STUDIO CITY (KCAL9) — If you want to switch up your beauty routine, listen up! Makeup artist Candace Corey stopped by KCAL9 Thursday to spill beauty products secrets that will bring your body, hair and skin back to life.
Candace’s Top Tips:
Aging beauty habit: Many people focus only on their face to create and keep a youthful appearance and forget their body.
Answer: A young looking face it great but by neglecting your body you can be giving away your age and even make yourself look older.
Use body products that have antioxidants in them like crushed grapes found in with antioxidant rich properties like Tone Vino Moisture Body Wash with contain Vitamin E, crushed grapes and Shea Butter. The hydrating benefits leaves skin looking youthfully radiant, soft, clean and naturally smooth.
Biggest areas to target are hands, bust and neck. The underside of neck gets little sun so it can appear that you have a “fish belly” or saggy neck so apply either a bronzing powder or a thin application of self tanner. The deeper shade will make that area recede and look younger!
To give the appearance of firm and tone body, add shapewear to your wardrobe. L’eggs which offer an anti-cellulite style in their Profiles Collection that reduces the appearance of cellulite. It’s a secret weapon to smooth and shape underneath your clothes, and it gives you the confidence to feel your best.
Aging beauty habit: Thin hair looks old so regular teasing is a great way to give it the youthful fullness you want.
Answer: Daily teasing can make thinning hair even thinner because of the ongoing damage can break the hair. Instead use a color to make hair look younger and THICKER.
First start with making sure your hair color has no grey and is in a rich warm shade, either get it done professionally or do it yourself with a semi-permanent color like Clairol Professional Beautiful Collection Moisturizing Color that increases shine up to 45 percent. This will create a sense of health, richness and luster to your hair.
After styling hair, before any final hairspray, use a colored dry shampoo to mask any thin areas that may be showing scalp. If you don’t have one in a pinch you can use EYESHADOW! Pick up a good amount on a fluffy eyeshadow brush then shake it in the areas that look thin. It will hide the look of your scalp and the powder will help add additional lift to create fullness to hair.
Aging beauty habit: Wearing yellow based lip color looks more youthful and creates a fuller lip.
Answer: Yellow based lip colors like peach and Terra cotta, can reflect the yellow onto your teeth to make them appear dull and sickly. Instead use colors that contain some blue in them to make teeth appear brighter.
White teeth can knock some years off your look so incorporating tooth whiteners like Crest 3D White 2 Hour Express Whitestrips which is an easy way to get a noticeably whiter smile in only 2 hours and will last for up to 3 months. If teeth are thin opt for a tooth paste that will whiten and build enamel as well.
To create a fuller lip, use a lip liner on the edge of the lip and blend with lip brush. This will help create a fuller lip that looks realistic, then apply lip color. Apply a dust of shimmer eye shadow on the cupids bow of the mouth if you need additional fullness.
SKIN & MAKEUP
Aging beauty habit: Darker foundation adds color and youth to the face.
Answer: Bodybuilder tan as dark as possible to make the lines in their muscles look more noticeable. So wearing foundation that is too dark for your skin can emphasize lines an wrinkles in your face. Instead choose a shade that matches your skin color or slightly lighter if skin is unusually dark and muddy.
Silicone foundation is best for older skin because the technology “floats” over wrinkles instead of settling in lines to give the appearance of smoother skin. Always start with proper hydration and vitamins from a serum like emerginC Scientific Organics Phytocell Serum that contains Kombucha. EmerginC is a favorite of many celebrities including Vanessa Williams, Jennifer Aniston and Halle Berry and is used at the celebrity spa “Touch Of Faith”.
If you don’t have a silicone based foundation use a moisturizer like Miracle Skin Transformer, that contains a high-grade natural silicone to get the same benefits with your regular makeup. It will create a velvety texture, fine lines and reduce redness with Vitamin K.
Aging beauty habit: Applying eyeliner on the bottom lash adds drama to the eyes.
Answer: Hush puppy’s look sad because they have a natural black line on their lower eye which brings more attention to that area. Lining the bottom eye area will draw the look of the eye down, and will bring more attention to that area.
Instead Lining only the top line at the lash and skipping the bottom one will also add definition to the eye and more lift as well. If you prefer to line the bottom as well, use a lighter shade and in a POWDER form instead of a pencil or liquid to create a softer more youthful appearance.
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