Makeup Bag Makeovers

ImageMake up bag make overs! It’s a new season time to do it!
* Anything with heaps of glitter: Subtle shimmer is flattering, but gobs of glittery makeup over wrinkles is the same as screaming, “Look at me! Look at me!” Not the effect you’re looking for.
* Anything too chalky and dry: A soft, touchable texture is the key to making up a younger-looking face. So long dusty, chalky powder and, dry, matte lipstick!
* Anything in little-girl pastels: Still attached to baby-blue and cotton-candy-pink palettes? Donate them to your daughter. Those colors might look young but that doesn’t mean that they’ll make you look younger.
1. A lightweight foundation with good-for-your-skin ingredients. Try: Avon ANEW Beauty Age-Transforming Foundation SPF 15, $16.

2. A taupe blush for chiseling the edges of your cheekbones, jawline, and neck. Try: MAC Powder Blush in Emote, $17.50.

3. An eye-shadow palette with a variety of light shades to highlight your lids and brow bone, along with darker shades for contouring your crease. Try: Bobbi Brown Stonewashed Nudes Palette, $50, or Sonia Kashuk Eye Palette in Perfectly Neutral, $12.99.

4. A brow pencil and brush duo that’s a breeze to apply. Try: Prescriptives Groom Stick for Brows, $18.50.

5. A powder blush in a vivid shade that stays put. Try: DiorBlush in A Touch of Blush, $34, or Flirt! Peek-A-Blush in Crazy in Love, $12.

6. An ultra-glossy mascara that fattens skimpy lashes. Try: Lancome Cils Design Pro Dual End Mascara, $35, or Prestige Lash Matrix Mascara, $5.95.

7. A primer that helps your makeup stay put. Try: Benefit “That Gal” Brightening Face Primer, $27, which also adds a flicker of luminescence, or Revlon Age Defying Instant Firming Face Primer, $13.99.

8. A concealer that brightens and covers. Try: Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Double Face Perfector, $8.99, with a highlighter on one end and a high-pigment concealer on the other.

9. Your most important tool: a foundation brush. Try: Lancome Foundation Brush #2, $32, with a tapered edge for precise blending.

10. A cream liner in an intense, eye-brightening jewel tone. Try: L’Oreal Paris HIP High Intensity Pigments Color Truth Cream Eyeliner in Teal, $12.

11. A cream blush that matches your skin’s natural flush. Try: Almay Smart Shade Blush in Pink, $8.99.

12. A multitasking face powder that sets makeup and delivers a hint of glow. Try: Lorac Perfectly Lit Oil-Free Luminizing Powder in Spotlight, $32, or CoverGirl Advanced Radiance Age-Defying Pressed Powder, $6.99.

13. A lip liner in a gloss-like texture that defines without overpowering. Try: MAC Lipglass Pencil in Neutralzone, $13.50.

14. A bright yet sheer lipstick that takes the fear factor out of fall’s intense shades. Try: Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pure Shine Sheer Lipstick in Italian Cherry, $28, or Wet ‘n’ Wild Wild Shine Lipstick in Jaded Shine, $1.99.


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