On the face:1. Moisturize. The more hydrated your skin, the younger it looks, so make sure you prep your skin with a lightweight tinted moisturizer before makeup.
2. Take it easy. Overly made-up skin gives a mask-like effect, which can be ageing. Less is more: To mask blemishes and dark circles, dot just a little concealer onto those spots, instead of applying all over the face.
3. Pick liquids and creams over powder formulas. Pressed powder just looks too heavy and tends to settle into -- and emphasize -- fine lines and wrinkles.
4. Get glowing. Look for tinted moisturizers or lightweight foundations with luminescent or light-diffusing particles -- these bounce light away from your skin and make your skin look more radiant and youthful.
5. Use the sheerest of powders. If you have oily skin and can't do without powder, dust a little translucent powder to keep shine away -- just avoid the eye area completely.
6. Flush with a blush. Top with a blush on the apples of your cheeks -- opt for rose- or pink-tone that mimics a natural, flushed glow.