Makeup can be your best or worse friend depending on how you use it. If applied correctly it will enhance your best features and reduce the features you’re not so fond of. But did you know that if makeup is applied incorrectly, it could actually make you look older than you are aging you by 10 years. Read below the five common makeup mistakes that is aging and how to fix them to give you a fresh young and vibrant makeup look.
Makeup applications that are aging you~
Using Vitamin A and/or AHA products
Vitamin A and AHA are fantastic for the skin but when put under your foundation, it will give your foundation a grey undertone; this will give you a sickly and dull appearance. These products will make you light sensitive and can activate your pigmentation if used during the day. Use these products at night after you have cleansed and ready for bed, the skin will get the full benefit but without activating any side affects.
Heavy Foundation Makeup should enhance the look of your skin. Painting a thick layer of foundation is very aging. Today’s full coverage foundation will hide imperfections and still make you look younger and fresher without looking heavy and fake.
Poorly Applied/Over applied Mascara. Messy lumpy and not cleanly applied mascara will make you look tied at best or at worst on the receiving hand of a black eye. Nothing ages the face more than mascara over applied to the tips of the lashes and little to the base of the lashes. The result is tiny flakes of mascara under the eyes. The best way to apply mascara is by wiggling the brush side to side at the base of your lashes pulling through to the ends. This will define your lashes and give you a more youthful look.
Too Much Dark Eye Liner
As with over applying mascara it will make you look like you’ve had a big night out and have not slept for days. Try to refine your eyeliner or try a dark blue or purple as this will whiten the whites of your eyes and making you eyes look more vibrant and alive. Use a White Eyeliner on the inside of your lower eyelid to open up the eyes and make them sparkle.
Overdone Lip and cheek Color
Overly heavily applied lipstick and cheeks can be aging as it draws the eye down to your mouth and jaw area, if this is where you show your age you do not want this. You want to have the appearance of full youthful lips and cheeks. By using light fresh colors it will actually lifts the focus of the face up to the eye area.