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How Do I Choose the Best Age-Defying Makeup?

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  • Written By: Lainie Petersen
  • Edited By: Melissa Wiley
  • Last Modified Date: 16 August 2018
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When choosing age-defying makeup, it is important to choose formulations and colors that blend well with your skin and that do not draw attention to imperfections such as lines and dryness. Do not rely solely on the claims of age-defying makeup manufacturers, as many cosmetic products don't live up to these promises. Instead, read ingredient labels and insist on sampling different types of anti-aging foundation to find one that works well for you. Ideally, a good brand of age-defying makeup should also contain an effective sunscreen, as sun exposure is a major contributor to the appearance of aging skin. It is also a good idea to develop a good skin-care routine as well as makeup application skills, because both can boost the effectiveness of your makeup in concealing signs of aging.

There are two main considerations when selecting age-defying makeup. The first is whether the product is capable of concealing specific signs of aging, and the second is whether it can successfully improve your entire complexion. There are several different foundation formulas on the market, so it is important that you select one that is compatible with your skin type. Most people find that their skin becomes dryer with age. If this is the case for you, choose a liquid foundation that also contains moisturizing ingredients. These foundations offer some coverage that can minimize skin discolorations while also giving your skin a moist-looking finish.

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The texture of your makeup also matters. Very heavy products may settle into lines and wrinkles, exaggerating their appearance. For this reason, you should also be careful about using concealer in areas with lines, particularly around the eyes, as its thicker consistency can really accentuate laugh lines. To prevent a caked-on look, you may wish to find a foundation that offers a higher degree of coverage rather than using concealer and foundation together to address specific skin flaws. When choosing foundation, powder, or concealer, look for warm, or yellow-based, colors that can make your skin appear healthier and younger.

In all cases, you should not rely solely on age-defying makeup to help you achieve a more youthful appearance. Foundations and other cosmetics tend to look best when they are applied to skin that has been well moisturized and exfoliated. If you have particular areas of your skin that are very dry or damaged, talk to a dermatologist about receiving treatment that can address these issues.

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