How to avoid makeup mistakes that age you

Read five easy practical makeup tips to learn how to avoid the most common makeup mistakes that age you after 40. Turn the clock back with these common beauty mistakes solved. Check out seven easy techniques to achieve a fresh, youthful glow.


Makeup mistakes that age you Solved


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Mistake #1 Using Too Much Foundation

One of the most common mistakes that age you is using a foundation that’s too thick because it will settle into fine lines and sap the luminosity from your skin.

Solution: When buying a foundation, avoid those described as “matte,” “velvet,” and “long-wearing”; look for sheer liquid formulas with light-diffusing pigments. A good example is this one from Chanel.

Mistake #2 Stick concealers

The delicate eye area is often the first place to show fatigue, such as puffiness and dark circles. Using a thick concealer that comes in a stick or pot will eradicate the shadows under your eyes, but it will also draw attention to the fine lines that usually show up in that area first because the skin there is thin.

Solution: Use a brush-on highlighter pen that uses illuminating particles, not opaque color, to camouflage dark circles. Loving the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 25 or you can go for the classic Yves Saint Laurent Touche eclat.


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Mistake #3 Wearing Deep, Dark Lip Colors

Even though there are a few tips when wearing oxblood dark lipsticks are not a good color option option after 40.

Solution: To make your mouth look younger and fuller choose bright lipsticks and lip glosses in peach, pink and vibrant red.

Mistake #4 Wearing loose powder

Finishing with powder is one of the most common makeup mistakes that age you because powders prevent light reflection and tend to magnify lines in the skin.

Solution: Switch to a very sheer translucent powder like the Translucent Loose Setting Powder by Laura Mercier which was one of InStyle’s best beauty buys for 2016.


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Mistake #5 Wearing Black Eyeliner

Black eyeliner can be harsh.

Solution: If eyeliner suits you, go for anthracite or very dark brown eyeliner. You want to define the eyes with softness and blending, not strict lines,” says makeup artist Troy Surratt





Have a lovely Day!!!

Images- Troy Surratt Instagram, InStyle

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