7 Ways to Look Younger Just Using Makeup (by Makeup Geek)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

I recently read this article by Makeup Geek and I was so impressed with it, I'm reposting it in it's entirety (with Makeup Geek's permission) here on DMRH&S.

Since I'll be 49 in November, I appreciated the tips - and I think I probably have some readers who will also appreciate them, too. I was also happy to see that I already utilize most of them! Yay!

I hope you enjoy the article!

7 Ways to Look Younger Using Just Makeup!
by Makeup Geek

Wanting to discover the fountain of youth? Here’s 7 easy ways to look younger just using makeup! 

Nothing works better in keeping yourself young than to eat healthy and exercise. BUT, if you’d like some additional ways to look younger instantly, here’s some helpful tricks!

1. Skip the Powder
As we age, we tend to lose the natural “glow” to the skin. Adding powder can make the skin too matte looking and dull or can make it look cakey. Opt for liquid foundations or tinted moisturizers as they allow the skin to shine through.

My top pick: NARS Sheer Glow Foundation (eBay)

2. Apply a Creamy Pink Blush
Powder blush can also dull the skin, so using a cream blush adds a glow to the cheeks. Plus the pink color adds a nice flush to the cheeks that gives a youthful appearance.

My top pick: NYX Cream Blush in Tea Rose


3. Curl your Lashes
Making your eyes appear larger and more open is a great way to make you look younger. The best way to accomplish that- curl your lashes and apply 1-2 coats of mascara.

My top pick: Shu Uemura Lash Curler (eBay)


4. Wear Plumping Lipgloss
Making the lips look full and glossy is another way to look younger, plus it makes them look uber sexy and kissable! Avoid dark shades as that can make lips look smaller.

My top pick: Bare Escentuals Buxom Lipgloss in Bambi (eBay)


5. Conceal your Dark Circles
Whether it’s age or lack of sleep that’s giving you shadows under your eyes, hiding them with concealer with automatically make you look fresh! The trick is to use a peach or coral color concealer to counteract the blueness of the dark circles. Then applying a concealer on top that is your natural skin color or 1 shade lighter will brighten this area.
My top pick: Bobbi Brown Corrector in Peach (eBay)

6. Wing Your Liner
Getting that droopiness to the eyelids is another change that happens as we age, but bringing your eyeliner up and out will help lift the eyes. Take a bent liner brush and some gel liner, apply along the upper lashline and wing it up on the outer edge of the eyes.

My top pick: Gel Liner in Black and Bent Liner Brush

7. Wear Light Shimmer Shadow
Applying a light colored shimmery shadow near the tear duct and just under the brows will brighten your eyes and make you look more awake. The key is to not wear shimmery shadow all over the eyes- JUST near the tear duct and under the brows.

My top pick: MAC Pigment in Vanilla

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