As we age, everything about our body changes. One of the most affected areas tends to be the face. The skin takes on different qualities and colors, and marks pop up that weren’t there before. We must adapt our beauty regimen to conceal these new flaws. Here are a few common mistakes and some solutions on how to keep a youthful glow:
Buff Your Foundation: Use a liquid foundation over a powder. Powder makes the skin look dry and dull, whereas liquid helps hydrate. When applying foundation, use a brush or damp sponge to work the formula into your skin. A common mistake is letting the liquid settle into fine lines and wrinkles, which exaggerates them. When the formula is buffed into the skin it produces a softer look. Try Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation, $42, Nordstrom in Fashion Show.
Stay Away from Frosted Eye Shadow: The skin on the eyelids has a tendency to loosen and sag as we age. The eye shadow we wore in our teens will no longer work. Stick with a matte eye shadow in a rich color to help bring out the eyes. Taupe, plum, gray, apricot and chocolate brown are all great shades to use. Try MAC Cosmetics satin and matte eye shadow textures, $15, MAC Pro at the Forum Shops at Caesars.
Wear a Rich Shade of Lipstick: As we age, it is important to wear a lipstick that is rich in color. Dull browns and plums make you look older. Seek out colors like berry, peach, coral, red and rose, which help brighten the face. Try Rouge Dior Lipcolor in elegant pink 351 (pictured), $30, Dior Cosmetics at the Shoppes at the Palazzo.
Define Your Brows: Eyebrows are important but often neglected. Well-defined brows frame the face. You can use a shadow or pencil. Start from the inner corner and sketch an arch through to the end point of your brows. This will give the illusion of an eyelift. Try Make Up Forever Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector, $19, Make Up Forever Boutique at Sephora inside the Venetian.