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Aging Skin Makeup Solutions

Change up your palette and erase years from your face.

By Lissa Poirot

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD

WebMD Feature

There is no age limit on beauty. Every season of life, however, brings challenges and changes. One of those opportunities is to revisit and reinvent your look. 

When it comes to makeup, don't settle for what worked for you decades ago. Open yourself up to a new approach that fits who you are now.

Hiding Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Some women mistakenly draw attention to the fine lines and wrinkles around their eyes by overdoing the area with makeup. Wrinkles become more noticeable as the makeup settles and cakes into lines.

Prevention begins with a moisturizer. Celebrity hairstylist Billy Lowe, beauty expert for television shows such as Extreme Makeover and TLC's 10 Years Younger, says, "After you wash your face in the morning, apply moisturizer while the skin is damp. That will plump it up and even it out, helping makeup glide on."

Don't forget to moisturize around your eyes. "Start with a silicone-based eye serum that will gel to the concealer and prevent it from slipping," Lowe says. "Packing on the makeup to cover lines or dark circles will bring out the creases." Avoid using heavy concealers that will look cakey around the eyes.

Makeup instructor Bridget Winton says to learn the bone structure and features of your face. "Focus on your bone structure to lift the face," she says. "Give yourself a youthful look by using lighter and darker shades to make hard lines soft and soft lines hard."

For example, work with a foundation that is one or two shades darker than your foundation to “lift” a sagging chin. Cover the darker area with a translucent powder.

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