In this week’s guest blog – I’ve asked reknowned MakeUp Artist Parveen Rani to provide you with some useful professional tips on using Make Up to look Younger & Slimmer.

Pro Tips on using Make Up to look Younger & Slimmer – Guest writer Parveen Rani

We all want to look our best, and looking our best usually means looking younger and slimmer. Luckily for us female’s there’s a whole plethora of makeup tips and tricks to create the illusion of a slimmer face and enviable smooth skin. Ditch the diet and don’t even consider going under the knife, here are some simple steps on how to look fabulous at a fraction of the cost.

Break the Foundation Rule

As we age, our skin tends to get more pallid. Having a perfect match foundation can leave you looking pasty and lifeless, so try a shade darker. This may sound risky, but it will add a warmth and glow to your complexion. If you’re feeling wary of this, try mixing a darker shade with your current foundation. And of course, skip the powder – it will highlight lines that you didn’t even know you had!

Contouring is a Must

They key to making your face look slimmer is contouring. This can sound like an intimidating task, but is in fact the quickest and fastest way to change the overall look of your face structure. Using an angled brush apply a small amount of bronzer just underneath your cheekbones and under your chin. Sweep the brush in a “C” shape under your cheekbones & blend up to your temples, then buff the bronzer under your chin. This will give you the look of a more defined bone structure in seconds. Finish off with a pop of youthful colour on the apples of your cheeks and voila!

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Play Up Your Eyes

Curling your lashes is an immediate way to make your eyes pop. In time, lashes flatten and become sparse, so curling is essential to make them appear thicker. Teamed with a couple coats of mascara, this routine will draw attention to the centre of your face and make your eyes look wider and more youthful.

Structured Brows

Structured brows are a great cheat to make your face look slimmer and younger. Filling in your brows with a powder slightly darker than your hair colour is a great accompaniment to your curled statement eyelashes. Accentuating the arch in your brows with powder instantly lifts your face, not only making look thinner, but giving your face structure too.


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Change Your Lip Colour

Draw attention to the mouth with a change of lip colour – it will instantly freshen and update your look. The danger isn’t in the shade you pick, but the heavy texture. Lipstains are a great alternative to the usual cakey lipsticks and last much longer. If you’d like to try a red colour then remember that colour too severe is ageing, so choose a sheer texture.

And there you have it, 5 simple steps that make a big difference!


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