Use a makeup primerJAYANNPO/Shutterstock
This is perhaps the number-one tip for younger-looking skin: Before you even think about applying foundation, lay a base of primer. “There are several different types of primers that can boost a youthful glow,” says pro makeup artist Ashleigh Ciucci. Tinted primers like Laura Geller Spackle Tinted Under Make-Up Primer can color-correct and even skin tone. “Silicone primers will fill in fine lines and imperfections, smoothing skin’s texture,” she adds. We’re also fans of Paula’s Choice Resist Smoothing Primer Serum with SPF 30 because it prevents sun damage even as it smooths and softens skin. If the overall vibe of your complexion is the issue, seek out reparative formulas that have ingredients like vitamins A, C, and/or E listed on the label to enhance the skin care aspects of the product.
Learn the right way to apply highlighterpopcorner/Shutterstock
Forget going under the knife for a brow lift and instead use a cream highlighter like Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye Brightener to elicit the faux effect. The pen can be applied just below the brow line from the inner corner to the tail to achieve the illusion of a more lifted eye area. Use the same method at the tops of your cheekbones to sculpt them or along the bridge of the nose for definition.