It's official, most of you want to look younger and admittedly, I'm right there with you. I hate the tiny little wrinkles that are already forming around my eyes, and lately, my skin has been lacking that youthful and supple natural glow.
About a month ago, I was given the opportunity to speak with celebrity makeup artist Barbara Daly about some of her secrets to looking younger which include everything from brightening your complexion and toning your skin. Her Make-up By Barbara Daly for Tesco is doing incredibly well, not to mention it's cheap as chips — bellissima!
For Barbara's expert tips and tricks for knocking off a decade, read more.
- Mimic the youthful look of bright fresh skin by keeping your foundation light in texture. Heavy foundation will only add to the appearance of wrinkles. Try mixing in a few drops of light-reflecting base for a dewy, delicate effect. Barbara suggests using Make-up by Barbara Daly Soft-Focus light-reflecting base (£5).
- Combat thinning lips by creating a fuller looking pout. Emphasise the bow of your upper lips with a touch of highlighter and blend a little shimmering gloss over the centre of your lower lip to reflect light and make your lips look fuller. I like See-Through Lip Glaze in Chiffon or Bashful (£4.75).
- To bring back your glow, use a multi-reflective highlighter such as Make-up by Barbara Daly Glow-Up (£6), on the inner and outer corners of the eyes, around the lips and on the cheekbones for a luminous effect.
- Always use an eyelash curler for a ‘wide-awake’ effect, followed by a coat of well-combed out mascara. To avoid clogs and make eyes look extra huge, try Make-up by Barbara Daly High-Impact Mascara (£5).