Have you ever stepped back to look at your freshly-applied makeup and wondered if you looked better before you started? We’ve all been there.
Poor skin prep, the wrong foundation formulas and heavy powder products can age you, by enhancing creases around the eyes and collecting in pores. Ironic, huh. Michael Ashton, Adele’s makeup artist and Marc Jacobs Beauty global artistry ambassador, shows us just where we’re going wrong.
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He reminded us that with your eyes, “as with any part of your makeup routine, preparation is key to creating a flawless, youthful and fresh look”. Therefore, “prepping your eye area before colour product is no different”.
He says applying an eyeshadow primer to your lids, “will help lock product in place, give you a better colour pay-off and stop it settling into any fine lines.” Ashton recommends using one that is packed with hydrating ingredients to smooth and plump the eye area.
Interestingly, Ashton also recommends applying an eyeshadow primer beneath your eyes prior to your base application. May your concealer never crease again.
When it comes to youth-boosting eye makeup, “often less is more,” he confirms. “One of my favourite eye looks is a quick slick of a shimmering neutral eye crayon teamed with full and fluttering lashes”. Step away from the powders.
“But if you are going for a stronger eye look and want to keep it from ageing you,”Ashton adds, “be sure to use a light touch when it comes to applying your foundation.” While millennials can get away with full coverage (not that they need it), it can be unkind to the rest of us.
“And switch up your powder blusher for a cream product to give the skin a dewy finish which will mean it doesn’t look too overdone.” Note taken.
From: Harper’s Bazaar
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