Everyone wants to look the way they did when they were younger, but unfortunately, time takes its toll on even the best of us. However, even if you are on the wrong side of the clock, there are simple makeup techniques and tricks that can enhance your appearance and make you look younger.

While most women believe that the amount of makeup they use is proportional to how good they look, the truth is that using too much makeup only worsens the situation and makes your flaws stand out more with time. Here are a few simple makeup tricks that are going to deliver definite results and make you look younger in no time.

Avoid using too much powder

It is natural to lose your skin’s natural glow with time and most women turn to using powder to give their skin a lift. However, even if your brand of power is extremely light and non-greasy, it can easily settle into the lines and wrinkles on your skin, most notably around your eyes. Moreover, using too much powder only makes your skin look dull and cakey, defeating the purpose of makeup. Next time, try to go for a light foundation or a tinted moisturizer variety. These products will even out your skin without covering it and allow your natural beauty to shin through.

Use a creamy blush

As is the case with powder, heavy blusher can also settle into the wrinkles on your skin and make them stand out. When you go shopping next time, get a cream blush which will not only make your cheeks flow but also give you a natural look. While you will need to match the shade of the blush with your skin tone, sticking with a variety of pink is a good option if you want to appear young.

Curl your eye lashes

Many women underestimate the importance of curling eye lashes. This not only makes your eyes stand out but also lifts flattened lashes to give a much better appearance. Your eyes will appear bigger and more open, making you look more energetic and consequently young.

Work on your dark circles

Regardless of why you have dark circles (can be sleep deprivation, genetics and age), they are definitely going to impact your appearance negatively and make you look older than you are. Fortunately, you can easily conceal your dark circles using a concealer. Select one which goes with your natural skin tone and has a shade of peach or salmon to counter the dark circles.