Makeup Techniques to Take Years Off Your Age
Liner makes eyes and lashes look fuller and wider, but dark liner can make the eyes look hard. Lee suggests using a brown, waterproof liner beneath the lash line for a softer look. Work the pencil around the top of the lash line between all the lashes. You shouldn't be able to see a line when you open your eyes. Follow with a coat of mascara. And don't forget to fill in brows. As we age, we lose density in the lashes and eyebrows, Lee says. "Without the structure and definition of brows, your face can look tired and haggard." Choose a pencil color similar to your brow color and apply with small, sweeping motions, following the brow's natural line and filling in the spaces. Don't make your eyebrows too drawn on.
Blush Older skin usually means drier skin. Because of the loss of collagen, your face can sag and look dull. Lee suggests using blush a shade darker than you normally would to contour beneath your cheeks and add depth and definition. Apply a bright color such as rose, coral or light pink on the apples of the cheek, sweeping the color back toward the hairline and blending it over the contour blush to soften it. Then soften the final results by adding a highlight to the areas of the face that the light would naturally hit: your cheekbone area, forehead, chin and nose. "This is going to define and lift your cheek area," Lee says. "It's also going to make your face look more youthful and fun."