Make up in our 20s is easy. We can slap on anything and still feel and look good. In our 40s is when we need to pay more attention to skincare and also use a few makeup tricks to help us look our best.

1. Moisturize

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Skincare should always come first. Making sure your skin is clean and moisturized will dramatically improve how your make up will look. Think of it as making sure you have the perfect canvas before you start painting on it. While you should apply a heavier cream at night when your skin is resting and regenerating, during the day and before makeup it’s always best to use a lighter version. You can use a tinted moisturizer too or make your own by mixing a few drops of foundation with a few drops of cream.