The FACELIFT Makeup | Best Tips for Older Women | Dominique Sachse

The FACELIFT Makeup | Best Tips for Older Women | Dominique Sachse

Welcome to this week’s Facelift Makeup Tutorial.  Yes, it is that powerful.  Many of us have either genetically inherited downturn features or as we age,  our features tend to move downward and sag a little bit.  It is amazing the power of makeup to be able to change shape and to create lift.  So this is going from downturned to upturned.  This is how you erase 2020 from your face and get your happy back on.  It is the beauty of makeup, in my opinion, it’s one of the things that I love so much about it,  is the transformative effect if you so choose.  I love being without it.  I love au .  I think that’s the beautiful thing also of being a woman in her prime, is the love and acceptance of who  she is and what she has.  But at the same time, if you have the tools in your toolkit and the skillset,  you have an amazing opportunity in the right moment to be able to create powerful change.  And that’s what I want to impart in today’s video, is the ability to do it if you so desire.  I’m starting with a bare face.  I have parted my hair down the middle, I’m just clipping it back.  I feel like a 12-year-old here today, but that’s okay because I’m going to split my face  in half, essentially.  I’m going to do makeup the wrong way on one side, the right way on the other side.  So at the moment I’m going to apply foundation, and concealer, and primer, and all of that,  not necessarily in that order.  I will also provide a link to my No Smudge No Budge makeup tutorial as well to help you keep your makeup  in place, but I will revisit you in just a second when all of that’s applied.  Okay, great. Here’s the starting point.  Everything will be listed in the description portion below, so you can find all of the products used.  We’re going to start with the eyebrows, and I’m going to show you, since they are the window to our eyes,  how framing them can really initiate whether we’re going to have an upturned eye  or a downturned eye.  For full disclosure, I just had my eyebrows tattooed and microbladed about a week ago.  So thank you, Connie, because I now feel like I’ve got thicker brows again,  but I’m still going to use a brow pomade to really emphasize this and show you the difference between how  you fill in your eyebrows.  So let’s use this side of my face, which is camera right, for the downturn side,  camera left will be the upturn.  So when we’re going in with our brow and we fill in, the area that we have to be really,  really careful with is this outer portion of the brow, the part that turns down.  We have to be careful not to overemphasize that.  So since this is the wrong side, I’m going to follow this line and I’m going to make it  even a little bit longer because sometimes we do that as we’ve lost brow fullness and definition, we go in,  we thicken, we lengthen, but we make the mistake of lengthening  and pulling the shape downward.  So this brow is going to be my droopy brow, and I’m just going to carry that tail down.  All right.  For comparison, this side, we’re going to change the outer part of the brow,  and we’re going to flick it out a little bit.  So I’m building in my base underneath, and here’s where it’s different.  When I come out to the side, I’m not going to go as long as I did on the other one.  And I’m going to continue this line a little bit outward and up.  You see how my strokes are going out and up a little bit?  So I’m going to fill in like I did with the other, but I’m not doing the downturn.  I’m really going to come in on the height of the brow and continue a few strokes outward, like so.  So it’s going to be slightly shorter than the other.  But I think you can already see the difference in shape, how this brow comes out and this brow is  more severe and it’s coming down.  It’s going to change also how we do our makeup.  For eye makeup, I love this palette.  I featured this before in a previous video, it’s COVERGIRL Chocoholic Scented.  It’s so inexpensive.  The colors are beautiful, and it does smell of chocolate.  So it’s kind of perfect for the holidays as well.  So what happens is our lids start to get a little bit heavier, and we are often accustomed to putting  the lighter shade on the lid.  And what that can do is that can really weigh the lid down actually, make the lid seem heavier.  So on this side, I will use the light shade on the lid.  On this side, I’m actually going to use a warmer shade, a little bit more of a purply rust.  I’m going to stay in the plum purple family today, just because of what I’m wearing.  So I’m going to keep it a little bit warmer and darker.  And when you have heaviness in your lids, it helps to hide that as well as bringing that  crease line up higher.  Here’s the important part of this process, is this is the eye that’s going to have the upturn.  So to do that, we have to be very careful not to drag the makeup down.  So just like the outer part of this eyebrow went out, the outer part of this makeup is also going to follow  that line and just sort of go up and out.  Lot of blending, a lot of smoothing, but we are following this line,  this framework that our eyebrows have created.  So I’m going to stop right there.  On the eye that’s going to be the mistake, I will take the same darker plum color,  and I’m going to now follow the natural shape of my eye, which is more of a rounded downturn.  So I’m going to go in the crease.  I’m going to make the mistake of not going high enough in the crease,  and I’m going to follow the shape.  So I’m not making any adjustments in terms of altering shape.  I’m simply following my shape and bringing that down.  Okay.  So here, we’re displaying the difference already that you’re seeing, downturn in the brow,  downturn in the makeup, the makeup here is coming up and out.  So we’re going to complete the eye makeup and focus on the outer corner here.  I’m going to use…I used this sort of rusty color as the color for the crease line.  Now I’m going in with this darker brown, and I’m going to build out on this side,  but instead of going all the way down, I’m cheating a little bit  and I’m creating a new endpoint for the outer eye.  And I’m lifting that out to meet the area that I had just built.  Perfect.  So what you’re seeing is now two things happening.  You’re seeing a lift on the outer corner of the eye, you’re also seeing a lengthening that’s going  on because I’m going to slowly soften and blend this shadow to come out and match this outer corner  of my eyebrow.  On this other side that I’m doing incorrectly, I am just going to follow this natural lash line  and I’m going to block in with that darker brown.  Where my eye actually ends.  Okay, now I’m going to take my blending brush and I’m just going to whisk this together  to raise it a little bit and soften it.  This I’m just following the shape that I’ve created.  Now, I’m going in with the light highlight color.  And here I am just sweeping right, hugging really, really tight to my brow bone.  And just underneath my eyebrow, not going too far down, because we don’t want to create too much heaviness  on that side because we brought our warmer color up higher.  The mistake often on this side, the droopy side, is to do too much white here,  which really emphasizes that orbital bone and the droopiness that naturally occurs in the eye.  I’m already seeing a big difference.  Liner is really going to emphasize this.  So on the correct eye, I’m using a black liner.  I’m going to top line, which means I come from underneath and I hug the  eyelashes coming from the underside.  So you’re basically just sort of going back and forth.  I’m not going all the way down again.  I remember I created that artificial endpoint.  So that’s where I start, right there.  And I am just wiggling in my lash line, and I don’t want this to get onto my lid.  This really helps to create an open eye look and not heavy on the top.  We’re basically doing the antithesis of heavy.  I’m going to make the mistake on this side of my face.  I’m going to come from the top and I’m going to draw in on my upper lashes,  which is going to eliminate a lot of my lid.  The biggest mistake that we make in terms of downturned features and emphasizing that,  and it’s something that you never ever see me do, and that is taking an eyeliner and rubbing it  in my lower lash line.  Now there’s a difference when I do a smoky eye, I’m actually inner riming and then I use a very light,  medium shade to smudge in my lashes, but still my emphasis is across the top.  It doesn’t mean you can’t put shadow in your lash line below, but it needs to be on the lighter, lighter,  medium side, and not dark.  But oftentimes we take a dark liner, and this is a dark chocolate brown, and we line our lower lash line.  So now what’s going to happen is that’s really going to emphasize this lower lid and the lower droop that’s  going on on the outer corner here.  Blend my shadow.  So now I have basically followed along this brow shape line.  I have followed my natural eye curvature, and in doing so I have created a heavy blocky look  that looks sort of sad and older.  This side so far is looking much more lighter and more youthful.  I am going to leave the bottom lashes alone, because I’m going to go with the darker lipstick today.  So I don’t want to overdo the eye look on the good side.  So at this point I would take my eyelash curler, curl my lashes.  And we’ll do it on this side, too, just so you can see.  And now mascara on the good side is only going on the top line.  ♪ [music] ♪  And in doing so I am continuing to draw the attention upward.  Okay.  On the wrong side, obviously, we’ll be putting mascara on both the top  and the lower lashes.  God, this reminds me so much of the ’80s.  Ooh.  Same with the eyeliner up higher, you don’t nearly see the length in the lashes because  you’ve covered too much of your eyelid and, therefore, your eyelashes up top don’t stand out either.  All right, now let’s bring in some lower lashes.  I haven’t done this in decades.  Look like little spider legs, and this is just really exacerbating the problem of droopiness.  It’s just pulling everything downward.  Okay.  Big difference, but I’m not done yet.  I still have another trick that I like to do to really help bring the outer corner of the lashes up,  create more of a cat eye and a nice lift.  You know I am a huge fan of the magnetic…whoopsy, the magnetic outer wing lashes.  They’re just floating around on this tray here.  Hold on. Okay.  The magnetic outer wing lashes.  I’m going to use the outer for the left side that you’re seeing.  These are the 0.2 millimeter, and they just go right here on the outer corner,  but really create once they’re on a nice little added lift to the eye.  And you see how that just gave me that extra little pull, it thickened the lashes here in the outer corner,  but it also created such a nice lift going up and out compared to the spider droop that I’ve got going on  here on the right side.  All right. So eye makeup is done.  Concealer.  ♪ [music] ♪  The other trick is with the good eye, I use the concealer to clean up anything that’s dark that may be  hanging below and really help keep that line nice and clean, going no farther than the outer corner  of this eyebrow.  Everything kind of sweeps up to match it.  On this side, I’m matching now this downward turn.  Okay.  Just going to set the area with powder.  And I’m going to set my foundation now with powder because we’re going to move on to contour blush  and then eventually lipstick.  Okay. Here’s another area where we run into trouble, and that’s contour and blush placement.  Where you place it is everything in terms of how your cheeks and how your face will lift.  So here’s a contour and highlight palette.  I’m going to use the darkest contour shade on the wrong side here.  I will contour a little bit on the low side.  So I am in the hollow of my cheek, going a little bit lower.  On the right side, I’m going to hug just under my cheekbone and I’m not going to come as far down.  So I’m just going to hug right here.  It’s a little bit higher than the other side.  And I’m not going as far down as I did on the other.  So this one, the good one is here, the bad one is thicker and lower.  On the good side of the face, I’m going to do a little bit of contouring in the  forehead just for warmth.  Also, as we age, our noses elongate.  So on the good side, I’m going to do…it’s kind of weird doing a half contour at the tip  of my nose, but I’m going to try and ever so slightly also to slender eyes, very light-handed.  Here’s the other trick for contouring.  Faces tend to sag, we get jowls and heaviness here.  So on the good side, to combat that, I’m actually going to ride a little bit higher  on the jawline, okay?  Because what you want to do is you don’t want to highlight areas that are starting to get  heavy and protruding.  You actually want to conceal those.  So we’re just going to make a really… Better not talk.  We’re going make a really nice straight line, just a little bit higher.  And then gently pull down.  So I’m essentially creating a new artificial jawline.  This side I’ll leave alone just for a full effect.  Placement of blush, placement of blush.  Okay, on the wrong side, we’re going to take our plumy-colored blush  and we are going to go just above our contour.  Going to fill it in here on the lower side.  Ooh, I used just a little too much. Hold on.  Okay.  Blush is coming forward and it’s a little heavy and it’s a little low, that’s the mistake.  The correct way is a teeny, teeny tiny bit.  And this may shock you.  It is way up high.  All right, you want an instant facelift?  You put your blush way up high, starting right up here on the cheekbone.  We are staying out to the side.  We are high, and we’re up.  ♪ [music] ♪  Shockingly up.  But this immediately creates the illusion of not only higher cheekbones but the illusion of going upward.  I mean, I can purely see the difference as I look in the mirror here of just being a little bit softer,  but the placement of the contour and the blush higher and more out to the side is really transformative  in how your face reads.  Okay, now comes the next probably most important part.  That is how we draw in and define our lips.  So, as you can see, I naturally have a downturn in my mouth.  Always have, always.  So my lips have always kind of come out and arched downward, and as I get older,  it becomes even more pronounced.  So how do I counteract that?  Simple, it’s where I draw in my lips.  So on the bad side, mistake number one is using a very heavy lip liner the same or darker  than your actual lipstick.  So that’s what we’re going to do on the wrong side, is we are going to go deep, dark, and overdraw.  So the last thing that I want to do is follow my natural lip line, which is what I will do,  and go just slightly outside.  ♪ [music] ♪  Basically, I followed the shape of my mouth.  It’s come down.  I’ve met in the corner.  And that’s what a lip line drawn to your natural shape looks like.  Here is how you correct a downturn mouth.  You’re actually cheating.  I’m going with a lighter, more of a nude type of a lip pencil that will go  with almost any shade lipstick.  This is really just to create framework.  So the key is you’re coming from underneath, you want to get rid of this roundness and this downturn  here, and the way to do that is to come from the underside and create a new line.  ♪ [music] ♪  So instead of rounding here, I’m also going to make a little more of a point here.  I’ve come under this round curve, flattened a little, and then I’m cheating.  Like when you grin and your lips go out to the side,  sort of creating that line on the bottom a little bit out.  I’m on the bottom.  ♪ [music] ♪  Okay.  To help with that, I have a highlighter pencil that I run slightly on top of this newly created line  to help block in and eliminate that natural boundary of my lip  and enlighten just above the area where I used my lip liner.  All right. So lipstick, it’s a matte pencil, kind of a plum color.  I’m going to follow the line of my natural lip line on the wrong side.  ♪ [music] ♪  And now on the correct side, I’m going to follow this new line.  ♪ [music] ♪  The color is not going on the outside, it’s coming from the bottom.  ♪ [music] ♪  Oh my, what a difference.  Okay.  Just to help, let’s do this. Ready?  The wrong side.  Do you see how following my own natural lines and shapes created such a downturn?  The right side, how using what I have and cheating and flicking out has now created a completely new line,  a new look, and it’s as if I went to a doctor’s office.  The power of makeup, it is profound.  I think this really demonstrates how with just the right technique, you can completely change the look  of your face.  I mean, it amazes me, the difference.  And I love honestly how makeup technique has evolved.  I mean, when you think about it, that’s what we did in the ’80s.  We did that, and we weren’t doing our…I mean, granted, we were younger, but we weren’t doing  ourselves any favors.  But now that we’re older and more mature and we’re wiser, we now have the ability to take.  And here’s the thing, I’m wearing dark colors.  People always say, “Oh, you know, you don’t wear dark colors.  It emphasizes all the wrong things.”  Not true, it’s how you do it.  You can wear reds, you can wear plums, you can wear anything, the right shade, the right hand,  and the right application makes all the difference in the world.  I want you to be able to sit in your bathroom and feel empowered,  feel like you have ways, you have tricks.  You know, these are your scalpels, okay?  That’s how powerful they are.  It’s all in your ability.  Take the time, figure it out, enjoy learning.  It’s always wonderful to learn new things, and you get to immediately see, experience,  and feel the difference.  I’d love to stay, but I have to go wash off half of my face and reapply it before I go to work.  But I’ve loved being here for you.  Lay down what you want to see.  Follow me on social media, subscribe to the channel, ring the bell to get notified every Thursday at 1:00  when I release a video, share me with friends, family, and neighbors because I love you  and I want more people to love.  Go out, be bold, and be blessed, be amazed.  And I’ll see you next Thursday. Bye. 

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