I’m a makeup artist – 7 tricks that will make you look 10 years younger & why dark eyeshadow is a must

MOST tend to use makeup to accentuate their natural features—but sometimes, despite our best efforts, we add years to our face.

Luckily, a professional beauty guru has uncovered the biggest mistakes to avoid and offers you a helping hand to guide you through all the dos and don’ts.

The whiz kid insisted it all starts with a dampened and hydrated canvas

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The whiz kid insisted it all starts with a dampened and hydrated canvasPhoto credit: Getty

Dina Grinevica from Southampton is a makeup artist offering services ranging from more subtle and natural looks to glamor for a chic evening party from the comfort of her home.

Having been in the industry for years and having completed an accredited course, Dina certainly knows a thing or two about beauty — and now she’s shared her top secrets.

ALL ABOUT THE PREPARATION

Before you even set about creating artwork on your face, it’s important to make sure you start with a clean canvas that’s ready to use.

“A good skincare routine is a must to keep your makeup looking flawless. So be sure to cleanse, tone, moisturize and use SPF to keep your skin looking youthful.

“It’s important that your face absorbs the products as well, so wait 10 minutes before starting your makeup routine,” Dina added.

If you plan on going out all day, opt for a moisturizing primer too.

WALK LIGHT

It may be tempting to go overboard with foundation — but according to the whiz kid, it’s a big mistake that will only add years to your face.

First, it’s important to find your skin’s right undertones—these range from warm to neutral to cool—and then choose the right shade.

“For mature skin, I find it best to choose foundations with light to medium coverage.

“Start with little and you can always build with more products for glamorous occasion makeup looks.”

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CREAM PRODUCTS – YOUR BEST FRIEND

When used properly, makeup can really enhance your natural qualities that you are blessed with.

To brighten and plump her face, Dina “strategically” recommended using a liquid concealer.

Start by “applying some into the corner of your nose and into the outer eye, then buff out with a tapping motion.”

“I also like to use cream blush, but apply it to the temples rather than the center of the cheeks – for that lifting effect!”

NO MORE BAKING

Beauty lovers will remember the baking craze a few years back, inspired by celebrities like Kim Kardashian.

But contrary to what others claim, Dina suggested not powdering your face too heavily, since the product “loves to create fine lines and wrinkles.”

“If you still want to use powder, use pressed powder to lightly set concealer under your eyes and if you have other areas that retain oils on your skin.”

According to Dina, finding the right shade of products is a must

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According to Dina, finding the right shade of products is a mustPhoto credit: Stewart Williams – The Sun

EASY FOR THE BROWS

Leaving the house with unfilled brows seems like an impossible task — and rightly so, as they frame our face.

But here, Dina pointed out, you should go for lighter tones, “since darker ones can make you appear slightly more mature.”

“Ideally choose something that matches your hair color (a little darker if you’re blonde) and choose eyebrow powder instead of pencils or pomades for a more natural look.”

SOFT AND NEUTRAL TO THE EYES

With summer just begun and tons of festivals to look forward to, you might feel like adding a pop of color to your eyes.

If that’s your thing, feel free to do that (after applying foundation to your eyelids, of course).

However, the whiz kid explained that choosing darker and lighter colors creates a more mature look.

“Apply a soft brown matte color in your crease to create a shape for your eyes and choose light colors on your lids to open your eyes even more.”

If you love shimmer, apply just a small amount to the center and inner corners of your eyes.

This, she added, is because even these tend to crease into fine lines with heavy use.

“I also love using dark brown eyeshadow as an alternative to black eyeliner for a natural look and easier application.”

HIGHLIGHTER – A MUST

Hardly anything calls for youthfulness as much as a fresh complexion – and for this highlighter, whether cream or powder, is your best friend.

“My top tip for looking younger with makeup is all about the shine!

“Use highlighter on the areas that attract the most light—top of your cheeks, between your eyes, under your brow bone, the tip of your nose, and on your cupid’s bow.”

Avoid shimmer and stick to a more neutral eyeshadow look

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Avoid shimmer and stick to a more neutral eyeshadow lookPhoto credit: Getty

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Jessica MacLeish

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