Keeping up with the upbeat Melbourne lifestyle means there’s no avoiding wearing makeup on a daily basis, whether it’s to look our best or to get a quick boost of self-confidence.

 

Of course, that doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice looking beautiful in the long-term for looking beautiful today.

 

Here are some quick tips on how to avoid getting wrinkles even while wearing makeup everyday.

 

  1. Don’t apply makeup to bare skin.

 

Primers exist for a reason! Not only do they ensure that your makeup stays on longer, they also protect your face from too much damage from your makeup products, which means less wrinkles and more moisture for your skin.

 

Some primers also come with SPF–essential for protecting your face from the sun! As the famous Australian makeup artist Napoleon Perdis said, “Not to prime is a crime!”

 

  1. Don’t overdo the concealer.

 

When faced with undereye bags or acne, our instinct is to try and erase them with concealer. Unfortunately, that rarely works!

 

Particularly for dark circles under your eyes, caking on the concealer is only bound to make them look even more pronounced. What’s worse is that the lines under your eyes will also be highlighted.

 

Go for a light, reflective concealer and gently dab under your eye to decrease the darkness, blending carefully with your foundation so it doesn’t look unnatural.

 

  1. Too much of anything is a bad idea, even makeup!

 

The misconception is that the older we get, the more makeup we need to put on to cover up our wrinkles and acne scars. The truth is it’s better to put on less makeup to let our skin breathe — especially when we put on makeup everyday!

 

Switch your heavy-duty foundation for lighter alternatives, like BB creams, CC creams and tinted moisturizers. These will even out your skin tone without clogging up your skin too much.

 

Liquid products are also better for those over the age of 50, as they are less likely to seep into wrinkles and show creases, unlike powder products.

 

For beauty enthusiasts, makeup is the last step in the long process of staying gorgeous. Make sure you also have an established skin care routine and enough beauty rest so you stay fresh and youthful every day!

 

You can also take your self-care a step further by looking into more long-term solutions to aging like anti-wrinkle injections or dermal fillers.

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