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The New Makeup Trends to Look Younger

2 September 2008

When the delightfully charming (that was the phrase I jotted down at the time, and I still remember why, so I guess also add ‘memorable’!) Smashbox Celebrity Makeup Artist Charlie Green was on CBS News a while back giving tips on how mature women can achieve a more youthful look, I paid careful attention. It’s never too early to learn makeup tricks that I’ll want to use as I age. Also, I believe these methods work just as well for a woman of 25 (like me) as for a woman of 35, 45, 55 – and so on.

She cited three specific suggestions: ONE: A foundation that is not matte, but will help you glow. TWO: Making blush a must-have, and using a cream-based type of blush for more glow. THREE: And finally, sticking with this formula – you want to use a lip product that has a pale, pearly-shine finish. Apparently lips DO shrink as you age, and just like you’d paint a small room a light color so it doesn’t seem smaller, you want to use a light color on your lips so they don’t look smaller than they are. It doesn’t have to be a lip gloss that you use (even I’m kind of over glosses), lipsticks are now made with creamy, shiny formulas that glide on your lips and feel wonderfully wearable.



CHANEL VITALUMIÈRE Satin Smoothing Fluid Makeup ($52.00) at Macy’s

Bobbi Brown Cream Blush Stick ($25.00) at Nordstrom

Smashbox Photo Finish Lipstick with Sila-Silk (TM) Technology ($22.00) at Sephora (Try Beautiful, Sweet or Charming.)

Much love,


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