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Salma Hayek’s ‘secret weapon’ for covering wrinkles

Published 07/08/2016

Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek likes to apply a layer of eye gel around her lips before she applies her lipstick.

Salma Hayek has a “secret weapon” for covering up wrinkles.

The Mexican-American actress and producer has recently shown off her acting credentials in fantasy horror film Tale of Tales and is working on three new flicks. The star has also branched out into different ventures, including her skincare and hair product line Nuance by Salma Hayek with CVS Pharmacy. Recently expanding the range to include more cosmetics, Salma’s collection now features foundation, eye shadows, concealers, illuminators and moisturising lipsticks, which are formulated with a variety of natural ingredients and mineral pigments. And when it comes to her own make-up, the 49-year-old has some clever tricks up her sleeve for achieving her signature flawless complexion.

“It's my secret weapon for filling in any wrinkles around the lip,” she told Us Weekly of massaging eye gel around her lips, adding that she prefers to use dark, sheer lipsticks because she doesn’t much definition on her upper lip.

“I use a light highlighter at the edges, as if it was a liner, to give them a lift.”

The mother-of-one always likes to keep her foundation light, in order to create a fresh, dewy look. She mixes equal parts of her foundation with a primer, and applies the combination with her fingers, so her body warmth makes the make-up melt into her skin.

Salma also has a unique technique for eye make-up and prefers to line her eyes with mascara rather than eyeliner pen or pencil. The brunette beauty rolls the mascara wand around until it connects with the upper rim of the eye, a method which she cautions requires a “steady hand and practise.”

“Don't go inside your eyeball" she joked.

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