extending your makeup below the jawline. Unlike the face, you don’t have to wear much makeup. Simple makeup will hide your neck creases and give you a blended appearance. While at it, remember to moisturize your neck accordingly.
Applying makeup on aging skin can prove challenging. Too much makeup forms an unnatural layer and a cakey finish, while too little won’t cover the annoying signs of aging. However, this doesn’t mean giving up on facial makeup. All you should do is keep the above simple tricks in mind when applying makeup.