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How to Hide Wrinkles Without Botox
A: I'm happy to tell you there is a needle-free way to soften the look of those "elevens" (that's what dermatologists call them). Because celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff works wonders with makeup (and eschews needles herself), I asked her about the techniques she might use. She starts with a topical wrinkle filler on the lines. (Dubroff recommends Olay Regenerist Filling + Sealing Wrinkle Treatment, $24; drugstores. Or try the new Algenist Targeted Deep Wrinkle Minimizer, $45; algenist.com) After the filler, she adds a light sweep of foundation. For the deepest lines, she brushes a brightening concealer right into the wrinkle. (She likes YSL Touche Éclat, $40; yslbeautyus.com. Or try Clarins Instant Light Brush-On Perfector, $30; us.clarins.com.) "Oh, and I wear bangs," she says.
Keep in mind: Regular use of a prescription retinoid can help generate collagen and elastin, preventing more wrinkles; a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid will temporarily plump up the skin; and wearing sunglasses will prevent the scowling that can deepen lines.
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