I read a great article in Grazia magazine last week on how we can add or detract years by the way we apply make-up. Here’s a few tips:
Black kohl pencil heavily lining the lower lash line – adds 5 years.
Brown eye liner plus a touch of sexy smudging along the top lash line – minus 1 year.
A precision lip line plus satin-finish lipstick plus a dusting of face powder on top – adds 4 years.
A matte red lipstick plus no other make-up – minus 3 years.
Full coverage matte finish foundation – adds 6 years.
Light reflecting foundation or natural dewy finish tinted moisturiser – minus 3 years.
Tawny-brown blusher applied in sculpted manner – adds 4 years.
Fresh cream blush on apples of cheeks – minus 2 years.
Over-plucked arches plus heavy eyebrow pencil – adds 5 years.
Fuller, brushed-up brows plus a slick of eyebrow gel – minus 3 years.
Instant fake tan plus a full face of make-up – adds 2 years.
A gradual tanner-glow plus a statement bold lip – minus 5 years.
There may be parts of this that won’t apply to you given your colouring, face shape etc., but it’s a good general guide on how to peel back those years and keep your make-up looking ‘current’.
If you’d like some help updating your make-up, and/or would like to try the Colour Me Beautiful mineral based range of make-up (incuding light reflecting foundations, tinted moisturisers, cream blushers and both natural & colouful eye liners), simply book a make-up lesson or drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.