40+ Beauty Tips | Look Years Younger with Makeup

Look years longer with our over 40 makeup tips! It’s time to update your beauty routine and try new, innovative cosmetic formulas to create youthful and stunning makeup looks.
Makeup can be tricky. If you’re stuck with the same makeup routine you’ve done for years, it can be as aging as an out-of-style wardrobe. Yet, while there are many trends in makeup, the best bet is to leave the crazy colors to the teens and create a naturally stunning look. But that doesn’t have to mean makeup-free. In fact, certain makeup tips can make your face look years younger without having to resort to expensive skin-care products or extensive – and painful – anti-aging plastic surgery. Here’s how to use your cosmetics to create a younger look:

Prepare your skin
Before you apply a drop of makeup, be sure your skin is exfoliated once or twice a week. Sloughing away dead skin cells will actually allow your makeup to absorb better into your skin, rather than “sitting” on the skin, which can create a “cakey” look. Be sure to moisturize your skin and ensure you have SPF protection either in your moisturizer or foundation.

A great foundation
Apply a pore-minimizing primer. You can find this in powder or liquid form, and it’s one of the newest ways to really create a flawless canvas for your makeup. A new type of product known as BB creams actually combine a primer, moisture, anti-aging ingredients and a bit of color for coverage. Or you can opt for a lightweight foam-like foundation or even a spray foundation that you apply with a sponge. With a primer, you don’t need a heavy foundation.


40+ Beauty Tips | Look Years Younger with Makeup


Clinique Even Better Foundation SPF 15 $27
Smashbox Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion $26
B.B. Cream SPF 27 PA++ $38

Conceal your flaws
If you have blemishes, redness, age spots or under-eye circles, you can find a concealer that will even out your color. Pastel green or yellow concealers work to neutralize redness in the skin, like acne, scars, rosacea or even birthmarks. Light pink and peach concealers are effective in covering blue or gray tones under the eyes.

Perk up cheeks
Choose a blush that lightly warms your cheeks and apply it to the round apples of your cheeks. Use a darker bronzer or contouring color that is two shades darker than your blush and apply it below your cheek bones. This will make your cheek bones look more “lifted” while de-emphasizing the fullness of your lower cheeks.


40+ Beauty Tips | Look Years Younger with Makeup


Bobbi Brown Day to Night Shadow Options $67
Benefit High Beam Highlighter $26
Chanel Powder Blush 15 Orchid $54

Add some highlights
Adding a light-colored highlighting product will draw attention to wherever you apply it. Go for the area under your eyebrows, in the corner of your eyes, along the bridge of your nose and across the tops of your cheeks. For a sexy look, add a bit of highlighter to the “cupid’s bow” – the area just above the center of your top lip. You can find highlighting products with a little sheen or sparkle for special occasions. Otherwise, a concealer in a skin tone that’s a shade or two lighter than your complexion works great.

Open your eyes
To make your eyes look bigger, avoid dark, drastic eye liner. Instead you can use a bit of a dark shadow to make a smokey liner effect at the edges of your lashes. Apply two to three layers of glossy black mascara to give your eyes a youthful, sexy fringe.

Seal the lips
You can line your lips with a color that matches your lip color, but don’t vary from that, or your create an aged look. Keep your lip color a few shades darker than your natural lips and finish with a bit of gloss in the center of your upper and lower lips.


40+ Beauty Tips | Look Years Younger with Makeup
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Sonia Rykiel Fall 2012 Makeup Collection

The fall season is nearing in, so makeup brands are competing to create the best seasonal makeup products and it seems that the competition has gathered quite a few potential winners including Sonia Rykiel as the brand’s second fall 2012 makeup collection combines the beauty of pretty pigments with the power of moisturizers, so check out the new collection and pick your fav beauty boosters!
Just when we thought things couldn’t get any more exciting as far as makeup goes this fall, designer Sonia Rykiel Cosmetics announced the launch of not first, but second makeup collection for the fall of 2012, a collection that is bound to steal the spotlight as it combines the power of classic autumnal hues with the seductive power of pretty pink-red pigments.

Creative makeup directors seem to be far from short of ideas for the new season as some of the most important high end makeup labels have announced the launch of more than just one collection for the upcoming season. Relying on the power of high quality ingredients and sizzling mate or shimmering pigments, makeup designers have managed to spark new trends, so if you’re ready to discover the must have makeup hues that will dominate the beauty scene this fall season, browse through the following products and pick your new season favorites. From pretty eyeshadow hues to fabulous lip tints, the new collection provides the perfect pigments to achieve a flirty feminine makeup look that works from day to evening.


Sonia Rykiel Fall 2012 Eyeshadow Duos


Eyeshadow Duo
Pair up the trendy light and dark hue of the fall season by grabbing onto one of the eyeshadow duos signed Sonia Rykiel. Featuring a soft shimmery texture and intense pigments, your eyes will receive an instant dose of glamor, so choose to add the perfect touch of ‘light and shadow’ with the following:

  • No.11 Blooming Shower – silver pearl with red and blue pearl gold
  • No.12 Chipper – pearl gold silver and pearl gold
  • No.13 Garden Cafe – pearl light brown and pearl green
  • No.14 Buttoned-Down – pearl black gold copper and pearl black
  • No.15 Sigh – silver pearl and blue pearl



Heichi Rose Light Lipstick
Give your lips the ultimate touch of color with this fab lip tint that features color-changing properties, so you can look amazing every time. The lipsticks that feature rose-red tone pigments are also infused with moisturizing ingredients that leave the lips feeling soft and supple and with an intense shine, so check out the pigments and pick your favorites:

  • No.40 Baby Pink
  • No.41 Dazzling Yellow
  • No.42 Hua Lihong
  • No.43 Turkey Red
  • No.44 Passion Berry Red


Sublime Lipstick
Wrap your lips in a lightweight, feel-good lip color that will significantly enhance the beauty of your sexy pout. The formula that is designed to provide an intense shine is also enhanced with moisturizing ingredients such as shea butter, rose hip oil, wild rose essence, and vitamin E, so make your lips sizzle and feel fabulous with the following hues:

  • No.40 Milky Pink – pearl pink
  • No.41 Chrome Orange – multi chromatic orange
  • No.42 Poppy Red – red with gold pearl
  • No.43 Turkey Red – multi chromatic red
  • No.44 Raspberry Red – berry red with purple pearl

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Priti NYC Turkish Sorbet Nail Polishes

Craving a…Turkish Sorbet? Then the Priti NYC spring 2012 nail polish collection is the perfect tool to fulfill your color desires easily, safely and fashionably.
The concern with environment has been this month’s close focus and the increased awareness has had various means of expression among various fields. The fashion and beauty field is definitely taking note of the necessary changes that must occur and responds with fun and fashionable projects to help us feel safer and look our best. Jumping in the eco-friendly, non-toxic wagon, Priti NYC brings fun nail lacquer tones to embrace the new season with. While Earth Day is over, the newest collection by the brand can sure make the caring for the environment more automatic and fashionable.
The eco-friendly collection for the spring 2012 season takes inspiration from the incredible Turkey and one of the most fabulous treats of the season and provides four mesmerizing alternatives that will leave you lusting for more. The new toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DHB) and formaldehyde free shades to help you shine right now are:Lungwort – icy mint green
Red Maple – hot coral
Horned Poppy – cool pearly yellow
Day Flower – soft blue violet

These new tones are completely safe for moms to be as well which is an important perk. If these alluring nail lacquers have caught your eye, you should know that the these can be purchased from the company’s website for $12.50 per bottle.

Priti NYC Turkish Sorbet Nail PolishesPriti NYC Turkish Sorbet Nail Polish Collection
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CK One Spring/Summer 2012 Makeup Collection

Take a look at the ultimate expression of makeup extravaganza with the extensive CK One spring/summer 2012 makeup collection and prepare to be overwhelmed by the multitude of fabulous tones and products included.
A while back we saw the first promotional pics for the CK One Collection for the spring/summer 2012 season and we quickly concluded that the collection would be a highly promising one. The wide array of famous models succeeded in adding a fabulous flair to the much awaited collection managing to capture attention and to raise interest. The products of the collection have been finally revealed to the public who will now have the chance to see whether the line was worth the wait.

The brand’s goal with the new collection helps young fans express their individuality: “With the introduction of ck one color cosmetics we go beyond fragrance, addressing the consumer’s desire to define their individuality. With its fragrance roots, expanding into a color cosmetics line was a natural progression for the ck one brand. This latest extension embodies the energy and free spirit of ck one, offering fresh and unique beauty products that are ideal for today’s youthful, independent consumer,” stated a brand representative. Here are the brand’s latest offerings:

Mousse Concealer ($20)
Creating a perfect base is the key to a flattering makeup style and the suitable concealer is an invaluable tool in helping you accomplish the goal. Lightweight and easy to apply, the mousse concealer by the brand comes in several tones: Porcelain, Fair, Sand, Bisque, Tan, Honey.

Water Fresh Face Makeup ($15)
Water Fresh Face Makeup SPF 15 is a water-based compact face makeup which in addition to protecting the skin against harmful UV rays delivers a fabulous natural finish. Aside from the tones mentioned for the mousse concealer, the line also features the following ones:

  • Caramel
  • Cappuccino
  • Bisque
  • Golden


Airlight Pressed Powder SPF 15 ($26) and Skin Illuminator ($20)
The pressed powder aims to bring an alluring luminous touch and is available in the following tones: Porcelain, Sand, Bisque, Tan, Caramel, Cappuccino and Honey. If the airlight pressed powder isn’t enough to provide the luminous vibe you crave for, the skin illuminator available in a warm and a cool tone can do the trick.

Cream + Powder Blush Duo and Cream + Powder Bronzer Duo
Showing your cheeks a little love can be a great way to create a touch of freshness. While some of the bronzers aim to help you look tanned all year round (the first three), the blushes serve as a gloss cream and micro-fine powder blush:

  • Softly Glowing
  • Lightly Golden
  • Warm
  • Breath
  • Posh
  • Grace
  • Fun
  • Happiness

Powder Eyeshadow Quad ($28)
Featuring several lustworthy tones, the eyeshadow quads included in the collection can help you get different sophisticated looks with pearlized or matte, light or intense finishes. Choose between:

  • Nymphete
  • Boho
  • Amazon
  • Denim
  • Disco
  • Smoking


Pure Color Lipstick ($16)
The extensive set of cosmetics continues with fabulous lip colors which provide a long lasting sense of glamor and elegance. The fun tones are: Wow, Dollface, Fancy, Miss Me, Wanted, Liplock, Speakeasy, Must Do, Little Liar, Brainiac, Smooth.

Lipgloss ($15)
The lipglosses included in the collection have one more perk aside from mesmerizing tones: they are ergonomically designed to ensure easy, even application. The Deja New, Mad and Trouble tones are available exclusively online, however the following ones can also be found in stores:

  • Show Off
  • Quirky
  • Tender
  • Proper
  • Scandale
  • Illicit
  • Sugar

Long Wear + Shine Nail Color ($14)
Painting our nails in the hottest tones is now easier with the extensive nail polish collection which is meant to make looking gorgeous easier. Aside from fast, streak-free application, the brand promises your manicures will last up to 10 days. The tones are:

  • Point Blanc
  • Wasteland
  • Romper Room
  • Capitaliste
  • Ambus
  • Polyester
  • Shrug
  • I Think Not
  • Mashup
  • Caffeinated


Eyeliner ($17)
Featuring both simple eyeliners and double-edged ones for maximum versatility and a trendy vibe:

  • The Drama
  • Good Girl
  • Renegade
  • Psycho Candy
  • Beat
  • Candy/Poison
  • Fiasco/Fortune
  • Genius/Radical
  • Tender/Vicious
  • Rapture/Reckless

Mascara ($18)
Give your lashes a boost with the following tones:

  • Show – true black
  • Confess – soft black
  • Attract – brown
  • Trip – violet
  • Electrify – blue
Also included in the collection are Eyeshadow Base(Clean-white, Simple-pink, Prim-taupe) ($18), Soft Defining Lip Pencil ($13) (Lovely, Private, Maven, Mistress, Gossip)Gloss Eyecolor ($17) Ultra, Spin, Loud, Pop, Vivid and Color + Treat Lip Kit ($28)(Pop Culture, Mix Master). While US shoppers have the chance to purchase items from the extensive collection, international shoppers can do so only starting with September.
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Christian Dior Croisette Makeup Collection for Summer 2012

The new season is filled with pleasant surprises as far as makeup goes as makeup designers have gone over-the-top with their creations. One of the collections that catches the eye this summer is the Christian Dior Croisette 2012 collection which has been inspired by the beauty of the French Riviera, so take a peek at the fresh and mesmerizing colored products featured in the collection and pick your new season favorites!

Nature seems to be the muse for most cosmetic labels this upcoming season as nothing compares to the beauty of the colors displayed in nature especially during the warm season. One of the high-end brands that took inspiration from the beauty of the sea, golden sands sizzling under the sun is Christian Dior and the label’s Croisette makeup collection for summer 2012 is definitely worth all of your attention as the French Riviera inspired hues displayed throughout the collection are indeed fabulous and hard to resist.

Gorgeous pastels, nudes and golden-bronze tones are beautifully combined in Dior’s Croisette makeup collection for summer 2012, hues that give a certain freshness and seductive allure to your features, so browse through the variety of products featured in the collection and pick your new season beauty boosters.



5 Couleurs Croisette Eyeshadow Palette
Dior’s Croisette eyeshadow palettes bring a combination of the hottest warm tones of the season, colors that seem to be inspired by the beauty of the Mediterranean Sea as well as the beauty of the sun and sunset. Divided in two groups, pastels and golden-bronze tones, the palettes can help you achieve both fresh, youthful makeup looks as well as sultry makeup styles, so select your best match from the following 5 color makeup palettes:

  • 224 Swimming Pool – warm blue/sand/nude pink tones
  • 654 Aurora – warm gold/bronze/brown tones




Couleur Eye Gloss
Featuring the first eye gloss signed Dior, the Croisette makeup collection dares you to resist its beauty. The product’s gel formula is designed for easy, smooth application that dries-up to deliver long lasting, fresh looking results. Infused with sparkling pigments, the two eye glosses included in the collection display the following mesmerizing colors:

  • Tan
  • Seashell
  • Sunset
  • Azur




Nude Tan Glow Sun Powder
Give your skin an irresistible sunkissed perfection using the label’s fabulous Nude Tan Glow Sun Powder compacts. Available in six gorgeous hues, you can easily find the one that matches your skin tone perfectly, so choose from the following:

  • Honey
  • Amber
  • Cinnamon
  • Spicy
  • Toffee
  • Sienna

Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder
Radiant looking skin is definitely a head-turner and a must have this summer, so achieve the ultimate glamor look by dusting over your flawless looking skin Dior’s Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder in one of the following hues:

  • Aurora
  • Sunlight
  • Zenith
  • Sunset




Dior Addict Lip Balm
Give your lips an infusion of moisture and a mouthwatering natural coloration using Dior’s Addict Lip Balm in:

  • Crystal
  • Crystal Rose
  • Crystal Coral




Dior Addict Lipstick
Give your lips a boost of sensuality with the help of these sensual, high shine lipsticks signed Dior, lipsticks that will easily make you addicted to them, so experiment with their seductive power as the following hues are available to choose from:

  • Palace
  • Casual
  • Jet-Set




Dior Addict Ultra Gloss
Featuring a formula which delivers a sheer, irresistible color with a glass-like finish, Dior Addict ultra glosses will make you feel like a diva every time, so pick your best match from the following hues:

  • Aube
  • Orange Sari
  • Brun Panama
  • Rose Croisette




Dior Vernis

  • Bikini – coral pink
  • Saint Tropez – turquoise
Dior Liner
Add more definition to your eyes with the help of Dior’s fab waterproof liner in 258 Turquoise, color that will give your eyes a mesmerizing depth that will be difficult to ignore.
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Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture 2012 Lip Stain Collection

Yves Saint Laurent is making sure this upcoming season you can make jaws drop with your sensual lip makeup by releasing a wonderful lip stain collection, titled Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres. 20 amazing hues are awaiting your touch, so glam-up using the following hot hues!

The beautifying power of vivaciously pigmented makeup products has been long proven and because one of the most seductive features of a woman is considered to be the lips, the need for perfectly colored lip stains is high. Because of the difference a hot color can bring upon the lips, Yves Saint Laurent beauty experts have created the Rouge Pur Couture Vernis a Levres collection, a lip stain collection featuring a revolutionary formula that combines the high shine and texture of a gloss with the long wear of a stain. 20 diverse lip hues are featured in the Rouge Pur Couture – Vernis a Levres lip stain collection, shades that deliver the seductiveness, elegance and light texture of the lip color you’ve been dreaming of.

With the power to instantly take you from simple to fantastic, these lip stains are a definite seasonal must-have and with an intense coloration and glossy finish, these lip stains dare you to resist them. Retailing for $32 each, these vivacious and diversely lip stains are already available for purchase.




Browse through the beautiful color palette and select your perfect lip stain:

  • No. 1 Violet Edition
  • No. 2 Brun Glace
  • No. 3 Brun Cachemire
  • No. 4 Mauve Pigmente
  • No. 5 Rouge Vintage
  • No. 6 Camel Croisiere
  • No. 7 Corail Aquatique
  • No. 8 Orange de Chine
  • No. 9 Rouge Laque
  • No. 10 Rouge Philtre
  • No. 11 Rouge Gouache
  • No. 12 Corail Fauve
  • No. 13 Rose Tempera (only at Nordstrom)
  • No. 14 Fuchsia Dore
  • No. 15 Rose Vinyl
  • No. 16 Pourpre Preview
  • No. 17 Encre Rose
  • No. 18 Rose Pastelle
  • No. 19 Beige Aquarelle
  • No. 20 Rouge Enamel (only at Sephora)





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H&M Spring 2011 Makeup Collection

Color is a perfect beauty booster for the spring season so check out the new colorful makeup collection by H&M as it is definitely worth your attention. With an affordable price and a fabulous texture, the products are a definite must-have of your essential beauty kit!

The internationally known brand H&M knows that the only way to a fabulous, enviable look is through fashion as well as makeup. It is absolutely amazing what a difference makeup can make for anyone and the new makeup collection signed H&M is supposed to bring the fun back through color. With the new fashion trends set, the company has inspired itself and create a fabulous summery makeup products feature bright colors, mainly pastels to everyone’s delight so check out H&M’s spring 2011 makeup collection and create a myriad of fab makeup look that will make you radiate beauty and style.

The summer is all about warmth and bright colors so what better way to underline your fab facial features than through a colorful makeup collection which suits perfectly women with a fun, bubbly personality.
From eyeshadow to nail polish, the products featured in the collection are an absolute delight so check out the new collection and select your favorite hues:

H&M Spring 2011 Makeup Collection

H&M Eyeshadow
Eye makeup colors this summer can vary from natural, earthy tones to vivid hues which instantly make the eyes pop and H&M’s creative team has decide on brights for their collection. Use the fabulous hues individually or combine them for a spectacular and colorful makeup look that dazzles. The following shimmery hues are featured in the collection: turquoise, green, purple and pink.

H&M Nail Polishes
Nothing is hotter this summer than a polished look completed by a fab nail art design and H&M’s nail polish palette enables women to create a simple or sophisticated manicure that states style. Apply a single nail varnish hue on the nail or go bolder and mix your favorite brights as either way your nails will look hot. Use the following fab hues features in the collection: deep tropical metallic aqua green, bright purple, bright yellow, white, mud-beige, concrete gray and dusky rose.

H&M Spring 2011 Makeup Collection

H&M Lip Shine
Give your lips a luscious finish using the fab lip glosses featured in the new makeup collection. Three fab shades are featured in the collection so use your favorite hue as the spring summer 2011 makeup trends vary widely from natural to bold. Select one of the following flavored and shimmering hues to boost the seductive allure of your lips: apricot, bubblegum and pink.

H&M Spring 2011 Makeup Collection

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Too Faced Look of Love Spring 2011 Makeup Collection

Get ready for a fabulous and romantic look using the newest makeup hues featured in the Too Faced Look of Love makeup collection for spring 2011. Create a myriad of fab makeup looks that will accentuate your delicate facial features, enabling you to shine at every event!
The new makeup trends set for the 2011 spring season are based on enhancing natural beauty. The newest makeup collection created by Too Faced for spring 2011 titled Look for Love, captures the essence of beauty, naturalness and femininity perfectly, allowing you to create a romantic type of makeup that dazzles.

The transformation one can achieve with different makeup looks is absolutely amazing, so learn how to use makeup to your advantage and you’ll most definitely surprise everyone with your stunning new looks. Use different makeup textures and hues to boost your natural beauty and, if you’re all about femininity and romanticism, use the new makeup products featured in the Too Faced Look of Love spring 2011 makeup collection, as they offer an array of versatile colors for a myriad of spectacular looks.
The collection features the following must have products:

Too Faced Look of Love Spring 2011 Makeup Collection
Romantic Eye makeup palette
The fabulous makeup palette features 9 eye makeup shades that one can use to create daytime or more dramatic makeup styles. Three shades of 0.06 oz in Soul Mates (pale peach shimmer), Kiss The Bride (matte pale pink), Bouquet Toss (matte pale ivory) allow you to brighten up your look while 6 shades of 0.03 oz in I Do (matte taupe), Un-Veil (matte black), Cut The Cake (lavender mauve shimmer), First Dance (matte deep purple), Honeymoon (burnished gold shimmer), Ever After (bronze shimmer) can help add more depth and dimension to your look. Use these shades separately or combined for endless fab looks.

Too Faced Look of Love Spring 2011 Makeup Collection

Bronzer Poudre Bronzante
This compact bronzing powder features a fabulous 3 tone print which leaves your skin looking radiant. The shades will blend gorgeously and offer your skin a natural, sun-kissed glow. Rich peach, cocoa and bronze shades are perfect to give warmth to medium/tan skin tones.

Shadow Insurance Glue Glitter Bonding Eye Shadow Primer
This special eye shadow primer is especially formulated to help glitter stick to your eyelid for a divine glamorous look. The clear texture makes it perfect for all glitter hues, so glam-up your look and stay flawless with this perfect glue glitter primer.

Shadow Insurance Candlelight Softly Illuminating Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
This fab eye makeup primer has been designed to ensure a flawless eye makeup look whether worn alone or as a perfect base for your fav eyeshadows. The formula glides over your skin ensuring your makeup will not crease, slide or smear in hot summer days.

Too Faced Look of Love Spring 2011 Makeup CollectionGlamour Dust
This loose pigmented finishing powder will give your look a more sophisticated, glamorous allure that makes heads turn. Select one of the following shades: Blue Angel (glittery pale blue), Glampire (plum brown with pale blue glitter), Nude Beam (gold nude with silver glitter), Pink Fire (pale pink with pink glitter).

Amazing Face Oil Free Close-up Coverage Foundation
This oil free foundation is specially formulated to create the illusion of flawless skin without the feeling of having a mask covering your complexion. The special formulated product featuring an advanced Light Refraction Technology that reflects the light, helps diminish the appearance of pores and fine lines, creating a smooth and light finish. The foundation comes in various shades to ensure it compliments different skin tones perfectly. These shades are:
Vanilla Crème (fair), Warm Vanilla (light), Perfect Nude (light medium), Warm Nude(warm medium), Honey Beige (medium), Warm Honey (medium dark), Cocoa Beige (dark), Warm Cocoa (extra dark).

Too Faced Look of Love Spring 2011 Makeup Collection
Photos courtesy of Too Faced
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