You will never be able to get rid of wrinkles entirely (and you should be proud of them!) however you can reduce their appearance and conceal them with some great makeup tricks.
“The most effective way of tackling wrinkles without going under the knife or using injectables is to to adopt a great skincare routine,” says Candice. “This is vital as plump, hydrated skin ensures your makeup glides on smoothly and doesn’t settle in or emphasise your wrinkles. It’s important to layer your skincare as this will reduce the amount of product that you require for each layer.”
1. Start off with a spritz of rose water toner as this calms and soothes the skin (and it smells amazing!)
2. Next apply a serum (I recommend a hyaluronic acid serum) and massage this this all the way down the neck and décolletage.
3. Massage a few of drops of Lumity Facial Oil in, this will help seal in the rose water toner and serum that you have just applied.
4. Apply a small amount of moisturiser and massage in upward motions again taking this (and the Lumity oil) all the way down the neck and décolletage.
5. Lastly apply an eye cream around the eye area.
“After you have applied primer I find that using a beauty blender – a type of makeup sponge – to apply foundation or tinted moisturiser achieves even coverage and prevents the foundation from settling into the lines. You can apply a translucent powder on the nose, forehead and chin but only if you absolutely need it, if not, skip powder. Too much powder will only emphasise the wrinkles.”
“Making a feature of the eyes is a great way to take the focus away from wrinkles but it’s important to use the right products. Steer clear of liquid eyeliners as these will bleed into the lines, heavy kohl pencils are also a no go, so instead try lining the eyes with a matt eyeshadow or a gel pencil liner and keep these to the outter corners of the eyes to maintain a wide awake look. Curl your lashes and apply a lengthening waterproof mascara so it stays put.”
“Using a bright blusher with also keep you looking fresh and it can take years off. I would recommend trying a cream blush as these blend out nicely and keep you looking dewy and fresh. You can also dab a very small amount of highlighter onto the high points of your cheeks but again don’t overdo it.”
“It’s important to line the lips with a lipliner as this helps prevent your lipstick from bleeding. I recommend lining the lips in a shade lighter than the lip colour you plan to use, then get a clean lip brush and blend the edges of the liner to smooth it out, this will give the impression of a fuller lip. Apply your chosen lip colour all over, blot your lips on a tissue a couple of times and then reapply the lip colour and this should help keep it all in place. I would avoid lip glosses if your lipstick is prone to bleeding into the lines.”