There are plenty of reasons for developing facial wrinkles – dramatic loss of weight, aging, bad diet and lifestyle, and so forth. By all means finding a permanent solution to eradicate face wrinkles is a must, however, there is also the option of putting on makeup available. With the help of the right technique, makeup can do wonders in camouflaging facial wrinkles temporarily.
In this post, we will run through some of the best DIY makeup tips to help you hide your face wrinkles remarkably well.
1. Start by using a good moisturizer
A good moisturizer plays a pivotal role in keeping the skin hydrated, and a hydrated skin helps in making the wrinkles less conspicuous. Look for a moisturizer that has hyaluronic acid as it helps in pulling in water and plumping the skin. Also, your moisturizing cream should contain sunscreen.
2. Look for Retinoids
To include a collagen-boosting retinoid cream is a must in your makeup routine especially if you have crossed the benchmark of 30. After 30, collagen production plunges making the skin loose elasticity. The job of a retinoid cream is to reverse that process. Retinoids spur the skin to make more collagen, which invariably assists in fighting and hiding wrinkles. Over-the-counter retinoid creams and prescribed retinoid creams, both are well studied and proven effective. Use the cream as directed, and remember to stay patient as the cream may take at least 6 weeks to 3 months to show positive results.
3. Apply a silicone primer
Primer plays a significant role in acting as a base before applying makeup. All you need to do is follow your daily skincare routine and then add a silicone primer to your skin just after your moisturizer. Silicone primers will tremendously help in filling few skin imperfections such as fine lines and uneven textures. In addition, it also helps in the application of foundation. A primer will make any foundation look better. Literally speaking, a primer creates a fantastic cushion for appropriately settling makeup into the facial fine lines.
4. Apply foundation
Foundation of heavy matte formulas make you look older and is best avoided. A hydrating and sheer foundation is advisable. Also, it is advisable to not wear foundation from hairline to jaw line. It is best to apply foundation in the middle of the face or wherever you see wrinkles on your face.
Make sure that you apply your foundation using a sponge or brush. Even dabbing of finger is good enough. Just remember to dampen the sponge a bit before using it and remove excess water as this will help in preventing the sponge from absorbing most of the foundation quickly.
5. Light dusting of loose powder
Light dusting of loose powder will help in setting your makeup look fabulous on the face wrinkles. But, be careful with its application as, sometimes, applying more of it can actually magnify the wrinkles. To be on the safer side, look for powders that contain illuminating properties that will reflect the light to help diminish all skin imperfections. The key here is to use the powder sparingly as too much powder will accentuate the wrinkles and pores. Also, if you have dry skin then you may prefer to not apply powder at all.
6. Avoid bleeding lipsticks
The sooner you realize this, the better! Bleeding lipsticks grab maximum attention for fine lines around the mouth. And so, choose a good lip pencil in order to line up your lips. There are many lip pencils available in the markets that offer a color lasting quality at reasonable price. Also, make sure that the liner matches your lip color. Since the objective here is to keep the attention away from fine lines around the mouth, it is advisable to use a finger to gently pat the color onto the lip and control its application.
7. Makeup for eyes
In order to draw focus away from wrinkles around the eyes, you must choose matte eye shadow instead of a shimmer as the metallic used in shimmer eye shadows enhance fine lines around the eyes.
It is best advised to use lighter shades on the lids and soft neutrals in the creases of the eyelids.
8. Add some glow to your skin
This trick always works. Try to create a health glow by applying a cream blush to the apples of your cheeks. But, remember that this should be done prior to applying the powder on your skin so that it blends well with the rest of the facial makeup. Besides applying a cream blush, you can also apply a liquid highlighter with light reflecting particles to your cheekbones and on bridges of your nose. This too will bring a fresh and healthy glow on your face, thereby discarding facial wrinkles to a great level.