“Ageing is part of life, but how we do it, both in terms of how we feel and look, is up to us!” – Rae Morris.
Renowned as one of the most influential Makeup Artists in the world, and collaborating with some of the world’s leading photographers, Rae Morris regularly works on editorial covers and fashion and beauty features for magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and I.D. Magazine.
In her latest book, Makeup Masterclass Rae shares her top tips for turning the clock back a few years via a few simple makeup tricks.
These tips and tricks are ridiculously simple, yet they serve as useful reminders as what we should (and shouldn’t) be doing in the bathroom mirror if we want to look our best.
According to Rae:
There is just so much you can do with makeup to optimise the way you look – not only to correct the signs of ageing but to enhance your best features.
At the end of the day, it is about you feeling as good about yourself as you possibly can – being confident in your appearance affects how you feel about yourself and therefore the way you face the world.
With age, there are some changes which are common to all of us. And there are some which are specific and dependent on genetics, lifestyle and environment.
Now you may be genetically blessed and have none of the usual ageing signs. But for the rest of us, we have to take corrective measures if we want to minimise these signs.
But don’t worry, we’re all in the same boat – it comes down to prevention, management (which includes medical treatment), and makeup.
There is so much you can do by just getting a few simple things right.
First, we have to break the old habits which don’t work for us anymore, then we need to replace them with new habits which will instantly take years off how you look.
Read on for Rae’s face-changing tips that’ll make even the most genetically-blessed look more youthful.
Tip #1 – Banish The Frosty White Eyeshadow
Frosty white eye shadow just has to go, just throw it out now. You have to let go of the eighties, they ain’t coming back. This product is like a magnifying glass on problem areas. It makes features puffier and more wrinkly. It is actually used in special effects to make skin look more wrinkled, puffy and scaly. So just imagine what it will do to you if you have puffy heavy hooded eyelids?