We all know that nothing beats a good skincare routine when it comes to achieving that radiant, youthful-looking complexion. But there's no harm in getting a little help from the makeup department. Even though some would say that piling on makeup makes you look mature, there are actually tricks and techniques that can transform your features to appear more youthful. Ahead, five tips on how to apply makeup to take years off of your look in an instant.
Don't skip the prep
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We often forgo priming and moisturising in favour of saving time in the morning but doing so is a big mistake if you want to look and keep your skin youthful. The combination of these two products will help makeup apply flawlessly. The primer will hold the foundation in place so it doesn't transfer to other areas by midday. Meanwhile, the moisturiser smooths out any dry or flaking areas that could magnify fine lines. If you're a busy gal, look for multipurpose products that can serve both as a primer and moisturiser.
Go easy on the brows
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Having that sharp-arched, brows on fleek look may not be your best option anymore if you want to look a little younger. Instead, try the straight-shaped eyebrows. To do this, just follow the natural shape of your brows and only pluck the stray hairs. Use a brow shaper to hold brow strands in place and softly fill in uneven areas.