We aren’t afraid of getting older, but we do everything we can to make sure we don’t look older than we are. It is obvious from all the night creams, under-eye creams and concealers, wrinkle-reducing serums, root coverage etc., that all of us are doing our best to give the aging process a good fight. To help you with your fight, here are five ways to look younger in five minutes. Yes, five minutes.
High pony: Pulling the hair upward smooths the lines around the eyes and accentuates your cheekbones. Try it and see if your skin doesn’t look a little tighter. The other bonus to this style is that it is so versatile and can work with multiple outfits. If you struggle with a lifeless pony, try doubling it up or adding a little texturizing powder to it to give it some bounce and really hit that high note.
Highlighter/illuminator: Along with giving your skin a nice glow, a highlighter can be used strategically to lift and contour the face, making it look more youthful. Try a little highlighter on the inner and outer corners of the eyes and along the brow bone to brighten up the eye area. You can also use highlighter to lift the cheeks. Just apply some using your finger for cream-based highlighter or an angled blush brush for powder-based formulas along the upper cheekbones. This will draw your cheeks upward.
Full brows: We often think the hair on top of our head is the only thing affected by the aging process. This is not true. As we get older, our eyebrows are also impacted. Brow hair can become sparse and patchy, making our faces look older and more mature. Hold onto your youthful, full brows by equipping yourself with a dynamite brow powder. Make sure to keep an eye on your brow tails as well. If they are too thin, this can make your peepers appear droopy and tired, which also means ‘looking old’.
Glossy, neutral-colored lips: Many people view lip gloss as a product of the past and an item usually equated with pre-teen years. However, a little gloss action on your lips can actually work for you, as it can make your lips appear plumper and give them a youthful fullness. Try dabbing a soft peach or pink gloss in the center of the mouth.
Dewy skin: While there is a time and a place for matte skin, try to use that powder sparingly. Powders can make your skin look dull and give you a cakey finish that accentuates lines and wrinkles. Go for a liquid-based foundation with a dewy finish. The moisture and illuminating properties will minimize those pesky lines and make your skin look fresh and youthful.