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Is your make-up ageing you?
The younger sisters of Kim Kardashian stepped out in very revealing dresses and full make-up which added years to their usually youthful faces.
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Make-up, when used properly, should enhance your natural beauty, not disguise it. Follow these tips from make-up artist Carly Stevens to make sure your make-up isn't making you look older than you really are.
"When you're in your teens, nothing should be off limits, but remember to enhance your features not cover them up," says Stevens. "Enjoy using bright, fun colours and expressive textures. This is the time when you can experiment with a vibrant, fun palette." Keep the colours 'poppy' to make sure you don't look beyond your years. We love, Barry M's dazzle Dust (£4.59), which enhance your eyes, cheeks or lips. It comes in 60 shades, so there are plenty of bright hues to play with.
"Your 20s are usually the time when you want to appear more grown-up and be taken more seriously," says Stevens. "The beauty of being in your 20s is that you still have a natural fresh glow to your face and a firm skin texture meaning you can experiment with things that are tricky to use on older skin". Try mixing textures such as a loose neutral powder shadow paired with a cream liner to create a soft and sophisticated eye look. Try Clinique's Brush-On Cream Eyeliner in Smoke Grey (£15).
"In your 30s women start to acquire a more sculpted beauty," says Stevens, so it's time to start refining your look. It's time to switch out of the more glitzy shades and switch to a more subtle shimmer that is more flattering and won't accentuate the fine lines you may have starting to appear around your eyes." Try Bobbi Brown's Long Wear Cream Shadow in Candlelight (£), blend with your fingers for a sheer effect.
"The decline in your skin's natural collagen means your skin loses its natural elasticity and can become dull looking," says Stevens. "Women think they have to wear more foundation at this age, which can actually age them. The key is to look out for a creamy light-reflecting foundation, which will bring back the skin's natural glow." Try Estée Lauder's Futurist Age-Resisting foundation (£32) for a smoother, firmer look.