Makeup Secrets For Looking 10 Years Younger

Makeup Secrets For Looking 10 Years Younger

Aging gracefully means putting your best face forward. Here’s how to enhance your natural beauty.



By: Amber Katz

In the spirit of Women’s History Month, we’re reporting on beauty that defies numbers. As hard as it is, embracing the inevitable signs of aging is part of aging gracefully. But in the name of putting your best face forward, it never hurts to employ a few tricks here and there.

Fresh, smooth and bright skin is all in the details, and these little tweaks to your makeup and skin care regimen will go a long way. Here, your sure-fire route to getting carded.

1. Hydrate from the Inside Out
It’s a truth universally acknowledged: Flaky, dry skin makes you look older. To keep your skin hydrated, start with Olay Regenerist UV Defense Regenerating Lotion + Touch of Sun with SPF 15 and layer on CoverGirl and Olay Simply Ageless Serum Primer.

On top of all this, be sure you continue drinking water throughout the day — the positive effects of hydration will show from the inside out!

2. Explore Powder Alternatives
Powder is a no-go if you want to look dewy and spry. Luckily, CoverGirl’s latest launches are perfect powder alternatives. Use CoverGirl truMAGIC Skin Perfector instead of a translucent powder to eliminate the shine from your face.

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For a believable glow, try CoverGirl truMAGIC Skin Perfector in “The Sunkisser” — a creamy bronzer that can be used for contouring or bronzing — no matter how pale your skin. Using these instead of your go-to power blush and mattifier will keep your face looking fresh.

3. Try Blue-based Lipstick
The unfortunate truth is that teeth tend to yellow with age, but there are things you can do to brighten your smile. I schedule a monthly calendar reminder to apply my Crest 3D White Whitestrips 1 Hour Express, which is easy to do while checking emails.

Makeup-wise, choosing a blue-based pink lipstick will offset a yellow tone. Layer it over a lip liner for budge-proof colour.

4. Get Glowing
Leave the glitter to the teens but do employ its sophisticated counterpart, shimmer. Be judicious about it, of course. A touch of gold cream highlighter like COVERGIRL truMAGIC Skin Perfector in The Luminizer applied to the brow bone, the bridge of the nose and the cheek bones will catch the light and give you a candlelit glow.

5. Tend To Your Tresses’ Texture
When it comes to hair, it’s a whole different scenario as we age — and I’m not just talking about greys. Silver strands punctuating a sea of chestnut is one way our hair looks older, but the texture also undergoes a transformation with the loss of colour.

How do you defy the numbers?



Amber is a freelance writer and the founder of Beauty Blogging Junkie, a 
hilarious pop-culture infused beauty blog that covers everything from eye shadow to hairspray. Amber has written for Instyle.com, MTV.com's Buzzworthy blog,
New York Press and Girlfriend Getaways magazine.

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