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8 Makeup Artists Tricks to Look Younger

Ever wonder how aging Hollywood actresses still look so fabulous on the red carpet? Chances are their makeup artists use some of these tricks of the trade for pretty, youthful-looking skin.

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Using colour can make you look youngerPhoto: Shutterstock

Tricks to Look Younger: Don’t be afraid of colour

If you always choose safe neutral, tan and brown tones for their makeup, that can dull you down. A little bit of a bright colour can change your whole face, making it look healthier and more youthful.

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Applying moisturizer before foundation can make you look youngerPhoto: Shutterstock

Tricks to Look Younger: Apply moisturizer before foundation

If you put on foundation without first applying moisturizer, your skin will suck up the moisture in that foundation, magnifying wrinkles and dry patches.

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Going gold in your foundation if you’re over age 50 can make you look youngerPhoto: Shutterstock

Tricks to Look Younger: Go gold in your foundation if you’re over age 50

Gold tones in your foundation will neutralize redness, counteract that gray pallor, and make your skin look healthier and younger.

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Covering problem spots with concealer, not foundation can make you look youngerPhoto: Shutterstock

Tricks to Look Younger: Cover problem spots with concealer, not foundation

If you try to camouflage everything with foundation, it accentuates wrinkles and doesn’t look natural. With foundation, less is always more. Use concealer instead to cover up problem spots.

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Ditching your powder if you’re over age 50 can make you look youngerPhoto: Shutterstock

Tricks to Look Younger: Ditch your powder if you’re over age 50, unless you have oily skin

Powders settle into your wrinkles, cling to facial down, and make you look older.

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Choosing a shadow colour that is the opposite of your eye colour can make you look youngerPhoto: Shutterstock

Tricks to Look Younger: Choose a shadow colour that is the opposite of your eye colour

This makeup trick will bring out the colour of your eyes. If you have blue eyes, wear a shade that has smokey brown, copper, bronze, plum or terracotta tones. Enhance brown eyes with blues, purples and greens.

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Lining the upper inner rims of your eyes with a dark waterproof colour can make you look youngerPhoto: Shutterstock

Tricks to Look Younger: Line the upper inner rims (waterlines) of your eyes with a dark waterproof colour

It will make you look fresh and awake.

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Dabbing a bit of Vaseline or shiny lip gloss on the middle of your lower lip can make you look youngerPhoto: Shutterstock

Tricks to Look Younger: Dab a bit of Vaseline or shiny lip gloss on the middle of your lower lip

This gives the appearance of a fuller mouth, which makes you look younger. Try to avoid dark colours, which make lips look smaller.

 

Sources: Makeup artists Christina Bartolucci at DuWop Cosmetics, Alejandro
Falcon at Osmosis Skincare and Rebecca Perkins at Rouge New York

 

Originally Published on Reader's Digest