Subtracting the years with Make-Up

With the right tricks, turning back the clock can be as simple as opening your makeup bag, now soft lighting and Vaseline-coated camera lenses aren't the only ways to blur the lines of aging.

Here are a few basic make up applications to do, to make you look years younger:

  1. Moisturise before applying any Make-up
  2. Take it easy the foundation and concealer. Faking a new layer of skin can make you look older, a fresh look is much more youthful. If you do have dark circles and/or sun spots you can cover them with a bit of concealer.
  3. Use a sponge to apply foundations.
  4. Tinted moisturizers with luminescent particles or lightweight liquid foundations are best for lined skin. Unlike pressed powder, which settles into wrinkles and makes the skin look even older, a light-reflective liquid formula creates the illusion of a glowing smooth complexion.
  5. Open your eyes, an eyelash curler, shimmering shadow, lengthening mascara, and brow powder can turn back the clock at least temporarily.
  6. Nude lipstick and matte bronzer look lifeless on skin that's dull. Instead, "a neutral rose color applied to the lips and the apples of the cheeks flatters all skin tones and really brightens it up. Just make sure you pick a colour with an undertone that compliments your skin tone.
  7. Your natural lip line can begin to fade as you age, which makes lipstick more prone to bleeding. Tracing it with a clear lip liner can help lipstick stay put.
  8. Skip the black liner and go for brown liner. It gives you all the intensity, but in a more sophisticated, subtle way.