Is Your Make-Up Ageing You?
If you're stuck in a make-up routine doing things the way you've always done you could be adding years to your look! These beauty tips will stop you looked dated keep you looking youthful, fresh, fabulous and on trend. Update Your Look With These Seven Makeup Tricks
1. Freshen up your complexion with a dewy foundation.
Sheer foundation is key when it comes achieving a dewy look. Heavy powders and thick liquids crease into wrinkles and fine lines but with a super-light base you get a natural, glowy finish. Try this bargain buy from L'Oreal. The feather-soft finish blends perfectly with your skin tone. If you need extra coverage, dig out your concealer and apply where needed. Available at Feel Unique, Boots and Superdrug. L'Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Perfecting Foundation, £8.49.
2. Achieve the perfect rosey cheeks for that youthful flushed look.
The powder rule doesn't only apply to foundation! Blushers can be a little ageing if they are heavily applied to lined skin. The best way to avoid this? Stick to sumptuous creams like Revlon's PhotoReady blush, it'll give you a luxe, moisturising finish in minutes. Available at Boots, Superdrug. Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush, £7.99.
3. Contour and highlight for luminous skin.
Illuminate your skin with this gorgeous highlighter by theBalm. It's pretty much a facelift in a compact. This cream-based balm reflects light ensuring your cheekbones shine but you can also apply it sparingly to the t-zone for a lighter, brighter complexion. Available at Feel Unique, Make Up Alley, Amazon. theBalm Mary Lou Manizer Luminizer, £16.
4. Achieve perfectly manicured eyebrows.
As you get older your eyebrows thin and become sparse so if you've noticed hairs falling out of your once plump brows, don't despair! Just pick up an eyebrow pencil and fill in your face-framers. Try this budget high-street buy from Rimmel, it'll make the world of difference we promise. Available at Boots, Superdrug and independent chemists. Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil, £2.99.
5. Open up your eyes and get long, full eyelashes in seconds.
Add instant glamour and take years off your look by placing a few nifty falsies between your natural lashes. Eylure's are ridiculously easy to use, just swipe the base through the glue included and pop them on with a pair of tweezers. They'll open up your eyes and hide creased lids in one easy application. What's not to love? Available at Tesco and Superdrug. Eylure Individual Lashes, £4.50.
6. Update your eyeshadow palette.
It's time to wave bye bye to bold shades which can look a little harsh and dated. Swap them for rich browns, gorgeous plums, chic golds and natural beiges now. You can create a myriad of amazing looks with these earthy L'Oreal tones and if you want a statement eye don't be afraid to build them up. Just steer clear of applying eyeshadow onto your brow bone. Lids only, ladies! Available at Feel Unique, Boots, Superdrug and department stores nationwide. L'Oréal Paris Color Riche Quad, £6.79.
7. Sultry eyes in a jiffy.
Love black liner? Rather than getting your liquid formula stuck in crinkled eyelids, why not switch the runny stuff for a super-soft kohl? Maybelline's Ultra Black Kohl will create the same defined effect with a smoky finish which is much more flattering. Available at Feel Unique, Boots and Superdrug. Maybelline Ultra Black Kohl Liner, £4.49.