Forget expensive skincare products or worse – Botox – you can make your skin appear younger with a few easy makeup tips and tricks to help hide the years.

Hide imperfections
Redness, blemishes and dark circles can age your skin. By hiding these imperfections with concealer that matches your skin colour, you will instantly look younger and fresh. However, avoid applying too close to your lash line since the concealer could settle in the fine lines around your eyes.

Skip the powder
Your natural glow diminishes as you age, and you may be tempted to compensate for that lost glow with powder. Unfortunately, even non-greasy and lightweight powder can become embedded into fine lines, exaggerating wrinkles. Plus, powder can cause the skin to look dull and cakey. Instead, use a tinted moisturiser to even out your skin tone. This will allow your natural skin tone to shine through without that unwanted greasy feeling.

Highlight your bone structure
One of the positive aspects of ageing is that women generally lose fat in their face, accentuating their beautiful bone structure. Highlight your cheekbones by applying contouring makeup over and underneath your cheekbones, finishing with a pop of blush on the apples of the cheeks for a radiant glow.

Wear less eye makeup
You may have loved heavy eye makeup in your 20’s, but anything too dramatic now will accentuate your under eye circles and make you look tired. All you need is a slight swipe of a eyeliner on the outside of your lower and upper lash line in a softer colour than black. Finish with a brush of taupe or pale gold eyeshadow across the lid and you’re set.

Moisturise your lips
As you age, you lose moisture all over your skin, including your lips. Cracked and chapped lips make you look older. Always wear a lip balm with a low-gloss sheen to keep your lips dewy and fresh, then apply your lipstick or lip gloss. The lip balm will moisturise the fine lines around your lips, and keep your lip colour looking soft and natural.

What are your best anti-ageing makeup tips?