By Muhammad Zeeshan
21 November 2022
Makeup can help us look our best, but there are some makeup mistakes that can make us look older. Today I'm going to talk about the top 5 makeup mistakes that can make you look older. It is a common misconception that as you get older, you need to wear more makeup. I believe the opposite is true. I believe that less is more and that a few strategically placed makeup products can help you look younger.
A heavy and thick foundation can quickly age you. Caking foundation all over your face can also result in the dreaded line of demarcation on your jawline. Remember that foundation's purpose is to even out your skin tone, not to conceal flaws. After applying a sheer layer of luminous foundation, go over any flaws with concealer to achieve a natural-looking flawless finish. Also, on dry or mature skin, a heavy foundation can look mask-like and add years. I also enjoy using an illuminating
primer to add hydration and glow to my skin.
This has to be the most difficult challenge for women my age. Concealer is extremely difficult to master, but when you do, it is magical and can erase hours of sleepless nights from your face. The key is to apply very small amounts to the inner corner and the dark area under your eye. Because so many women apply it all the way under the eye and around the outer corner, it can settle fine lines and accentuate wrinkles. Furthermore, 90% of women apply far too much product, which settles into and enhances fine lines. Finally, your concealer shade should match your skin tone and should not be lighter, contrary to popular belief. Concealer that is lighter.
Few things, in my opinion, look harsher on a woman than extremely thin and dark brows. Full brows are all you see, and they exude youth and take years off your face. If you don't have full brows like me, there are some tricks to fill them in and make them look fuller while still looking natural.
A sheer, pink-tone plumping gloss is the best choice for any woman, but especially mature women. Apply a sheer wash of bright color and then top with gloss if you want a little more color. Dark matte lipstick, like brows, can make your lips appear thinner and can also creep into those fine lines around the lips.
True, we lose some eyelashes and definition in our features as we age, which can make us look older, but that doesn't mean you have to compensate by applying dark liner all over. This can actually make your eyes appear smaller and smudge easily. I know some women adore that look, and if you're happy with it and it makes you feel good, then go for it! A thin line at the lash line, on the other hand, is much more flattering for defining and opening the eyes. If you want to define the lower lash line with liner, I recommend a soft brown shadow or pencil. It should not be done.
Metallic eye shadow may be your favorite, but it can really age you if your eyelids aren't as taut as they once were — which, unfortunately, is a natural part of aging. These fun shimmer shadows can draw attention to and enhance wrinkles and fine lines in this area. "Metallic, shimmer, and glitter shadows can settle into fine lines and 'crackle' around the eyes," explains the makeup artist. "Matte or satin finish shadows are your best bet for achieving a flawless look."
So, what's the general rule for preventing makeup from aging you? Less really is more. Maintain a light and natural tone. Even if you want to add a little something extra, keep it to a minimum. "Most makeup rules are meant to be broken," says Lowe, "so don't be afraid to try new things and find what works best for you!"