If you’re using the same makeup palette you used years ago, it’s probably time for a change, or, at the very least, a major re-evaluation. Here are some things to consider:
Let there be light: Dark circles under the eyes make anyone appear older. There are some steps a good dermatologist can take to repair this condition, but until you get that done, use a concealer designed to lighten and brighten your under eye area.
Go for a tint: As we age, we all get wrinkles. Heavy makeup doesn’t disguise these, it actually makes them appear deeper! The best makeup is a tinted moisturizer, used alone or followed by a light application of a lightweight foundation. Look for a tinted moisturizer with luminescent particles for best results.
Open your eyes: Eyelashes tend to become sparse as we age, so making the most of the ones we still have is critical. To make your eyes appear more open—and therefore younger—curl eyelashes and dust them with a light coat of translucent powder before applying mascara.
Choose light colors: Nothing dates a woman’s face more than blue eye shadow and dark red lipstick! Choose neutral eye shadow colors with a bit of shimmer, and stick to neutral rose lip makeup.
Line lips invisibly: Dark lip liner accentuates wrinkles. To keep lip color in place, use an invisible lip liner.
Don’t let the clock win—use a lighter hand with makeup as you age!