We all know makeup has the power to transform, but can it transform you into a younger version of yourself? Good news is that there are a few things you can do to wind back the clock.
Don’t use powder
Powder is great only if you’re oily, but oil production slows as we age. So as we grow older, powder starts looking dry, ashy and dusty on our skin. If you really want a youthful glow, use a setting spray to keep makeup in place. Add an extra layer of moisturizer to dry or dehydrated areas before applying any makeup.
Baby Oil Makeup Remover
Eyelash loss and thinning is another side effect of getting a little older. It’s totally normal, but one thing you can do to slow this down is remove every single trace of mascara every single night. Drip a few drops of baby oil on a cotton round. With your eye closed, swipe the round gently back and forth. Apply one more drop to the other side of the round and repeat to clean up any smears.
Make your Own Lip Color
We’re all working with what we’ve got. If you’re the type of person who’s really particular about lip color and doesn’t want to try on a million different shades, experiment with creating your own. Use a blush or shadow in a color that you find flattering, scrape some of the powder out. On a clean surface, mix it with clear lip balm or some petroleum jelly. If it isn’t deep enough, add more. Tinted Moisturizer Just because you’re older now doesn’t mean you need to cake foundation on your face; there’s nothing to hide! Fresh, even, moisturized skin is more youthful-looking skin. Take a dollop of your favorite moisturizer and mix it with your foundation. It’s the perfect ‘no makeup’ makeup look.
Business Card Trick
Business cards, credit cards, key cards – these are all beauty tools. If the outer corner of your eye is drooping a little, whip one out. Place it at an angle up and out from the outer corner of your eye. You can now apply shadow and liner without worrying about going a millimeter too low and dragging your eye down