Let’s all face it, by the time we learn to actually apply makeup correctly & can afford more than a $5 drug store foundation, we are finding ourselves looking for tips on how to look younger! Here are my top tips for you!
1.) Less foundation is more!
As we age our skin becomes thinner and less pliable. When using foundation, it tends to be on the heavier side. I highly recommend using one layer only. If you need two layers, put a cc cream under it!
2.) Use tinted moisturizer that is color correcting (CC cream) instead!
CC cream, also known as color correcting tinted moisturizer is going to be your new BEST FRIEND! CC cream is light, hides imperfections, color corrects dark spots and leaves a weightless sheer finish! A much better alternative to foundation! (I’m only 30 and this is a must for my skin 6/7 days of the week!) I’m OBSESSED! ORDER HERE
3.) Don’t go heavy on the powder.
Powder is a must to set your face BUT also the quickest way to look older and cake-y! I recommend using a very light weight fluffy brush (like the Morphe M500)! Once you pick up the powder, TAP OFF your brush and hold further back on the handle for a lighter application!
4.) Go for a “dewy” look!
Dewy has always been my favorite look. GIVE ME ALL THE HIGHLIGHTER! I like using matte/dewy or dewy foundation. NOT matte OR dewy. Matte/dewy or dewy! Also, add some highlighter for a pop of youth! Cream highlighter will keep it dewy (instead of adding more powder and making your pores pop…never a good look)! Order cream highlighter (Pearlizer MakeSense) HERE
5.) Find a lightweight concealer
Lightweight concealer is a must! The skin around your eyes is very thin and can be weighed down very easily! I would stay away from thick, high coverage concealers and apply a very small amount of light concealer over your tinted moisturizer! The color correcting benefits in the CC cream + light concealer will get the job done! SHOP HERE
6.) Add to your brows
Brows make or break your face and unfortunately as we age we lose our brows. Your body hair naturally starts thinning (yes, even in your brows) and they become lighter! Lucky for us, Anastasia of Beverly Hills is a genius and has a whole line to help us! The Brow Wiz is my personal favorite! Like pictured above, it is a very small pencil that makes hair like strokes! You twist the unit instead of sharpening the pencil (which I love because it’s one less thing I have to keep track of and search for in my beauty room)! Brow Wiz comes in about 10 different shades and only costs around $21!! Shop ABH HERE
7.) Long, whispy lashes!
Lashes give you an instant youthful look, but remember they are hair, so just like our brows, they thin out too! A longer, whispy lash is going to look more natural than a dense heavy lash. House of Lashes “Lite” series is always a safe bet!
8.) Cream blush!
Again, going along with the ‘dewy” theme, cream based products are best! Yes, this includes blush! If you haven’t tried a cream based blush, you are missing out! A little bit goes a long way and stays ALL DAY LONG. Unlike powder, cream doesn’t have fall out and will be there until you remove your makeup! SeneGence BlushSense (pictured above) is actually made with LipSense in it! Now you know it isn’t going anywhere! Click HERE to order.
9.) Highlight the inner corners of your eyes!
When highlighting the inner corners of your eyes, it adds a pop of youth! Don’t leave out this tiny but crucial area on your face in your morning routine! Dark eyes appear more sunk in and aged!
10.) Make your lips stand out!
As we age, our collagen breaks down and our lips start to sink in. They also get dry and flaky, because we naturally lose lubrication! The best thing to do is make them stand out! First things first, I would highly suggest using a lip scrub to help remove the dry flakes and get a smooth surface! (Find my favorite lip polish HERE) Now, if lip liner was the thing in your generation, it isn’t anymore! You don’t want to outline your lips and leave them nude in the center. Make sure you have an even application of color. If that includes liner, make sure to fill them in! This also means NO BLEEDING! Stop using wax based lipsticks that run and spread. As we age we get fine lines and wrinkles around our mouths, and trust me when I say, lipstick doesn’t belong in those creases! LipSense is the best non-bleeding, no transfer, stay put lipstick on the market! SHOP HERE
Closing tip! Love yourself. Stop looking around at other women wishing you had their features and start the journey to loving your own! YOU are BEAUTIFUL!
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