This post was inspired by my upcoming birthday. I turn 30 something on Saturday and I don’t like it. Moments before my thirtieth I found my first gray hairs. It was tragic. This year I found out my blood pressure was super high and I am now on a Vegan diet. Yeah, getting old stinks…but makeup makes it bearable.
Now don’t get me wrong… I am not obsessed with staying young. I am all about aging gracefully, as long as there is still hair color and sparkly eye shadow involved. I wanted to write about a few tips on how to look a bit more youthful. These few ideas don’t require botox, a nip and tuck, cutting or sucking. Exciting, right???
***With my new found Vegan life…I have sooo much more energy and have become very sarcastic. Just a warning:)
1. My first tip has to do with the eyes. I know the women in my family first see signs of aging in their eyes. I noticed that when I wore a thick black eye liner on my lower lash line it made me look older. Many times a black liner can look hard. I found by simply using a light brown or taupe liner it made my eyes look more open and youthful. I don’t believe you can’t wear black liner, in fact I still wear it on my upper eyelid. I also will still wear it on my lower lash line, but I make sure to blend it out a bit. I simply draw on a thin line and go back and forth with a pencil brush to soften the black liner. The eye liner I love is by The Body Shop in Taupe.
2. As we get older I hear we are not supposed to wear anything sparkly. This is quite depressing. I understand it though. Sparkle is used to highlight and it could highlight wrinkles and fine lines. I believe if your skin is healthy than go for it. That really is the key here. You have to have a good base and many of these rules may never apply to you if your skin is still looking like a 20 year old. For those of us who may have damaged skin or inherited Grandma’s wrinkles we do have to be careful. A highlight that is more satin is the best way to go. Something that makes you look “lit within” is always a great way to look younger. Instead of looking for something with sparkle, look for items with a satin finish. I recommend MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle.
3. Now that it is summer time we tend to think about being bronzed a bit more. Having a little color all year round is always a sure way to look younger and even a little slimmer. We aren’t talking super bronzed body builder, but just a hint of bronzer will bring life to anyones face. I like to add bronzer to a few areas on my face. I first contour with it under my cheek bones, then down the sides of my nose, my temples and finally my favorite: under my jaw line(this hides my double chin). I have a few bronzers that I love one high end and one drug store.
I hope these few tips help. I joke about getting older quite a bit. I am not overly ecstatic about it but, I really don’t dread it. Especially now that I have some secret weapons in my makeup drawer:). Have a great Wednesday pretty ladies!