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How to “Lift” Your Face with Makeup

How to “Lift” Your Face with Makeup

 

One of the most frustrating things about getting older is how your skin sags and facial features droop due to the loss of collagen and the pull of gravity. Apart from these, fine lines and wrinkles contribute to a more tired appearance. Lastly, puffiness and darkness, especially around the eyes, complete the aging setback.

 

Because of these, applying makeup can prove to be quite tricky.

 

How do you prevent your foundation from settling into the enlarged pores and the fine lines around your face? Likewise, how do you prevent colour from emphasising the downward direction of your features?

 

Although makeup can be a problem for aging skin, it is also the solution. The right products and techniques can instantly give the face a tighter and more lifted appearance. Therefore, if your makeup application process has ceased to enhance your features because of your more mature skin, learn the professionals’ “facelift with makeup” secrets. Here are some of them:

 

1. Prep the skin with a silicone-based primer

Silicone not only makes makeup application easier because it creates a velvety soft canvas, but it also fills in pores and fine lines.

 

But silicone-based primers are not created the same. Choose a formulation for more mature skin such as Lancome’s La Base Pro Perfecting Makeup Primer and Bobbi Brown’s Vitamin Enriched Face.

 

It is worth noting that the right primer also provides added hydration to the skin and ensures the lovely longevity of the other products used on the face.

 

2. Apply a light formula concealer that has a brightening effect

This type of concealer does not cake up and easily settle into fine lines. Plus, certain formulations provide a cooling effect to help diminish the appearance of puffy eyes.

 

Just dab it with your ring finger to spread it evenly across the undereye area and to blur the edges. Do the same for other parts of the face where there are some broken capillaries, redness, and lines such as the sides of the nose and the mouth.

 

3. Use a foundation for your skin type and apply with a wet sponge

A wet makeup sponge is best to use if you want a poreless finish. Also, it will allow you to build up your foundation (as necessary) so much better. But when you build up to pack on coverage, do so slowly and pinpoint the areas that need it. It is always better to use less foundation on mature skin.

 

If your foundation still looks a bit thick, ditch the makeup sponge and use your clean middle or ring finger to sheer out the product and create a more natural skin-like finish.

 

A professional makeup artist for fashion magazines also advises bringing the foundation down to the neck. The uniformity of colour creates the illusion of tighter and younger-looking skin.

 

4. Draw a vertical line using a concealer from the forehead down to the outer edges of your eyebrows, eyes and jaw

 

 

Restricting your face products within the outer edge section of your face will create the optical illusion of a lifted face. No more blush on the apples of the cheeks – keep it to the sides and much higher on your cheekbones.

 

As for the highlighter, it is best to apply right above the cheekbones – preferably, from the outer corner of your eyes to the temples.

For the contour, brushing it lightly above the curve of the hollows of your cheeks and up to the top part of your ears can outwork the appearance of sagging lower cheeks and jaws.

 

If you want to make thinning hair or receding hairline less obvious with contour, use Kevyn Aucoin’s tip of applying bronzer a little heavier on the temples and going lighter as you reach your hairline. Follow the shape of a tilted triangle and you automatically get that lift and look of a “younger forehead.”

 

5. Lift hooded eyes by sweeping and blending contour shadow much higher

The trick most pros use to lift hooded eyes is by extending the outer V of the eyes with matte neutral eyeshadow (usually brown). Soften that shadow up by brushing the colour in a wiper motion and bringing the colour higher up the lid reaching the brow bone, and extending it to the end of the brow.

 

Another option is to use a complementing yet lighter eyeshadow hue to the contour colour and create a gradient effect that makes the eyes look more open.

 

Don’t forget to highlight underneath the eyebrow to clean up the eye makeup and accentuate the arch and height of the brows.

 

 

Look young with colour

Makeup truly is that transformative.

So, if you are not keen on getting some invasive procedure done just to treat the signs of ageing, turn to makeup. Proper application and the right products are all you need to restore a lovely and youthful appearance.

 

What’s more, makeup is not only more affordable, it is a pain-free solution as well.

 

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AUTHOR BIO

Toni Malt is the Middle East’s leading international editorial makeup artist and the woman behind the highly anticipated Toni Malt Makeup Academy in the heart of Dubai, now training the next generation of key makeup artists. From minimalistic looks to freestyle artistic creations, Toni’s creative work has been published in top international fashion magazines around the world including VOGUE, ELLE, L’Officiel, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Grazia and Cosmopolitan.

 

5 Essential Oils for Aging Skin and How to Use Them

By Guest Blogger, Ashley L.

5 Essential Oils for Aging Skin and How to Use Them

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No one ever wants their skin to experience the signs of aging, but it’s a fact of life and it’s something we definitely have to deal with as we get older. Just because our skin is going to lose some of its elasticity and youthful glow, doesn’t mean we have to learn to live with these changes.

As a matter of fact, certain essential oils are ideal to help fight back against the signs of aging skin. We’ve discovered five essential oils that can help eliminate the signs of aging quite effectively and we’d like to tell you how to use them below. Stick around to discover the truth.

1. Peppermint Essential Oil

Out of so many wonderful essential oils, peppermint is definitely one of our favorites as far as skin health is concerned. You can mix this essential oil with lotions, body washes, shampoo, and even massage oils cool your skin and make it look youthful and beautiful again.

It’s also excellent for your scalp because it can kill lice and dandruff, which nobody obviously wants to live with. Finally, peppermint oil helps your skin secrete natural beneficial oils, which will prevent acne and other unwanted skin conditions.

Mix a few drops of peppermint essential oil with a tablespoon of coconut oil. Gently rub it on your wrinkles and dark circles for a few minutes and they will eventually begin to subside.

You can learn more here if you’d like to find out about the other wonderful benefits of peppermint essential oil.

2. Clary Sage Essential Oil

Clary sage oil is particularly magnificent for aging skin for a wide variety of reasons.

For starters, it can help to eliminate eye bags, dark circles, and large pores under your eyes. So if you use this remedy regularly, you will not look tired and rundown all the time.

It’s also great because it has skin rejuvenation properties. When you regularly apply it to the skin on your face, you will begin to look younger, less saggy, have clear eyes, and feel much better about yourself.

Mix a drop of clary sage oil with a drop of geranium oil and a tablespoon of coconut oil. Combine the ingredients together and apply them to your face while gently massaging the solution in a circular direction for about two minutes.

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3. Rose Essential Oil

Rose essential oil is also a favorite of ours as far as combating the signs of aging skin is concerned. We love it for two reasons.

First, it’s wonderful because it has the ability to improve blood flow. By having more blood flow through your skin, it will naturally look more youthful and beautiful. Since the additional blood flow creates more oxygen in the skin, your complexion will have a pinkish and youthful glow.

Second, this essential oil can also improve skin elasticity. It does so by helping maintain collagen within the skin. So your skin is going to look more supple and smoother all the time.

To make the most of this essential oil, mix three drops of rose essential oil with a tablespoon of rosehip seed oil. This mixture works as a daily moisturizer so apply it to your skin liberally to remove dark spots, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone.

4. Sandalwood Essential Oil

This is an excellent option for aging skin because it contains rejuvenation properties and makes skin look radiant and youthful. Your sagging skin will begin to disappear and your cheeks and the skin around your eyes will also become much tighter.

Mix three drops of sandalwood oil with a tablespoon of pomegranate seed oil. This is a very effective face serum, so apply it in the morning and at night and you can even use it as a daily moisturizer.

5. Argan Essential Oil

This is a fantastic essential oil as far as certain skin conditions are concerned. It can eliminate the signs of aging as well as skin dryness. Your skin will no longer feel scratchy and dry after you begin using it, because instead it will start to feel smooth and supple once again.

For the best benefits, mix two drops of geranium essential oil with a tablespoon of argan oil. Rub five drops of the solution on your face or you can even mix it with your daily moisturizer to receive even greater benefits.

Final Thoughts

It’s no longer necessary to look and feel older than you should. Using essential oils to restore youthful skin is the best way to look and feel younger again. So use these five recommendations daily to achieve stunning results.

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Benefits Of Hyaluronic Acid

By Guest Blogger, Hannah D.

Cleansing dry skin is a tricky business. Any wrong product or ingredient can easily zap out the remaining moisture on your skin.

This, in the end, can spell more trouble.

Dry skin isn’t only unattractive, but it can also make you too conscious of yourself. You can end up with rough skin, flaking and even bleeding.

In choosing the right cleanser for dry skin, you need to pay close attention to its formula and ingredients. Make sure that there are no harsh components that can make your skin drier than it already is.

Pick products that have great hydrating properties. One of your best options is hyaluronic acid.

This ingredient is able to hold 1,000 times its weight in water. It can attract and retain moisture on your skin without being occlusive.

 For these properties, hyaluronic acid isn’t just great for dry skin. It also makes a great choice even for those who have oily and acne-prone skin.

 Hyaluronic acid can work wonders on aging skin, too. By keeping the skin plump and hydrated, it can essentially make wrinkles and fine lines a lot less prominent.

 To know more about this ingredient and how it can help you deal with your skin concerns, check out the infographic below.

 

Hyaluronic Acid For Skin: The Little-Known Secret To Healthier Skin

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Hannah Do is the founder of Thank Your Skin, a beauty blog dedicated to providing honest skin care advice and information. She aspires to help her readers achieve their most beautiful skin by sharing personal tips learned through both years of experience and thorough research. Check out her latest article about pure organic castor oil. You can find her on TwitterPinterest and Facebook