Make the Most of Your 40s
|Celebrity Makeup Artist Favorite 1: Primer and hydrating foundation|
"Primers with silicone and moisturizing bases help fill in lines,” says celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic. Try L'Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Anti-Dullness Skin Primer ($13; at drugstores) and Clarins Everlasting Foundation SPF 15 ($35; clarinsusa.com).
|Celebrity Makeup Artist Favorite 2: Creamy concealer|
You need more coverage under your eyes in your 40s, advises Edna De Jesus, celebrity makeup artist for the Today show, who recommends choosing a concealer with a creamy consistency and anti-aging ingredients, such as CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Concealer ($11; at drugstores).
|Celebrity Makeup Artist Favorite 3: Cream blush|
"Powders will exacerbate the look of lines, while creams add sheen to skin,” says celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose. One to try: Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cream Blush in Pink ($24; elizabetharden.com).
|Celebrity Makeup Artist Favorite 4: Neutral shadows|
"In your 40s, stick with classic colors,” says NYC based celebrity makeup artist Mathew Nigara. Neutral shadows in taupe tones, like Estée Lauder Eyeshadow in Sepia Sand ($20; esteelauder.com), are perfect all over lids or just in creases.
|Celebrity Makeup Artist Favorite 5: Black liquid eyeliner|
"Defy gravity by creating a lift at the outer corners of your eyes with black liquid liner,” says Barose. Try YSL Eyeliner Noir the Black Eyeliner ($34; yslbeautyus.com).
|Celebrity Makeup Artist Favorite 6: Cream lip color|
Warning from a celebrity makeup artist: don't even think about using lip colors with brownish tones (such as a deep plumy brown or copper hue) "They can make skin of any color look sallow,” says Lauren Napier, a celebrity makeup artist in New York City.
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