5 Ways to Look Younger Instantly With Makeup
By Margaret McGriff |
While wrinkles come along with the aging territory, there are ways to keep your skin from showing its age. Celebrity makeup artist Liset Garza shares her tips and tricks for using everyday makeup products to hide those pesky lines.
Apply Your Moisturizer
The Right Way
Every great makeup look starts with a good moisturizer (she recommends Orlane Paris SuperMoisturizer Light Cream, $165). However, how you apply is just as important as what you use. “I love when skin in a little damp right after you've washed your face and you can massage on your moisturizer like someone is giving you a mini facial,” Garza says. The result? An instant glow way before you apply any makeup.
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Use a Tinted Moisturizer
“For youthful and glowing skin, invest in a tinted moisturizer with a yellowish base to it,” Garza suggests. “It warms up skin for an instantly youthful look.” For an even more natural look, she advises using your hands to apply it. Her favorite brand? “I love Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer.”
Cream Blushes Are the Way to Go
For cheek color that glides on (and won’t settle in your wrinkles), cream blush should be your go-to. With just a few swipes using your fingertips on the apples of your cheeks, you get natural color and a youthful glow. We like Maybelline New York Master Glaze Blush Sticks ($9).
Because lips tend to get smaller with age, fake younger and fuller lips with a natural-looking nude color. Garza’s personal favorite is Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm ($7) that not only moisturizes, but also adds just the right amount of color.
Enhance Those Eyes
Take the focus away from your fine lines and bring it to your eyes with the right eyeliner. Garza advises to switch out your black shade for a brown one. “Your lashes will look fuller and more natural,” she says. The best way to do that is by using a gel liner because they are easy to control and deliver the rich color you need. “My favorite one to use is Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Liner ($25).”
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