Makeup has the ability to boost one’s self-esteem and self-confidence just by highlighting certain facial features, shading the rest while allowing the skin to look like a piece of art itself. Since makeup has become one of the biggest things of this century, more and more people have opted to go for it, some with vast knowledge, others with limited. For those who are unaware of the right makeup techniques, applying makeup flawlessly can be a hard task. There are certain makeup mistakes that females have started making that causes them to look older.
If you want to make sure your makeup looks good (and youthful), it is important to avoid the following makeup mistakes.
Too Much Concealer
In order to give the illusion of ultimate matte, many females tend to lather on concealer. Choosing the wrong color of concealer and putting a thick layer will accentuate fine lines and wrinkles, causing you to look older. To make sure this issue is avoided; makeup artists suggest using fluid concealers that have luminous particles as they allow the skin to look natural and healthy.
Overdoing Lower Lash Mascara
Stroking the lower lashes with mascara a couple of times allows the edges of the eyes to look expressive, but people tend to go overboard. When there is too much mascara on the lower lash line, attention is diverted to the wrinkles around your eyes. No matter how blurred those wrinkles may seem, when there is a thick layer of mascara, they will stand out.
Choosing the Wrong Lipstick Color
Lipstick does wonders to your outlook. Every season has its own lipstick colors, but it is important to remember that those that have naturally narrow lips will need to avoid using dark lipsticks. Darker shades have the ability to make the lips look even thinner. If you want your lips to look fuller, over lining them with a lip liner can help.
Applying Dark Eye Shadows Wrong
Applying darker shades to the entire lid has the ability to make you look older. For a natural, dramatic effect, dabbing the outer corners of the eyes with darker shades is more than enough.
Dark Shades on the Eyebrows
Using intensely dark colors on the eyebrows can make your face look aged and unkempt. No matter how “in” it may be, the right choice would be to use something that is close to your natural eyebrow color.
Not Using Corrector
Dark circles are an issue for many people. As we age, dark circles and blemishes, such as age spots, become more prominent. Applying concealer on these blemishes just makes the problem worse, but applying corrector can do miracles. Use the right corrector on top of the blemishes and blend them as thinly as you can.
Powdering the Face
Powder is a helper in makeup, but only when it is used in moderate quantities. If it is used liberally, it tends to become a huge mess. If you want to get rid of the greasiness on your face, opt for a rice or light mineral powder to take away that shine. Make sure you are not powdering around the eye area because it will accentuate the wrinkles and make your skin look dry.
These common makeup mistakes that people make when doing makeup tend to add years to their age. If you want to have a flawless face of makeup, make sure you are avoiding these mistakes.