How To

How to Minimize Foundation’s Effect on Wrinkles

I feel like one day I woke up and BAM I had all these lines in my forehead. I always knew that one day I would get wrinkles but I never thought it would be so soon. What I did not know was that I was going to have to learn how to apply makeup so that it did not accentuate the wrinkles. Let’s get into the steps that I take to get my application as smooth as possible.
Step 1- Make sure that you are using a good moisturizer for your skin type. I use the MixNature Moisturizer for normal to combination skin.
Step 2 – Prime your skin using a smoothing primer. This will help to fill in not only the wrinkles but also any of your pores. Here I used the Maybelline Master Prime in Blur and Smooth.
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Step 3 – This is the step that goes against what you are commonly taught. Take a little bit of translucent setting powder on a small powder brush. Buff a light layer of the power onto your forehead. Making sure that you get it buffed into the wrinkles. Now I can’t speak to the long term effects of doing this as you are pushing the product into the wrinkles. Here I am using the RCMA No Color Powder that I have put in an old Tarte container.
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Step 4 – I like to use a combination of a brush and a sponge when I apply my liquid foundation. I first use the brush the stipple and then buff into the skin (wrinkles). I then use the sponge to smooth it out. The key here is to use as little foundation as possible. This is extremely important. If you use too much product then it will sink into the wrinkles making them even more prominent.
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This is too much foundation for the forehead and as you see below it accentuated the wrinkles.
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This is a more conservative amount of foundation that will give you the coverage you want without accentuating the wrinkles.
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Step 5 – Immediately go in with another think layer of translucent powder and buff it into the skin again. If you forget and let it sit for a few minutes you may notice that the foundation has already started to sink into the wrinkles. If that happens, just use your foundation brush to buff it in again and your sponge to smooth it out. Then buff in the light layer of powder.
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Makeup is not going to make the wrinkles go away, but these steps ensure that they aren’t accentuated by the makeup. My advice is to play around and find what method works for you. Leave any of your best tips and tricks in the comments below.
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Happy Trails

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