Following on from our blog focusing on microdermabrasion treatment for ageing skin, we thought we’d share with you these makeup mistakes that can age you.
If you look in the mirror and see someone older – after you do your makeup, you might be committing one of these critical makeup mistakes that age you! To stop the crimes, here’s a list of all of the top makeup mistakes that age you below! That way you won’t be caught dead with caked on concealer or runny mascara!
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 make your skin look dry and sit in the lines enhancing them more, then that’s a total makeup mistake – (which actually refers to any age)! You need to build up coverage, use a liquid concealer, a peachy shade will cover blueish areas like dark circles or broken capillaries.
Sometimes, you can’t control your runny mascara. It could be a case of your mascara getting wet somehow. A lot of women do not actually check their mascara before they leave, so they could have some smudges and little black lines. Ladies, 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! As you age, a lighter shade of mascara will be more flattering, so switch up from black to brown to flatter those peepers.
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 the look you want ladies! As we age, our face loses some of its plumpness and skin begins to sag. So although we are all taught to put blush on the apples of our cheeks, as we age our apples are heading south! So put your blush higher up for a lifting effect -more on your cheekbones (these don’t move!). There are lots of youtube tutorials for this sort of thing these days so have a search and check out what the vloggers are up to!
Too thin brows
Another common makeup mistake that ages you can actually be plucking your brows too thin and creating that ‘surprised’ look (we’re talking to the older generation here, we know you Gen Z are still sporting a strong brow so when the fashion winds change be careful what you pluck!). This can actually age you a lot. One of the solutions that I’ve found is just making sure that you know what ‘too’ thin is for your face and also ensuring that you go to a professional to get your brows waxed or plucked!
Too much powder
Do you have those days when your skin just feels super cakey and heavy? It could be because you have a bit too much powder on your face! If you lighten up on the powder and go with something mineral, it could really make your face seem more youthful and brighten up your entire demeanour! Even better, use liquid formulations that will add moisture to ageing skin.
Wrong shade of foundation
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 your neck is a different colour than your face, there is a problem ladies!
So, there you have it! All of my top makeup mistakes that age you instantly. What other common makeup mistakes that age you do you ladies have? What mistakes have you corrected in the past?