A smile is always your best accessory—but fine lines and wrinkles are no joke. Although they can be frustrating to deal with, smile lines are one of those inevitable signs of aging we all have to address at some time.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, hyaluronic acid fillers and even surgical procedures can offer temporary to permanent solutions to reduce or smooth out laugh lines. And while no one can completely escape the effects of aging, thanks to the magic of makeup you can hide premature signs of aging and even smooth out any annoying lines and wrinkles around your mouth if you’re not comfortable going under the knife or getting needles in your face.
Keep reading to learn a few makeup tips to help to hide those laugh line creases and keep you smiling wide year-round.
4 Tips To Hide Smile Line Creases In Your Makeup
These tips and tricks are seriously easy一using products you already have in your makeup bag!
A makeup primer can help fill in lines, blur imperfections, and increase the lifespan of your makeup look. Since eye primers can help create a smoother canvas on those naturally wrinkled places like your eyelids it makes them perfect for preventing creasing on other parts of your face. Just use your fingertips to spread a thin layer of primer around your mouth and blend in before applying your makeup.
Tip #1: Use A Clear Eyeshadow Primer
Tip #2: Get Creative With Concealer
Beyond being a miracle worker when it comes to hiding blemishes, a little bit of concealer can go a long way to hiding other imperfections, such as smile lines and wrinkles, in this case. Use just a tiny dab of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Concealer after or in place of your foundation and blend in to soften any harsh lines.
Plus, if lipstick bleeding and smudging is an issue there’s a quick concealer fix that will also create the illusion of fuller lips. Simply pick up a little concealer with your makeup brush and go around the natural line of your lips to line up your pout.
Editor’s Tip: Add a lip balm with SPF to your beauty routine to help with lip lines and wrinkles on your lips.
Tip #3: A Little Bit Of Makeup Goes A Long Way
While your first inclination might be to add more coverage, the less product you use on your face, the less there is to settle into the creases from your smile lines. Try using a powder foundation like L'Oréal Paris Infallible Fresh Wear Foundation in a Powder or the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Makeup Radiant Serum Foundation with SPF 50 . This foundation blurs lines, pores, and offers buildable coverage that won’t cake or settle into wrinkles.
Tip #4: Layer On The Moisture
Keeping your skin moisturized is key to helping mask the appearance of those unwanted smile and laugh lines. Try using an ultra-hydrating makeup base like L'Oréal Paris True Match Nude Hyaluronic Tinted Serum for lightweight coverage with the added bonus of hyaluronic acid, which can hydrate and re-plump the skin and help reduce fine lines.
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