Be Gorgeous At Any Age
By Genevieve Monsma
IN YOUR 40s
Your tennis game may be better than ever, but your skin is losing its bounce. Blame hormones and the beginning of collagen degradation. Loading up on peptide-rich creams is essentialas is using hydrating cleansers. You may even want to take the plunge with Botox or injectable fillers. Makeup artists suggest shifting into neutrals (as bright colors call attention to wrinkles) and plumping up lips and brows with non-surgical tricks.
LUXURIOUS TREATMENT CREAMS: Splurge on vitamin-rich moisturizers.
MC RECOMMENDS: Dove Pro-Age Neck and Chest Serum, $9.19; Clinique All About Eyes Rich, $27.50; LOréal Advanced Revita lift Lotion, $16.59.
CREAMY CLEANSER: Its important to remove grime, of course, but opt for a hydrating cleanser to avoid stripping oils.
MC RECOMMENDS: Derma logica Essential Cleansing Solution, $28.50.
HYDRATING FACIAL BLEND: Creamy blushes and foundations soften lines and plump skin.
MC RECOMMENDS: Sonia Kashuk Crème Blush Duo, $8.99; CoverGirl Advanced Radiance Foundation (it contains Olay lotion), $9.99.
BROW PENCIL AND MASCARA: Both brows and lashes lose fullness after 40. Fatten them up with a chunky brow pencil and volumizing mascara.
MC RECOMMENDS: Elizas Eyes Brow Pencil, $20; CoverGirl VolumeExact Mascara, $6.99.
LIP PLUMPER: Gravity is no friend to upper lipsthey literally begin to invert in your 40s! Add definition with a nude pencil, then fill out the silhouette with a plumping gloss.
MC RECOMMENDS: DuWop Lip Venom, $16; Revlon Color- Stay Lipliner, $7.49.
LIGHT-REFLECTING MAKEUP: Just a little sheer, shimmery lotion mixed with foundation can restore luminosity, says Laura Geller, a New York City makeup artist.
MC RECOMMENDS: Laura Geller Candlelight, $22.50.