With all due respect to wrinkle cream, the right foundation or lipcolor can make you look younger—instantly. See for yourself with these super-fast solutions.
Try a pink pucker
“Everyone looks younger with cherubic rosy lips,” says makeup artist Christian McCulloch, who works with Demi Moore and Naomi Watts. If you’re fair, slick on a mauve-y rose shade such as Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Sugar Plum, $7.49; for deeper skin tones, go with a bolder color like Berry Smoothie.
If your skin seems dull, try a foundation with light-reflecting particles (they’re tiny, so you won’t look like a showgirl). “They hide flaws and make skin look radiant,” says makeup artist Sonia Kashuk. Any formula labeledilluminating, brightening, or luminous will do the trick. Try Sonia Kashuk Perfecting Luminous Foundation, $10.49.
Smooth lids with shimmer
A neutral-colored shimmery shadow is like Spanx for crepe-y eyelids: It gives the illusion of tautness. Use a powder — not cream — shadow one shade lighter than your skin, such as Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Sin (for light skin), Baked (for medium), or Smog (for dark), $17 each.