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Learn How to Get Rid of Age Spots with this Makeup Tutorial (Video)

In this video, we will discuss how to get rid of age spots using makeup and other techniques. When most women think about age spot removal, expensive surgery or other painful treatments spring to mind. But, there is another option. While makeup can’t get rid of your age spots permanently, it can help you to soften their effects.

In this video, our guest, Sylvia, had spent a lot of time in sunny Brazil. Even though she has lovely skin, Sylvia was concerned about pigmentation, uneven skin tone and age spots.

Ariane took her through a number of steps to help address this concern and gave her a beautiful day look. The topics covered went well beyond age spots and the results were fabulous. Here is how Ariane approached Sylvia’s makeover. Enjoy the show!

Step 1: Apply Primer

The first thing Ariane did was to apply Ariane Poole Retexturizing Face Primer with SPF20. She explained that using a primer with SPF is important to use if you have pigmentation from sun damage in the past.

Step 2: Use the Right Foundation

Ariane Poole BB Cream in Medium was then applied. Ariane explains that BB Cream stands for “Blemish Balm.” This hydrating foundation covers pigmentation and age spots and not just blemishes as some people think. It is applied with fingers and massaged into the skin. It also includes SPF 30 so it may help to prevent further sun damage. BB Cream can be applied under the eyes. It is a comfortable foundation to wear and gives both radiance and glow. If you are wondering how to get rid of age spots, this section of the video is key.

Step 3: Carefully Apply Concealer

Ariane then applied Ariane Poole Mineral Illuminating Pen in Medium low on the top of Sylvia’s cheek bones, not right under the bottom eye lashes.

Step 4: Shape Your Eyebrows

Ariane shows the right way to shape eyebrows by brushing eyebrows down, filling in a line along the top and then brush the lashes back up. Ariane reminds us that eyebrows should mimic the hair colour. She applied very gentle Bobbi Brown Brow Pencil in Ash.

Step 5: Use the Right Eyes Shadow

For Sylvia’s eyes, Ariane used a creamy eye shadow in a creamy bronze colour Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Bronze. She also mentioned Ariane Poole Eye Shine in Constellation as another option. Ariane recommends cream shadows for older skin because they are crease resistant and create luminosity.

Step 6: Apply Eye Liner

Ariane Poole Super Wear Gel Pencil in Sienna was applied to the base of Sylvia’s top and bottom eye lashes to add a bit of brightening and definition.

Step 7: Apply Mascara

Ariane Poole Navy Mascara was applied to Sylvia’s eyes. Ariane recommends that older women consider navy mascara instead of black. Navy blue gives the illusion of making the eye whites looking whiter, because as we age, our eyes get dull and less white. You can also apply navy mascara over black and see that it brightens the eye without making it look too heavy.

Step 8: Accentuate Your Cheeks

Using a brush on the apple of the cheek, Ariane applied a cream blusher Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge, and Ariane Poole Under Eye & Face Brightener. It gave Sylvia’s entire face a luminous glow.

Step 9: Use an Eye Curler as Your Secret Makeup Weapon

Ariane then used her secret tool for eyes. She used a small battery run Heated Eye Lash Curler and held it gently on the lashes for 5 seconds.

Step 10: Love Your Lips

Finally Ariane outlined Sylvia’s lips with Ariane Poole Lip Pencil in Teaberry along with Ariane Poole Luxury Lip Gloss in Pink Peony.

It was clear that Sylvia and Ariane had a fantastic time working on this video together. I hope that you enjoy watching this video as much as we enjoyed making it!

Makeup Tips for Older WomenIf you are ready to take the next step in developing your own makeup style, please check out the exclusive makeup for older women series of videos that Ariane and I recorded.
Also, don’t forget to visit Ariane’s website to find out more about her products.

Were you satisfied with Ariane’s explanation of how to get rid of age spots? What are your favorite makeup products? Which techniques from this video did you like the best? Please join the conversation.

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Margaret Manning is the founder of Sixty and Me. She is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. Margaret is passionate about building dynamic and engaged communities that improve lives and change perceptions. Margaret can be contacted at

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