These beauty tips have become habitual, especially now.
My morning beauty and make-up rituals are even more important now and I realized there are certain practices and products I have left behind and others I never miss. I figure if they are in my edit now, that says something.
I am working my way through my bathroom cabinet – using my products and enjoying them – time allows for that. These below are my tried and true; I use them regularly or alternate with others I am experimenting with.
10 little reminders. xv
It’s Time To Remember
- 1. Pay close attention to powder. Powder, translucent and pressed, has a mean habit of settling in the creases. Unless the skin is very oily use it sparingly. Dehydrated skins should leave well alone. Powdering the nose should be the extent and only if really necessary.
- At this age and stage, a primer can do much of the work for us.
2. Hydration is everything.
Moisturize and replenish the skin regularly but double up. What I mean is cleanse, tone, serum and moisturize then wait for 5 minutes and add another fine layer of moisturizer. Give the skin time to absorb the product and rather than apply an excessive amount once, try twice.
The difference is notable very quickly.
3. Go creamy.
Blushers, bronzers and illuminators work the best as cream products, not powders. Think about using lipstick as a blusher. Use sparingly as the pigment may be stronger and the consistency a little firmer.
4. Longer and fuller lashes in two seconds flat.
Don’t throw out the translucent powder just yet. With an old mascara brush coat the eyelashes, top and bottom, with a fine dusting.
Apply mascara as normal afterward. This one is a game-changer.
5. Drop the peach, add the yellow tone.
When choosing a tinted moisturizer or foundation choose a shade slightly more yellow. I’m not sure why but as our skin advances a golden undertone is far more flattering. My default position has always been towards peach and this colour change has made a huge difference.
6. Add a drop of moisturizer to a foundation.
The smallest drop makes all the difference to application and finishes, especially for a heavier foundation at night.
7. Make use of business cards.
Use the straight line of a business card, held at the angle, to guide eyeshadow and eyeliner application. Hold it at the corner of the eye and draw the line following the edge of the card. Remember to apply eye pencil with eyes wide open.
8. Conceal where you least expect.
Concealer is brilliant if applied above the lip line, just under the nose and underneath the bottom lip.
9. Wear masks at every opportunity.
Use them and mix them. Why wear only one mask at a time? A different one on the cheeks to the nose; an extra rich coating for the neck and décolleté area. Watch a film, wear a mask; home alone wear a mask.
10. Daylight and magnifying mirrors are our best friends.
Check, check and double-check make-up in a good light. Interior lighting can be deceptive as can older eyes. A good magnifying mirror and a glimpse in daylight is the best dose of truth there is.
In My Beauty Cabinet
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