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A Makeup Lesson

I had my first department store makeup lesson about how to apply makeup to make you look younger this weekend. I was basically looking for foundation, but you know how they talk you into the chair and then start trying things on and telling you how fabulous you look? I'm a sucker.

I did learn a couple of good tricks and ideas about how to look younger with makeup, and just in case you didn't already know them all, thought I'd share. This guy was some national makeup artist for Trish Mcevoy, by the way, so I figured he knew what he was talking about. Also, first time I've had a dude to do this, and I kinda liked it.
  • First, don't use blush. He said to use bronzer above the apples of the cheeks and also use as a quick eyeshadow. Always use upward strokes when applying color on the cheeks, never circles.
  • Brighten the eyes as much as possible with eye brightener cream or light-colored shadow. Darker eyeshadow makes you look tired.
  • Don't wear eyeliner on the bottom of your eyes. Again, makes you look older. You can add for nighttime, but never during the day. "You want to bring everything up" he said. So keep focus on the tops of the lids.
  • I have green eyes, and typically wear brown eyeliner. He said to wear grey/silver eyeliner because it would help bring out the color of my eyes and would again, make me look younger.
  • Dark lipstick is a no no...and yep, makes you look older. He applied just a light colored pink colored pencil, then topped it with a very light, almost translucent gloss.
And by the way, all the while I was getting my new look, my little guy was coloring on make-up sheets with markers that they had to entertain kids. I thought that was a great idea and he did great while I had a little time to devote to me!

What about you guys? Have some good age-fighting makeup tips to share?


  1. What fun! I have been wanting to get a department store make over. I don't even know what eye brightening cream is ... hmmm...

  2. Moisturize!!!!!

  3. The Bumpkin is frantically going through my cute little Vera Bradley cosmetic bag throwing out the dark lipstick.

  4. I am SO overdue a day at the make-up counter! This post (and a looming birthday) inspires me to make my way to MAC!

  5. Thanks for the tips! Since I hit 30 my skin has really been showing my age. Yikes!

  6. Love these tips... thanks for sharing!!


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