I’m excited to share this guest post from Jecca Blac – a UK based, gender-free makeup brand that celebrates all makeup wearers.
I’m often asked how to apply makeup if you have wrinkles. Unfortunately, the wrong makeup techniques can emphasize wrinkles and make you look older than you actually are.
However, the RIGHT techniques can minimize wrinkles and make you look feminine and beautiful at every age!
In this article, the Jecca Blac team will share their top tips for makeup wearers who have fine lines and wrinkles, while also providing advice for contour & beard shadow.
1. Prepare Your Skin
The first thing to consider for a smooth makeup application and youthful complexion is skin prep.
Did you know that fine lines and wrinkles can be exaggerated if your skin is not hydrated? To reduce the appearance of wrinkles, we recommend developing a skincare regime that ensures your skin is cleansed, exfoliated and hydrated.
Removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin by cleansing and exfoliating will not only reduce the appearance of wrinkles, it’ll also ensure a smoother, longer-lasting application for your makeup.
2. Remember to Prime
Apply a hydrating primer
Once your skincare is complete, it is time to prime. Just as we recommended skin prep to keep your skin fresh and hydrated, we also recommend using a hydrating primer.
Applying a hydrating primer will help create a silky smooth base for your makeup, while also locking in the moisture you need to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Apply a blurring primer
After applying a hydrating primer, it’s time to consider where on your face you are looking to add the most coverage. This might be the beard area, any redness, scarring or blemishes, or any parts of the face that become oily throughout the day such as the T zone.
For areas like these, using a blurring primer will help lock in any full coverage makeup. Blurring primer immediately blurs the appearance of any fine lines and wrinkles on the skin, as well as pores, beard shadow and blemishes.
3. Choose the Right Base Products
When it comes to building coverage for makeup wearers with fine lines and wrinkles, we strongly recommend avoiding any powders, and instead opting for cream coverage products.
Using powder products for coverage has a mattifying effect on the skin. This can create an appearance of dryness on the skin’s surface, which tends to enhance the appearance of wrinkles.
Not only this, but the powder itself can settle into fine lines and wrinkles throughout its wear, which can make any signs of aging look deeper than they actually are.
4. Add Color
Adding a pop of color will bring a fresh, youthful vibe to your makeup. There are so many ways to get creative with playful pigments when completing your look.
Our tip for avoiding mattifying, powder products also applies to color cosmetics. Cream formulas are much gentler on the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and are ideal for makeup wearers who are showing any signs of aging.
Our Play Pots provide a silky smooth touch of color to anywhere on the face or body. Add to the eyes for a cream shadow, the lips for a lip tint, or the cheeks for a cream blush.
5. Practice Makes Perfect
When it comes to becoming more confident in your makeup skills, we want to remind you that it isn’t a race!
So be sure to take all the time you need to build on your skillset. Enjoy the process of getting to know your face better with every application you try out and every look that you create.
About Jecca Blac
At Jecca Blac, we consider ourselves experts in the field of meeting the needs of transfeminine makeup wearers, as well as those who wish to crossdress and want to incorporate contouring in their makeup looks!
We offer free makeup advice on our website! To begin your private consultation with our experts, submit a selfie here.
Any questions? Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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From Lucille: I hope you found this article from Jecca Blac helpful!
As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Do you have any other makeup or beauty tips to share for hiding wrinkles or creating a more youthful look in general?
Please share in the comments below – and be sure to include a pic of your favorite makeup look!