8 Makeup artists’ tricks to look younger

8 Makeup artists’ tricks to look younger


Ever wonder how Hollywood actresses look like they never age? Chances are their makeup artists use some of these tricks for pretty, youthful-looking skin.

1- Don’t be afraid of color.1

If you always choose safe neutral, tan and brown tones for their makeup, that can dull you down. A little bit of a bright color can change your whole face, making it look healthier and more youthful.

2- Apply moisturizer before foundation.

If you put on foundation without moisturizer, your skin will suck up the moisture in that foundation, magnifying wrinkles and dry patches.

3- Go gold in your foundation if you’re over age 50.


Gold tones will neutralize redness, counteract that gray pallor, and make you look healthier and younger.

4- Cover problem spots with concealer, not foundation.


If you try to camouflage everything with foundation, it accentuates wrinkles and doesn’t look natural. With foundation, less is always more.

5- Ditch your powder if you’re over age 50, unless you have oily skin.


Powders settle into your wrinkles, cling to facial down, and make you look older.

6- Choose a shadow color that is the opposite of your eye color.


This makeup trick will bring out the color of your eyes. If you have blue eyes, wear a shade that has brown, copper, bronze, plum or terracotta tones. Enhance brown eyes with blues, purples and greens.

7- Line the upper inner rims (waterlines) of your eyes with a dark waterproof color.


It will make you look fresh and awake.

8- Dab a bit of Vaseline or shiny lip gloss on the middle of your lower lip.

This gives the appearance of a fuller mouth, which makes you look younger. Try to avoid dark colors, which make lips look smaller.

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