Makeup mistakes that accidentally age you

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  • Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Makeup mistakes that accidentally age you
Makeup mistakes that accidentally age you
If people keep guessing your age is higher than it really is, your makeup application may be the culprit. Overapplication can enhance lines and discolouration, making you look older. So, be aware of these bad habits and drop them today. 

Dark and heavy under eyes

The skin under your eyes is very thin and delicate, so using too much makeup in that area will only accentuate dark circles and any discolouration. Drawing a single, fine under-eye line with an easy-gliding product like Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil can do wonders for your look without smudging and drawing attention for the wrong reasons. 

Blush on your apple cheeks
Enough clowning around. The older you get, the looser your skin becomes around your face and cheeks. Applying blush to your central cheek makes your face look long and hollow. Blush is meant to look natural and fresh, not like a reddish rash. Apply blush only on the cheekbone, to give it just a slight hint of colour.     

Heavy concealer

Your concealer is supposed to hide your blemishes, but using one that doesn’t match your skin tone, or is too heavy and powdery, can have the opposite effect. To correct this, use a creamy colour corrector like Maybelline Master Camo Colour Correcting Pen for its lightweight texture and versatility across skin tones. 

Incorrectly lining your lips

Lines that are too thick, too visible and spill over the natural borders of your lips are a definite no-no. To avoid this, use a finer pencil. Another great tip is to focus your lip lining just above the border line and not on the line itself, and then using a lip brush to blend with your lipstick.      

Heavy foundation

Foundation is the beginning of your full-face makeup build so if you get it wrong, it’ll offset your entire look. Avoid caking on too much heavy, powdery foundation or it’ll just settle in lines and creases. Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear has a lightweight feel and natural look, while providing the all-day coverage you need.

Keep your makeup application moderate, even when going for dramatic looks (no need to go overboard to turn heads). And don’t forget to uphold the golden rule of makeup for ageing skin: if you haven’t switched from powder-based products to liquid ones already, now’s the time to do it. 


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