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How to Hide Facial Wrinkles

by Mimi Abney

Nothing lifts your confidence more than the appearance of even and wrinkle-free skin. As a woman ages, it becomes more difficult to retain a youthful, fresh and dewy skin tone. Surgery and chemical peels are pricey solutions, but you can minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles using a few youth-boosting and creamy beauty products. A great skin care regimen is important, but expertly applied makeup takes your skin from splotchy and wrinkled to smoother and plumped-up in an instant.

Wash and exfoliate skin with gentle cleansers formulated for your skin type. The exfoliation process removes dead skin and allows the makeup to glide on skin smoothly.

Hydrate skin with a quarter-size amount of moisturizer to plump up your wrinkled skin. Let the moisturizer dissolve into skin for five to 10 minutes, before applying other makeup products.

Fill in pores and fine lines with a primer. Use your fingertips to smooth the gel-like product into fine lines on your face.

Even out your complexion with a creamy, liquid foundation. Pour or squirt a dab of foundation on the back of your hand. Dip a foundation brush into the product. Apply the foundation over your facial wrinkles using a back and forth motion. Use a sponge to complete the coverage on the other areas of your face.

Exfoliate lips with a damp washcloth. Apply a lip balm to smooth lips and fill in lines. Swipe on a creamy pink- or red-toned lipstick, instead of a neutral brown, taupe or beige one, to divert attention away from frown lines around lips.

Items you will need
  • Mild cleanser and exfoliation products
  • Moisturizer
  • Primer
  • Creamy foundation
  • Foundation brush
  • Makeup sponges
  • Washcloth
  • Lip balm
  • Lipstick

Tip

  • Line the edge of your lips with a nude-hued lip pencil that matches your natural lip color perfectly to prevent your lipstick from bleeding.

Warnings

  • Do not fill in fine lines around the mouth with foundation. Use a lip balm around the lip to plump skin instead.
  • Skip using powdery foundations and blushes. These chalky and powdery substances sit on top of your skin and make your wrinkles look more pronounced.

About the Author

Mimi Abney is a lifestyle writer specializing in online content for women. Her work has appeared in NewsOK.com and "Keepsake Magazine," among other publications. With over 15 years of writing and editing experience for the web and print, Abney is also a contributor to online health, beauty and fashion publications. She holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from Spelman College.

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