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5 Makeup Mistakes that Will Make you Look Old

Written by Evlin Symon

The makeup you apply should make you feel and look young. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, due to the makeup mistakes one makes without even being aware. In the situation that you are not satisfied with the way your makeup turns out, you should definitely keep on reading this article. Find out the five most common makeup mistakes that give out the old look and what you can do to remedy them.



Makeup has been used since the ancient of times, in order to improve one’s appearance and highlight the best features. It is through makeup that one can also minimize the signs of aging, such as upper lip wrinkles. So, be sure to keep on reading and find out how to solve popular makeup mistakes, using cosmetics for the right reasons (to look young and fresh, not old and dull).

#1 Foundation does not suit the color of the skin 
When applying foundation, the biggest mistake that one makes is choosing a color that does not match the skin. There are a lot of women who are seen wearing foundation on their face and neck, looking as if they were wearing a mask. In the situation that you choose a color that is too light, your skin will appear to be lifeless, which is not at all desired. As for the dark foundation colors, these actually make you look older than you are.

The recommendation is that you test the foundation before purchasing it. Always take your skin color into consideration and do not purchase a certain color just because you have seen another person wearing it. As for the application itself, make sure that it is always even.

#2 Dark lipstick, more years to the face
No matter how elegant you believe the dark lipstick to be, as you age, the application only adds more years to your face. When the years begin to pass, your lips start to lose their fullness, which means that you need to wear brighter colors, in order to ensure a youthful appearance. When wearing dark colors, you are actually making your lips look smaller and definitely less full.

Mauve or pink tones are more recommended, as well as glosses in natural colors. So, if you want to look younger than you are, avoid lipsticks in darker colors and also those that have a matte finish. Anything that has a heavy texture will cause your lips to appear flat, making you look older. Sheer formulas are indicated, as they have a hydrating effect at the same time.

#3 Only the bottom lined 
Applying liner only on the bottom line is one of the most common makeup mistakes. No matter how simple it may seem to you to apply liner only at the bottom, this actually has an aging effect. It will cause your eyes to appear smaller in size and create an overall older look. So, take your time and apply the top line as well. It is also important to keep the line thin. Otherwise, it will have a similar aging effect. The idea with eyeliner application is that it appears to be an extension of the eyelashes, so make sure it is done right and all around the eye.

#4 Wrongful application of blush 
Blush is a wonderful addition to any makeup, as it contours the face and brings out beautiful features. When it comes to the application of blush, you need to take into consideration not only the color but also the location where you apply it on the face. This is the reason why you need to avoid dark shades of blush, as these can lead to an aging look. On the other hand, choosing a light blush will have a similar effect, so you will have to maintain a balance somewhere in-between.

#5 No color or definition for the eyebrows
As we age, it is practically impossible not to notice that our eyebrows do not grow as they used to. Instead of leaving them be, you have to take action and fill them in, either with a pencil or with a brow powder. Otherwise, you will have a washed-out look, looking older than you actually are. Your eyebrows should have a beautiful color and also be defined, so that you can enjoy a youthful appearance. The one thing you have to make sure is that the brow products that you use, match the color of your hair.

These are five of the most common makeup mistakes that everyone makes. We have provided solutions on how to remedy them, so make sure you take the advice provided into consideration. If you want to look younger than you actually are, you know what to do. Always respect the basic rules of makeup and you will look fantastic, no matter your age!

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