There’s a reason that make-up is seen as powerful. When used incorrectly, it has the power to make you look older than your years.
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However, when done properly, using the right type of products, it can make you appear more youthful. Yes, really!
Here’s what to do if you want your cosmetics to always give you your freshest, most radiant complexion.
1. Prime your canvas
Primer is a must-have in any cosmetics kit. It fills in any uneven areas, such as enlarged pores or fine lines, so that your complexion is smoother and ready for foundation.
Another good product to have is a colour-correcting concealer. One with a green hue can cover any redness, with lavender formulas neutralising any sallow tones.
2. Avoid a heavy contour
Not too long ago, it was *all* about the heavy contouring to create angles and definition on your face. This can, however, make you appear more gaunt – not a good look!
Instead, create the illusion of a more lifted appearance by applying your blush (a cream formula to avoid an ashy finish) and your bronzer slightly higher than usual.
3. Awaken your eye area
The eye area is generally one of the first to show signs of ageing, as the skin is thin and delicate. Use a lightweight liquid concealer to lessen the appearance of dark circles.
When selecting an eyeshadow, it’s best to avoid dark colours, as they can bleed into creases over time. Look for shades that are lighter and softer.
4. Add some skincare
By adding certain skincare products to your cosmetics, you can get both coverage and care in one! This is also a way of guaranteeing a more glowy finish.
Mix a few drops of your favourite nourishing facial oil into your foundation before applying it. This way you get long-lasting hydration, as well as a flawless complexion.
5. Lock in your lip colour
Lip liner is a great tool to have in your arsenal. It’s necessary to keep your lip colour from bleeding out into the creases around your lips. Choose one that’s a similar shade to your lips.
Because our lip volume decreases as we age, you can make yours appear plumper by drawing slightly outside your lip line. Finish with gloss or lip oil.