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How Makeup Can Hide Your Wrinkles

By: Mamta Khati

Ageing is a natural process, and with age, the skin becomes dry, rough, and less elastic. The skin will lose its ability to hold moisture and will not be able to protect itself from damage.

This leads to fine lines, wrinkles, creases, etc. While you cannot stop wrinkles from occurring, you can at least reduce it or cover it up with the help of makeup.

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It is extremely important to use the right product and to apply it properly over your face, or else your makeup will slide down to the fine lines on your face and make your wrinkles look more prominent.

In this article, we will teach you how to cover your wrinkles with the help of makeup. Come, let's take a look.

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1. Exfoliation:

It is very important to exfoliate dead skin cells from your skin because if you apply makeup over dead skin cells, then your makeup will look flaky and uneven. Exfoliation will help brighten your complexion and also increase the production of collagen. Collagen is an important constituent responsible for keeping the skin tight and plump.

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2. Moisturize Your Skin:

With age, your skin loses its moisture and it is very important to hydrate your skin from the inside out. Make it a habit to drink plenty of water and always apply a moisturizer before you put on your makeup.

Wrinkles look even more prominent for people who have dry skin. But again, moisturizer alone will not help slow down the ageing process if you are above 40 years of age. So, apply a serum first and then top it off with a moisturizer.

Make sure you choose a serum which contains hyaluronic acid because hyaluronic acid is a humectant, which helps to lock in the moisture. Hydrated and well-moisturized face will make your wrinkles less noticeable and also your makeup will stay on your face properly.

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3. Use A Silicon-based Primer:

Primer creates an even base for your skin and helps your makeup to glide easily. It also covers the fine lines and wrinkles. The best way to apply a primer is with your fingertips or with a small brush. Dab a small amount of primer on the center of your forehead, cheek, chin, nose, and the areas where there are fine lines. Gently rub the primer and let it soak in before applying a foundation.

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4. Apply A Moisture-rich Foundation:

Choose a foundation that is rich in moisture because foundation with matte formula will make your skin look older and will draw attention to your wrinkles. Make sure you do not apply a lot of foundation on the problem areas because the makeup will settle on the fine lines and wrinkles, thereby making it more prominent. Use a damp sponge to apply the foundation, as this will help you to evenly distribute the foundation on your skin and also give you a flawless look.

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5. Use Concealer To The Eyes:

Dab a small amount of concealer on your eyelids and rub it gently. After that apply the same foundation under your eyes. It will cover the dark circles or any discolouration under your eyes. Gently dab the foundation and make sure it is evenly distributed.

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6. Use A Loose Translucent Setting Powder:

Loose powder helps to set your foundation and concealer and will not let your makeup slide and settle on the fine lines and wrinkles. Just apply a light coat on your face with the help of a brush.

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7. Apply Highlighter And Blush:

Use a cream-based highlighter on your cheeks, so that when you apply a blush, your skin will have a glowing shine. This also helps in eliminating the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Just apply a small amount of highlighter on your cheeks and choose a blush that will compliment your skin tone.

For fair complexion, rosy pink and peach is a good choice, mauve and peach go well for medium tone, and orange, corals for darker complexion. Do not apply the blush above the cheekbones, as this will make you look unnatural and funny. Simply apply it to the apples of your cheeks and blend well.

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8. Focus On The Eyes:

Avoid using glittery eye makeup and liquid eyeliner, as this will settle into the wrinkles, making them more prominent. Go for a matte eyeshadow and an eyeliner pencil. Natural colours and lighter shades will work best for your eyes.

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9. Perfect Your Lips:

Prime your lips using a lip primer. A lip primer will help your lips give a smoother and long-lasting base for your lipstick. Use a lip liner on the outer lines of your lips and then apply your favourite lipstick.

This will help prevent the lipstick from smudging and depositing into the fine lines. Make sure not to use matte-finished lipsticks, as they do not have moisturizer, and this, in turn, will make your wrinkles more visible.

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10. Don’t Neglect Your Neck:

Once you've completed your facial makeup, make sure you apply a little bit of bronzer on your neck. The wrinkles on your neck will get covered with the help of a bronzer. Also, when you apply a moisturizer, make sure you apply it on your neck as well.

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11. Check Yourself:

Makeup in artificial light will look different than in natural light. Your makeup might look perfect under artificial light, but as soon as you step outside, it may not look the same.

So, what you need to do is, you need to blend your makeup perfectly. If you do not blend your makeup properly, then your wrinkles will be very prominent. Make sure you double-check yourself and do a little touch-up when required.

Final Note:

Always invest in good makeup products. Make sure you choose products that are best suited for your skin type.
Drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated.
For healthy and good-looking skin, a good healthy diet and everyday workout are extremely important.

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Story first published: Friday, January 12, 2018, 11:31 [IST]
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