Whether your 25, 40, 50, or older we all want to stay looking fabulous! There is nothing wrong with aging! That’s the beauty of life, we get old, it happens. But many people don’t realize maybe it’s not your age that’s making you appear older; it could be the way you are applying your makeup! By changing a few of these makeup mistakes that age you, you can appear more youthful and not to mention you will look healthier and more natural!
Makeup Mistakes That Age You
Your Eyebrows Are Too Dark!
Choosing the right color for your eyebrows is key. Many of us don’t realize that choosing the wrong color pencil for your brows can make you appear older and look unnatural. Never choose an eyebrow pencil that is darker than your eyebrows. You want to choose a shade that’s lighter than your natural brow color; you will see a huge difference! Image from About Style.
Dark Eye Makeup
With darker eye makeup it will completely transform your age. If you are trying to achieve a younger look, stick to neutral colors for your eyes. Use your natural beauty to your advantage! By keeping things natural and light it will help achieve a flawless look!
Dark Circles Under Your Eyes
Be sure that as you add mascara and eyeliner to the bottom of your eyes, that you are not leaving smudges and darkening the skin under your eyes. You can use a concealer/corrector to brighten your eyes and will take away the “saggy eye” effect. This will make them bigger and brighter creating a more youthful look. I use It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye and then I set it with a loose powder.
Using the Wrong Powders and Foundation
If you are using the wrong color or type of foundation for your skin, you can start to create the wrong “look.” Matte foundation is amazing for oily skin, but it can set in fine lines. Be sure to use a primer and set it with a translucent powder like Laura Mercier translucent powder. It HAS to be translucent. When you start adding a colored powder over a colored foundation, you don’t get the original color you were intending. If you like a dewy look, use a good highlighter.
No Blush And No Contouring
By applying blush to your cheeks it will help give your face a slight lift, and will meet 2 new friends: your cheekbones. Ignoring your cheekbones is a makeup travesty. If you don’t use blush, you may have a washed out look taking away that flawless glow. Give some life to those cheeks and start-using blush! And if you REALLY want to meet your face’s full potential, you should do some highlighting and contouring, which will help give your face more shape by defining your bone structure. It is amazing what you can do with contouring and highlighting. It is the best way to accentuate your beautiful features, while minimizing the features that you don’t love. Try it out and see for yourself! Contouring is MY FAVORITE! Image from The Skinny.