We all are on the lookout for more fresh and youthful appearance. In the world where beauty is important, there are lots of facials, creams, and procedures that can help you in this mission. But applying makeup is not as simple as that. How you apply makeup can make you look younger, or even older. So, beware of these silly makeup mistakes.
It seems that the older we get, the more makeup we need to let our face shine, but the truth is just opposite. So, pack up your makeup kit but never skip your foundation to avoid looking older. It can lighten up your routine. Choose the right foundation. Without applying foundation, your skin tone may look dull in some places or shiny in others and very ruddy. But a good foundation provides transparent, sheer finish to correct flaws and light up your skin.
Using Foundation without Matching Skin Tone
Most of the women look like they have worn a mask or have a floating head just because their foundation doesn’t match their neck and face. When you try to light it up, it makes your skin look dull and flat. Let alone looking natural, it appears like your makeup is just stuck on your skin that can add more age to your face. But if you choose to go too dark, instead of highlighting your features, you drag them down and add heaviness and dullness due to aging.
To choose the right color, when it comes to testing the foundation, don’t overdo it. Just apply it on the face from the top of the cheekbone to the tip of the jaw line and don’t go darker or lighter than your original skin color. If your body and neck are tan, use a bronzer to get that color on your face, without using a foundation product which is too light. All you need to blend the foundation evenly to connect your face to your skin.
Choosing a Very Dark Lipstick
You lose sharpness on your lips when you age. To look younger, you have to wear lipstick which can make it look natural and add fullness. Dark lipstick makes it even worse. Your lips will appear smaller, less highlighted and less plump. Instead, you need to choose something in pink or mauve tone. Add a layer of gloss. A lot of women believe that they cannot wear lip gloss because they are too old. Actually, lip gloss can add a shiny finish and a youthful plumpness.
Growing older doesn’t mean you cannot try out all the wine and berry hues which are popular choices for fall. If you choose to go dark but don’t want to look older, don’t wear something with a matte finish or heavy texture as it will flatten your lips. Look for hydrating or sheer formula instead.
Line the Bottom of Your Eyes Only with Liner
There are many women who say that they only line the bottom. When we asked why they answered that top liner is mandatory and it is easier to apply in the bottom. Though it is easier, just doing so can cut your features down and your eyes may look smaller and your overall look may look older. Apply eyeliner on top and it can brighten your face and open up your eyes. Make sure not to make liner too dark that can make you look aged.
When it comes to applying eyeliner, be sure to get it closest to your lash line so that it can look as an extension of eyelashes. You need to start from the outer corner and go along the top lash. Do it also for the bottom. But apply a little thinner line than that on the top. Be sure that the top and bottom lines can connect at the eye corner and add some dark shadow to the bottom to alleviate your look.
Not Highlighting Brows and Adding Color
Your eyebrows get thinner when you grow older. They don’t grow again due to over-plucking for years. If you don’t fill them with brow powder or pencil, you may look older and washed out. On the other side, a full brow can lift up your face, highlight your features and add a youthful look.
To choose the ideal brow product, you need to choose the ones with same shade as your hair. Choose the shade which can match your roots if you are blonde. For white or silver hair, choose a soft gray color. For redhead or brunette, go for sable or mahogany shade. If you have medium or fair skin, beware of everything which is red-based. For darker skin tone, pick something that has warmth. Square the head of the brow with brow product and add the color along the arch where your brow ends naturally.
Choosing Wrong Shade of Blush for Your Face
Most of the women don’t wear a shade of blush which can make their face look younger. Some pick a brown color as they believe that they are adding contouring and definition. However, it looks dull, muddy and a makeup which just sticks to the skin. Some women go for a product which is too soft in shade. It can flush you off and you may look older.
To choose the right shade of blush, pinch the cheeks and be sure to blend the natural color which you can get when you blush genuinely. While applying the blush, start from the center of cheek and blend up and back. Some women apply it on the bottom of the cheekbone. But it should be placed higher to add definition and highlight your features.
Sometimes, wearing makeup is like using a double-edged sword. When you apply it properly, you can look fresh and youthful. If you do any of the above mistakes, you will look dull and older. Don’t go with outdated techniques and too heavy makeup, it can easily make you look older. The above errors are noticed by makeup experts and shared some easy fixes to deal with.