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8 Makeup Tips for Aging Skin

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8 Makeup Tips for Aging Skin 8 Makeup Tips for Aging Skin 8 Makeup Tips for Aging Skin

Making your skin look great at any age doesn’t start and stop with skin care (although that’s important, too). What you follow your skin care routine with also matters. Makeup can be used to hide imperfections that can appear with age—but using the wrong colors, types of products, or application techniques can end up leaving you looking older. To help your aging skin look it’s best, we’re sharing eight makeup tips for minimizing the look of aging—and the products you need to try them.

Makeup Tip #1: Restore the Look of Radiance with a Primer

As you age, you may notice that your skin has started to lose some of the radiance and luminosity that once marked your youth. To help restore the appearance of your complexion’s vibrancy, begin with your base. Smoothing on a primer can not only help create a smooth canvas for the rest of your makeup application—using one with a radiant finish can also give you a brighter look.

Spread an even layer of the L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Radiance Booster onto your skin. The lightweight, non-greasy formula is infused with nourishing oils to offer all-day hydration, smooth and even skin, and instantly brighten the look of your skin with a radiant finish.

Makeup Tip #2: Conceal and Correct Dark Circles

It’s all about the eyes—but unfortunately, the skin around them can often start to show signs of aging first. By choosing the correct concealer, and using the right amount, you can hide dark circles without drawing attention to lines. Just keep your application light. Remember: More product doesn’t mean better coverage.

Use the L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift CC Eye Concealer to conceal dark circles. Available in three shades, the under-eye concealer features a rollerball applicator that offers a cooling sensation during application. Gently roll the product on under your eyes, using the pad of your finger to carefully blend out completely.

Makeup Tip #3: Hide Visible Signs of Aging

Concealer can be used to tackle smaller areas, but to give your entire face a flawless finish, you’ll want to reach for a foundation. From lines and wrinkles to age spots, there’s a lot you may need to ask your foundation to help cover.

Try the L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Serum Absolute Advanced Age-Reversing Makeup, which has a lightweight formula that won’t settle into lines. With the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender, work the foundation onto your skin. Be sure to blend the color under your chin and onto your neck. This will this help avoid a harsh, unnatural-looking line.

Makeup Tip #4: Go for Bolder Brows

If you’re still clinging to the thin brow bandwagon, it might just be time to hop off. Not only are full brows totally en vogue, but they can also help give an overall more youthful look.

To define and shape brows, use the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Definer Pencil. With a spoolie on one end and an ultra-fine tipped pencil on the other, you can easily draw tiny brow hairs before seamlessly blending them out.

Makeup Tip #5: Bring Color Back to your Cheeks

There’s a reason round, rosy cheeks are associated with youth. Adding a touch of color to the apples (hey, it’s even a cute, youthful-sounding name) of your cheeks can help instantly perk up the look of your entire face.

Brush the L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Color Lift Blush in Rose Gold Lift onto the centers of your cheeks (smile to get a better idea of the placement), blending outwards. The illuminating blush is available in six shades that each give off a radiant-looking finish and can be used to contour cheekbones.

Makeup Tip #6: Highlight Key Spots

As you know by now, losing your glow can be a serious hit to how youthful your skin looks. Adding shine to a few specific spots on your face can help brighten your appearance. Add a highlighter to the highpoints of your face: cheekbones, brow bones, and the bridge of your nose. Dot the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator anywhere you want to illuminate, then blend out to define your face.

Makeup Tip #7: Perfect your Pout with Gloss

If you gave lip gloss the toss when you passed through your teen years, it’s time to restock your makeup bag. A quick coat of gloss can give lips a full, plumped look that evokes thoughts of youthfulness. Swipe the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Le Gloss across your pout and you’re good to go.

Makeup Tip #8: Skip Finishing Powders

Powders may seem like an obvious choice for finishing off any makeup look, but once your skin starts to mature, that might not be the best idea. Going too heavy with powder can end up highlighting all the things you want to hide. Powders can settle into lines and creases. Eek! Instead of using powder, pick up a setting spray to help lock makeup in place. With the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray, spritz your face in first an “X” motion and then a “T” shape.

Now that you’ve got your makeup routine down pat, check out our article, Your Guide to Taking Care of Mature Skin, for age-appropriate skin care tips.