Makeup affords women an excellent means to achieve a radiant yet natural appearance or make a bold statement. Of course, makeup used carelessly or inappropriately can have the opposite result: giving the face an older or unattractive appearance. As the face ages, the eyes are often the first area to present glimpses of this natural maturing, and makeup may be used to counteract these changes. Unfortunately, there is a lot of room for error. Here, the experts at Island Eye Surgicenter offer tips on makeup mistakes to avoid prematurely aging the face; we also suggest alternative ways to project a fresher, more youthful you.
When women notice that first crinkle around the eyes or a furrowed brow, their instinct is to use makeup to help conceal the lines and restore a youthful look. But remember the old adage: less is more. As you age, using makeup becomes about developing a timeless look, which often means letting go of the heavy makeup you used in your youth.
On your face, you’ll want to use a tinted moisturizer that offers good coverage and a sheer texture, always applying with a soft touch. For your eyes, avoid penciling in overdone, unnatural-looking brows; steer clear from shimmering metallic shadows (which bring attention to wrinkles and droopy lids); avoid harsh black eyeliner; and adopt a light hand with the mascara wand.
Your New Anti-Aging Eye Makeup Routine
A few simple changes to your eye makeup routine can have create a more youthful look. First, in place of dark, defined brows, try a powder — or pencil in a shade that is complementary to your natural brow, and once applied, blend it in naturally. Next, use a light matte shadow to subtly accentuate the skin of the eyelid and brow bone. Along with the lighter shadow, choose a soft brown eyeliner to enrich the look. Finally, consider applying mascara with a lighter hand and to your upper lashes only. The effect is amazing and you’ll immediately see a more youthful you in the mirror.
What If It’s Not Enough?
Let’s imagine that you made the makeup changes mentioned here, and definitely see some improvement, but not as much as you had hoped for. What other options are available to you? Well, an appointment with an oculoplastic surgeon may offer you the anti-aging answers and options you are looking for.
Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and brow lift surgery are two cosmetic procedures that promise to rejuvenate the eye area for a more youthful looking you. These procedures can be performed alone or in conjunction with injectables like Botox as well as other cosmetic procedures to give you the radiant look you desire and deserve.
Consult with a Vision Specialist
If you would like more information about ways to lessen the telltale signs of aging, our team of experts at Island Eye Surgicenter are here to help. Please call (516) 877-2400 today to schedule a consultation with our team.