We all want to be able to maintain our youthful appearance as we get older, but are we really helping ourselves as we pile on the makeup? Here’s a few tricks to help you find your best face every day.
1. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!
This may seem obvious to most, but some people don’t realize how important it is to keep you skin hydrated. Before you even think about applying your makeup, your skin should have a layer of your favorite moisturizer as a barrier between your skin and your makeup.
2. Use a lightweight or sheer foundation.
Facts are facts: makeup does not and will not cover wrinkles, so layering on your foundation will only accentuate wrinkles, rather than diminish them. A thin layer of lightweight or sheer foundation is all you need. If the thought of a sheer foundation seems pointless to you, then I suggest investing in a yellow(ish) foundation. Yellow warms the skin, and the warmer your skin looks, the younger you will look.
3. Use a sponge.
We’re always tempted to camouflage every imperfection with foundation – don’t, and make friends with a damp sponge. Quickly wet your sponge, squeeze out the water, and put a dab of foundation on the back of your hand.
Pick up the foundation you need with the tip of the sponge and apply it in dabbing motions to your face. Between the sponge absorbing the foundation, and being thinned out by the water, you will achieve the best possible coverage.[Read: 10 Makeup Tips Every Woman Should Know ]
4. Skip tinted face powder.
Covering your skin in powder may have worked in younger years to combat an oily face or t-zone, but as we get older it’s best we skip this step. However, if you feel naked without your beloved powder, it’s best to stick with a translucent or light-diffusing powder, nothing tinted, to set your base.
5. Accentuate your bone structure.
Your younger face found itself smiling in the mirror to make the apples of your cheeks pop so you could swipe on your favorite pink blush. Time to retire that old trick. In an article published by Harvard, it’s states that “with age, that fat loses volume, clumps up, and shifts downward, so features that were formerly round may sink, and skin that was smooth and tight gets loose and sags” .
Who would have thought we could take advantage of that? Now you should practice rubbing your blush along he highest points of your cheekbones, as it will make your bone structure stand out.[Read: HOW TO APPLY MASCARA PERFECTLY]