Is Your Makeup Making You Look Older?

Simple substitutions in color and texture that can fix common makeup mistakes and hide wrinkles for more youthful skin.

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Have you noticed shimmery eyeshadow isn't sitting quite as smooth on you lately? As we age, the light-reflecting particles begin to highlight loose skin around our eyes. But there is a fix... Go for makeup like silky matte shadows instead. Unlike shimmer, which sits on top of your skin, matte makeup blends into your lids effortlessly and camouflages imperfections. It also adds natural-looking definition to your eyes. Now dust a medium taupe shade over the eyelid to recess the area. So with just this change from shimmer to matte, you reduce the appearance of wrinkles and puffiness. Now let's see what we can achieve with the second anti-aging make up tool -- eyeliner.

Un-defined eyes can make you look tired, particularly when our skin has developed a few fine lines. Liner is the best way to open up and define your eyes. Make sure your line is thick enough to be visible when your eyes are open; otherwise, you lose the eye-defining benefit of wearing liner. Add further eye definition with brows and lashes. Using tiny strokes, brush a matching brow powder into the brows, then curl your lashes to open up your eyes and let more light in.

Now, on to lips. Steer clear of using a colored lip liner -- we know, this can feel like a big change, but it's the single most important anti-aging makeup step, so try it for a week and see what you think. Instead line with one of the new no-color wax liners; they won't migrate into fine lines. A moisturizing lipstick makes lips look full and healthy. Add a dot of gloss on top and you'll get shine that looks fresh and youthful. It looks soft and pretty, and very current.

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she didnt look good at the end

by jessicaviolett Friday, May 31, 2013 at 07:02PM Report as inappropriate

good to know

by LittleBunny Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 08:29PM Report as inappropriate

Nice

by EricaF123 Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 09:16AM Report as inappropriate

I hate to admit that I fall into the "waging skin " category, but this video was helpful. These days, shimmery shadows are everywhere so it might be hard to find good matte shadows.

by flirtygirl214 Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 05:46PM Report as inappropriate

Very important. There is nothing worse than seeing an older woman wearing a lot of makeup trying to recapture her youth. That goes for hair color too.

by toddfan Friday, June 22, 2012 at 09:12AM Report as inappropriate

great tips. I like shimmer but I have to use it sparingly. I use a clear lip liner to keep my lipstick in place.

by jola64 Friday, April 20, 2012 at 10:55AM Report as inappropriate

I better keep wearing my shimmer on my eyes while I still can for the next few years.

by beautybody Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 12:40PM Report as inappropriate

As a woman at 37, I have already made several of these changes. Changing to clear lip liner is a MUST!

by powerwoman033 Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 08:34AM Report as inappropriate

good for future

by ADcosmogirl Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 07:32PM Report as inappropriate

can i get a b4 and after

by porsha_coleman_mcdaniels Monday, May 9, 2011 at 10:55PM Report as inappropriate

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