You can subtract years off your face with the right products and application—that’s proven. Take, for example, concealer. Studies reveal that skin with even tone and texture appears younger and healthier. Or that rosy blush? Flushed cheeks have long symbolized vitality (hint: that has to do with blood flow and fertility). Nobody knows this better than Emily Kate Warren, a celebrity makeup artist (who writes a monthly column for us). Here, she picks products that will have you appearing more dewy, rosy and bright eyed (aka youthful) in minutes.
2. Brighten Up
“A tap of a subtle highlighting cream (make sure it’s not glittery!) will bring the planes of your face forward, creating definition and a youthful glow. Apply in a “C” shape from your brow bones to your cheek bones, then a touch at the bow of your lips and across the bridge of your nose.”
3. Give Some Lip
“As we age we lose moisture, everywhere. Chapped and cracked lips are not only unsightly but also uncomfortable. So keep them dewy and fresh with a quick swipe of no muss no fuss lip balm—low to no tint is ideal because there are no worries about smudging or applying sans mirror. Touch up when they start to dry out throughout the day."
4. Lash Out
“Lifted lashes are a way to defy gravity. But almost all of my clients tend to stress over dark circles—and many mascaras add to their battle. So keep your color your where it belongs (on your fringe) with a tube technology mascara. One to two coats should do the trick.”
5. Conceal the Deal
“Hiding redness, dark circles and blemishes is the key to youthful skin. And if you do it just right, you can probably skip foundation and extra powdering all together. I suggest you use a dry, fluffy eyeshadow brush to apply a pot concealer only where needed, and not too close to lash lines so it won’t settle in your ‘happy crinkles'."
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