The 10-Second Makeup Trick That Takes Years Off

When it comes to makeup, we all play favorites. Maybe mascara is your MVP, or you won't leave the house without concealer. But if looking younger is your goal, blush should be your go-to: According to new research from the Charité Medical University in Berlin, you lose the natural flush in your cheeks as you age.

But chances are, blush isn't one of your staples. In a recent Prevention poll asking readers about their favorite cosmetics, blush came in dead last. "Many women over 40 are concerned about getting a heavy, streaky look, which is definitely aging," says Michelle Radow, a makeup artist based in Los Angeles.