“Now you may be genetically blessed and express no signs of ageing…”
She continues: “But don’t worry, we’re all in the same boat – it comes down to prevention, management and of course, makeup. There is so much you can do by just getting a few simple things right. First we have to break old habits which don’t work for us anymore and replace them with new habits which will instantly take years off how you look.”
Below, in her own words, Morris shares simple makeup tricks that’ll make you look 10 years younger – instantly! Our suggestion: take notes.
GO EASY ON THE POWDER
We need to avoid heavy, cakey foundation and go easy on the powder; it’s ageing because it can make your skin look quite flat and muddy. As we age our skin can lose its glow and you don’t want to accentuate this, so stick with sheer translucent powders and steer clear of anything with beige or pink undertones as these will age you…ridiculously!
CREATE YOUTHFUL LIPS
If you are going to use lip liner, colour the whole lip, don’t just trace the outline. Make sure you lift the outer edges of your bottom lip [by not lining to the edge of the mouth, but curving up just before the creases].
NOT TOO HARSH EYE LINER
Eyes tend to droop, which means the inner rim of the eye becomes more exposed. So it’s essential not to apply harsh eyeliner under your lower lash line. Also, lining only a third or half way along your bottom lash line will mean you will stop right where the eyelid droops bringing attention to the droop.
CORRECT PLACEMENT OF BLUSH
My golden rule for applying blush is to never smile. When you smile, you lift your cheek and this means you don’t push the blush in the right place (when you relax your face you blush will be too low). Also, when you smile, your face wrinkles. If you apply blush to a wrinkled area you won’t get into the wrinkle creases, and therefore the wrinkles will actually be accentuated. Applying blush while smiling is actually a technique we use to create an ageing effect, so make sure you avoid it.