We’re not getting any younger. So what? There’s nothing we can do to stop the clock, but we can stop the wrinkles and the lines and the frumpy old lady look!
Just to start off with the basics – Do cleanse your skin regularly and take off your makeup every night. Do drink plenty of water. Do use moisturizer. Do stay out of the sun. Don’t smoke. Don’t sleep on your face. Don’t yoyo diet (it will pull and stretch your skin out of shape.).
OK – now that we’ve got the basics out of the way, how about using makeup to make you look younger and not using it to make you look older?
Use light pink or nude lipstick or lip gloss to give your lips just a bit of a rosy hue. As we get older, our lips tend to shrink and dark lipstick on thin lips can make you look older, especially when the lipstick runs out the wrinkles. De-emphasize your lips with a near to nude shade, and play up your eyes for a younger look! Try using Lip Gloss instead of lipstick to create the illusion of thicker, younger, puffed-up lips, especially when applied to the middle of lip
You want to draw attention away from your flaws and put it on your assets. Eyes can stand out for a younger look, so pay attention to what works for your eye color. (Please don’t match your eye shadow to your clothing, or your shoes and your purse – PLEASE!!!). Certain eyeshadow shades make your eyes pop. For brown or hazel eyes, golds and browns are gorgeous. Blue eyes look great with blue-gray and lighter browns and dark eyes look fantastic with dark shades.
See next post for more Anti-Aging Makeup Advice!