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Best Anti-Aging Makeup

It promises to take off years -- in some cases, within minutes. Here, top pros weigh in on what really works.

Your Concern: Uneven or Dull Complexion continued...

What the makeup artist says: For all-over dullness and/or unevenness, start with a sheer, luminous foundation (tiny reflective particles are the instant antidote to dullness). Then, using a brush and a creamy concealer that matches your prevalent skin tone, "paint" over pronounced splotches and pat the concealer in with your finger. "You may need to repeat this process a few times to blend away the spots," says Ahnert. "But it's better than using a lighter concealer - a common mistake that makes you look like you have light spots on your face." And though you probably know that adding a dot of light shimmer shadow to the inner corner of your eyes can open them up, "this trick can actually make your whole face look brighter," she notes. The same goes for shimmer shadow swept subtly across the browbone. Try Revlon Age Defying Spa Face Illuminator SPF 18 ($14, drugstores). Finish by adding a touch of creamy rose color to the apples of your cheeks, like Clinique Blushwear Cream Stick ($18.50, department stores); blend lightly with your fingers, and voilà: the blush of youth, restored.

Originally published on February 24, 2011

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