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How to Make Older Lips Look Younger?

If the eyes are the windows to the soul, the lips are a valuable weapon to “captivate” the opposite sex for females. There is no woman with bad lips; the only thing is that woman does not know the secret to lip care, how to make older lips look younger.
The lips of women in the age of 40s start reducing puffiness and become less elastic than the age of 30. The lip edges started becoming darker, and there are more lip grooves. The lips of women in the 40s get thinner and have no longer elasticity like when they were young. The absorption of nutrients of special lip products also gets worse.

How to Make Older Lips Look Younger?

Detailed instructions on how to choose lipstick for the 40s

Women of this age tend to be “lazy” to use various snobbish things. One of the secrets to choosing the best lipstick for over 40 is to use lipstick with rich lip balm. Liquid lipsticks are no longer suitable, so you should choose solid lipsticks. A little lip gloss in the middle of the lips will create a more plump effect.

The most suitable color for this age may bring a more youthful tone to “cheat” age. Colors such as nude pink, earthy orange, and soft red will help ladies reduce their age. The skin areas at the corners of the mouth may have some crow’s feet, remember to moisturize the skin thoroughly.

Under 40, women also limit the dark makeup as it makes you look older. Simple eyes with just thin eyeliner, mascara, a bit of gentle pink blush will make you look younger.

Take care of lips every day helps lips look younger!

The factors from the outside environment, such as ultraviolet rays, climate, smoke, dust, and winddamaged lips. They create horny layers on the skin that make the lips become dry, even bleeding. Frequent use of lipstick without taking care of the lips properly is also a cause of wrinkled and dark lips. If you want to preserve this precious jewelry of face, keep in mind the tips below!

How to Make Older Lips Look Younger?

Makeup off lips

The lipstick is like a magic stick, and it has the ability to transform a pale face to be a fresh look. However, if you do not remove these beautiful, vibrant lipsticks after a period of time, it will lead to dark, uneven, or cracked lips.

Many people think that just washing lips with water is enough. In fact, lipstick particles, bacteria, dust, and smoke that can’t be seen by the naked eye still remain on the lips. Whether you’re using expensive or natural lip balms, makeup remover is an indispensable basic step.

Another mistake in lip care that girls often make is to use a facial cleanser to remove eye and lip makeup. The lip skin and the skin around the eyes are delicate, which requires you to use a special makeup remover. Ladies, don’t feel afraid to invest in your radiant appearance.

Exfoliate lips

Like facial skin, the lips also regenerate every day. We need to exfoliate lips periodically so that the lips are not rough and cracked. The removal of dead skin flakes that build upon the lips also helps this area become lips look younger, smooth, evenly colored, and easier to absorb nutrients.

However, you should exfoliate only once or twice a week to avoid damaging cells and preventing lip regeneration. For girls with sensitive lips, try using immediately available items in the kitchen such as brown sugar, honey, lemon, etc. to perform the lip care step.

Use lip balm

The lip skin has only 3-5 layers, and there is no sebaceous gland, protective tissue, or melanin pigment to prevent it from harmful ultraviolet rays. Therefore, lip balm is an inseparable thing for women, acting as a cloak to protect the lips from bad external factors.

Lip balm also provides the moisture needed to keep lips soft, supple, and full of vitality. A little advice is that you should choose a lip balm with sun protection to keeps lips healthy and radiant.

If you’ve to use charming, brilliant lipsticks, don’t forget to put a lip balm on to your lips to protect your lips from harmful chemicals.

Drink enough water

Using quality lip products is not enough. Your lips and skin need water. Drinking enough water every day not only gives women fresh skin but also provides the necessary moisture to prevent dry and chapped lips.

We can combine it with eating foods rich in vitamins and fiber such as vegetables and fruits. It will make the lips look soft and plump. Limit drinking alcohol, coffee, or smoking as these are harmful to health and make lip darker.

Do not lick lips

Many women think that licking their lips regularly will help keep their lips from drying out. In fact, saliva contains many enzymes and other compounds that can break down the lip structure and make the lips become dry. Give up this bad habit so that your lips are always beautiful and young.

Here are some tips on choosing lipsticks and how to take care of your lips, especially in your 40s.

Hopefully, our women will choose the right lipstick for their age. Since then, they are becoming more and more attractive to everyone’s eyes! Good luck!

The Makeup Lady – Recreate the Look

The Makeup Lady – Recreate the Look

We are starting a new series here on The Makeup Lady called “Recreate The Look” where we will feature favorite beauty looks from the ready-to-wear runway collections. Most times the beauty is overshadowed by the beautiful and intricate runway fashions. Once you start looking into the details of the makeup in each show you find that most are quite wearable and easy to recreate, hence our “Recreate The Look” series.

Starting off we will be focusing on the Fall 2014 RTW looks of Burberry Prorsum, Rag & Bone and Michael Kors. From fall plums, to extreme liner to a fresh natural face, it is everything we will want to try for the fall.

First up, Burberry Prorsum. I knew when I mentioned this series idea to Julia she would be on board, especially when the word Burberry was part of the suggestion. If you follow her blog you know she has extreme love for Burberry, but then again who doesn’t? Burberry is the iconic British luxury brand famously known for distinctive tartan pattern. Burberry Prorsum is the fashion forward collection of the famous brand. The fall 2014 RTW collection centered around the boho chic Bloomsbury Girls or a modern day Virginia Woolf. Soft plum eyes, nude cheeks and barely there lips top off this look as one of my favorites of the fall shows.

It’s easier than you might think to recreate this first look. Burberry fortunately has their own beauty line and lucky for us, have included a Bloomsbury Girl collection to help everyone recreate this dreamy look.

The Makeup Lady – Sunless Self Tanning

The Makeup Lady – Sunless Self Tanning

Spring has sprung and bare leg weather is upon us. If you’re like me and you’re legs haven’t seen the light of day in ages and you’re afraid those pasty stems will blind small children, then fear not! I have a super simple self-tanning process that will get you spring/summer ready in no time. It’s so simple, that there are only 3 steps and it’s practically foolproof.

I have spent YEARS trying out different self-tanners and have been satisfied with quite a few. But when things went wrong, I was quick to blame the product rather than my prep process. It’s so important to prep your skin for self-tanning or you will end up looking like an Oompa Loompa.

The Makeup Lady – Sunless Self TanningThis should go without saying, but you would be surprised how many people just throw self-tanner on without exfoliating. Guilty part of one right here! I always notice a difference with the application and how the color develops if I do not exfoliate prior. So hop in the shower and scrub away. This is not only great to do for tanning but just in general. Out with the winter dry patchy skin, and hello to the bright, smooth spring skin. Don’t be afraid to spend a little extra time in the shower to make sure you exfoliate all over and get every little bit of your skin. Don’t scrub too hard! You want to leave your skin intact!

The Makeup Lady – Sunless Self Tanning

Next up, moisturize! But DO NOT MOISTURIZE ALL OVER. Pick the small areas that are naturally dry – elbows, knees, ankles, feet, fingers….If you have self-tanned before, these are the areas that tend to look more “orange”. I know it may be habit to hop out of the shower and moisturize all over. Just this one time, don’t do it. You need the self-tanner to really penetrate your skin and you won’t achieve the best results if you apply lotion all over your body. Again, just the small dry parts will do. Let it absorb completely before moving on to the third and final step.

The Makeup Lady – Sunless Self Tanning

Don’t be scared as I know the application of the self-tanner can be intimidating. I like to use a gradual tanner, like Jergens natural Glow (don’t worry, it doesn’t smell like burnt skin anymore!) and build my color as the week progresses. Even if you are using an instant tanner, or tanning wipes, this process is still the same. Start with a small section, such as your lower leg and begin applying the tanner. Work it around well getting to each and every section. Once you finish an area, move on to the next. It’s literally that easy! Just don’t try to do your entire leg, arm or back at once. Small sections at a time.

The Makeup Lady – Sunless Self Tanning

– Don’t over apply. There is a point where you can apply to much, even with a gradual color tanning product.

– Wash your hands after each section or wear gloves. This can help from keeping the palms of your hands from turning orange.

– Apply a small dab on the back of your left/right hand, take the other non-lotioned hand facing back of hand to back of hand, and rub around spreading the tanner over the back side of both hands and fingers. This is the easiest way to get your hands tan without using your fingers.

– Re-apply every few days. Most self-tanners should last you a 5-7 days, if not longer.

– After tanning, try to wait at least 24 hours before showering. I always find you want that color to really penetrate and develop to it’s maximum potential before showering and rinsing off the excess.

– Wait before getting dressed. Most products are quick-dry but you can never be too safe. The last thing you want is to stain that new white cotton sundress with self-tanner.

– Apply tanner to your face if you want. I personally don’t only because my face is super sensitive to most products. If you wish to apply the product to your face, work from the outside in. This makes it easier to blend, spread and obtain a more natural look.

– Want to apply the product to your back? Grab a partner, friend or someone close that will follow the steps above and help get the product applied evenly to your back.

– Mists and Mousses are a great product to try is you have mastered the art of self-tanning. If you’re not a pro yet, stick to the lotions. It’s easier to learn and easier to control.

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