5 Makeup Tips for Young, Glowing Skin at Any Age

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Age is the great equalizer. You can use the best eye cream and drink a gallon of water every day. Still, despite our best efforts, we will all get older. I honestly love my 30’s and wouldn’t go back to my 20’s if you paid me. And, how I applied my makeup back then is not flattering now because my skin has changed- creases, dryness, you know the deal.

You may be ready for an update too! Here are some tips that I use to get glowing, younger looking skin. Try them and bring out your inner youthful spirit- no matter your age.

Moisturize- in more ways than one. Use moisturizer,” is not a ground-breaking tip to keep your skin looking youthful. But when applying makeup, there are lots of other ways to get moisture into your face.

(1) Use a moisturizing primer. Yes, after you apply your favorite face lotion, mine is Clinique Moisture Surge, slap on some primer too. My favorite moisturizing/illuminating primers are: Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer and the Becca First Light and Backlight Priming Filter primers.

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(2) Opt for cream/liquid over powder for every product you apply to your skin- especially foundation. My favorite moisturizing foundations are: Clinique Even Better Makeup (it improves clarity, tone, and visibly diminishes age spots) and Trish McEvoy Even Skin Water Foundation  (it blurs imperfections and brightens the complexion).

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(3) You can also moisturize your skin when applying your foundation. There are a couple ways to do this. First, you can use a dampened Beauty Blender. This is my favorite way to apply foundation. Because it’s quick, easy, and creates a flawless finish. The other option is to use a kabuki brush, like this Morphe one, and spray the brush with a product that contains glycerin. My favorite spray for this technique is MAC Fix Plus- it smells great and gives the skin an instant boost of hydration.

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(4) Cream blush gives the skin a youthful wash of color- instead of using a dry powder blush. My favorite is from the brand Doll 10. I received their HydraGel Cream Blush in the shade Flirt in my monthly Ipsy subscription. It is a beautiful rosy, pink shade and has shea butter, avocado butter and jojoba seed oil for added moisture. I have used this blush on clients over 40 and it looks healthy and beautiful. Check out this article for tips on how to apply cream blush.

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(5) Lastly, use a liquid highlighter to give your skin a healthy, natural glow. Apply a sheer liquid highlighter on the top of your cheekbones- my favorite is Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter in shade Opal. Use your fingers to dab a few dots below your temple and blend it in with a dense brush or beauty sponge. Avoid highlighting any area that has wrinkles like your brow bone or lips. 

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Kayla Mallon