One of the many things that stresses a girl to no end is the thought of growing old. We are guilty of trying everything - from DIY skincare recipes to expensive anti-ageing products - to keep our skin looking youthful and radiant. But if your search for that anti-ageing potion has resulted in disappointment, then it’s time to turn to your faithful friend – makeup.
Yes, applying makeup the right way coupled with a few skilful tricks will help take years off your face in a matter of minutes. Read on for a few handy tips that every girl in her 30s and above should know…
- 1. Pick the right foundation and apply it judiciously
- 2. Always curl your lashes
- 3. Opt for a brown eye pencil
- 4. Never forget your blush
- 5. Switch to a nude lipstick
1. Pick the right foundation and apply it judiciously
Always remember that no matter what your age, you always need less foundation than you think. But this becomes especially true as you age. Applying a lot of foundation will settle into the lines and wrinkles, and end up enhancing them. To avoid this, always start your makeup with an intensely hydrating moisturiser and follow it up with a primer. This will help plump up your complexion and fill in the lines and wrinkles to give you an even skin texture to work with. Pick a sheer foundation that has a luminous effect and apply just a tiny bit.
2. Always curl your lashes
Here’s something that we bet you didn’t know – curling your lashes makes a world of difference in how young or old you look. The thing is, as you reach your mid-30s, your lashes tend to become flat, and therefore, curling them becomes mandatory. Finish this with a volumizing mascara and see how your face completely transforms.
3. Opt for a brown eye pencil
Although you might have sworn by a black eye pencil when you were younger, it’s time you get rid of it now and make way for a softer brown one. Why? Black looks too stark and intense on mature skin, drawing unnecessary attention to the problems around your eyes. Brown eyeliners, on the other hand, give your eyes the definition you’re looking for, minus the intensity. Thus making you look younger.
4. Never forget your blush
As you grow older, your skin tends to look slightly flat and dull. And what better way to give it that youthful colour than swiping on some blush, right? Swipe on a little matte blush in a coral or peach shade on the apples of your cheeks and then blend them outwards so that it doesn’t look too stark. It would be better to opt for cream blushes as they look a lot more natural as opposed to powder ones that can settle into the fine lines and wrinkles.
5. Switch to a nude lipstick
Since your lips tend to become thinner as you age, it is best that you completely avoid dark lip colours as they further flatten the lips out. Instead, opt for nude lip colours with pink or brown undertones and apply a bit of gloss right in the centre to give the illusion of a fuller pout.
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Written by Urvi Dalal on Mar 28, 2020
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!