Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Secret changes to your Make-up Routine to make you look younger!

Make-up was easy in our teens and 20's, but as laugh lines start to appear, using the same make-up routine may make you look older.  Just as your skin care routine must change as you age, so should your make-up.  Time dries and thins our facial skin, so the products you used five years ago could look matronly now. 

Start your new make-up routine with a high-quality skin primer.  It fills in small wrinkles, making them less visible.  If you haven't ever used one, you will notice the difference right away.  Try Veil Foundation Primer by Bodyography

Change your foundation.  Instead of the thick foundation slathered on the skin - which tends to break into deep cracks - apply moisturizer, primer, then a light liquid foundation.  Tap it on with a sponge rather than rubbing it in.  Jane Iredale's Glow time BB Cream is perfect!

Apply make-up using a good magnifying mirror.  Our eyesight tends to decline as we age and applying flattering make-up takes precision.  Just because you can't see the wiggly eye liner doesn't mean everyone else can't.

As we age, the eyelids tend to droop, so the goal is to draw attention away from the lid and toward the actual eye. Eyeliner is the key. Apply it in a thin streak along the line where the lashes begin, top and bottom. This will enhance the shape of your eye and create the illusion of thicker lashes. Use soft shades and a light touch when applying eye shadow.

Put back your eyebrows. Eyebrows are extremely important because they frame the face.  Brows tend to grow thinner and grayer with age. Use an eyebrow pencil that complements your hair color. Placing powder over the pencil will help it stay put.

Keep lips plump and moisturized. Few things draw attention to wrinkles like bleeding lip color. This happens because lipstick is a cream and it tends to slip into any low spaces -- including the lines around your lips. To keep color from traveling, use moisturizer, then coat the lips with foundation before applying lipstick.  HINT: keep lips supple with LaLicious Lip Butter - apply at night and in the morning.  It's a little jar, but a lasts a long time!

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  1. Thank you so much for this invaluable information. I have been having a hard time making the transition. Not because I don't want to, but because I don't know how. The first thing I am going to do is get the Jane Iredale BB Cream you mentioned. But I do have a question. Can you suggest any tutorials on how to apply eyebrow pencil? I just cannot seem to get it right and though I use a color lighter than my brows it seems so strange and dark. Thanks!

  2. Thank you for these tips. I will try these in hopes it will divert attention from my aging trouble spots. Thanks so much for sharing this.

  3. Primer makes a huge difference especially eye primer. Nothing ages you like those racoon eyes!

  4. Primer makes a big difference as we age. Never thought I would lose my bushy dark eyebrows but they are now thinner and have less pigment. I do notice I look better when I refresh my eye brows with some color.

  5. I can't do my makeup without primer! Its a lifesaver

  6. I think that I'm due for a foundation update! My shade probably has changed by now hah!


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