Every woman wants to look 10 years younger than her real age. Unfortunately, we can’t stop aging, but the good news is we can age gracefully. No matter whether you are in your 30s, 40s or 50s, with these little tricks you will look much younger in no time. However, keep in mind that if you don’t eat healthy, don’t exercise regularly and don’t get enough sleep, these 10 ways to look 10 years younger in just 10 minutes won’t help you.
1. Give your eyes that sparkle
When you age, you tend to lose some of your radiance in your skin, especially around the eyes. To give your eyes that glow and sparkle again, just sweep on a shimmering highlighter on the inside corners of the eyes and under the brow bone. Eyeshadow shimmers can also help to give your eyes sparkle. However, make sure your shimmer eyeshadow is not too glittery. One of the best ways to check it is to put a bit of eyeshadow on the back of the hand and go into the sunlight. If you see the chunks of mica mineral, your eyeshadow is too glittery. If you are in your 30s, 40s or 50s, prime your eyelids with a bit of liquid foundation and powder. It will help your eyeshadow last longer.
2. Smudge your eyeliner
Get a more natural look by smudging your eyeliner. Just sweep you eye pencil along your upper lash line (closer to the roots) and wiggle it between the roots. Smudge your eyeliner using a flat angled brush. If you can’t make a perfect line, don’t worry, a hint of smudge is also great, because it will help you look younger instantly.
3. Make your eyelashes thicker
Now, it’s time to think of making your eyelashes thicker. As you age, your eyelashes can become thinner, shorter and even lighter, so it’s important to choose the right mascara. You need to choose mascara that will add volume and length to your eyelashes and will make your eyes stand out. Just make sure you don’t overdo it.
4. Use a perfect foundation
A good foundation can do wonders, if applied properly. Your foundation should highlight and not mask your natural beauty. Try using a non-latex sponge to apply the foundation. This will help the foundation to glide on evenly and create the perfect canvas for blush or powder. The best thing about non-latex sponges is that they are great for sensitive skin.
5. Hide dark circles
It’s hard to get rid of dark circles, especially if you are a woman over 40. Most women try to hide dark circles under the eyes with a thick opaque concealer, but that’s a big mistake. If you have dark circles, lighten them up using a sheer brightening concealer. Apply it under the eyes, at the inner corners and at the outer corners of the eyes to create an instant eye lift.
6. Don’t overdo it
Concealer is great, but make sure you don’t apply too much of it. Using too much concealer can exaggerate your wrinkles and lines and make you look older. Since it can be difficult to find the right concealer and foundation, don’t be afraid to experiment until you find what you need.
7. Choose the right lipstick
Using the right lipstick is one of the best ways to look 10 years younger in just 10 minutes. Just because you are over 40, doesn’t mean you can’t wear a red lipstick. To find the perfect shade of red, you need to pay attention to your skin tone. If you are fair, opt for blue-red. If you are a dark-skinned lady, choose deeper blood reds. If you are a red-head, you can still wear a red lipstick. Brick or tomato shade of red can do the trick.
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8. Make your eye color stand out
If you wear glasses, you need to make your beautiful eyes stand out in order to look younger instantly. One of the easiest ways to do it is to use opposite shades of eyeliner. If your eyes are green, use an eggplant pencil. For brown eyes, try navy blue. If you have hazel eyes, opt for forest green eyeliner, and for blue eyes, try chocolate brown.
9. Go simple
Now the trends are all about lashes, cheeks and lips. If you want to look 10 years younger in just 10 minutes, go simple. Just do one sweep of purple, teal or aqua eyeliner across your lash line, pump up your lashes with mascara, then add a coral lip and cheek and you’ll look amazing in no time.
10. Wear sunscreen daily
You might think that it’s not a way to look younger in 10 minutes, but it’s actually important to wear sunscreen daily. Wearing a high quality sunscreen can help fight skin aging and lower your skin cancer risks. Try to find a sunscreen that you can apply everywhere, including the top of the eyelids.
Although we can’t hide every wrinkle or facial line, we can do a few things to look a bit younger. There are tons of anti-aging products available these days, but don’t get overwhelmed. Eat healthy, drink enough water, exercise and stress less, and you will feel and look more than just 10 years younger. Do you have any tips for looking younger?