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April 3, 2013

How to Fake the Glow of a 22-Year-Old


Friends, I’ve got the feevah and I’ve got it bad. But bronzer at 45 degrees would be jumping the gun. So I’m transitioning with lots and lots of pretend dewiness. I am no 22-year-old and my skin does not look like Jessica Biel’s, at least not until I pull out a few party tricks. And here they are, from left to right: MAC Strobe Cream ($31) makes everyone look five years younger. Pat it on after blush, on that C-shaped orbital area, high on your cheek bones. // Break out the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector SPF 25 ($41) when your entire face has the case of the blahs. Mix it with your tinted or wear alone as a fancy sunblock.. // This Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder ($45) is kind of a big deal because it’s like an Instagram filter for your face. Instant flawlessness. But go easy to keep the photoshopping subtle. // Lately I don’t go anywhere without my Bobbi Brown Crystal Lip Gloss ($19). It’s clean and simple, goes with every outfit, and brightens up my face like a boss. // It’s a cream, it’s an oil, it’s the ultimate pick-me-up for parched, lackluster skin! Keep a tube of Josie Maran’s new Argan Infinity Cream Intensive Creamy Oil ($28) in your tote so you can press a pea-sized amount into skin to revive foundation and restore hydration.

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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