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Go gold for a more youthful look.

Go gold for a more youthful look.
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A little bit of gold in your foundation will neutralise redness and counteract the grey pallor that accompanies ageing on all skin tones.

This is how to figure out what colours look best on you, based on your skin tone.

To accentuate your eyes, choose a shadow colour that complements your eye colour.

To accentuate your eyes, choose a shadow colour that complements your eye colour.
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If you have blue or green eyes, wear a shade that has brown, copper, bronze, plum, or terra-cotta tones. Enhance brown eyes with blues, purples, and greens.

To make your look last all night…

To make your look last all night…
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…always prep your eyelids with primer or concealer, and then set it with powder before you apply liquid or pencil liner and eye shadow. Your makeup will hold for hours.

For the appearance of fuller lips…

For the appearance of fuller lips…
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…dab a bit of petroleum jelly or shiny lip gloss on the middle of your lower lip. And avoid dark red and plum colours; they make lips look smaller.

Don’t miss these handy year-round tips for dry skin and chapped lips.

The scoop on eye cream?

The scoop on eye cream?
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It’s just moisturiser sold in a very small tub for twice the price. You don’t need it.

Dermatologists have seen a jump in bacterial infections caused by unsanitary makeup.

Dermatologists have seen a jump in bacterial infections caused by unsanitary makeup.
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To protect yourself, wash your hands before applying, clean applicators frequently, and throw away makeup at recommended intervals: mascara after three months, liquids, creams and lipsticks after six months to a year, and powder eye shadow and blushes after two years.

Find out which beauty trends are downright dangerous.

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Choose oil-free or non-comedogenic products if you’re acne-prone.

Choose oil-free or non-comedogenic products if you’re acne-prone.
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But remember, if you layer a bunch of them on top of each other, they can still end up blocking pores.

Don’t miss these innocent habits that almost guarantee acne scars.

Skip the toner and astringent…

Skip the toner and astringent…
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…even if you have oily skin. They strip your face of its natural oils.

Sorry, but there’s no over-the-counter cream that actually fixes wrinkles.

Sorry, but there’s no over-the-counter cream that actually fixes wrinkles.
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If you read the fine print, you’ll see that products claim to decrease ‘the appearance’ of fine lines and wrinkles, not the wrinkles themselves.

Find out which foods boost collagen for skin that looks years younger.

Ditch your powder…

Ditch your powder…
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…if you’re over age 50, unless you have oily skin. Powders settle into your wrinkles, cling to facial down and make you look older.

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