As little girls, watching our moms prepare for work or somewhere else filled our young impressionable hearts with fascination. All those clothes, shoes that were five sizes too big and colorful make-up – we wanted them all and we wanted them asap. “Oh mom, please leave already,” we’d tell ourselves so we could finally fiddle with their stuff, start being old and beautiful like them.
Gone are those days now that we’re finally a bit older. We shifted from wanting to look old to trying to appear younger again. Sometimes we do this using make-up. Others even go under the knife. Unfortunately, there are instances this make-up goal backfires when we commit mistakes that actually make us look much older. And unless it’s on purpose, this probably isn’t the best look for anyone.
Extra Heavy Foundation
Padded-up layers of foundation add up to your age. Your make-up will look all blotched up because the product tend to set on creases on your face, thus, highlighting these marks of aging more. Make-up artists try to use less product for achieving flawless complexion.
Use a damp sponge when adding a single layer of moisturizing foundation on your face. That’s enough to smoothen your edges.
Too Much Under-Eye Concealer
Those dark circles under your eyes are signs of stress and lack of sleep, two of the things often associated with aging. Many women try to hide these by applying a handful amount of concealer, thinking that this will leave no trace. In fact, a thick concealer will emphasize the fine lines that develop on eyebags since the skin on the area is thin.
Apply light concealer base with a brush instead.
We tend to lose the rosy color on our cheeks as we grow old and a face with no blush just looks lifeless and tired. Blush your cheeks with a cream formula and regain the youthful cheekiness of your face.
Adding shimmer is a good way to attract the attention of people; too much basically screams for it. It also picks up every line on your face and draw attention to them. Try applying on limited points like cheekbones, inner corner of the eyes and lightly under your brows.
Not all people were gifted with rich eyebrows. So when these people fail to fill their brows, they appear older than they actually are.
Using an angled brush, apply powder one shade lighter than the actual brow color and achieve a youthful and fuller brows. An eyebrow pencil can also be used for this.
Mascara on Lower Lashes
Mascara make your eyes pop. But playing with it so much on your eyes adds droopiness and clumps which are unflattering. So try to curl up your upper eyelashes with a thin formula of mascara and skip the bottom.
Dark colors on the lips create the illusion that they are smaller when you should be opting for fuller looking lips, a hallmark of youthful glow. Use brighter (peach and light pink) and deeper shades like (burgundy, wine, brown) instead.
Guilty of these make-up crimes? Don’t worry, there’s no make-up police to put you to jail for your beauty blunders. There’s always room to improve your make-up skills.