Ageing and wrinkles are an undeniable part of growing old. You can delay the onset of wrinkles and sagging skin for a while, but eventually, your skin must succumb to gravity. But fret not, you can conceal those crow’s feet, erase your laugh lines, fill in the creases, and recreate a youthful facial glow free of wrinkles with the help of a few easy makeup hacks. Read on to learn more.
Before beginning the process of applying makeup, wash, exfoliate, and cleanse your face properly, apply a toner and spot corrector to reduce the appearance of pores and blemishes.
Smoothen Your Skin By Layering Your Moisturisers
While moisturising your skin is a good place to start, if you want to hide your wrinkles, you’ve got to layer your moisturisers.
- Start with a hydrating serum that has hyaluronic acid. Being a humectant, it preserves moisture for longer periods. Hydrated facial skin blurs the appearance of wrinkles while providing a smooth surface for the next layer of makeup.
- Don’t forget the application of Eye Cream as it’s enriched with Vitamin C and antioxidants that reduce the appearance of dark circles, while arresting the growth of crow’s feet.
- Now apply a moisturiser to protect your skin from dryness. Choose a moisturiser with plants based stem cells or peptide serums. They ensure deeper moisture penetration and binding, improving the appearance of skin over time.
- Seal in your moisturiser with a face oil. Spritz it on and dab it all over the face to achieve a long lasting smooth finish. Always use a combination of two or more oils, specifically formulated for facial use.
- Top off with a good SPF to protect your skin from sun damage even as the multiple layers of moisturisers give your skin the appearance of smoothness and conceal wrinkles. Sunscreen also helps arrest skin damage due to UV rays, preventing the occurrence of wrinkles in the long run.
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Use Silicone Based Primers
For an airbrushed appearance, use a silicone based primer that fills in the creases, valleys, and pores of your skin, instantly erasing years off of it. Although these Primers cost a pretty penny, and are thicker than regular primers, they work like a magic wand when it comes to erasing fine lines and wrinkles. Primers also act as a shield between your skin and the harsher chemicals of rouges, blush and eyeshadow palettes.
Choose The Right Makeup Products to Hide Wrinkles
The market is flooded with specialised skincare products tailored to target specific skin problems. Following are a few tips to choose the right kind of makeup products to hide the appearance of wrinkles:
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- To conceal wrinkles, light foundation with a thin consistency is your best bet. It doesn’t settle into the creases like thick foundation that enhances facial lines.
- The application technique also matters. Do not massage or rub in the foundation. Apply it softly all over your face to get maximum coverage. Use your fingers, or a soft foundation applicator brush.
- For a seamless finish, grab a beauty blender dipped in lukewarm water and gently dab it all over. Make sure to get the area around the nose, lower lids, and other wrinkle prone surfaces. This will help you get an even toned skin free of wrinkles, that appears naturally smooth.
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- Hiding your crows feet and under eye bags is the concealer’s job. The right concealer can disguise the most stubborn of wrinkles.
- Choose a lightweight concealer that’s rich in Vitamin E and hydrating elements. Serum based concealers are also good for reducing the appearance of lines and valleys. Go for one that provides sheer-coverage – coverage without any pigments for a naturally smooth appearance.
- Use a doe-tip brush applicator to cover the corners of your eyes.
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3. Colour Correctors
- While most colour correctors are applied to even out the skin tone, the right kind of colour corrector can enhance and brighten the skin, reflecting light off the smoothened surface while concealing lines and wrinkles.
- For a younger looking skin, Chiffon colour correctors are a must buy. They’re light, and minimise the appearance of wrinkles with their photo-reflective pigments.
Now your skin is all primped up for the application of highlighters, blush, eye makeup, lip colours, and setting powders and sprays, to achieve a photo-finish youthful look free of wrinkles, lines, and other skin imperfections.