Is there a secret to achieving a more youthful appearance? We asked leading beauty industry pros—from Beyonce’s makeup artist to Sofia Vergara’s dermatologist—for the tips, tricks, and products they swear by.
Ask your colorist for warm tones.
"I recommend selecting golden and warm tones with varying shades. Avoid ash tones, which can closely resemble grey." —Frederic Moine, celebrity hairstylist
Fake fuller lips.
“Find a lip liner that matches your natural lip tone. Gently
Wear sunscreen on your face and neck.
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“Many people forget the neck, although it’s one of the first places (along with your under eye area) to show aging. I recommend SPF 25 or above,
Use an acid peel 1-2 times a week.
“Consistent use of a good acid peel—one that has both salicylic and glycolic acid—will have cumulative benefits: the longer you use them, the better your skin will look. I always recommend once a week for dry skin and no more than twice a week for combination/normal skin. Following this regimen will help build collagen, erase fine lines and pigmentation, and generally help thicken your skin. Remember: your skin gets thinner with age.”—Dr. Lamees Hamdan, founder
Embrace thick brows.
“Bolder, defined brows give the illusion of a younger face, so definitely invest in a product to help fill in any gaps along your brow. Look for a formula that’s a cross between a pencil and powder, so you get the soft and natural texture of a powder with the precision of a pencil." —Huda Kattan, founder of Huda Beauty
Use castor oil on your brows.
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“It stimulates hair growth to create thicker and fuller brows —I swear by it!”—Huda Kattan, founder of Huda Beauty
Choose a pink or peachy blush with golden shimmer.
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"A blush with a radiant finish will brighten any skin tone and give cheekbones a little lift. It’ll also give skin the glow and healthy color it needs."—Jenny Smith, NARS global makeup artist
Don’t skimp on skincare products.
"Investing in a skincare routine helps your makeup go on better. I always tell my girls to use a Clarisonic device because it really helps to cleanse deeply. Then, depending on your skin type, go for a nice moisturizer. I recommend Hydra Genius.”—Sir John, L’Oreal Paris celebrity makeup artist
Use vitamin A on your skin.
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“Vitamin A derivatives—such as
Consider long bangs.
"Longer bangs are ideal to help mask the aging process since it softens the facial features, emphasizes the eyes and also can discreetly hide fine lines and wrinkles. It’s best to add layers so that there
Use products that color correct.
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“Green helps areas with redness such as cheeks, under eyes, and nasal folds. Apricot cancels the blue-ish color found within the dark circles underneath eye areas.”—Orlando Santiago, national artistry executive for Guerlain
Pair a creamy stick highlighter with a powder illuminator.
“Emollient chubby stick highlighters add dew and glisten to the skin. Apply to the high points of the cheeks after foundation. Then, add a powder illuminator on top of the cream to attract light to the
Wear more ponytails.
“Nothing says young and chic like a messy pony, so embrace it if you can. Always use lots of dry shampoo or texture spray to create grit and texture.”—Matt Fugate, Kerastase celebrity hairstylist
Keep cuticles hydrated and go for neutral nails.
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“Hydrating with oil is extremely important because dry skin—even young, dry skin—tends to look older
Try a soft shadowed liner on your lower lash line.
“Use a small tight brush to apply liner along the bottom lashes to create the illusion of a shadow. Use a gel formula and blend it out with your brush for longevity and a soft effect.” —Ashlee Glazer, makeup artist and artistic director for Laura Geller Beauty
Rinse your hair with cold water.
“I recommend that clients always finish with a cold rinse. This will lock in a good conditioning and help infuse shine.” —Paul Labrecque, celebrity hairstylist
Change your mindset about aging.
“Aging gracefully is a mentality—it's acknowledging there are things you can’t change, but accepting that there are things you can do to improve the effects of intrinsic aging and deter extrinsic aging.” —Dr. Dendy Engelman, celebrity dermatologist
Take collagen supplements.
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“Our collagen production decreases by 1% each year after the age of 20, which essentially means your skin is getting thinner and more fragile. Oral supplements can help to support the body’s natural collagen production. My favorite one that I recommend daily to my patients is Reserveage Collagen Replenish powder. It has
Avoid matte formula foundations.
"Choose a tinted moisturizer over a full-coverage foundation for a more youthful complexion. Anything with a heavy or matte formula will sit on top of the skin and accentuate any wrinkles. If you want more coverage, go for a foundation that has a dewy finish, as matte formulas settle into fine lines more easily which can make you look older."—Huda Kattan, founder of Huda Beauty
Prep undereyes before applying concealer.
“Leaving the undereye area untreated can cause puffiness and darkness. Use Erno Laszlo's
Hate your hands? Try a laser treatment.
“Women’s hands start to age in their late 40’s and early 50’s, so Fraxel (or fractional laser) can help reduce pigmentation such as sunspots. It also helps even out skin tone.”—Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank, celebrity dermatologist and founder of PFRANKMD
Give your hair the same type of care you give to your skin.
"I love and have seen results on clients with products including
When applying blush, use the “smile and swoosh” technique.
“For pretty blush placement, first, give a happy grin. This will identify the apple of the cheek, where the blush should be placed. To blend, simply swoosh the remaining blush out and up, towards the temple.” —Kelli J Barlett, director of artistry for Glamsquad
Make working out a priority.
“Movement is your magic pill that prolongs youth. After each workout, your skin looks more glowing and toned as a result of sweat! It’s proven that intense workouts speed cellular rejuvenation, metabolism, and slow down aging.” —Sylwia Wiesenberg, founder of DOPE Naturally
Swap out your liquid liner and jet black eye pencils.
“You want to avoid using a jet black or liquid liner as both of these can look quite harsh and can make the eyes appear smaller. Instead, try a charcoal or grey pencil liner and smoke it outward for a less severe effect.” —Huda Kattan, founder of Huda Beauty
Consider undereye filler.
"Filler under the eyes camouflages dark circles and under eye hollows that can make you appear tired. Restylane gives immediate, painless results that can last up to a year
Deep condition your strands.
“Things that make hair look older are frizz, breakage, dryness, greying hair, lack of shine and loss of elasticity. Deeply conditioning the hair can have a huge impact on aiding most of these conditions.” —Paul Labrecque, celebrity hairstylist
Start drinking green juice.
“It will literally transform your skin in a matter of days. It helps oxygenate the skin and stimulates lymphatic drainage so it's de-puffing too.” —Joanna Vargas, celebrity facialist and founder of Joanna Vargas Skincare
Avoid dark shadows and liquid liners.
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Use white eyeliner on your water line.
“It opens and brightens the eye area, creating a more youthful appearance.” —Huda Kattan, founder of Huda Beauty
Layer your mascara.
“Use a volumizing mascara first to create massive volume on both top and bottom lashes. Then apply a lengthening mascara only to the outer corners to create a flirtatious curl that lifts the eye diagonally.”— Orlando Santiago, national artistry executive for Guerlain
Invest in products with hyaluronic acid.
“Hyaluronic acid [a naturally occurring substance in skin that keeps it hydrated and youthful] absorbs 1000 times its weight in water and expands, helping to blur fine lines and wrinkles. Short term, any product with medium and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid will help plump your skin.” —Dr. Lamees Hamdan, founder
...Or try hyaluronic acid fillers.
“They plump the skin and ‘hydrate’ it from within, giving you a more youthful appearance. They also stimulate collagen production, so you can see anti-aging benefits anywhere you inject them. Companies like Allergan make specialized fillers for different parts of the face:
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