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6 Makeup Tricks That Make You Look Older and How to Avoid Them

The wonders makeup can do to your appearance! I’m still amazed when I watch the transformation makeup artists put their clients through with a touch of makeup.

There are so many tutorials out there that make re-creating the youthful look very simple. However, they do come with their mishaps. Often times such blunders can make you look a lot older than your age. Here are some makeup tricks that make you look older and how to avoid them.

 

Applying primer

Ever wondered what makes people’s makeup look dull after a long day? It could be because they are not using a primer.

 

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Using a primer will help make your makeup last throughout the day. A good primer keeps your makeup as fresh as it looked when you started off your day. Without a primer, the makeup will wear away thereby revealing the imperfections such as uneven skin tone or fine lines.

 

Contouring

Contouring is a popular makeup trend as when done properly, it can make you look younger. However, when you overdo the contouring your appearance will transition from youthful to old as such contouring will only highlight your ageing lines. At the end of the day, too much definition isn’t good.

 

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The best way to solve this is to always blend the contour to make it more natural. When you blend the contour in properly you will have that youthful appearance.

 

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Highlighting

A beautiful glow is synonymous with looking young. Highlighting in the right places can make you look amazing. However, women often make the mistake in highlighting in less flattering areas on the face thereby adding more years to their appearance.

When highlighting, stay clear of the brow bone as that pulls down your eyes. Also avoid the crease at your eyes and the smile lines as that brings in a lot of focus to the wrinkles and fine lines. Instead focus the highlights in more taut areas of your face like your cheek bones and the bridge of your nose.

 

Applying mascara

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. Mascara helps to show off the beauty hidden in your eyes as well as make your eyes appear larger and more alluring. It also helps to define the eyelashes, that’s why it’s good to put mascara on both the top and bottom eyelashes.

However, some women overdo the mascara on the bottom eyelashes. This immediately gives an illusion of having dark circles around your eyes thereby making them look older. When applying mascara brush it lightly on the bottom lashes.

 

 

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Dark lipstick

Who wouldn’t want to wear the bold red lipstick? But the truth is that many women get it wrong and in the process apply too much lipstick thereby making it look so thick and unnatural .

To get this look right, line your lips with a lip pencil. Next, fill in the outline with a lipstick shade slightly darker than the lip pencil and then finish off with a tinted gloss. This sort of makeup would make you appear a lot younger.

 

Using eyeliner on the bottom lid

This is a trend that I have been seeing a lot on social media. Using eyeliner can make your eyes lively and brighter, however, your choice of colour can make a huge difference.

A black eyeliner on the bottom eyelid will make your eyes look smaller and it makes the creases around your eyes more visible.

To properly create that youthful look, switch from using black coloured eyeliner to a brown coloured one and finish off by blending in a brown eyeshadow from the inner to the outer part of your eyes. Depending on your skin colour you may decide to go for white or nude coloured eyeliner.

 

Do you have any tried and tested makeup trick to share? Please do so in the comments section below.

 

 

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Why you should avoid alcohol in your skincare products

I’m always on the lookout for products that will help improve my skin. And if you’re like me, you’re extremely careful with the kind of skincare products you buy and apply on your skin. No matter how positive the reviews on a product are, I make sure I read through all the ingredients to check if the product contains ingredients that would be harmful to my skin.

 

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One of the ingredients I watch out for is alcohol. Although there are negative views about cosmetics that contain alcohol, it has proven quite beneficial in some circumstances. For example, some of the ingredients some skincare products contain are not water-soluble and thus can only be dissolved in alcohol. Alcohol helps give our creams its creamy consistency but it has its downsides too. And depending on how you look at it, alcohol is an ingredient you should be wary about. Here are some of the reasons why.

 

  1. It dries the skin

Contrary to what many people think, not all types of alcohol are bad for your skin. Fatty alcohol like cetearyl, cetyl and stearyl alcohols actually help to improve the condition of your skin. However there are some types of alcohol that are harmful to your skin like denatured alcohol (Alcohol Denat.), SD alcohol and isopropyl alcohol that can irritate and dry out your skin. When your skin gets dry, it promotes the over production of sebum which makes your skin oily and lead to blemishes.

 

  1. Reduces the skin’s ability to retain moisture

If you want healthy and youthful skin, then you need to make sure your skin is constantly hydrated. What alcohol based products do to your skin is to degenerate your skin’s protective layer. This drastically reduces your skin’s ability to retain moisture. The protective layer of your skin helps to shield your skin from environmental damage like the harsh ultraviolet rays. This will cause your skin to go red or feel raw after applying a skincare product.

 

  1. Alcohol in skincare products leads to breakouts

We’ve all had our fair share of struggles with pimples and the blemishes they leave behind. Using alcohol based products can trigger acne breakouts. Breakouts come as a result of the pores on your skin getting clogged with sebum and those clogged pores get infected and inflamed.

Alcohol helps to kill acne-causing bacteria. It also helps to reduce the presence of oil. If used in moderation, alcohol based skincare products can help reduce the presence of acne. However excessive use of alcohol can strip your skin off its natural oils and this will lead to over production of oil which then leads to break outs.

 

  1. It kills the cells on your skin

Your skin is constantly renewing itself. The production of new skin cells helps you have healthy and youthful skin. The new skin cells will help protect the skin from environmental hazards. However, when you continuously apply alcohol on your skin, it not only removes the dead skin cells, it takes the new skin cells along with it thereby reducing the protective ability of the skin.

 

Do you look out for alcohol in skincare products?

 

 

All You Need To Know About Penis Facials

A lot of research is being carried out on ways to have the perfect skin. We have seen and heard of all sorts of skincare products and treatments, from Vampire Facials to Drinkable Skincare. The current favourite among celebrities is one that may sound very strange and maybe even a bit disturbing. However, when celebrities swear that this new facial – Penis Facials, is extremely effective, you can’t help but think twice. It’s so effective that there’s a two-year waitlist already!

 

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What’s the latest facial?

Sandra Bullock is someone who’s quite familiar with using unusual anti-aging treatments. She uses a hemorrhoid cream to reduce the puffiness under her eyes. So when she went for this new facial she fondly calls “Penis Facials” we can’t help but not feel surprised.

Don’t get carried away by this funny name. “Penis Facials” is actually called “The Hollywood EGF Facial.” This facial consists of a combination of a cleanse, a TCA peel, micro-needling, an electrifying mask and FDA-approved Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) serum. All this combined is the complete package of the facial.

 

Why is it called the Penis Facial?

The Penis Facial is made from the foreskin of Korean newborn babies. In Korea males are circumcised at a very young age. The EGF is derived from the foreskin of those babies. It contains progenitor cells from the human fibroblast. It was discovered that those cells help to generate collagen and elastin which are responsible for youthful skin. No wonder Sandra Bullock says it smells like semen.

 

How does the Penis Facial work?

What the scientists were after is the stem cells in the foreskins. These stem cells when penetrated in the skin help to promote the production of collagen and elastin.

The penetration is done through a special electric micro-needling wand. The needles contain the stem cells and peptides. When activated the needles in the micro-needling wand pierce through the skin and deposits the stem cells and peptides and they immediately start their work.

 

Is the Penis Facial really worth a try?

Science has confirmed the efficacy of stem cells to promote beautiful skin. Although stem cells were first introduced in form of creams, the effect of the Penis Facial may seem to be faster as the stem cells are injected into the skin.

How the stem cells work is that when added into the dermal layer of the skin, it promotes the production of new tissue. This helps to make your complexion look younger and boost your radiance.

It was also revealed that stem cells help to repair damaged tissue which further helps to boost your radiance and glow.

Is it really worth it? I guess it is. Several celebrities seem to be happy about the results. And the two-year waitlist is already filled up.

 

What do you think of this Penis Facial? Have you heard of the skincare treatment before? Is it something you ever see yourself trying? Please sound off in the comments section below. Let’s chat.

Thanks for reading. Happy Easter!

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