User's Manual: Skin

Makeup That Takes Off 10 Years

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Credit: Lisa Shin

Even out your skin

Sometimes you have only a few minor areas to cover up—sun spots, dark circles or redness around the nose—so your first instinct is to spot-treat with concealer, followed by foundation. But you should be doing the exact opposite: "Reach for foundation first," says Linter. Use one that's ultra-hydrating and formulated for aging skin, such as Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiageing foundation ($39; sephora.com). "Then go in with concealer and target what needs more coverage."

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