Skip the Matte Lip"Matte lipsticks often look hard, cracked, and dry. Choose a velvet or luster finish for the perfect healthy lip," said Ta. "Tom Ford's Lip Colors ($54) are perfect for this." Prigge added that if you want, you could even go for a light-reflecting lip gloss to help keep your lips looking full and luscious. Her current fave is The Lip Sculptor by Tarte Cosmetics ($24), which features a creamy lipstick on one end and a nourishing gloss on the other.
Intensify Your Lash Line"Intensify your lash line using either a black or brown liquid eyeliner, like Stila's Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner ($22). Doing this makes the eyes look larger and more defined," said Lucero. "With your pen, lightly apply product to the root of the lashes — keep it tight to the root of the lashes. This makes the lash line look fuller and thicker, thereby making you look younger."
Brighten Your Inner Eye Corners"Aging and dehydration can cause dark inner eye circles," said Andrea Martinez, makeup artist for Elle Air Beauty Bar. "For a more youthful appearance — or after a late night — lighten your inner corners using a small eye shadow brush. Be sure to use a light shadow and neutral colors. Too Faced has a great palette called White Chocolate ($26) that's perfect for this."
PlaceNeutralShadow on eyelid sporting a no-makeup or minimal makeup.This eye-lift trick is a great one to employ. Swirl a medium fluffy eye shadow brush in a soft neutral shadow Kjaer Weis Eye Shadow in Charm ($45),Apply just above your crease and below your brow bone in a windshield-wiper motion.U should be able to seethe shadow with your eyes open,blended very well so it's almost imperceptible.This works works wonders on a hooded eyelid.
Fullerbrows look youthful doesn't mean they're dark,Goal tobe strategic about the way u fill in brows look soft and natural. Use 2shades of brow color a light & dark. U need to work with 2 different shades in order to make them look real & youthful, lighter color should be applied toward the beginning of the brow to bright&lift the face.Filling in, use short, upward strokes as opposed to drawing & dragging across. Stila StayAllDayWaterprproof BrowPenfine tip allows u to draw upward angle of hair
Apply Cream Blush High on the Cheeks"Always wear cream blush. Cream formulas are dewy and merge with your skin so you look natural and fresh Inner Glow Creme Pigment from Ritual de Fille in Loves ($38). placement is important, too, and blush should sit high on your cheekbones. "I What you want is a lift," When you smile,the fullest part of your cheek is the apple. Apply high on the apple, starting just below the pupil, and blending upwards toward your temples."
ConcealerTarte Shape Tape ($27) has become a cult classic in the beauty realm it works! With minimal to no creasing, [it] can cover the darkest of under-eye bags.Your concealer shouldYour concealer should always be two shades lighter than your skin. Apply on the T-zone, bridge of the nose, peak of the forehead, andunderneath the eyes. A lot of people apply it with fingers, it's better to usea brush to diffuse it out and then push the product into the skin wit a damp blender. This creates smooth
Employ a Stippling Brush and Damp BeautyblenderWhile we're on the topic of foundations, let's discuss how to apply it. "Foundation should always be diffused and sit on the skin lightly, instead of a thick layer," said makeup artist Patrick Ta, who's worked with celebs like Gigi Hadid, Blake Lively, and Shay Mitchell. "Apply your foundation with a stippling brush, and blend in with a damp Beautyblender ($16) to diffuse any fine lines. This makes the application look as natural and flawless as pos
Wear Supersheer Foundation"Less is more — keep your foundation sheer and glowy, then apply concealer strategically as needed," advised Merrady Wickes, the director of education for The Detox Market. "If your foundation has enough coverage to cover a blemish, it's too heavy for your whole face." We recommend Nars Sheer Glow Foundation ($47), which imparts glow and evens out your complexion without looking or feeling heavy.
Prep Skin With a Blurring PrimerPrep Skin With a Blurring Primer "A great way to soften fine lines and wrinkles is with a good skin primer. This will prepare the face for makeup application and also fill in lines and pores," said Dana Prigge, a beauty expert and the founder of Daily Fashionista. She recommended Flower Beauty's In Your Prime ($13). "This is an affordable product that rivals many expensive facial primers. [It] softens fine lines and also has a subtle to little scent."
Paula's Choice Resist Skin Revealing Body LotionYou've got your face and feet covered, and now it's time to take care of the rest of your body! Paula's Choice Resist Skin Revealing Body Lotion ($28) contains 10 percent AHA to gently peel away layers of dead skin. It also targets the skin ailments Sun mentioned, including psoriasis, melasma, seborrheic keratosis, and keratosis pilaris.
Miss Spa Exfoliating Foot BootiesRemember how Sun mentioned that glycolic acid is a rock star when it comes to resurfacing the skin? Well, the same goes for other parts of your body, too, including callous-lined feet and cracked heels! Miss Spa Exfoliating Foot Booties ($7) are essentially disposable socks chock-full of ingredients, including glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and plant extracts, to reveal baby soft feet.
Peter Thomas Roth’s 10% Glycolic Solutions MoisturizerDull skin be gone with Peter Thomas Roth’s 10% Glycolic Solutions Moisturizer ($45), a seriously potent cream that can be used both morning and evening. It quickly reveals radiant and clear skin for a shiny, youthful, just-slept-for-10-hours visage. It also contains vitamin E to nourish and aloe to soothe.
Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night SerumFor a nightly pick-me-up, reach for Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum ($90), which has met wide acclaim in the skincare community. It contains 12 percent AHAs/BHA — including glycolic, tartaric, lactic, citric, and salicylic — to exfoliate, brighten, and rid the skin of impurities. It also contains sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer, which is the smaller molecule cousin to hyaluronic acid that instantly plumps and reduces lines.
Monastary XX Exfoliating Glycolic GelIf you’re all about a shelf full of nature-inspired and derived products, check out Monastery. This brand utilizes ingredients that are sourced from around the globe, including Greece, India, and Japan. Their XX Exfoliating Glycolic Gel ($68) is made with a rose-water base to moisturize and calm and glycolic acid to resurface. It's also salt- and alcohol-free to reduce dryness and irritation.
REN Skincare Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal MaskGlycolic acid can and should be used in conjunction with other AHAs, including lactic and citric acids, noted Sun. The previous two peels we highlighted do, and so does REN Skincare Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask ($55). In fact, this one contains four different AHAs: "glycolic acid from pineapple, lactic acid from passion fruit, citric acid from lemon, and tartaric acid from grape create multiaction exfoliation.” The result is seriously refres
Lancer Caviar Lime Acid PeelFor another great peel, slather on this Lancer Caviar Lime Acid Peel ($90), which contains 10 percent glycolic acid to eliminate dead skin cell build-up, phytic acid to brighten, papaya and pineapple enzymes to smooth and soften, and caviar lime extract to further exfoliate. It can be used once or twice a week and is approved for all skin types.
Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Bi-Phase PeelFor an at-home peel with a salon-level bang, we recommend Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Bi-Phase Peel ($85). Even in as little as one to two applications, you’ll see a noticeable improvement in the quality of your skin. This is thanks to a wonderfully potent (but gentle) blend of acids, including glycolic to exfoliate, alguronic to firm and tone, and shikimic to condition. It also contains ultrahydrating microalgae oil to keep skin soft, plu
Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Foaming PadsNip + Fab Glycolic Fix Foaming Pads ($15) boast 2 percent glycolic acid to gently give skin a boost while cleansing at the same time. One side is textured for a little physical exfoliating action while the other is smooth to wipe away makeup and grime. Plus, there's a little foaming action to help you get an extra deep clean. These are great to throw in your gym bag for a quick clean.