6 Genius Makeup Tricks That Shave Years Off Your Look

Makeup should be a friend, not a foe, and as we age there are certain ways makeup can age your look. Here are easy ways to use makeup to your advantage and knock a couple years off in the process.

Use Yellow-Toned Foundation
A foundation with a yellow base instead of a pink one will help cancel out any redness in your skin.

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Fill In Your Brows
As women age and lose estrogen in their bodies, they tend to lose eyebrow hairs on the outer corners, creating a shortened look. Use a good brow pencil to feather color onto the tails of your brows to give your face an instantly lifted look.

Use a Light-Reflecting Concealer
As skin gets thinner around your eyes, you want to move away from using a heavy concealer. The best concealer for aging eyes is one that is lightweight and deflects light, like Chantecaille's Le Camouflage Stylo ($49). 

Switch to Brown Eyeliner
Oftentimes, black eyeliner can look too harsh and severe. Use a chocolate-brown pencil instead for a soft and beautiful look.

Apply Peach Blush to the Apples of Your Cheeks
Keeping product on the apples of your cheeks instead of under your cheekbones helps to give a youthful appearance to your face. (Find the right blush for you here.)

Choose a Lip Color a Shade Darker Than Your Natural Lip Color 
A dark lip can sometimes make you look older, so find shades that are closer to your natural lip color and offer a bit of shine.