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Forgotten Beauty Makeup Tips: If you're over 40, check-out some of these makeup tips and see how you score. Sometimes, simple changes can be the fountain-of-youth that makes the difference between bland and bodacious.
We'll address a few quick ways to help you look younger, fresher, brighter or just more awake!
As you may have notice, our eyebrows tend to thin and fade out as we age. And for some, the outer corners of the eyebrows have practically disappeared.
Nicely framed and defined eyebrows can help balance out the face, bring a glow to your skin, and simply make you look younger. Try it and see what you think.
Grab an eyebrow pencil and just try filling-in the bald spots. It doesn't matter if they're not perfect (at first), you just want to get an idea of what you look like with fuller eyebrows.
Filling in sparse eyebrows is not easy for most of us who aren't talented makeup artists. But, if you're interested in trying this, watch this how-to video listed below.
Prefer to use an eyebrow powder or pencil?
Some people prefer to use a powder to fill in these spots. I've never been able to master that. A sharp eye pencil works best for me.
If the lines seem too harsh, take an old toothbrush and brush the brows to soften and blend in the color. Brush up and over to smooth and shape your brows.
This will take practice, but it makes such a difference in appearance!
Brighten Up Your Eyes!
When it comes to your face, your eyes are like a letter of introduction.
One of the easiest ways to give those peepers a nice lift is a whitening concealer along with a highlighting eye moisturizer. Here is why you need two products:
Concealers: Concealers are by nature, thick and heavily pigmented in order to cover dark shadows around the eyes. But, over a certain age, concealers can exaggerate dry, wrinkled eye skin. Stick to using concealers around inside the inner corners of the eyes only.
Highlighters: Then to brighten the whole under and upper eye skin, try a soft, moisturizing highlighter that contains ultra-fine light reflecting/highlighting pigments.
I use the Illuminating Eye Care Cream which helps keep the skin soft and hydrated and brighten under eye discoloration and dark shadows. It's NOT a concealer but a highlighting moisturizer.
Speaking of eyeliner...While a smoky eye works under some circumstances, aging skin benefits from gentle tones.
Also avoid going too thick with your eyeliner on the lower lids. This one makeup mistake can make your eyes look more wrinkled and puffy.
Speaking about puffy lower lids, try a soothing tea facial using warm green tea bags under your eyes to ease puffiness.
That combined with a good night’s sleep will make you look less weary.
What About Puffy Upper Eyelids?
If your upper lids are a bit puffy, applying a soft neutral tone (like a medium brown) eyeshadow into the crease of the upper lids can create the illusion of depth and reduce that puffy look.
Best eyeshadow for puffy eyes? Stick to neutral tones like shades of brown. You don't want to see the eyeshadow, you just want to hide the upper eyelid puffiness. I use a shade of brown that is closest to my yellow under skin tone.
This will take some practice, so try a few different colors. Sometimes a darker blush or bronzer works great in this area.
Now that the eyes “have it” what other beauty make up tips will help you look younger? One great tip is to remember to hydrate. Your skin needs moisture.
Buy a good moisturizer and use it regularly. Another good tip is using primer on your face. Just as with your eyes, the idea here is making the surface of your skin as smooth as possible.
Primer and BB creams are a wonder way to fill in fine lines before you add your foundation.
What about your lips? Beauty experts say dump the bold colors and either go “au natural” or with lighter tones so you tie into the soft look you’re achieving on the rest of your face.
Last, but certainly not least, buy makeup that provides SPF protection.
Sunlight is so damaging, but's particularly harder on aging skin that’s already loosing elasticity and collagen.
Look for brands that have broad-spectrum coverage, that are waterproof (particularly if you live in a hot environment) and that have good quality, natural ingredients.
Combine these anti-aging beauty makeup tips with a healthy lifestyle and you’ll be well on your way to a younger looking YOU.
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