No one likes growing old, and fortunately many women have the opportunity to look a lot younger than they are by applying their makeup in such a way as to make themselves look younger. There are a great many tips and tricks out there that can help you to do this, and here are eight makeup tricks to make you look younger.
Apply Moisturizer First
Before you actually put the foundation onto your face, it is a good idea to apply a moisturizer first. Normally, when applying a foundation this actually helps to magnify the wrinkles or dry patches that you may have on your skin. By applying a moisturizer first, this fills in those areas and makes your foundation look a lot better. These areas are not magnified any longer, and you will find that you will look years younger by doing this.
Another part of applying your foundation is to use a liquid rather than some kind of powder. In fact, all makeup products that you use should be liquid. This will help to keep your skin hydrated and make you look quite sharp. Make sure that you thoroughly rub in the liquid product after applying them.
Go for Color
A great way to make yourself look younger is by adding a little color to the makeup you’re using. This means you want to go with Rosie or colored cheeks, and avoid the overuse of neutral colors like tans and browns. By adding more color, it will make you look more youthful, and you will find yourself feeling a lot better about the way you look.
Go for the Gold
If you are over 50, one of the things that you should do is to add gold tones as the foundation. This will neutralize the red color that may be appearing on your face due to aging, and will also counteract the gray color that some women’s skin begins to show. This will help you to look a lot younger and healthier and give you a great look.
For the eye shadow you will use, choose a color that is the opposite of what your eye color is. For example, if you have brown eyes, colors like blue, purple, or green with look absolutely ideal and highlighting your eyes and giving you a very youthful look. Blue eyes should mean that you will use eyeshadows that are brown, plum, bronze, or copper.
Use Vaseline to Gloss Lips
Many younger women are looking for the glossier look in their lips, and so adding a little Vaseline will give you that same kind of appearance. If your lips are dry or chapped, this will help to make them look a lot moister, and will really accent whatever color of lip-gloss you are using.
As an additional note, you will find that applying Vaseline to your lips at night before you go to sleep will really help to add moisture to them over a period of time. A lot of moisture can be lost while you are sleeping, and the Vaseline helps to prevent this from happening.
Use Concealer Instead of Foundation
For years, their expert wisdom of many out there has been to use foundation to cover up those problem spots, like wrinkles or dry areas. That’s not the right. In fact, what you should look to do is add a concealer to those locations instead. This will do a much better job and making you look younger and will camouflage those spots a lot better than you would get with foundation. It is clearly the choice for those looking to keep others from noticing spots on their face that they find unappealing.
Show Your Eyes More
As people age, it is common for their eyelids to become heavier, showing less of the eyeball and making a person look a lot older. To resolve this, use something like an eyelash curler to curl the lashes back so that the eye will show more.
Also, use an eyeliner in the inner corner of the eye. This will make the eyes look brighter and more awake, which will make you look more appealing.