Anti-age­ing tricks for quick fixes and long-term so­lu­tions

No mat­ter what your sk­in­care con­cern, these anti-age­ing su­per­stars will get you re­sults – re­gard­less of your dead­line

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Wrin­kles

Fine lines and sal­low skin can creep up on us, so fight the signs of age­ing with makeup that clev­erly hides wrin­kles and sk­in­care that plumps,

in­vig­o­rates and hy­drates the skin ev­ery day.

IN­STANT: SKINMEDICA HA5 REJUVENATING HYDRATOR, $310.50; AND REVLON YOUTH FX FILL + BLUR

PRIMER FOR FACE/NECK, $32

The se­cret to younger look­ing skin comes down to hy­dra­tion. Give skin the boost it needs with this su­per serum con­tain­ing five types of hy­dra­tors that im­me­di­ately go to work re­plen­ish­ing your skin’s hyaluronic acid. For an added boost to your ev­ery­day ap­pear­ance, try Revlon’s blur­ring makeup primer – it tem­po­rar­ily fills in fine lines for a flaw­less base.

OVER TIME: MU­RAD RETINOL YOUTH RE­NEWAL SERUM, $189

Treat deeper wrin­kles with a cream or serum that has mul­ti­ple anti-age­ing benefits. Prod­ucts con­tain­ing high lev­els of retinol A are great at restor­ing firm­ness, hy­dra­tion and col­la­gen. This serum con­tains not one, but three dif­fer­ent kinds of retinol to quickly boost cel­lu­lar turnover while also slowly re­leas­ing retinol over time to sus­tain skin’s youth­ful ap­pear­ance.

Pig­men­ta­tion

Too much time in the sun when you’re younger can come back to haunt you. Now you can both re­verse and hide the signs of dis­col­oration so your skin tone looks flaw­less.

IN­STANT: EL­IZ­A­BETH AR­DEN FLAW­LESS FIN­ISH COR­RECT­ING AND HIGH­LIGHT­ING PERFECTOR, $55

Com­bat signs of hy­per­pig­men­ta­tion quickly with a con­cealer to hide im­per­fec­tions and brighten your skin. This easy-to-use ap­pli­ca­tor can be car­ried wher­ever you go for quick touch-ups through­out the day.

OVER TIME:

SHISEIDO WHITE LUCENT MULTIBRIGHT NIGHT CREAM, $119

Our skin does the ma­jor­ity of its heal­ing while we sleep, so slather on a night cream to brighten and tone the skin overnight. Shiseido’s MultiBright tech­nol­ogy fo­cuses on the skin’s night­time cy­cle, while in­gre­di­ents like sakura from Ja­panese cherry blos­soms min­imise the ap­pear­ance of fu­ture dark spots.

Re­verse and hide the signs of dis­col­oration

Ra­di­ance

As we age, our skin cell turnover slows, mak­ing com­plex­ions ap­pear duller. Get your glow back

with these ef­fec­tive must-haves.

IN­STANT: AUSTRALIS LIQ­UID STROBE IL­LU­MI­NAT­ING DROPS, $20

Cre­ate a glow­ing com­plex­ion in one easy

swoop with these light-in­fus­ing drops. Ideal for your face, neck or dé­col­letage, the silky-smooth for­mula en­hances your cheek­bones and cre­ates a lu­mi­nous glow. Sim­ply drop a small amount of this il­lu­mi­nat­ing liq­uid onto your fin­ger­tips or high­lighter brush and ap­ply di­rectly to face, or mix into

foun­da­tion for a sub­tle sheen.

OVER TIME: ANTIPODES WOR­SHIP SU­PER­FRUIT

AN­TIOX­I­DANT SERUM, $54.50

Re-en­er­gise dull skin with a serum that works deep down to brighten and in­vig­o­rate. This is en­riched with six su­per­fruits to nour­ish, in­clud­ing ki­wifruit and cof­fee berry for an added boost to fight dull, tired skin. Use morn­ing and

night for max­i­mum ef­fect.

Dark un­der-eyes

While you can’t to­tally pre­vent dark un­der-eye cir­cles, you can cer­tainly min­imise them.

Whether it’s clever makeup or sk­in­care that soothes and bright­ens, these prod­ucts will have your peep­ers look­ing perkier in no time.

IN­STANT:

SMASHBOX COLOUR COR­RECT­ING STICKS IN PEACH & OR­ANGE, $45 EACH

To neu­tralise dark­ness, or­ange shades off­set the blue, grey and brown tones in un­der-eye cir­cles. If your sit­u­a­tion isn’t too dire, then you can skip this step and move along to con­ceal­ing. If not, start with prim­ing your un­der-eyes with a colour cor­rec­tor like these – apri­cot or peach for fair skin to medium tones, and or­ange and reds for deeper tones – be­fore cov­er­ing them up.

OVER TIME:

KATE SOMERVILLE WRIN­KLE WAR­RIOR VIS­I­BLE DARK CIR­CLE ERASER, $95

While you can use makeup to in­stantly cam­ou­flage dark­ness, you should start by get­ting to the root of the prob­lem with a bright­en­ing eye cream. But be­ware of richer tex­tures, which work well be­fore bed­time, but aren’t ideal if you want your con­cealer to stick around. In­stead, start by prim­ing un­der-eyes with a fast-ab­sorb­ing gel for­mula like this one. It’s rich in botan­i­cal ex­tracts of yeast, plank­ton, white lupine and al­falfa that work to tackle dark cir­cles and puffi­ness while three sizes of hyaluronic acid re­plen­ish mois­ture and plump out fine lines and wrin­kles.

Makeup Now that sum­mer is here, your lay­ers are get­ting lighter, so why not give your makeup rou­tine the same treat­ment, too? In­stead of stuff­ing your bag full of un­nec­es­sary items, empty ev­ery­thing out and only keep multi-taskers that are wor­thy of tak­ing up prime real es­tate. We’ve rounded up four of our favourite stream­lin­ing beauty prod­ucts.

GIGI X MAY­BELLINE EAST COAST GLAM EYE CON­TOUR PALETTE (WARM), $25

Why not use the same palette to de­fine your eyes and cheeks? This palette con­tains five soft matte shades in warm tones, per­fect for cre­at­ing a nat­u­ral, softly con­toured eye, blushed cheeks and a high­light for the brow and cheek­bones.

ESSENCE LONG-LAST­ING EYE PEN­CIL IN 02 HOT CHOCO­LATE, $3.50

No doubt you’ve been se­ri­ously un­der­es­ti­mat­ing your brown eye­liner pen­cil. Lin­ing your lashes is just the start (es­pe­cially if your pen­cil is on the creamier side). Scrib­ble it all over your lids, or in the creases of your eyes, and smudge the pig­ment with your fin­ger to mimic brown shadow. Lightly colour in your brows or blend it along your cheek­bones for a lit­tle bit of con­tour.

JANE IREDALE EYE HIGH­LIGHTER PEN­CIL IN WHITE/PINK, $39.50

Sort your whole makeup look with this clever pen­cil, which can be used as an eye­shadow, cheek colour, lip base or brow bone high­light. Add a touch to the inner cor­ner of your eyes to give your makeup look a wake-up call.

BEN­E­FIT THEY’RE REAL! DOU­BLE THE LIP IN FUCH­SIA FEVER, $38

Strug­gling with find­ing the per­fect liner for your lip­stick choice of the day? Join the club. This smart new prod­uct fea­tures two tones that make colour-match­ing fool­proof in each swipe. The dark shade at the top part of the bul­let lines your pout while the lighter hue fills it in with vi­brant pig­ment, re­mov­ing the frus­tra­tion from that puz­zling step in your rou­tine. There are eight colours in the range, so you can find an op­tion for your skin tone. Don’t for­get to prep lips with a scrub.

Only keep multi-taskers that are wor­thy of tak­ing up prime real es­tate

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