How to look good at any age!

10/22/2018
English

As we all know, there’s no “soon enough” when it comes to taking care of your skin. 

A balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle will help you keep your good looks into old age, so no boozing nor smoking, girls! Cleaning, moisturizing and protecting the skin from damaging sun rays are crucial too.

As the years go by, wrinkles are meant to appear and when they do, do not despair! You will only need to follow our tips and tricks to keep looking wonderful at any age!

The skin

Many women make the terrible mistake of wanting to conceal their fine lines and wrinkles with loads of foundation. This will only make them more visible. As you age, you must wear less and less makeup. A little concealer on your dark spots and shadows and a bit of blush on your cheekbones. If you feel you really need it, some translucent powder all over your face and that’s it. Any excessive makeup will set in your lines, making them take central-stage, which is exactly the opposite of what you want, isn't it?

The eyes

Your eyes are one of the first things, if not THE first, people look at when talking to you.

Helen Mirren at the 90th Annual Academy Awards

- Dark circles and bags

Puffy eyes with dark circles may give you an interesting and bohemian air when you are in your twenties, but after a certain age, they just make you look old and tired! So very important is the care you give to this delicate area.

First of all, you need to get enough sleep and of course, drink plenty of water. A tightening night-cream for the eyes will improve the appearance of the skin around your eyes. As for makeup, apply a thin concealer in a light shade, just enough to cover the dark underneath-eye circle. Be careful not to overdo it and not to use a thick foundation as this would only make matters worse.

- Eye makeup

Because of the wrinkles - yes, we will all have them at some point! - too much makeup will draw attention to the creases around your eyes. Better avoid liquid eyeliners and thick eyeshadows, but do stick to the mascara, long and full-looking lashes will make your eyes wider and brighten up your look. You can use some highlighter on the inner corners of your eyes to make them sparkle as much as the eyes of a teenager in love for the first time :) Your eyebrows may need a little help from a brow pencil to look full and defined. Again, be careful not to overdo it or you will end up looking as if you had two black caterpillars over your eyes!

Meryl Streep at the Australian Academy Of Cinema And Television Arts'

The Lips

As we age, the lips get thinner so wearing lipsticks becomes a bit tricky. The wrinkles around your lips don’t help much either! But because we all love lipstick, and many of us feel naked without wearing it, we asked for some professional help. Some makeup artists say you should always apply a lip liner before the lipstick, to define your lips and prevent the lipstick to run into your mouth wrinkles. Others think you should stay away from darker lipsticks. Lip gloss that will smudge and slip away around your lips is a no-go.

And last but not least, don’t forget to put one finger in your mouth and suck it as you slide your finger out slowly. Use this little trick to avoid those utterly embarrassing moments when you’re at a party feeling fabulous, talking and laughing away and then someone points out that you have lipstick on your teeth…the horror, the horror!

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