Fountain of Youth? How about the foundation of youth? Certain makeup shades, textures and techniques have an instant youth-boosting effect on the skin. Pro secrets that’ll magically sweep 10 years off your face!
Give your Cheeks a Radiant flush! The key to re-creating the rosy undertones of youthful skin is using a rose-colored, creamy-textured blush. These blushers blend into the skin, making it look as if the color is radiating from within your face.
If your Skin is Fair or Medium:
Rub a pinky-rose cream blush (such as Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Fresh-Pink) over the apples of your cheeks.
If your Skin is Medium or Dark:
Pat a berry-rose cream blush (such as Revlon Cream blush in Berry Flirtations) over the apples of your cheeks. Create a Bright, Even Complexion! One of the biggest hallmarks of youth is a beautifully even skin tone and the key to achieving that is erasing dark shadows over your entire face not just under your eyes! Simply choose a rich-textured concealer (such as Cover Girl & Olay Simply Ageless Concealer) and dab it under your eyes, around the sides of your nose and from the corners of your nose to the corners of you mouth.
Ease Undereye Circles
What’s the best weapon against dark under-eye circles is an orange-toned, color correcting concealer because it hides blush tones, giving you a neutral base. Use your ring finger to tap on the concealer then cover with foundation.
If your skin is fair or medium:
Use a peachy-orange concealer (such as Pixi Correction concentrate in Brightening Peach).
If your skin is tan or dark:
Try a terra-cotta concealer (such as NYX above and Beyond Full Coverage Concealer in Orange)
Wake up your eyelids
When your eyelids are smooth and have a bright even tone, it opens up your eyes and distracts from subtle sagging. Here is a Trick Pat a slightly yellow-toned eyelid primer (such as Jane Iredale Lid Primer in Lemon; too Faced Shadow Insurance Lemon Drop Primer) over your lids and around the tear duct. This creamy yellow tone hides redness and veins, while making the whole eye area look bright and refreshed.
These primers also help lock in eye shadow for long-lasting color. Smooth on Younger Skin Erase fine lines and give your skin a light-reflecting glow with… Wrinkle Remover: After applying foundation, dab an anti-aging primer (such as Boots No7 Photo Fix Wrinkle Filter & Primer) over wrinkles. Top with more foundation. The primer acts as a filter, smoothing your skin’s texture! Brightness Booster: Mix a Candy Glow All the way Luminizer (such as Hard Candy Glow All the Way Luminizer). This attracts light, blurring imperfections!