1. WHAT A MAKE-UP ARTIST SUGGESTS
“The most important thing is to keep the area moist by prepping with a primer to ensure that creases aren’t emphasised,” says make-up artist Laura Geller. “Don’t put too much foundation or powder around the mouth, and choose products that have light-reflecting qualities to diffuse any imperfections.” Her lip colour tip? “Avoid dark, opaque or thick products, which can call attention to wrinkles,” she says. “Instead, line lips with a neutral shade to draw the eye to the shape of the mouth, then top with a soft hue such as peach or pink.”
2. WHAT A BEAUTY EDITOR SUGGESTS
Look for skincare products with retinol, as “it’s a proven skincare ingredient that works overtime to stimulate collagen production,” says Prevention beauty editor Cecily-Anna Bennett. “This helps to counteract the effects of ageing that cause these lines.”
3. WHAT A DERMATOLOGIST SUGGESTS
Over time, we lose bone mass in our face, and the normal fat pads there gradually move downwards, forming so-called nasolabial folds (laugh lines). Studies show these wrinkles increase a person’s perceived age. “But you don’t want them totally erased because they’re a natural part of the face,” notes dermatologist Dr Dendy Engelman. To minimise deep-set lines, a dermatologist can use a combination of injectable fillers that subtly lift cheeks and ‘fill’ folds both immediately and longer-term, with results lasting up to 18 months. The cost? From $800 to $1500 per treatment.
Try these for instant happiness:
Revlon PhotoReady Prime Plus Perfecting + Smoothing, $29.95, Myer
This hybrid skincare primer not only smooths and ‘blurs’ your complexion, it’s also infused with moisturising vitamin B5 and hyaluronic acid to hydrate and plump your skin.
Mavala Switzerland Lip Liner Pencil, $14.95, mavala. com.au
Enriched with smoothing candelilla wax, hydrating shea butter and jojoba oil, this liner pencil glides on effortlessly for impeccable lippie application.
Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Retinol Oil, $42.99, Chemist Warehouse
This smoothing night cream has a retinol booster that accelerates your skin’s surface activity for rapidly improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.