5 Makeup Tricks That Will Take Years Off Your Face



The quest for eternal youth will never fade away. Back in the day, it was bathing in milk and honey (shout-out to our homegirl Cleopatra); these days, it’s Botox, fillers, facelifts, or just a really kick-ass retinol cream. Whatever the method, the end goal has stayed the same: to hold off gravity and our natural aging process just a little while longer. But here’s a little tip: Your skincare routine isn’t the only thing that can help you achieve that. You also happen to possess something Cleopatra didn’t—a secret weapon that can take years off your face in under five minutes: makeup. Lest we forget, the contents of your makeup bag have anti-aging powers too. So just how do we use makeup to look younger? Ahead, you’ll find five little-known makeup tricks we’ve picked up through the years from the industry’s top pros. These go beyond standard advice like simply picking cream over powder, and we guarantee they’ll step up your makeup game—and help you look as young as you feel. Keep scrolling to see them all!