3 ways contouring can make you look younger
Anti-ageing makeup tricks to chisel your features
Lids droop as we age, so to give the illusion of a higher socket, prime the entire eyelid with a light shade, then take a slightly darker shade and a blending brush “and go into the hollow where it’s not as defined anymore, using a back-and-forth motion,” advises Tilbury. Try Charlotte Tilbury The Sophisticate Luxury Palette.
Resizing lips that have become thinner and smaller over time requires a nude lip liner and lipstick “that looks like a tawny version of your natural lip colour”, explains Tilbury. Use a budge-proof liner (necessary to prevent fading and feathering) to draw over the outer edge of your natural lip line and then fill in with lip colour. We love Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Pencil in Nude Beige.
Dip a contouring brush into a matte bronzing powder, then “suck in your cheeks and follow the hollow, blending in a circular motion,” says Tilbury. Then, to balance a wide forehead, dust the sides of the forehead and down the sides of the nose. Try Maybelline New York Master Sculpt Contouring Palette.
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