Dark shades can be unflattering on mature skin because lips get thinner with age
To keep lipstick from looking too severe, choose rosy reds, daring pinks, or flesh-colored shades. Adjust the shade you choose based on your skin-tone—and in this case, opposites attract. If you have a warm complexion like Olivia Munn, opt for a cooler pink. If your skin is cool like Gwen Stefani, a warmer, redder pink will work best.
2. BRUSH BLUSH ABOVE YOUR APPLES
For an instant cheek lift, place your blush brush at the highest point of your cheekbone and apply color in a circular motion. Go for warm pinks, apricots, or bronzes since they create less contrast and make you look younger. To get a soft glow like Kristin Davis, lightly swirl two fingers over your blush. Then tap fingers along your cheekbones and gently blend downward.
3. LIFT YOUR EYES WITH PENCIL
Use an eye pencil. Its softness enlarges the eyes more than liquid liners do. Color liner on the bottom is a fun new twist and very chic. Keeping it young, Catherine Zeta-Jones flashes her blue-rimmed eyes this summer on the red carpet.
4. INVEST IN THE RIGHT CONCEALER
Cover-up can be tricky to apply; many formulas sink into crevices, emphasizing every fine line. So take a cue from Courtney Cox at a Chanel event in Malibu and get it just right. Select your concealer accordingly, dab under your eyes, and use a soft brush to blend in with your foundation. You’ll master the art of flawless coverage once and for all.
5. WELL GROOMED BROWS ARE THE NAME OF THE GAME
Take the time to shape your brows to get that perfect arch and use a brow powder to accentuate your existing brows. The celebrity of the moment advocating the trend is Pippa Middleton. Several other celebrities like Leighton Meester and Mary Kate Olsen are all growing out their thin arched eyebrows for hotter, fuller, natural look.