Makeup Mistakes That Are Making You Look Older

When it comes to wearing makeup, there's a fine line between looking like you're trying too hard and looking naturally beautiful. The trick is knowing how to do both. If you're really into makeup and love experimenting with new colors and styles, you might be guilty of making some common mistakes that result in an older appearance - and not in a good way! Luckily, these simple tweaks will help keep your look fresh and youthful no matter what decade you're living in!



Overly Lined Lips

You may think that lining your lips makes them look more full, but the opposite is actually true. The lines around your mouth can make you look older than you really are, especially if you have thin lips. If this is an issue for you and you want to look younger, opt for a lip pencil in a shade that matches your natural lip color - and don't overdo it with the liner!

If you're dealing with fuller-looking lips already (which most people do), then try using a darker shade of lip liner as opposed to outlining them with black or brown pencils. This gives off more of an illusion of fullness without making things too obvious; it also helps keep everything balanced out so that no one notices anything unusual about either side of their face at all times when talking or eating food during meals out at restaurants specifically designed for those purposes only.


Bound Eyebrows

Eyebrows are an important feature of your face, as they help to frame your eyes and accentuate your features. If you're not careful with them, they can make you look older than you are.

If you have naturally thick eyebrows that need little attention (or if they've just been shaped into place by a professional), then great! You can skip this section altogether. But if yours are unruly or unevenly shaped, it's time to brush up on some eyebrow knowledge so that those arches always look impeccable.

First off: how do we define "bound"? This term refers "to draw together in order," which means that when someone says their brows were bound too tight at the salon, what happened was that the stylist took too much hair from underneath each brow--and left them looking very unnatural indeed.


Too Much Powder

A little powder goes a long way. When applied in the right amount and blended out, it can help set your makeup and keep it from sliding around when you're doing things like sweating or crying. But if you use too much, the result is dry skin and lines that look even more obvious than they did before.

If you have oily skin and need some powder on top of your foundation, try applying it with a brush instead of directly from the container or puff--you'll get more control over how much product is used (and therefore less chance for overdoing it). If this doesn't work for you, try using one that's lighter in color than what comes in most compacts (they tend to be darker because they're meant for people who want coverage).


Eyeliner That's Too Thick And Dark

Eyeliner is a great way to add definition and make your eyes pop. However, if you're not careful with how you apply it, the results can be disastrous. The first step in getting the perfect eyeliner look is knowing where to place it. Eyeliner should only ever be applied along the top lid--never below! If you want to draw attention up toward your eyes (and who doesn't?), then keep your liner on top; if you want people looking at other parts of your face instead of into them, then go ahead and extend that line all around those beautiful irises until they disappear into oblivion.

The second mistake most women make with eye makeup is using too much product: either too thickly applied or too darkly colored an item in general. When choosing an eyeliner color, choose something close enough but not identical; otherwise people might think they're seeing double--or worse yet triplets! And remember: less is always more when it comes time for application; try applying just one tiny stroke at first before moving forward from there so there's still room left over if needed later on down the road.


Choppy Hair With A Blunt Edge

The blunt edge is a mistake. It makes you look older and less put together, even though the rest of your hair looks great. To fix it, try using a curling iron or flat iron to create small waves in your hair. This will help soften up that harsh line and give your face more definition without making you look like an 80s pop star!


Makeup That's Too Heavy On The Neck

As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and begins to sag. That's why it's important to use makeup that won't add additional weight. If you're going for a fuller coverage look on your face, try using less foundation or concealer around the neck (one of the first places to show signs of aging) and opt for lighter colors than those used on your face.

When concealing dark circles under eyes, use a light hand with blush so as not to highlight them further; instead of applying blush directly onto skin with a brush or sponge applicator, dab some on top of loose powder before blending into place with either fingers or a stippling brush.


Hearing Aids And Jewelry That Dangle From Your Ears

  • Jewelry should be small and dainty.
  • Earrings should not be too heavy. A dangling earring can make your ear look stretched out, which is not what you want! Instead of wearing dangling earrings, try using a single pair of studs or hoops on both sides of your face (if you're right-handed). Or better yet, get some cute bows that'll add interest without weighing down your ears. If you have stretched-out ears due to age or weight loss/gain then this trick will help hide them so they look normal again!


You Don't Want To Look Older Than You Are, So Avoid These Common Makeup Mistakes If You Want To Stay Looking Young

It's important to remember that makeup should enhance your natural beauty, not change it. A good rule of thumb is: If you wouldn't wear it without makeup, then don't wear it with makeup either.

Here are a few common mistakes people make when applying their makeup:

  • Wearing too much foundation or powder on the face can make skin appear older than it really is. It also weighs down the face and makes wrinkles more pronounced by drawing attention to them! The best way around this problem is by using a tinted moisturizer instead--it won't cover up as much skin imperfections (and therefore won't make them look worse), but will still even out complexion by evening out redness caused by acne breakouts or rosacea flare-ups



In conclusion, these are some of the most common makeup mistakes that can make you look older. If you want to keep your youthful appearance, it's important to avoid these mistakes and pay attention to what kind of makeup looks good on your face shape.


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