Fighting laugh lines around your mouth to make your lips look healthy, young and untouched by age can be accomplished through the right application of makeup. Laugh lines, the tiny wrinkles around your lips that often extend from the corners of your mouth, hide easily under the right creams and concealer. This makeup method is less expensive, and less toxic, than medical methods such as Botox treatments or Dysport treatments.
Apply an anti-wrinkle cream to your face in the morning, after you bathe, and in the evening after you remove your daily makeup, such as the La Roche-Posay Redermic Anti-Wrinkle Firming Care for Dry Skin or LifeCell Skin Care. Substitute this cream for your makeup base in the mornings to prevent new wrinkles from forming, as well as to strengthen your skin and protect your skin throughout the day. Make sure you spread the cream over problem areas, including your laugh-line area.
Use your ring finger to lightly apply a soft cream concealer directly to wrinkle areas. Use a soft cream, such as Paula’s Choice Soft Cream Concealer, or CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Corrector. Select a natural color, as close to your actual face color as you can find. Apply generously if your laugh lines are deep. Check carefully to make sure that the laugh lines are hidden before you move on to your foundation.
Use a foundation that is as close to your natural skin color as you can find. Apply the foundation to your face, dotting your face with a makeup sponge. Make sure to dot the area to the sides of your mouth. Brush your foundation, blending it across your face.
Apply a lip regenerative base to your lips before you apply your lipstick, such as the Regenerist Lip Anti-Aging Concentrate or BeautiControl Platinum Regeneration Age-Defying Lip Treatment. Use this to repair damage to your lips, hydrate your lips and give them a younger appearance. Use your lip regenerator on your lips, and your lips contour, to protect your lips and the danger area around your lips where laugh lines begin. Reapply your lip regeneration during the day, before you reapply lipstick. This keeps your lips moisturized and prevents further damage.
Kristyn Hammond has been teaching freshman college composition at the university level since 2010. She has experience teaching developmental writing, freshman composition, and freshman composition and research. She currently resides in Central Texas where she works for a small university in the Texas A&M system of schools.