Have you recently looked in the mirror and seen someone older after you have done your makeup? The chances are you might be committing one of these critical makeup mistakes that age you! To nip this in the bud immediately, we’ve pulled together a list of all of the top makeup mistakes that age you below. It’s time to step away from the runny mascara and caked on concealer ladies!

OTT on the powder

I think we’ve all experienced that heavy and ‘super cakey’ feeling when it comes to makeup. It is more than likely because you have used too much powder on your face. So what is the solution? Simply lighten up on the powder and go with something mineral, it could really make your face seem more youthful and brighten up your entire demeanor. Score!

Once we enter our thirties, it’s likely our skincare routine will need a little more effort to keep skin in tip top condition. Read more in our previous blog all about skincare tips for women in their thirties.

Runny mascara

You can’t always control your runny mascara, especially if it is a case of it mascara getting wet somehow. I know I am guilty, as are a lot women, of not always checking mascara before I leave the house so sometimes I have some smudges and little black lines. Girls, you always want to make sure that you are checking every single bit of your face before you leave, that way you can make sure that your mascara is in the right place! Also, waterproof mascara can work wonders! And avoid the runny mascara look.

Sunken in cheeks

With blush and bronzer tricks, it can be super easy for you to actually make your cheeks appear sunken in. This isn’t a look that you want ladies! Instead, make sure that you know exactly how to get rid of that sunken in look. There are tons of different blush tips out there that can make your skin appear youthful instead of ageing you.

Caked on concealer

One of the most common makeup mistakes that age you, can come from putting on too much concealer. If your concealer looks totally cakey on your skin and makes your skin appear not natural, than that’s a total makeup mistake – (which actually refers to any age)! A solution to this is making sure that your concealer is light and airy, instead of thick and cakey!

Skinny brows

Plucking your brows too thin and creating that ‘surprised’ look can be really ageing. The best way to handle this one I feel is to leave waxing and plucking to the professionals and just make sure you know what ‘too’ thin is for your face!

A foundation shade that doesn’t flatter

One common makeup mistake that ages you can be just picking the wrong shade of foundation. The foundation shade that you choose should completely match your skin colour. It should really be all natural and should never show through. If you neck is a different color than your face, there is a problem ladies!

Did you know that if applied correctly, red lipstick can help take the years off and make you look radiant? Well we’ve got a blog for that, titled ‘perfecting the imaaculate red lip‘ – you can thank us later!

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