Awhile back I saw this super cool makeup hack that used highlight and contour to fake a facelift. The woman was in her 40s, like me, and the difference was unbelievable. When I shared this idea with Annie, my makeup guru, she was totally down to recreate this concept for you, so I could share it on the blog!
The best part about this facelift hack is that you can use your own makeup brushes to get the lines in the right spot, which makes it practically foolproof. If you’ve struggled with getting your HAC (highlight and contour) just right, you’re going to love how much this simplifies the process.
Let’s talk about the makeup that Annie uses today for this facelift hack:
Seint Makeup Used:
Annie is using all cream based makeup from the Seint Makeup collection. If you are looking to get color matched to try it for yourself, I used Annie for mine and she did a flawless job. Or, if you have a similar skin tone to her, you can order the same colors to recreate this look.
If you’re new to Seint, it’s a cosmetic company that sells through artists or online only. The best way to shop is to work with an artist who will help color match you and select products that are right for you. I work with Annie and she’s fabulous – her Instagram is packed full of great makeup and life tips and tricks, too. I won’t receive a commission if you work with her, I just love her and highly recommend her.
You don’t have to use Seint makeup to do this, either. Start with whatever concealer, contour and blush you already have on hand and go with that. But, I always get questions on whether I like the Seint cream-based makeup and my answer is always the same: I love it. I don’t use it every day, because part of my job is trying out new products for you, but I do have it, use it, and love it. To read my full review about Seint Beauty, head to this post.
Here are the colors Annie uses below:
- White Peach highlight
- Ash Contour
- Hollywood blush
- Angel illuminator
- Multitasker brush
- Blush and Bronzer brush
How To Fake a Facelift with Makeup:
If you love video tutorials, here’s a video she shared on her Instagram that walks you through it. Then, scroll down for step-by-step instructions.
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That’s it! Seriously so fast and so easy. Your brushes become your guide to recreate this hack super fast. Because is younger and has such beautiful skin, you see the glow and definition it gives her face. But, if you are like me and starting to see signs of aging, you’ll really get the full effects of the facelift hack if you try this at home.
More Makeup Tutorials:
Here are some more easy and fun makeup tutorials if you’re looking to sharpen your skills or just try something new:
- 5 steps to make your eyes look bigger
- 9 eyeshadow tips for hooded eyes
- Contour vs. bronzer – what’s the difference and how to apply
- A 5-minute summer makeup look for glowy, gorgeous skin
- A magical pink mermaid tutorial
- An easy giraffe makeup tutorial
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