When it comes to learning how to look younger, the proper skin care routine is super-important—that means gently cleansing, moisturizing twice a day, and slathering on SPF every morning before you go outside. However, using the right makeup products (hello, blush) and makeup techniques (nice to see you, makeup blender) also comes in handy for helping you maintain a youthful look. Ready to look younger? Go ahead and add these 10 easy tips to your makeup routine.
TIP #1: CONCEAL YOUR IMPERFECTIONS
Dark spots and dark under-eye circles can be a dead giveaway of your age. That’s where color correcting comes in. The L’Oréal Paris True Match Color Correcting Crayon includes four concealer hues: peach to disguise dark circles and dark spots, green to neutralize redness, purple to counteract dullness, and yellow to hide discoloration. Use your shade (or shades!) of color-correcting concealer sparingly, then follow up with a flesh-toned concealer or foundation.
Editor’s tip: Apply concealer with a makeup blender, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender.
TIP #2: PICK A LUMINOUS FINISH FOUNDATION
If you have dull skin, steer clear of matte finish foundation and opt for one that has a luminous finish instead. Try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation, which provides hydrating, medium coverage with a glowing finish that lasts.
TIP #3: GO FOR BIGGER, BOLDER BROWS
In case you haven’t heard, big, bold brows are in! Gone are the days that pencil-thin brows were all the rage. And you’re in luck because bigger brows help you look younger! Want to fill your brows in? Use the L’Oréal Paris Unbelieva-Brow Longwear Waterproof Brow Gel, which is a long-lasting, waterproof brow gel. First, use the doe-foot applicator to fill in any sparse areas. Then, use the angled brush to define and sharpen your brow shape. Finally, brush through your brows with the spoolie for natural-looking brows.
TIP #4: BRIGHTEN UP YOUR EYES WITH WHITE EYELINER
Didn’t get enough sleep last night? Don’t worry! No one will have to know you’re exhausted—if you use the right makeup products. It’s time to add white or nude eyeliner to your makeup bag. Lining your waterline with a white or nude eyeliner can help create the illusion of brighter-looking eyes. You can also apply a little liner to the inner corner of your eyes for a highlighted effect. Then use an eyelash curler to help open up your eyes even more. For the finishing touch, swipe on a coat of volumizing mascara, like the L’Oréal Paris Bambi Eye Waterproof Mascara, Lasting Volume.
TIP #5: FAKE A ROSY GLOW WITH BLUSH
It’s true: Rosy cheeks have always symbolized the essence of youth. Lacking that rosy glow? Add a touch of color to your cheeks (and a few other key spots) with a light pink blush. Try the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Blush. Simply sweep the blush where the sun naturally hits your face—think your forehead, cheeks, chin, and the bridge of your nose.
TIP #7: ADD DIMENSION TO YOUR FEATURES WITH HIGHLIGHTER
While some people prefer to pack on highlighter for an eye-catching glow, the right amount can add a subtle and radiant look to your skin. Set the stage with the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Shimmerista Highlighting Powder. Using a fan makeup brush, dust the highlighter on your cheekbones, bridge of the nose, and cupid’s bow for skin that looks like its glowing from within.
Editor’s tip: Feel free to add a touch of highlight to the inner corner of your eyes. This is a great way to call attention away from fine lines and wrinkles.
TIP #8: DON’T SHY AWAY FROM LIP GLOSS
You may not be able to part with your go-to lipstick shade, but lip gloss can help you look younger. A simple swipe of nude, soft pink, or peach lip gloss works to give your pout a plump and youthful look. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 8 HR Le Gloss in Barely Nude, Blush, or Sunset to give your lips a glossy finish.
TIP #9: SKIP THE SETTING POWDER AND USE A SETTING SPRAY INSTEAD
Finishing off your makeup look with a setting product can help keep it in place longer. Since powder can settle into lines, opt for a setting spray instead. Spritz on the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Make-Up Oil-Free Setting Spray once you’re done with your makeup application. Shake the bottle well and hold it eight to 10 inches away from your face, close your eyes, and spray it four to six times in an ‘X’ and ‘T’ motion.
TIP #10: REFRESH YOUR LOOK THROUGHOUT THE DAY
We mentioned earlier that glowing, dewy skin radiates a youthful appearance. To keep your glow going all day, be sure to refresh your makeup with a spritz of the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Shake & Glow Dew Mist, which will leave your skin with a healthy-looking, dewy glow.
Next up: Learn how to keep your hair color looking youthful, too! Here’s How to Get a Rich, Radiant, Younger-Looking Hair Color.