Crow’s feet, more affectionately known as ‘laughter lines’, are a part of every face and the sign of a happy life. But if they’re a concern for you, follow these steps to help distract and reduce their appearance.
Hydrate and smooth the area
Try using an eye cream and primer around the temples before applying your makeup. Keeping the skin around the eyes hydrated will ensure that makeup doesn’t set into lines. A primer will also help prevent eye makeup from bleeding. We love Urban Decay Anti-Ageing Eyeshadow Primer Potion, which creates a smooth surface while treating skin with its ageing-fighting skin care benefits. For deep-set lines, try retinol-based creams, such as Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Correction Eye Serum.
Cover up with a liquid makeup formula
Opt for foundations, cushion compacts and lightweight BB creams over pressed powders. Powder can settle into lines and wrinkles, emphasising rather than masking them. Applying a good-quality concealer in an upward motion will help hide lines. Try IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Ageing Concealer.
Ensure your brow game is on point
A well-groomed duo is youthful and will frame your face, highlight your eyes and draw attention away from lines. Try a brow mascara - they’re easy to use and help keep hairs set. We like L’Oréal Paris Brow Artist Plumper.
Do all the hard work overnight
Patches and masks applied to the eye area are nourishing and effective. These Wrinkles Schminkles Eye Smoothing Kit overnight patches have a new thin design, made from medical grade silicon. They feel funny at first, but work to heal and hydrate while you sleep.
Previously from an advertising background, Toni has been working in editorial and beauty at Pacific Magazines for the past five years, and is currently working across Who and New Idea, two of the top five best-selling weeklies in the country. Toni loves being able to make the beauty world seem accessible to the working woman, particularly for those who are time-restricted. As a working Mum, she’s constantly searching for easy beauty and skincare routines on a budget.