Makeup is meant to enhance our natural beauty, but as we age if we continue with all the same application techniques we used in our younger days, it can have the opposite effect — drying out our skin, dragging our features down, or highlighting fine lines. In short: making us look older, instead of more vibrant.
With just a few tweaks here and there — like wearing less makeup, surprisingly — you can accentuate your best features and minimize any bothersome areas. And remember, no matter our age, makeup should be a fun way to express ourselves — and hopefully never feel like a chore. Catching a glimpse of yourself in the mirror with your favorite lipstick on should be an instant mood booster!
With this in mind, we reached out to two top celebrity makeup artists to get age-defying makeup tips for women who are 45 and beyond.