If there’s one thing most women fear, it is looking older than their age. While embracing an anti-ageing skin care regime and the right diet is a must for ageless skin, makeup too plays an imperative role in doing the same. After all, over-applying makeup or using the wrong tools to apply it can make your wrinkles all the more visible. What you need is makeup techniques that hide your fine lines and wrinkles rather than making them too obvious. Wondering what these are? Here’s a low-down...
Pay attention to: Your concealer application
 

Pay attention to: Your concealer application

You buy that concealer with great enthusiasm hoping that your dark circles and fine lines will banish. You then go ahead and apply more than required or apply the wrong shade of concealer that doesn’t quite look appealing. When you apply a thick application of concealer or use the wrong shade, you basically draw attention to your weak points—your crow’s feet or fine lines and any kind of darkness around the eyes. This is when the application is patchy and you need a concealer that makes things smooth for you. For that, we suggest you use the Lakmé White Intense Concealer Stick with SPF 20. This one comes in fair and medium shades that give you coverage along with protection from the sun.

How to apply this concealer correctly? Just draw a triangle on your under eye area and then blend using a sponge or a concealer brush till you achieve a seamless finish. Read our full guide here.

Pay attention to: Overtly thick foundation
 

Pay attention to: Overtly thick foundation

Yes, you love that coverage thick foundations give you. But your wrinkles need breathing space and when thick foundation creases, your fine lines and wrinkles become all the more obvious. What you need is something feathery light on the skin—the Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation should be a part of your makeup regime, stat! While this one will cover your blemishes and imperfections, it will also feel feathery light on your skin.

Pay attention to: Where you apply blush
 

Pay attention to: Where you apply blush

There’s nothing a hint of blush on your cheeks. But if you’ve been noticing saggy skin, knowing the art of applying blush is crucial. Applying it right on the apples of your cheeks might be a makeup mistake you ought to avoid. Moreover, applying it too far below the cheekbones will always make your face saggy. Apply it in an upward direction along the cheekbone—something that will help your face look slimmer and angular. For a blush that’s not too intense, not too subtle, we suggest using the Lakmé Absolute Face Stylist Blush Duos—Coral.

Pay attention to: Lining your eyes
 

Pay attention to: Lining your eyes

You did it in college. But it’s time to change up your eye makeup routine. Lining just your lower lash line makes your eyes look small and droopy instead of making them look bigger and brighter. Hence, this is a makeup mistake you should totally avoid. We suggest using the Lakmé Absolute Gloss Artist Eye Liner to line your upper lash line and using the Lakmé Eyeconic Kajal in black on the lower lash line.

Pay attention to: Highlighter application
 

Pay attention to: Highlighter application

You love that highlighter glow, don’t you? But applying it in certain areas can make your face saggy and cause your ageing signs to become more obvious. Applying highlighter on the brow bone can pull down the eyes making you look old.

Instead, just highlight the centre of the eye or the cheekbones that look taut as opposed to your brow bone or the crease of your eyes. For the perfect highlighter, we suggest using the Lakmé Absolute Moonlit Highlighter that’ll lend your skin just the right amount of glow.