Makeup is a wonderful tool, it can help top off any look and set a mood. It can make a 15-year-old girl look more mature, and makeup can make a 35-year-old woman look far older than her years if not applied correctly. Here are some dos and don’ts for keep your look youthful and fresh.
Dewy Skin is Youthful Skin
Youthful skin has a luminescence and a glow to it. Makeup artists recommend that your skin be clean and moisturized. By washing toning and moisturising, you are removing dead skin cells. Toning closes pores, helping minimize them and helps remove dead fly away skin. After you moisturize, your skin is ready to apply makeup. Before you apply your makeup, your moisturizer should be completely dry.
Enhance the dewy youthful look by using a highlighter. Almost anything can be used to highlight, a nude shimmer eyeshadow, or blusher. A great highlighter for dry skin is a pearly lipstick, which will give you a dewy freshness that lasts all day long. Highlighter can be applied to the cheekbones and brow bones for a fresh dewy look.
The idea is to look dewy with out looking greasy. Care should be taken when using frost eyeshadow shades, as they can add years to your look. Using a shimmer is a better choice.
Use Concealer for a Wide Awake Look
Not enough hours in the day for a good nights sleep? Fake it with a creamy concealer. Concealer can be your best friend, use a shade 2 shades lighter than your own. Using a cream concealer is better than the liquid tubes sold in the pharmacy, it has more staying power and better coverage. Pat it under your eyes gently with your ring finger. Use it also on the inner and outer corners of the eyes. Other great areas to conceal include, the corners of the nose, and mouth. Concealers do more than cover redness, they also help illuminate. Be sure to blend the edges well.
Some makeup artists use concealer after the foundation has been applied, so that you can see where extra coverage is needed and get the most natural look. Wile others prefer to do it first. Experimentation is the word here, try it both ways and see which you like best.
The Eyes have It!
When aiming to give yourself a more youthful look with makeup, pay special attention to the eyes. For a wide away youthful look, an eyelash curler is key. Used before the mascara is applied, curl the base and work your way out from there. A touch of a nude shimmer added to the inner corner and the brow bone, can really open the eye.
Keep your eyebrows well groomed, well defined properly plucked eyebrows help open the eye.
Choose the Right Lipstick
As we age our lips loose some of their youthful fullness, today’s lipsticks can help reverse that. Look for lip plumping peptides, that will help boost lip fullness over time. A lipstick in a Rose shade looks youthful with out looking young. Go to the makeup counter and test a number of shades to find your perfect tone.
Dermatologists agree, that you can’t reverse aging, but you can slow it down and prevent further damage by using a sunscreen daily. Using an anti oxidant product will help you see improvement in a number of weeks, look for products containing vitamin C, continues use helps brighten dull skin. Other important topical antioxidants include vitamins A and E.