Cool Makeup Tricks that Take Years Off Your Face

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Although makeup can enhance your features, being heavy handed on products or using the wrong technique could make you look old! The key to making makeup work for you is subtlety. Applying too much products can make your overall look severe. In today’s post, we are listing down easy makeup tricks that will take years off your face:


The secret to perfect makeup is better skin. No amount of makeup can cover up blemishes and wrinkles unless you take care of your skin. Before applying makeup, apply a lightweight but nourishing face cream. A gel cream works great if you have oily skin and more emollient cream for dry skin. Let your skin absorb the moisturizer completely before applying your base.

Cool Temperature

Never apply your makeup in a humid room unless you want the end result to look cakey. Humidity causes you to sweat. When you are applying makeup in a humid room, the product will mix with your sweat, causing caking that draws attention to fine lines and wrinkles. Always apply makeup in the coolest area of the home. If you have AC, turn it on a few minutes before applying your makeup. This way, you won’t sweat as you apply makeup.

Brighten the Eyes

You can tell a person’s age just by looking at the eyes, specifically, the delicate skin around the eyes. Apart from applying a good eye cream, brightening these areas with makeup will make you look younger.

Start by dotting a brightening concealer under the eyes and on the inner corners of the eyes and blending very well. Next, line your under eyelids with a flesh-colored eyeliner. This liner will neutralize redness, giving the eyes a youthful appearance. Then, curl your eyelashes with an excellent eyelash curler. Apply several coats of your favorite mascara. Finish up by applying a shimmery eyeshadow on the inner corners of the eyes to make your peepers pop!

Pink Puckers

Dark, dramatic lip makes the perfect statement colors but they can look too severe especially when worn during the day. If you want to exude youthfulness, steer clear of dark plums, reds, and browns in a matte finish. Instead, wear a light pink or mauve-y lip in sheer or glossy finish!

Light pinks and mauve lip colors brighten the face, giving the lips a plush, youthful appearance. The glossiness of the finish also plumps up your puckers, so this trick works wonders for very thin lips. Of course, don’t forget to prep your lips first before applying a lip color. Exfoliate the lips to eliminate dead skin cells and follow up with a hydrating lip balm.

Golden Glow

One way to look younger is to use a blush color that gives a pop of radiance to the cheeks.  Go for slightly shimmery formula but make sure the shimmers are very fine, not chunky. Too much shimmer can accentuate fine lines. Apply the blush on the apples of the cheeks and blend well for a natural flush. The subtle shimmer helps fake radiant skin!