Who says you need a plastic surgeon to turn back time? With just the right makeup and skin care products you can give the illusion of a more youthful glow, less lines and play up your best features.
Contrary to what the lady at the makeup counter might tell you, looking younger and fresher doesnâ€™t mean that more is moreâ€¦ you can achieve instant youth with just a few key products. Here are just a few tried and tested ideas.
In your 20â€™s there may not be a need to look younger but you can still enhance your freshness by sticking to items like lip gloss rather than matte lipsticks to play up your pout. Even if you love the look of a lipstick add a little gloss to the center of your upper and lower lip to add a bit of sheen and the illusion of fullness. Try Lip Fusion XL
Though no one would categorize the 30â€™s as being old, for some this is the time that work, marriage or family commitments can take a toll with lack of sleep and added stress which leads to tired looking eyes. To remedy the problem try Clarins Eye Contour Gel to stave away puffiness and dark circles. Then try a brightener like Clarins Instant Light Brush-On Perfector around the eye area to lighten circles and smooth lids. And be sure to avoid heavy eye makeup which can be aging. Stick to neutral tones like taupe and sand or light peach with a thin line of carefully blended brown or black liner.
In your 40â€™s less is definitely more. Toss the heavy matte foundation in favor of formulas with silicone or illuminating pigments which will add a glow to the skin. Try Armani Luminous Silk Foundation or Chanel Proâ€™ Lumiere which also adds anti-oxidants to help energize the complexion.
In your 50â€™s smoothing and minimizing wrinkles is a priority for many women especially around the furrows of the brow and the nasal labial fold (those little parenthesis that appear on the sides of the mouth) Try prepping your skin with products contain hyaluronic acid which when combined with other line fillers acts like a topical Botox. Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Daily Serum to instantly lift, tone and hydrate.
For more mature women in their 60â€™s and 70â€™s keep makeup fresh and light. Use sheer foundation with a rosy blush to add color to the face. Groom brows and fill in any sparse areas with brow powder and a brush in a neutral shade slightly lighter than your hair color. Then top off your makeup look with a sheer rose/pink lipstick like Bobbi Brown Lip Treatment Lipshine in Desert Rose.
For women of any age there are two tips that work wonders â€“ always curl lashes before adding mascara and a finishing touch to compliment your other youth enhancers brighten your smile with over the counter whitening toothpaste and or mouthwashes like Rembrandt Deeply White Peroxide Mouthwash