Brighten up dullness with a facial highlighting wand, which contains a lightweight, almost shimmery version of concealer. "Applied in the right places, highlighter can take years off your face," says New York City makeup artist Jessica Liebeskind.
How-to: Put on your makeup as usual, then use the wand to create any of these effects:
For an instant eye lift: Swipe some highlighter along your brow bone (just below the eyebrows) and at the inner corners of your eyes.
For definition: Dab it on cheekbones.
For an illusion of fullness: Apply it just above the bow of your top lip and below the widest part of your bottom lip.
To try: Estée Lauder Ideal Light Brush-On Illuminator ($24.50, department stores), Mary Kay Facial Highlighting Pen ($18, marykay.com), or Pantina White Light Highlighting Stick ($6, drugstores).
A caveat: Highlighter attracts attention to the area where you've applied it. So beware: Don't use it in place of traditional concealer, or people will be staring at your trouble spots.