Q: WHAT’S THE BEST ANTI-AGEING MAKE-UP TRICK YOU’VE LEARNED?
Without doubt it’s to let more skin show. It sounds simple but it works. The more our skin matures, the dryer it gets and the face is no longer a smooth canvas – it has more lines, pores and dry patches that make-up can settle into. It can be tempting to try to disguise these skin issues with more makeup, yet it’s the opposite that works. But if the thought of going foundationfree fills you with fear simply cheat by
creating an optical illusion. Try this; apply a medium coverage lightweight foundation all over your face as you normally would. Once you’re done, rub off a little of the foundation on the bridge of your nose so that your natural skin is visible, freckles, pores and all, do the same around your jawline if you like the effect from your nose. This is where it’s imperative that you’ve gone for a foundation that matches your skin tone perfectly and that it blends seamlessly with your skin. Now, because some real skin is visible, you immediately look less caked and generally softer. Next, if you really can’t live without a little setting powder apply a very thin layer only to the middle of the forehead, chin and around your nostrils if you have redness – avoid the cheeks and eyes at all costs (powder here will age you massively). Finish with a warm matte eyeshadow (sparkly shadows can exaggerate crepey eyelid skin) and whatever lipstick you fancy – as bold or as natural as you like, with more skin on your face showing – the lipstick won’t age you. And that’s it – it’s really that simple – take a look in the mirror for yourself.