We are in a constant pursue of products that can help us stay young forever. We certainly know that we are chasing a chimera, but we try anyway. Women at any age want to look younger. Even if you ask a 20-year-old girl, she wants to look 16 or 18. As we grow older, we get more anxious, of course. We are searching for the magic serum, that cream that performs miracles, etc. But have you ever thought that sometimes your makeup may make you look older than you are? Here are some common makeup mistakes that you should avoid:
1. Too much foundation
I personally believe that we don’t need to use foundation on every day basis, especially with all the wonderful BB creams that are available. But, nevertheless, when you are using foundation, avoid applying a very thick layer. This will enhance every little line on your face and, as a result, you will look much older. If your skin is dry, always use a foundation specific for dry skin and don’t forget to moisturize your skin very well before applying the foundation, otherwise the result will be a disaster.
2. Foundation that doesn’t match your skin color
You should be very careful when choosing your foundation. If you choose a much lighter shade than your natural skin color, you will look like a ghost, and your skin will look tired and old. On the other hand, if you choose a much darker shade, you will look dull and aged. So, always pick your foundation carefully.
3. Too much concealer under your eyes
Too much concealer will also enhance the little lines under your eyes. And don’t forget to moisturize well before applying any kind of makeup. If you are suffering from dark circles – who doesn’t – always use a specific product to reduce them. Choose a light concealer to highlight your eyes.
4. Too much powder
The result you get when using too much foundation, also comes with using too much powder. Every little line on your face will become visible and you will look older. In fact, if your skin isn’t oily and too shiny, or if you don’t have any particular imperfections, you should allow your natural glow to show. A glowing skin looks much younger than a dull powdered skin.
5. Dark colors in your makeup and in your clothes
If you are wearing dark clothes, choose makeup colors that will light your face and will highlight your features. Too much darkness, also makes you older.
6. Too dark lipstick
A dark shade in your lipstick, especially if it’s matte, will make you look older. So, if you want to wear a dark shade, choose a lip gloss or a sheer hydrating formula.
7. Lining only the bottom of your eyes
If you want to use an eyeliner, do not use it only on the bottom of your eyes. Many women find it easier, but this is a disaster. It will make you look tired and old. So, if you want to use an eyeliner, apply a line on the top lid and a thinner line on the bottom of your eyes. Make sure they connect on the corner. Also, too much eyeliner will make you look older.
8. Dark circles and black eyeliner
If you have dark circles, avoid using eyeliner on the bottom of your eyes, and also don’t apply mascara on the bottom lashes. Choose a brown liner instead of black. Otherwise your eyes will look heavy and tired and they will add years on your face.
9. Too much or too dark lip liner
If you like using a lip liner, you shouldn’t overdo it. Your line should be fine and you should choose the right shade. A very dark color will have a negative result.
So, now you know what to avoid. Also, don’t forget to always clean well your skin and moisturize it before applying any kind of makeup. Moreover, remind yourself that your personality is the key factor to lighting your face and making you look younger. So, stay positive.