By Jessica Prince
The eyes are said to be the gateway to the soul, but that doesn't mean they can't lie about your age for you. Looking bright-eyed can happen at any age, you just need the right makeup tips. Once lines begin to appear around your eyes, "avoid metallic shadows that can sink into your wrinkles," explains Sandy Linter, Lancome's celebrity makeup artist. Learn more ways to fake your way to bigger eyes, smoother skin , and plumper lips with these pro tips.
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"Start by dabbing on lid primer," explains Linter, for an "immediately smoother, younger appearance." Then applying pencil as close to your top lash lines as possible will help sparse eyelashes appear fuller, and flipping up the outer edge of your eyeliner with a Q-tip provides a "lifted appearance" for droopy-looking lids, she adds. Try NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Via Appia , ($23).
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Powder formulations work best as you age since they won't get caught in fine lines the way creams do. Try a neutral taupe shade on your lids and warm browns in the creases for definition. Try Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in Prelude , ($57).
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Prep thin lashes with Lancôme Ôscillation Powerbooster ($39) before your mascara, says New York City lash pro Courtney Akai. Stick with black or brown mascara since "colored options can be aging and too cutesy," says Linter. Try Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Lashes, ($25). For more impact, add individual falsies. Try Eylure Lashes, ($5.99).
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Filling in fading brows is a crucial step in maintaining a youthful face. For the most natural effect, try Benefit Brow Zings Brow Shaping Kit , ($30). The powder and wax won't cause harsh lines, says Hilary Foote, Benefit's global brow expert.
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By Jessica Prince