Hi beauties, I know many of us are looking for younger-looking skin and need to freshen up our makeup routine. Here are a few tips I use on my clients for a youthful appearance.
Use a sheer, moisturizing formula that will just smooth out and cover up dark circles. Avoid the kind of concealers that come in a pot- these are too thick and will settle in your lines, making them look worse.
2) Lighten Up Your Lip Color
Skip the dark hues, like deep plums and brick reds. Instead, swipe on a creamy formulated lipstick in a peach, mauve or pink shade. Add gloss in the center on the lips for a fresh new look.
3) Curl Your Lashes
Curling your eye lashes with an eye lash curler will instantly lift sagging eyelids. I suggest warming up the metal on the curler in the palm of your hand (or on your arm) before curling. This will intensify the curl and make it last longer.
4) Skip the Powder
As you get older, your skin gets drier. If you suffer from an oily T-zone, dust a translucent powder lightly just on that area to control shine.
About a month ago, I made a routine trip to Ulta in West Hollywood, where makeup expert Thera Der-Gevorgian overheard me geeking out over the Calvin Klein makeup line and came over to help. I love talking to other artists and asking them for their own remedies and tips– that’s what’s so great about the beauty world: there is always room to learn! She was kind of enough to share with me her beauty secret to making lashes appear fuller. Want to know what it is?
“I add a little concealer and dust some face powder on my lashes before applying mascara,” Thera said. “The extra product on the lash hairs beef up the texture and the mascara locks it in place.”
This was my very own Oprah-esque “aha!” moment. Thera told me she simply adds the leftover concealer from her fingers/brush after covering dark circles right onto her lashes, and sweeps a bit of face powder over them with a brush after finishing her face. Then she tops it off with a coat of black mascara and she’s done.
This is a great way to beef up your lashes with minimal effort.
Check my step-by-step pic below to see the results:
Catch Thera on her Facebook for more tips and tricks!