Makeup Mistakes That Make You Look Older

makeup tipsMakeup is an art form, and these days it’s hard to keep up with the latest trends.

Even before Kylie lips and contouring tutorials were all the rage, many women were having trouble perfecting the basics. But just one simple mistake can add decades to your look. Make sure you aren’t making any of the following common makeup mistakes.

Neglecting to Moisturize

Dry and uneven skin prevents foundation from absorbing into the skin, forcing it to lie on top of dead skin cells. This creates a caked-on look, making skin appear discolored and aged. Using primer can lessen this, but only moisturizing on a regular basis will give your skin a smooth, flawless finish for your makeup to rest on.

Poor Foundation Application

Foundation is likely the most important makeup tool a woman owns, but we still can’t seem to get it right. It may take a few tries, but finding the right shade is essential. Using the wrong foundation will age your face and make it look more like a mask. Foundation should be as close as possible to the actual color of the skin on both your face and neck.

Another mistake in foundation application is applying too much. Your skin can only absorb a limited amount of makeup before it starts to look like paint. Foundation should be applied lightly to even the tone of your skin. When trying to cover acne or a skin discoloration, a concealer and blending tool should be used.

Over-Concealing Dark Circles Under the Eyes

The skin beneath the eyes develops creases and fine lines quickly because it’s extremely thin. Dark circles can occur from exhaustion, stress, or a long day. By using too much concealer under your eyes, creases become more defined, making you look tired and older.

Black Eyeliner

Eyeliner is meant to accent the eyes, so they appear bigger and brighter. Thick, black eyeliner creates harsh lines that make the upper eyelid look smaller and heavier, ultimately aging you. Eyes should be defined by soft, blended lines, which can be achieved with the right makeup brushes.

Dark, Penciled-In Eyebrows

Penciling in your eyebrows too dark can make your face look pale and overdone, but not penciling them in at all can make you look older. It’s best to choose an eyebrow pencil one or two shades lighter than your natural brow color. Keep in mind that as time passes, the color of your eyebrows will change, which means the color of your eyebrow pencil should change as well.

Facial Hair

Facial hair prevents foundation from absorbing into the skin, and it makes it more difficult to blend in concealer. Makeup sticks to the hairs, which not only makes foundation look cakey, it makes the hairs on your face stand out.

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