Easy Makeup Tweaks That Erase 10 Years from Your Face (See One Woman's Before and After Photos)

Erase five years: Put away the shimmer shadow-
Before
"As you notice lines around your eyes, avoid frosted or shimmery shadows," says New York makeup artist Troy Surratt. "The sparkle highlights ... more 
Erase five years: Put away the shimmer shadow-
Before
"As you notice lines around your eyes, avoid frosted or shimmery shadows," says New York makeup artist Troy Surratt. "The sparkle highlights wrinkles and crepey, crinkly skin instead of masking."

After Silky, matte shadows blend into your skin and camouflage fine lines. Sweep "a light shade of champagne or peach -- universally flattering colors -- from lash to brow to brighten the whole eye area," Surratt says. This creates a full, youthful eye. But if puffiness, especially on your lids, is your problem, Surratt suggests you use a medium shade such as taupe on the entire eyelid to add depth and create a natural-looking crease. Click here to see the highest rated eyeshadows. less 
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Tue, Nov 8, 2011 4:19 PM EST

Fillers and injectables obviously aren't for everyone (take this quiz to see if you're ready for Botox) and it's easier than ever to get scared out of plastic surgery after seeing these celebrity botched jobs. So what does an aging woman do if she doesn't want to go under the almighty knife? Our answer: Rely on good old-fashioned makeup to provide an extreme makeover -- where no downtime is ever required.

Really, any makeup artist will tell you, the right anti-aging makeup tips and tricks can really take years off your face. Don't believe us? That's OK, because we've got pictorial evidence of one woman's makeup journey using age-defying makeup tips from the pros. Check them out: