Did you know that only a few strokes of your makeup brush and some handful skin care regimes can make your skin look younger? From picking the right foundation to ensuring that you have your skin moisturized, every single step plays a key role in fading the fine lines and smoothening the skin.
Turn back the clock by using these flawless anti-aging makeup tips to get a fine-tuned and youthful glow:
1. Moisturize your skin daily
One of the first steps towards a healthy and younger-looking skin is to keep the skin moisturized. If the skin is properly moisturized, it becomes hydrated and feels rejuvenated. Moreover, a moisturized skin helps in even application of foundation and also does not require a lot of it. Keeping the skin moisturized will keep away the wrinkles and fine lines on the face as these are visible on dry skin than a moisturized one. A useful tip — if you’re in your 30s and have normal skin, keep away oil-free moisturizers as they make the fine lines more visible. Anti-aging moisturizers are great picks for both normal and combination skin types.
2. Primer is a must
A makeup primer works as a blanket for the skin that helps in blurring the fine lines, pores, and wrinkles. It also adds a more uniform complexion to the skin. Once you apply the moisturizer, a makeup primer is essential that helps in keeping the makeup last for the entire day. The primer also works in offering a smoother makeup look and making the face look youthful.
3. Use the right foundation
One wrong foundation can make you look older. Whereas some of us would pick a medium to full coverage foundation, what we miss out on is that it leads to lots of pigmentation and absorbs moisture from the skin. So, the trick here is to use a foundation that is loaded with peptides that helps in increasing the production of collagen and vitamin C for fading dark spots. Foundation with these ingredients not only offer great coverage but also moisturizes and treats the skin.
4. Avoid applying eyeliner all around your eyes
Although most of us love that dark liner all around our eyes, doing so would only make the eyes seem smaller. Moreover, liner along the bottom eyelashes accentuates the fine lines and puffiness under the eyes. So, one of the best anti-aging makeup tips here is to apply the liner only where the top lashes are. This will offer a more youthful and wide-eyed look. Also, do not stretch the liner to the inner corners of the eyes. To get a subtle eye lift, try adding more thickness towards the outer edge of the eyes.
5. Choose a concealer that’s not a whitewash
A way too light concealer can make you look like a mime artist, accentuating the fine lines, wrinkles, and highlighting the dark circles. Choosing an opaque liquid formula concealer can be great when it comes to covering the dark spots and under eye areas. Pick a concealer that is only one shade lighter than your skin tone. The trick is to pat the concealer under the eyes with a beauty blender and apply it evenly. In case there is redness on the cheeks, concealer can effectively help in hiding the discoloration.