With Americans living significantly longer nowadays, wrinkles have become a common concern to the aging population. Most Americans are obsessed with the idea of staying, or rather appearing, young forever. There are many anti-aging products available on the market that will do just that; however, the ingredients within these products can take some time before having an effect on your appearance. If you're looking for a quick fix, turn to makeup. This article will take a look at 3 effective tips in removing fine lines and wrinkles temporarily using makeup.
Use a Primer Containing Silicone
Before applying any type of makeup on your face, you want to first prepare your skin by applying a primer. A primer will create a smooth surface and canvas for the makeup and will help ensure that your makeup lasts throughout the day. The type of primer that you choose to use will have a huge say on how pronounced those fine lines and wrinkles will be during the entire day.
To remove fine lines and wrinkles, choose a primer that contains silicone. Silicone is a skin tone miracle worker. It sits on top of the skin and will fill in imperfections, like large pores and fine lines. The silicone ensures that your makeup can be applied smoothly and flawlessly. It also lasts throughout the entire day, so that one application during the morning will be sufficient. Although primers containing silicone are extremely effective, it's important that you wash your face thoroughly at the end of the day, as the silicone can be difficult to remove.
Choose the Right Type of Foundation to Apply
Foundation is primarily used to hide skin discolorations and imperfections; however, it can also do wonders in concealing fine lines and wrinkles. The right foundation will help you create a flawless canvas for applying other types of makeup, like eye shadows and blushes. If you're concerned about wrinkles, avoid cream foundations, as they tend to crease easily. These creases will either accentuate fine lines or will create the illusion of wrinkles even when there are none.
Other than making sure that the right foundation is chosen, it's also important to learn how to properly apply the foundation. You want to use a brush or a sponge to dab or stipple on the foundation. Do not make any long brushstrokes or try to spread the foundation on your face, as long brushstrokes will look like wrinkles.
Make Your Skin Glow with a Highlighter
Contouring and highlighting through the use of makeup is not only popular amongst makeup artists to sculpt their client's face and to enhance flattering features, but is also used to conceal fine lines and wrinkles. In particular, you want to get your hands on a high quality highlighter that will easily reflect light off of your face. Apply a little bit of highlighter to your cheekbones, nose bridge and even forehead to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in those areas using a fan brush.
The highlighter will also give your skin a dewy look. You'll look a lot younger, and your skin will look a lot healthier, tighter and rejuvenated. The highlighter also adds depth to your facial features as well.
The right type of makeup can help remove fine lines and wrinkles from your face temporarily to restore a more youthful complexion, so that you look and feel younger. Make sure that you use these techniques in conjunction with solid anti-aging treatments or remedies to keep wrinkles and fine lines at bay permanently. In fact, some makeup products contain active ingredients that will help restore collagen to your skin or keep it plump and moisturized.