Beyond Wrinkles: 7 Beauty Mistakes That Make You Look Old
Sure, an aging complexion contributes to your overall appearance but looking older is about a lot more than just wrinkles
Too much foundation or powder (or both)Just as lipstick tends to migrate into vertical lip wrinkles, foundation and powder like to hang in the fine lines on our faces and make them look bigger. That's not the look you're going for -- obviously. You want to be able to wear makeup to perfect your skin but not if it's going to make it look worse! There's hope. "People on the street now look like they have good skin," says celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose in Krupp's book. "And, you don't know whether they're wearing foundation or not. That's good foundation. We all want to look like we have beautiful skin." Yes, Nick we do, but if the foundation is caking into crevicesů
Try this instead: If you haven't already, choose a makeup primer (like Arbonne Makeup Primer, $33). It will become your makeup's best friend. Most primers contain silicone that works to fill in lines and crinkles and helps to smooth out your complexion and creates an ideal canvas for foundation. (Note, depending on the condition of your skin, you may want to consider making the switch to a tinted moisturizer like Principal Secret Time Release Tinted Moisture Plus, $30. The tint-combined-moisture can really even out your skin tone and virtually eliminate the need for classic foundation.)
If you love, love, love your foundation too much to give it up -- yet -- try this application tip: After applying foundation with a brush, press a damp makeup sponge all over your face. It will help to remove any of the product that has settled into your lines.
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