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How to Hide Frown Lines & Wrinkles around Mouth with Makeup

by Sandy Taylor

If you’re looking to get rid of the lines around your mouth without surgery, the best way to do it is with makeup. The good news is that these lines are pretty easy to hide with the right makeup techniques! This makeup routine is simple and works great even if you are a beginner.

The best way to hide frown lines around mouth with makeup is to apply a silicone based primer on your frown lines and blend them in with your fingers or beauty blender. After that, apply a thin layer of light to medium coverage silicone based foundation and blend it in. 


Here’s How to Hide Frown Lines and Wrinkles around Mouth With Makeup

  1. Clean and moisturized face. This step is critical as it helps to provide a clean surface for your makeup application and will help your makeup last longer. Moisturizing your face regularly with a lotion that promotes collagen production can help your skin restore elasticity and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
  2. Apply a silicone based primer to fill in the frown lines. Start with a small pea-sized amount and smooth out the application with your fingers or a beauty blender.  If you have wrinkles and fine lines on other parts of your face and neck that you want to hide, you may consider applying your silicone based primer on those areas as well.
  3. Apply a thin layer of light to medium coverage silicone based foundation and blend the application with a beauty blender.  You want to use a silicone based foundation here because it’s compatible with silicone base primers. If you use other types of foundations, it may separate. Avoid using a full coverage foundation here as they are too heavy and may cause your makeup to settle into your wrinkles. BTW, I’ve written an in-depth guide on the best silicone based foundations. Check if out if you want learn more.

Why Use a Silicone Based Primer for Wrinkles?

Silicone based primers are one of the best types of primers for wrinkles because of their great fluid qualities which allows them to be used in different forms to help keep the skin smooth. Silicone also act as a great water sealing agent which helps the skin retain moisture and hydration.

The molecular structure of silicone have large spaces in between the molecules. This gives enough space for your skin to breathe while remaining lightweight and comfortable to wear.

Silicone Based Primer Alternative for Wrinkles

A great alternative to silicone based primers for wrinkles are water based primers.

Water based primers has “water” or “aqua” as an active ingredient. They are great for oily skin because they provide enough hydration so that the production of sebum is controlled.  They can provide your frown lines and other wrinkles with good hydration as your skin absorbs the water content from the product. This makes them also ideal for dry wrinkled skin.

Water based primers are lightweight and easy to blend. If you’re looking to learn more about water based primers, I’ve written an in-depth guide on water based primers. Check it out if you have time.

Keep in mind that water based primers should only be used with water based foundations. This is because makeup products with different “bases” usually do not work well together and there is a chance that they will separate if applied together. Check out my detailed guide on water based foundations if you want to learn more about this type of foundation.

Skip The Powder

Using a powder to set your makeup is a popular method that many gurus.  However, it’s recommend that you skip the powder on your frown lines and wrinkled skin.  Powders absorb moisture that your skin desperately needs and they may settle in your wrinkles and lines, making them more pronounced.

If you’re looking to absorb the shine and go for a matte look, using a matte foundation is your best bet. I’ve written a detailed guide on the best matte foundations. Check it out if you are interested to learn more.

Don’t Forget the Neck

Always remember to bring your primer and foundation down to your neck and blend it well. The process is similar to the method described above for your frown lines. Depending on how deep your neck lines are, you may need to use an extra layer of primer to hide the lines.

This step is important in order to achieve a uniform look. You’d be surprised how many people miss this step.

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