Lifelong learning is the “ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated” pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons, and for some reason, it has been the trend these days. Speaking of lifelong learning, who would have thought that it would also be the makeup case? When it comes to makeup, most women usually spend most of their lives how to better themselves in the art of makeup, but then, they age, and after reaching a certain age, what they once knew about makeup is no longer applicable and they’d have to start all over again. Let’s find out some of the tips that you could use once you reach that point!
It is only natural to notice your eyebrows thinning out over the years, but what a lot of people aren’t aware of is that a simple shaping and arching can make your brows look young and refreshed. With the help of a brow brush, lift the hairs up and outward, fill any thin area with light, feathery strokes, and set with a brow gel to keep the brow in place.
Apply Moisturizer Before Foundation
Moisturizers work in one of two main ways: they either trap moisture in your skin or restore moisture in the outer layer of skin that’s already been lost. Which is why you should always apply moisturizer before the foundation. Why? Because moisturizers smoothen the skin’s surface for a more even foundation or concealer application and can even help makeup to stay on longer. Second, hydrating skin underneath makeup will help the skin to look less dull. Applying foundation on dry skin can cause it to look cakey.
Cover Problem Spots With Concealers
A concealer or color corrector is a type of cosmetic that is used to mask dark circles, age spots, large pores, and other small blemishes visible on the skin. Therefore, you shouldn’t use a foundation to cover up problematic spots. Foundation applied to the face creates an even, uniform color to the complexion, cover flaws and, sometimes, to change the natural skin tone. While concealer is similar to foundation, but thicker and used to hide different pigments by blending the imperfection into the surrounding skin tone.
Add A Bit Of Color
Bold, colorful makeup looks are becoming more popular as a means of self-expression, and although the saying “less is more” is usually favored when it comes to makeup, there are times when you have to be a bit more extra to actually achieve the look that you want. For instance, preferring neutral tans as well as brown tones for makeup could make you seem older than your age. Adding a bit of color to your face can help light you up, making you look more youthful and healthier. Here is a great example of Kris Jenner rocking this tip with a popping red lip.
Don’t Overdo Your Makeup
Although we previously mentioned that you sometimes have to put on a bit more makeup than usual to achieve what you’re looking for, it is still important to note that it isn’t always the case. Every style of makeup has various occasions when they are suitable. In this case, to lessen the tendency of your face to be a bit reddish, as well to brighten the dull, life skin, you should wear makeup that is a bit warmer than your skin tone but doesn’t overdo it. J. Lo shows us a good example of how we shouldn’t overdo any makeup look and rather opt for the “less is more” look.
Covering any imperfection with foundation could be a bit tempting to do as an easy fix, but we assure you, this is NOT a good idea. Instead, choose a foundation you need with the tip, and lightly apply them by softly dabbing your face. Although you might have to blend it with your fingers, the point is that it would not seem like a cake nor opaque. Always make sure to keep the dabbing motions consistent.
Powders Make You Look Older
The powder-based foundation is dry or almost dry. It differs from pressed face powder in that it contains adhesion ingredients that help it cling to the skin. It also has a higher concentration of pigments to conceal flaws like uneven skin tone and blemishes. However, not a lot of know this, but powder settles into your wrinkles, cling to facial down, making you look much older. You should certainly throw away your powder box unless you have oily skin.
While we age and our bodies catch up with the time, our eyelashes would slowly bend and limply hang downward overtime. This is where curling comes in. By curling your lashes, it would open your eyes, making them look larger and brighter. To ensure lifting power, make sure to use a curler with strong springs. As long as you’re using a clean curler and curling instead of crimping, experts say it’s totally safe to use your eyelash curler every single day
Use Gold Tones
As you are in your golden age, you too could stay golden with the help of a gold shaded foundation! But how exactly do gold-tone makeups help you? It could help reduce your skin’s redness, counteract the gray unhealthy look, as well as make you look both healthier and younger! When applying on your eyes, the best way to work out the right shape for your own eye is to follow the direction of your lower lid and just follow that as if it was an invisible line.
Using Highlighter To Contour
We eventually lose volume in our face as we age, and contouring showcases this even more by enhancing hollows and narrowness in our complexion. One thing you can do is to use your highlighter and contour in reverse by using your highlighter on the temple, tip of the nose, eyes, upper lip, and chin. A good tip is to blend highlighter over your cheekbones, then apply your foundation on top, and then finish with the contour to add dimension. Jame Fonds flaunts her perfectly contoured and highlighted makeup…she definitely got this one down to the tee.
Primer On The Lids
When used underneath the eyes, eyeshadow primer can serve two purposes: it can help prevent your concealer from creasing and make it last longer. Using a bit of eye-shadow base or primer on your eyelids will help your eye shadow stay in place because of the base or primer keeping it there. Since the technology behind eye primers prevents your eyeshadows from creasing, the same principle applies to the skin underneath your eyes, as well.
Choose A Color That Differs From Your Eye Color
Eyeshadows are worn to help make your eyes stand out, which is why it is important to pick an eyeshadow that differs from your eye color. This trick could help make your eye color stand out. For example, wearing a shade of brown, copper, bronze, plum, or terracotta can help make blue eyes stand out. Whilst brown eyes can be enhanced with blues, purples, and greens. So always make sure to use an eyeshadow that would fit your needs.
A Blush-on Can Brighten Your Face
Blush is a soft pigment available in powders or creams meant to mimic the natural flush of your face, making your complexion look healthier and more vibrant, and with the help of a blush-on, you too could achieve a healthy and youthful glow! The shades that will usually work with a lot of skin tones would be cream blush in warm pink and rose shades. These tones make for a pretty and natural look. Nicole Kidman looks absolutely gorgeous with her naturally blushed cheeks, it really gives her such a stunning glow.
A Brighter Look
Concealing the darkness at the inner corners of your eyes could help you look younger! Even if you barely use makeup, this would be a big help as it instantly brightens your entire face, making you look rejuvenated and always fresh. A good way to start is by using a reddish or peach-toned concealer if your dark circles are greener, yellowish concealers could lessen purple and blue circles, if your circles are red or pink, try out concealers with greenish undertones.
Eyeliners Make You Look Awake
Eyeliner is commonly used in a daily make-up routine to define the eye or create the look of a wider or smaller eye. Its primary purpose is to make the lashes look lush, but it also draws attention to the eye and can enhance or even change the eye’s shape. You can also use the eyeliner to make you look fresh and awake by lining the upper waterlines of your eyes with a dark waterproof color. Not only does the black eyeliner make Oprah’s eyes pop but the look totally radiates her beauty.
Youthful Skin Through A Highlighter
A highlighter could be used to enhance your face’s focal points and draws attention to your face by giving it that magical touch for a perfect finish. Younger skin has a natural luminosity, and you could easily fake it with highlighters. This trick is one of the most important ones that you could ever use. It can trick people into believing that you have a better complexion because of how the product picks up the light.
Just like black eyeliners, brown eyeliners are used a lot by people as it has a similar impact to that of black eyeliners while being less jarring. The makeup gives you the intensity of black eyeliner but in a more subtle and sophisticated way. Brown is a good in-between hue that works across the board, which is why it is a little more approachable for the less makeup savvy as it works for almost everyone.
Lip gloss could also make you look young! Lip gloss is a product used primarily to give lips a glossy luster, and sometimes to add a subtle color. Apply a little bit of Vaseline or shiny lip gloss on the middle part of your lower lip. This makes it seem like a fuller mouth, making you look younger. Dark colors make your lip seem smaller, so try to avoid those as much as you can.
As a normal part of aging, the upper lip flattens, and can appear to fold over the teeth, leading to the appearance that the upper lip is kind of disappearing! Lips get their shape in part from collagen, and as we age, we produce less of this collagen, and the lips start to lose their plumpness. Adding a bit of lip liner can help accentuate your lips’ natural shape, as well as helping your pout look polished.
Compared to all the other tips in this list, this one is a bit odd, but trust us, this would help give your skin a more natural look. Freckles are small brown spots on your skin, often in areas that get sun exposure, and you can draw freckles on your face to give it a much more natural appearance. Scatter your freckles in a random pattern all over your nose and cheeks and apply foundation afterward.