No matter how old you are, everyone wants to look young. Signs of aging begin affecting the thin skin in your eye area while in your 20s, due to sun damage, pollutants, and a decrease in collagen production.

Makeup is one of the fastest and easiest ways to enhance your appearance and highlight the windows of your soul without permanent alterations. Incorporating some makeup techniques that most effectively flatter you is paramount to giving you that boost of self-confidence, which comes from feeling good about yourself.  

As you age, skin begins to sag, and fine lines develop. Therefore, adjusting your eye makeup routine accordingly can create the illusion of a facelift without altering your skin. The following eye makeup tips can lift your face and create a flawless look for every day.

Knowing how to apply eye makeup according to your particular eye shape is essential to lift your face. Focus a darker shade on the outer corner of the eyes blending upwards in order to lift the face. Never place dark shadows inwards because it will close in your eyes. Always be sure to blend the darker shadows up and out. Dragging and blending the color upward at the corners of your lids gives the same effect as the cat-eye wing and draws attention to your temples. This automatically makes your face appear taut and lifted. For a simple but effective eye lift trick, try using a bit of dark shadow or liner and place it at the outer top lash line. While dramatic eye liner and sharp lines are certainly in, a softer more blended look can make you look beautiful in a more subtle way. 

Pairing a blended darker shade at the outer corners with a defined contour can work to solidify the illusion of a lifted face. If you want your face to appear more angular, then adding those angles will make a difference.  This look draws the eye upwards and helps create an eye shape. 

Achieving a lifted look with makeup is all about the art of effective blending.  Build the look layer by layer to create a most natural finish.  Add a bit more color one step at a time because it’s easier to add color than to begin anew.  

With the stroke of a brush and acquiring the art of blending, you can easily achieve the eye you desire.  Ultimately, the look that makes you feel most confident is also going to be the most flattering.  

Risselle Naimark is a Professional Freelance Makeup Artist and Skincare Consultant. She carries an extensive line of personalized skincare, cosmetics, and anti-aging products. Risselle is also available for weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, makeup lessons, and all of your beauty needs. She can be reached at 718 263-5517.