Beauty & Fashion
makeup tips to looking younger
Afraid of going under the knife for a facelift or getting injections for your face and lips? Makeup artist to the stars Alexis Vogel has the answers to a younger-looking face using makeup tricks.
In our Q&A with the renowned makeup artist, the recent The Ricki Lake Show guest shared her techniques to getting surgery-like results with makeup.
Is it possible to achieve the same results as plastic surgery but with makeup?
Absolutely. In my industry we call it corrective beauty. I believe you can get good results with makeup as long as you use the proper techniques. For example, you want the angles of your eyeliner to sweep up, pick a foundation that’s dewy--there are all kinds of tricks.
How do you transform lips to make them plumpier-looking?
A lip transformation using makeup is not painful and will give the same results as going out and getting your lips injected. All you need is some lip stain, pencil and gloss. We’re going to give her a pouty, sexy, sensual mouth. Even the celebrities don’t want to get the injections! And you don’t have to be afraid because you can always wipe it off in two seconds and do it again. It’s not permanent. This is my very own technique—no one else does this. Watch the show demonstration.
How about the eyes? What other tips can you offer to help transform sagging eyes and brows?
It’s all about the eyes. And instead of getting an eyelift or brow lift or other surgery on the eyes I use a really easy cake eyeliner. Make sure you use the right angle and it’s essential to put on a corner lash. Here’s a nice trick—you can buy lashes and cut them in half. Women are afraid of lashes but you’ll get the same results as an eyelift surgery. It looks like they’ve taken 20 years off of them!
And how can you create the illusion of high cheek bones?
The key is using beautiful, light, shimmery powder—you want a lot of shimmer on the check. You finger paint it o. It’s like a cheek lift and it makes your face luminous.
Alexis Vogel recently demonstrated her techniques on the "Extreme Beauty" episode November 14. Celebrities call upon Alexis to create their unforgettable looks for television, movies, commercials, print, and magazine for the past 25 years.