Best Makeup Tips For Every Age

Your 20s are the perfect time to try out bold colors

Beauty is all about maximizing your best features while gently downplaying your not-so-perfect assets. But the skincare regimen and makeup choices you have when you’re barely out of your teenage years are very different than what you’ll use when you’ve hit that special golden age.

20s

In your 20s, it’s a time to play with makeup and find what works for your skin type, your complexion and your personality. Want to pair fab fake eyelashes with metallic eyeliner? Go for it! But the most important thing in your 20s is to use the highest level sunscreen to keep you from burning. Sun damage early in life can lead to wrinkles or even cancer later, so play it safe when you’re in the sun.

30s

In your 30s, it’s time to ratchet down the crazy color combos and bold statements you made a decade earlier. You don’t have to give up your individuality, but pick one area of your face to highlight at a time. For instance, if you’re going to a fancy dinner, wear a fire engine red lip but then tone down your eye makeup by opting for just mascara and simple eyeliner. Or if you want to show off a smoky eye, wear a nude or light pink lipstick. It’s all about balance.