I’m thrilled to be teaming up with Nordstrom to bring all of you of some amazing over 40 make-up tricks that are guaranteed to help you look younger! Now, if you happen to be younger than 40 you’re still in the right place because I’ve been using these make-up hacks for many years so rest-assured they will work no matter what you age. I’ve always had a love for make-up, in fact, even as a little girl one of my favorite things to do was to sit on the edge of my mother’s bathtub and watch her do her make-up. I’ve been wearing make-up since the 5th grade, so needless to say I’ve had many years to pick up some fabulous make-up tips that and I can’t wait to share them with all of you today! Of course, all of these fabulous beauty products are from Nordstrom! Nordstrom is my all-time favorite spot to shop for beauty products since they carry all of my favorite brands! Scroll down to check out 7 over 40 make-up tricks that will no doubt make you look more vibrant and youthful!
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8 OVER 40 MAKE-UP TRICKS:
1.) USE A FACIAL PRIMER:
I swear by this beauty trick for several reasons. First, I think wearing a primer helps minimize your pore size which no doubt will make you appear younger. Second, it controls the production of oil all day long so you don’t have to use as much powder which is another thing that can make us look older. My favorite primer and one that I’ve used for years and swear by is this one by Smash Box called Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer. It seriously makes the biggest difference, and when I forget to use it I can tell a huge difference!
2.) DON’T OVERDO THE FOUNDATION:
Wearing too much foundation is a sure-fire way to look older than we really are. Remember, all you need is enough to lightly cover your face. Save your concealer or cover-up for the sunspots or blemishes that you may need to cover up. I love this matte foundation by Chanel called Chanel Ultra Le Teint Velvet Blurring Smooth Effect Foundation. It feels light on yet it has great coverage that’s actually buildable. I have a scar on my forehead from a car accident, so I always add a little bit more to that spot. It does a great job of covering it up. I’ve been using this foundation for years and love how it makes my skin look, not too overdone yet covers up my challenge areas.
3.) ONLY APPLY POWDER WHERE YOU NEED IT:
Using too much powder can make our skin look dry and cakey which can certainly make us appear older. I only use powder where I need it including in my t-zone since that’s the only place I get super oily. My favorite powder to use is by Laura Mercier and it’s called Translucent Loose Setting Powder. I love how this powder completely sets my makeup and feels luxuriously dense while doing so! It truly applies evenly and blends so effortlessly, I hardly know it’s there.
4.) USE EYE SHADOW THAT IS DARKER ON TOP AND LIGHTER ON THE BOTTOM:
Using shadow that is darker (not too dark) on the upper lid and a lighter shade under the eye will open the eyes up and even draw them up. This will make us look more youthful since everything seems to fall and droop on our faces as we age. I love this eye shadow palette from Charlotte Tilbury called The Pillow Talk Instant Eye Palette. It comes with lots of rich and dense colors and is such a great price – it’s a definite must-have palette in my opinion!
5.) USE CONCEALER:
Using concealer under the eye in a U-shape will brighten the skin under the eye hence drawing it up and making us look younger. I love this one by Nars and have been using it for years. It stays on all day and your mascara won’t rub off on it which is another huge plus. I never have to worry about this concealer rubbing off on long days, and it has a very long-lasting effect.
6.) USE 2 KINDS OF MASCARA:
As we age our lashes get thinner, so to combat this I suggest using 2 different kinds of mascara. This will make your lashes look fuller and healthier! I use this one first called Faux Cils Longest Lash Mascara because it actually has growth peptides in it to help the lashes grow and stay full. After 2 coats of that, I use this mascara that’s insanely volumizing by Nars called Climax Extreme Mascara. Using 2 mascaras may seem a bit crazy, but trust me, you’ll thank me later. It makes a huge difference in the way the lashes look.
7.) LIP LINER IS KEY:
Our lips get thinner as we age, so using a nude to medium pink lip liner will help make our lips look fuller. I love this one by Charlotte Tilbury called Pillow Talk Medium. It’s the perfect medium pinky-brown shade that will go with most lip colors. Pro tip: fill in your entire lip area and your lipstick will stay on much longer which will also make your lips will look fuller. It’s a win-win!
8.) WEAR A BERRY COLORED LIP SHADE:
A berry lip shade will make you look younger because it helps the teeth look whiter. This also means we will look younger even in photos because this makes a huge difference! I love this shade for fall called Pillow Talk Medium by Charlotte Tilbury. It’s the perfect pinky/brown shade that looks so gorgeous in the fall and winter especially. I also love wearing Casablanca by Tom Ford in the fall, it’s a gorgeous medium berry shade.
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