According to beauty industry legend Trish McEvoy, "what time takes away, we can bring back with makeup." That is, of course, if you actually know what you're doing. Here, McEvoy, Pat McGrath, and a handful of top makeup artists share their insider secrets—and preferred products—for youthful-looking skin.
Trish McEvoy, Entrepreneur and Makeup Artist
Pat McGrath, Entrepreneur and Makeup Artist
DEFINE THE LASH LINE.
"I recommend using my 'invisible lining' technique. Pressing the liner in between each lash along the lash line adds definition, bringing the look of lush and full lashes even before mascara." —Trish McEvoy
Trish McEvoy "Intense" Gel Eyeliner Pencil $29 (P1,450)
Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Gel Eyeliner $26 (P1,300)
Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon $25 (P1,250)
BRIGHTEN AND EVEN OUT THE SKIN.
"Apply a BB cream. If you don't have the time to totally prep your skin, BB is an all-in-one skin perfecter. Not only does it prime, brighten, and even out the skin, it protects from daily UV exposure. An even skin tone projects a more youthful look." —Trish McEvoy
bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream $29.50 (P1,475)
YSL "Top Secrets" BB Cream Skintone Perfector $52 (P2,600)
Dior "Diorskin Nude" BB Creme Broad Spectrum $45 (P2,250)
Trish McEvoy Beauty Balm Instant Solutions $86 (P4,300)
EXFOLIATING IS THE KEY TO SMOOTH APPLICATION.
"Many women avoid exfoliating and end up looking like they’re wearing heavy makeup because even the lightest application grabs onto dry patches (aka dead skin). " —Jenny Smith
NARS Skin Double Refining Exfoliator $34 (P1,700)
APPLY CONCEALER BEFORE LIPSTICK.
"Scrub the lips, then apply concealer that’s the same
DON'T BE AFRAID OF SHEEN.
"I like to add a little bit of a sheen on more mature skin by using a BB cream or CC cream. It helps to keep your complexion looking youthful." —Kindra Mann
AMOREPACIFIC "Color Control" Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum $60 (P3,000)
By Terry Cellularose CC Cream $87 (P4,350)
USE CREAM BLUSH OVER POWDER.
"Cream blushes add a glow to the skin. They're easy to use and can double on the lips as well. " —Kindra Mann
DEFINE THE LIPS.
"Using a natural looking lip liner brings back the look of natural fullness of the lip." —Trish McEvoy
Trish McEvoy Long-Wear Lip Liner $29 (P1,450) each
BRIGHTEN THE UNDER EYE.
"One of the first areas to show signs of
UNDER EYE BRIGHTENERS
Trish McEvoy Instant Eye Lift $45 (P2,250)
Benefit Eye Brightening Stick $20 (P1,000)
Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand $45 (P2,250)
THERE'S AN "ORDER OF OPERATIONS" WHEN IT COMES TO MAKEUP APPLICATION.
"Skincare products should be applied before SPF." —Jenny Smith
CHOOSE A LIP COLOR THAT MOISTURIZES.
"For older women, it’s important to choose a formula that’s more hydrating to ensure smooth, even coverage.” —Pat McGrath
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PRIME YOUR LIDS.
"Lid primer evens out the upper
Trish McEvoy Eyeshadow Primer $29 (P1,450)
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion $20 (P1,000)
ADD COLOR TO THE FACE.
"Bronzer and blush bring back that radiant and youthful glow. Apply bronzer using a fluffy brush to the highpoints of the face. A touch of blush on the apple of the cheek worked downward imitates the look of a brisk walk." —Trish McEvoy
AVOID SPARKLY SHADOWS—OPT FOR SHIMMER INSTEAD.
"For the eyes, I always hear my older clients say they want to stay clear of anything with a shimmer or sparkle in it. While I agree with the sparkle part, a little bit of shimmer can be nice on the lid. Just avoid the brow bone area." —Kindra Mann
"Kevyn Aucoin's The Essential Eye Shadow Palette in #1 is perfect for everyday use and the slight sheen in the
Kevyn Aucoin Essential Eyeshadow Set $58 (P2,900)
USE PRIMERS WITH HYALURONIC ACID AND COLLAGEN TO BOOST MOISTURE.
"Lancome's Hydro Glow Primer has illuminating properties that give the skin a fresh look. Murad's
Lancôme "La Base Pro - Hydra Glow" Illuminating Primer $40 (P2,000)
DITCH HEAVY FOUNDATION IN FAVOR OF A GOOD CONCEALER.
"If you have discoloration or broken capillaries, the right type of concealer coverage, just where needed, will help not only in lasting throughout the day but also will prevent you from having to apply a heavy foundation all over." —Kindra Mann
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer $30 (P1,500)
IT Bye Bye Redness Neutralizing Correcting Cream $32 (P1,600)
This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
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