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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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Makeup Review – LOLA Makeup Foundation & Powder

I have another makeup review post for the makeup lovers. This time, it is LOLA Makeup Picture Perfect Liquid Foundation and Matte Silky Finish Pressed Powder.

 

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LOLA Makeup Picture Perfect Liquid Foundation

I like my foundation as light weight as possible. I am not a fan of the heavy foundation or “cakey” look, so the lighter the foundation, the better.

Here is the product description of this LOLA Makeup Picture Perfect Liquid Foundation –

 

Beautifully lightweight and comfortable to wear, this radiant-finish foundation feels like a second skin.

An innovative pearlescent powder visibly corrects skin imperfections by reflecting broad-spectrum light whilst keeping the skin looking natural and fresh.

It also boasts oil absorbing properties which help minimise shine. The final result is perfect skin that looks like it’s been airbrushed and is front cover ready!

 

 

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PROS
  1. I love the simple packaging. I like my foundations to come in a tube so its easy to use.
  2. The light weight texture is great for my skin. It looks and feels so natural.
  3. The foundation blends in very easily and quickly.
  4. It evens out my skin tone, and leaves a radiant finish.
  5. This foundation is quite affordable at £19.95 for a 25ml bottle.
  6. I like that it comes in 6 shades – R001, B002, B003, R004, B005, B006. Mine is B005.
  7. It is great for all skin types.

 

CONS

None.

 

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LOLA Makeup Matte Silky Finish Pressed Powder

I have loved the powder makeup for as long as I can remember. I like the way it can dramatically enhance the face. This LOLA Makeup Matte Silky Finish Pressed Powder is no exception. Here is the product description –

 

Suitable for all skin types, this matte translucent powder gives a final flawless touch and keeps you shine-free.

Micro-fine powders let skin breathe while oil absorbing micro-sponges combat shine. Its weightless, super smooth, breathable texture balances skin tone, helps reduce the appearance of pores and gives a soft-focus effect. SPF 10 helps protect against photo ageing.

 

PROS

  1. This pressed powder provides excellent coverage.
  2. I love the matte silky finish look.
  3. The packaging is a beauty.
  4. It comes in 8 shades – R011, B012, R013, B014, B015, R016, B017, R018. Mine is B017.
  5. This powder contains SPF 10, which is great.
  6. It is great for all skin types.
  7. It is quite affordable at £12.95.

 

 

CONS

None

 

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These makeup products have only PROS, and I would rate them 90% each. I recommend both products anyone in need of a new powder and foundation. They are definitely worth trying.

 

Have you tried LOLA Makeup? What are your thoughts on this makeup review post?

 

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A Beginner’s Guide To Getting Free Makeup Samples

It can be very challenging to find the correct product for our skin tone. I had to learn this the hard way, and ended up with various makeup products that didn’t suit my skin tone. However, all this changed when a sales associate at a makeup boutique offered me a lesson on getting free makeup samples.  Since that day, I have received handfuls of samples and this article will provide information on how to get these samples.

 

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Firstly, here are four makeup products you can receive without having to pay anything.

 

  • Foundation

A professional makeup artist who stated that she pays for more for certain products, such as foundation, that are in close contact to her skin.  For other products, she will tend to use drugstore brands.  By choosing the correct product for your skin, it is important you opt for the correct color or you will be wasting your hard-earned cash.

To avoid making an incorrect choice, it is recommended that you try a sample of the product before committing to the makeup item.  This is particularly true if you are using a department store brand.

 

  • Mascara

The flirty lashes are a must-have for almost all women, but some mascara can result in clumpy messes instead of long lashes.  To avoid this issue, it is recommended that you ask for a sample instead of using the testers others have used at the store.  The eye area is a highly sensitive one and you do not want to catch any infections from previous testers.  I was able to get a free version of Lancôme’s High Definition mascara from their counter when I asked for a sample.

 

  • Perfume

A person’s skin reacts differently to different perfumes; therefore, it is essential that you request a trial size before purchasing the perfume itself.  Before committing to L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani, I asked for a sample and received one.

 

  • Skin Care Products

My skin is sensitive and this means I can use only certain skin care products.  By using sample products before purchasing the full item, I am able to determine whether or not the product is suitable for my skin.  At the moment I am trying Bare Essentials’ cleanser and moisturiser before deciding on whether or not to purchase the full bottle.

 

  • Be Friendly

The first point to consider when trying to receive a sample is to be friendly to the person behind the makeup counter.  A sales person is more likely to assist individuals who are polite and courteous instead of rude and arrogant.  Of course, this friendliness must not be faked or you will not receive any samples.

 

  • Make Conversation

Some of the sales people are amateur makeup artists and will enjoy sharing their secrets, so it is recommended that you make conversation to “pick their brains” regarding makeup application.  For example, one sales associate tipped me to use Stila’s convertible color on my cheeks and lips.

 

  • Ask For The Samples

The aim of the conversation is to ultimately ask for samples, and it is as easy as asking for them.  The majority of makeup boutiques will have samples for customers wishing to try a product and all you need to do is request them.  However, if you are not keen on speaking to a sales person, it is possible to obtain free samples from a online free stuff website or makeup store websites.

 

  • Make A Purchase

While asking for samples is fine, it is recommended that you make a purchase as well and not use samples only.  This will help you build a relationship with the sales associates at the makeup boutiques and could lead to more free samples.

 

I hope you find these tips useful, and I get as many makeup samples as possible.

 

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