10 ways to look younger right now
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By Naomi Jaul
There are plenty of anti-aging products that promise to smooth skin and improve your appearance over time, but what if you want a little instant gratification? To help you turn back the clock, Glo asked top makeup artists and hairstylists to spill their best age-defying tips and tricks. Read on for the ten easiest ways to subtract years from your look.
Lighten Up2 of 11
Reclaim a youthful glow—and make your features pop—with a liquid illuminator. Kimara Ahnert, celebrity makeup artist and owner of the Kimara Ahnert Makeup & Skincare Studio in Manhattan, says, "Use it on the top of the cheekbones and the inner corners of the eyes to brighten up your face."
SHOP NOW: BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector, $41
Line & Define3 of 11
Try this trick from L.A.-based Mark makeup artist Jamie Greenberg to wake up tired eyes: "If the corners of your eyes are sagging, create a lifted look by directing the liner slightly upwards on the outer edges of your lash line," says Greenberg.
SHOP NOW: Mark Keep It Going Longwear Eyeliner & Shadow, $11
Build Body4 of 11
"Soft, relaxed waves are a surefire way to create a younger—but still sophisticated —look," says celeb hairstylist Josue Perez of Los Angeles. "Use a rounded-edge styling iron—a multifunction tool that can straighten and curl hair—to create soft, natural-looking waves that frame the face." The key to this look? Use the iron to grip hair at around cheekbone level, and then slowly twist the iron inwards, curling toward the face.
SHOP NOW: Rowenta Versa Style Iron, $160
Whiten Up5 of 11
A brighter smile can certainly give your look a boost. If an in-office whitening treatment is out of the budget, get brushing with a whitening toothpaste.
SHOP NOW: Luster Now! toothpaste, $8
Get Glossy6 of 11
As we age, natural oil production decreases, and a dry, dull mane can make you look older before your time. You can give your hair a shot of shine—and tame flyaways—with a quality shimmer spray like this one.
SHOP NOW: UMBERTO Beverly Hills Shimmer and Shine Spray, $13
Circle Game7 of 11
Dark undereye circles, regardless of your age, always make you look older. Caused by a combo of genetics, allergies and, yes, late nights, banishing them is key to looking your youngest. Opt for a creamy, waterproof concealer that contains vitamin K, which studies show helps to reduce under-eye discoloration. Dab a tiny amount of eye-brightening concealer to the darkest parts of your undereye circles—this helps light to bounce off them and to brighten up your eyes—and blend in well.
SHOP NOW: IT Cosmetics Bye-Bye Undereye, $24
Prep Properly8 of 11
Pro-level skin smoothing is the objective of this new cream, which diffuses light, thus "blurring" away fine lines, wrinkles and pores in 30 seconds. Use the silky, velvety-finish SPF 30 formula as a primer for your foundation.
Getting Cheeky9 of 11
"When the skin ages, it fades since less blood is flowing to the skin and therefore there's less color in the face," says Dallas-based celebrity aesthetician Renée Rouleau. The fix? " I use a very small amount of blush in a really bright pink or coral." This blush from VMV Hypoallergenics also contains coconut oil to moisturize and titanium and iron oxides for added sun protection.
SHOP NOW: VMV Hypoallergenics Skin Bloom Blush, $40
Brow Raise10 of 11
"Brows will thin and fade over time," says Ahnert. Use a brow powder (which creates a softer look than a pencil) to plump up puny arches—and subtract years from your look. "Choose a color slightly lighter than your natural hair color and always brush through with a brow brush or toothbrush to disperse," says Ahnert.
SHOP NOW: Bobbi Brown Brow Kit, $47
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Over the years, our lips tend to lose their fullness, with fine lines forming around their edges. To stop the dreaded "lipstick migration" (when color feathers into the fine lines), Ahnert insists on lip liner. If you're wary of liner, opt for a nude or clear wax formula to ensure color stays put.
SHOP NOW: Flower Line & Shine Lip Liner, $7
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