Want to turn back the clock naturally? Follow these simple steps and you'll see a fresh, energized face in minutes--no needle required!
Reclaim Radiant Skin
1. Do a double take
You multitask all the time--so why shouldn't your makeup? "Products don't have to simply enhance features or hide imperfections," says Matin, a makeup artist in NYC. "They should treat what you're trying to conceal, too." Look for formulas that contain skin-care-worthy ingredients such as firming peptides, antioxidants and hydrating hyaluronic acid. Try: Jemma Kidd Pro: Skin Rescue Bio-Complex Veil SPF 15 in Nude2. Enhance cheekbones
Collagen (aka skin's support structure) declines over time, causing skin to sag and therefore making cheeks look hollow. To reclaim youthful roundness, apply a shimmer cream on the outer edge of cheekbones, then sweep it up and out toward your hairline. "The iridescence attracts light, which will bounce off skin to create the illusion that cheekbones are full and lifted," Linter points out. Try: Paula Dorf Cosmetics Perfect Color cream blush in Ecstasy
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Brighten up eyes3. Fatten your fringe
Use mascara on the top lashes only. "Doing it this way lifts the eyes because upper lashes point upward," says Robert Jones, a makeup artist in NYC. "Keep bottom lashes bare." Try: L'Or??al Paris Extra-Volume Collagen Mascara in Black4. Enliven lids
Draw eyeliner (or wet an eyeshadow brush and dip it into powder) along upper lash lines. At outer corners, extend the line with an upward stroke to create a flattering raised cat's eye. Try: Guerlain Ombre Eclat 4 Shades Eye Shadow in Tsarina
Give Lips A Pick-Me-Up
5. Plump up your poutLips lose collagen as we age, causing them to deflate. Make them look plumper with gloss, or pair lipstick with clear gloss in the center. "Doing this reflects light, so lips seem fuller," says Dick Page, a makeup artist in NYC.
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