Makeup can indeed create youthful, radiant skin, reduce puffiness and radiance, but it can also accentuate imperfections and add age. Olga Romanova, celebrity makeup artist and creator of the brand ROMANOVAMAKEUP, told us which techniques are the most successful and which should be avoided.
“I never criticize, this is my principle, because I treat my profession and the beauty industry as creativity and art, and in art criticism is very difficult and it’s impossible to say that it’s right or wrong. There is the concept of individual taste and comfort, image, after all, but in any case, I am in favor of makeup emphasizing the advantages and hiding the flaws. To do this, there are many proven tricks.
Techniques that make us younger
1. Use highlighter
Don't forget about highlighters, as they help refresh your face in seconds. For aging skin, I recommend using a dry texture rather than a cream one.
2. Concealer for a fresh look
Concealer will help to provide a feeling of freshness. An obligatory participant in any make-up (natural or bright), the concealer will most effectively “correct” the consequences of lack of sleep or poor he alth, because it is the area around the eyes that gives it away. In a matter of seconds, the concealer (on the corners of the eyes, bridge of the nose) will make you fresher and hide bruises under the eyes.
3. Tone is everything
He althy radiant skin is the basis of any makeup, and the right tone will make you younger a priori. After 30 years, it is necessary to choose a foundation more carefully, giving preference to one that cares for the skin and has a lifting effect. Modern foundations, with lighter and more delicate textures, will allow you to achieve an even tone, easily hide imperfections without overloading the skin.
4. Peach blush
I also recommend not to be afraid and have fresh, bright peach or peach-pink blush in your cosmetic bag. We smile, apply on the cheeks, and freshness is provided in a matter of seconds. Universal advice for any age!
5. Neutral shades
With age, experiments with new colors and textures should be carried out under the guidance of a makeup artist. In makeup, try to be more delicate, preferring neutral textures and colors, our main goal is to refresh the face, and not overload it with makeup.
Tricks that make us older
1. No cream textures
The creamy highlighter has the ability to get into wrinkles, which only enhances them. Therefore, for aging skin, it is prohibited.
2. Mother of pearl - no
With age, I do not recommend using mother-of-pearl textures on the eyelids, mother-of-pearl is a coarse grinding, it emphasizes the skin relief very much. In this case, it will once again make such a problem as lack of tone visible.
3. Bad shading
Dense foundation of an inappropriate or dark shade, improperly selected undertone and inaccurate shading - all this only emphasizes imperfections and instantly adds age to the skin.
4. Dark lipstick
Dark lipsticks, as a tribute to the gothic fashion, will not give an anti-age effect. With brown, caramel and brick shades, you need to be more careful. Plus, such lipsticks are only allowed for those who have a perfect smile.
5. Bright eyebrows
Too brightly drawn eyebrows make the face rough and turn you into an age-old Halloween comic book heroine.