You can make lines disappear

…with our guide to the best instant fillers around

Now, we’re not saying you can turn back the clock or make lines disappear for good, but the past couple of years have seen a few excellent line fillers hit the market that are like a personal PhotoShop for the face – your own touch-up artist in your cosmetic bag that smooths the lines until they really do seem to fade away.

Of course, they work best on fine lines – especially around the eyes. But even on deep grooves, they seem to literally blur the lines – and that comes from an 80-year-old tester who never wears make-up, but was genuinely impressed by these new must-haves for the make-up bag – simply tap them with your finger into the lines over make-up.

These are our top three, all tested and all proving to do exactly what they say on the tin:

Tri-Aktiline Instant Deep Wrinkle Filler, £25.44, from Boots and
Matte silicones instantly fill in creases on skin’s surface to provide a temporary ‘veil’, while a humectant, avocado oil, cholesterol and shea butter hydrate skin to plump out lines. Optical diffusers help lines appear softer still.

Olay Regenerist 30 Second Wrinkle Filler, £24.50, from high-street outlets
The newest on the market, it uses a ‘fill-and-seal’ approach, with pentapeptides, vitamin E and pro-vitamin B5 working from within the line to give skin a plumped-up look and on the surface for a smoother appearance, too, while also sealing in moisture.

Marks & Spencer Formula Instant Fix Line Eraser, £9.50, from Marks & Spencer and
A waxy texture fills lines while light-diffusing microspheres make light reflect off the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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