5 simple anti-aging makeup tricks
Open your eyes
Kate Winslet at the Golden Globe Awards in 2012
For a dramatic look, I lined only Kate's upper lashes. Putting liner underneath your eyes can highlight dark circles and make your eyes appear smaller. And just like highlighter, don't fear metallic shadows. Using a warm metallicpeach, rose, goldlights up the whole face (try Tarte Amazonian Clay Cream Eyeshadow in Shimmering Bronze). Just avoid silver or anything with gray in it, which draws out dark circles.
Don't be afraid to shine
Milla Jovovich at the Academy Awards in 2012
Most people don't realize that you get a double lift from highlighting the cheekbones. It illuminates the cheeks and brings attention to your eyes. What I like about the shimmer on Milla's cheekbones is that it's soft and subtle. And to make it subtle, it's got to be just the right iridescent shade of peach champagne (L'Oréal Paris Magic Lumi Highlighter is perfect). If it's too white or too gold, it looks patchy. For dark skin, choose a bronzy hue, like Nars Multiple in South Beach.
Fill in your brows
Anna Paquin at the Scream 4 premiere in 2011
Our hair gets thinner as we get older, which is why lush, full brows are such a staple of youth. Anna has naturally thick brows, but I still like to fill them in with powder. Choose a shade somewhere between the color of your skin and the color of your brows (I like Laura Mercier Brow Powder Duos). Never try to reshape your eyebrows with the powder, thoughyou won't fool anyone.
Jessica Lange at the Emmy Awards in 2012
The takeaway here is to warm up the skin with bronzer. I applied it to Jessica's forehead, nose, and cheeks and added an extra layer on the cheekbones to make them look really sculpted. I prefer a powder formula with little or no iridescenceNars Bronzing Powder is my go-to these days. To continue the warmth, I used brown eyeliner; it's much softer and more forgiving than black.
Try something rosy
Jane Levy at the American Music Awards in 2011
Rich lip color can make you look younger, and here's why: Bright lipstickand this is the important partwith pink undertones makes your skin look fresher. Granted, Jane has great skin, but unless your complexion is really ruddy, pink, reddish pink, or berry will give you perkier skin. Swipe on a shade like Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour in Cambon, and you barely need anything else.