We know you’ve got nothing to hide, and plenty to accentuate, so if you’re looking for a few tips to help you #slay at every life stage, read on. We've outlined seven anti-aging makeup tricks to help you look younger.
1. The fuller your eyebrows, the better
The right eyebrow tools can go a long way here. The idea is to achieve a look that’s well groomed, without delving into razor thin territory with the “disappearing tails” effect—which can make your eyes appear droopy and tired. Some concealer and brow powder can do magic in terms of lending sparse, patchy eyebrows a little more liveliness.
2. Go easy on the face powder
Noticing a new wrinkle or two can definitely trigger a minor panic attack—we get it. But going heavy on the powder can actually highlight the very things you’re trying to hide. Instead, try a lightweight, liquid based foundation like Giorgio ArmaniLuminous Silk Foundation for a fresher, healthy looking complexion.
3. Highlight the inner corners of your eyes
Highlighter is a great tool for calling attention away from pesky fine lines around your eyes. Just be sure to apply to the inner corners of your eyes and your brow bone to call attention away from the outer corners … and into your lovely gaze.
4. Use the right amount of concealer
A little concealer can work wonders, but the danger in overdoing it is that you can actually call attention to the blemishes and lines you’re trying to cover. So, keep it light and blend well, especially around under eye circles. If you need a little help with applying and blending properly, look no further than this concealer guide.
5. Don't rule out lip gloss
Far from a simple relic of your teenage years, a touch of soft peach or pink gloss can give your lips a plump, youthful and full look that can complement a sophisticated aesthetic. After all, just because you’re glossy doesn’t mean you can’t get your grown woman on. And if you’ve still got any doubts, check out these three grown-up ways to rock lip gloss.
6. Protect your neck
Sometimes a bottom-up approach is just the thing. The skin around the neck is especially sensitive, and it’s the place most likely to carry the mark of time. A touch of foundation can help cover any pigmentation or dark spots, and bronzer can lend a little warmth. And don’t forget to load up on the SPF! This combo is sure to draw attention back to your face.
7. Don't forget to use blush
Seriously. The next time you apply blush, use an angled blush brush to lift the color upwards toward the temple. Not only does this prevent the drooping effect that happens when blush is placed too low, it also helps to elongate the face making it appear slimmer. If you’ve never tried this approach, use this draping tutorial to revolutionize the way you blush.
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