I say beauty secrets because, honestly, I’m still trying to unravel the secret of looking young or fooling everyone into believing I’m younger than I am.
I never thought this day would come.
For most of my life, people have always told me how young I look or have guessed my age at 5 years less than I am. I used to get asked for identification everywhere I went. Those days are SO long gone.
People now guess my age and get it dead on.
So yeah, if there are beauty secrets out there, I want to know about them!
How about super-fabulous product that really makes the beginning signs of wrinkles around the eyes disappear!?!
I’m not a big make-up kind of girl but I do wear it when I go out which is usually when I go to work. In fact, when I work pretty much encompasses when I go out. (That’s another story).
When I’m at home, I’m totally okay to be make-up less. I might just wear some mascara so that my eyes don’t look non-existent. I care less about my appearance when I know I’m just hanging out at home for the day.
The hubby doesn’t care. He’s not a fan of the make-up and thinks women are more beautiful in their natural state. Sweet right? (Yeah, you don’t see what I look like in the morning.)
The few days a week I work, I do put way more effort into making myself look presentable. The last thing I want to do is scare those poor little First Graders. So, I get all into dressing up for work. It’s fun and usually the only time I get to wear my cooler clothes.
You might be surprised to learn today that I’m always listening in when others talk about beauty tips and I often scrounge through magazines at the doctor or dentist’s office to see what new things women are doing these days to keep themselves looking fresh and hip.
Since I love it when people share their knowledge or expertise with me, I thought I’d share with you the wonderful beauty tips I managed to collect from random people and places in the last little while.
Let me know if any one of them work for you and if you have any beauty tips to share with me, please leave them in the comments section below.
HOW TO LOOK GOOD IN PHOTOS
Place the tip of your tongue behind your top teeth and smile. This will relax your facial muscles and help avoid the look of a double chin!
When having your photo taken, have the photographer take the picture looking down on you (camera elevated in the air) and you will come out looking thinner in pictures.
WAKE UP TIRED EYES
Apply a pale pearly or frosted shade right below your brow bone and blend. Try ice or champagne inspired shades. This little trick draws light to the eye and gives the illusion of a more lifted and wide-eyed appearance.
DITCH DARK CIRCLES
While concealer covers things up nicely, it can sometimes leave you pale or pasty. Counteract the effects by swirling a little blush or light bronzer over your concealer, continuing the glow across cheekbones for a natural, healthy look.
Reduce the look of red eyes by lining the inside of lower eyelids with a flesh-toned liner. A natural shade is subtler than using white.
GET WHITER TEETH IN SECONDS
Choose a lipstick or gloss with blue undertones, such as plum or cherry. Colder shades such as these will down play any yellowness in your teeth, making them look instantly whiter.
GET THE COLOR YOU WANT
Does your lip color look different on you than it does in the tube? Get the color you see by lightly dotting lips with foundation, then apply your lip color. Not only will this step make the color last longer, it will also ensure that what you see is what you get!
DITCH THE MATTE, DRY FOUNDATION POWDER
Mineral powder is the way to go now and especially if you have wrinkles. Mineral powder lightly dusts your face with foundation, covering red or blotchy skin without getting in the creases of wrinkles and crusting.
Find a moisturizer that doesn’t make you break out and then make sure to use it every day after you cleanse your face. A moisturized face, if not greasy looking, always makes one look younger.
Wash your face daily. On top of that, 2-3 times a week you should use a facial scrub to scuff away dead skin cells. Doing this will remove deeply embedded oils, wash away dead cells and prevent you from breaking out. An defoliant also leaves you skin feelings super soft to the touch. ( If you have sensitive skin, you’re a different story.)
There you have it. That’s all I could scrounge up. Stay tuned though because as I discover new tips, I will happily share them with you.
Possibly a future post.
Until next time, my friends …. just smile. <— It’s the cheapest beauty secret.