Why do women wear makeup? 99% of the percent will say that they do it in order to be more beautiful and will not lie. But sometimes, due to a lack of knowledge and skills, women do not adorn themselves with makeup, but rather spoil their appearance, add years to themselves or “simplify” their face. To prevent this from happening, you need to understand what mistakes in makeup should be avoided in order not to get into a mess. Today we want to tell you what to be wary of in makeup if you don’t want to add yourself that way 10 years.
An excessively dark or light tone
It won’t work perfectly: if the color of the foundation differs from the natural color of your skin, it will be noticeable, no matter how hard you try. The most dangerous in terms of giving extra years is a dark foundation. Please note: young girls have radiant, seemingly fair skin (even if the girl is a mulatto). A dark, as if a pigmented face is a sign of a woman at an advanced age. However, the too light a tone is also not always successful, because it often looks unnatural.
In order not to miss, approach the choice of foundation seriously. Before making a purchase decision, apply a little tester not only to your wrist but also to your face in the chin area. And be sure to evaluate the result in natural (not shop!) Lighting.
A darker tone cherry, brown, or burgundy makes the lips more contrasting and at the same time strict, visually reducing their size. And this is unambiguously read by others as an aged sign: over the years, lips really lose volume.
If for some reason you really need lipstick with a rich dark shade, use two life hacks. First, apply the product slightly beyond the natural contour of the lips to make them appear larger. Second, make the center of the lips a little lighter to give them volume.
Unkempt sparse eyebrows
Naturalness is great! If not for a small nuance. With age, eyebrows become thinner (especially if you have a long history of plucking) and lose color. If you are still young, and your eyebrows are still sparse and colorless, you should not rely on their naturalness it makes you look older. Use an eyebrow pencil or powder, choosing a shade about a shade lighter than your original.
Two more common mistakes: too thin, “in a string”, or too thick and darkly drawn eyebrows. These options look either old-fashioned or aggressive and sloppy, but in any case, they are categorically unnatural, which adds years.
Blush under the cheekbones
With age, the face “floats” under the influence of gravity and decreased production of collagen, the skin sags down. By darkening the cheek area, you visually emphasize this process.
Result: the face looks “floating” and tired.
To avoid the aging effect, choose a blush of light (pink, peach, nude) tones and apply only to the top of the cheekbones, away from the nose.
Black eyeliner on the lower eyelid
Let’s not argue: this technique gives the image a zest. But mainly due to the fact that the black eyeliner on the lower eyelid visually makes the eyes narrower. A sign of youth is wide open.
If you have really huge eyes and an open “childish” look, black eyeliner is acceptable. In other cases, it is better not to accentuate the lower eyelid. Especially if you already have facial wrinkles, the eyeliner will attract your eyes to them. The same applies to eyelashes on the lower eyelid. Those are overly colored, especially with mascara for volume.
Dark or shimmery shadows on the upper eyelid
Smokey ice looks mysterious and languid, but it is important to take into account: this makeup technique, especially if dark shadows are chosen for it, creates the image of a kind of tired lady. And fatigue is a bright age sign. Men, by the way, do not like the “black” smokey ice either.
As for shimmery eyeshadows, sequins tend to settle in the smallest folds, highlighting the wrinkles on the eyelids. You definitely don’t need it.
Incorrect use of the highlighter
Face lighting is in vogue today: everyone dreams of fresh, seemingly radiant skin from within. The blessing of highlighters products that add a moist glow, gloss, and well-groomed face, are a dime a dozen on sale. But when using such cosmetics, you should remember: the highlighter is applied only to even skin areas. Otherwise, the “gentle glow” will simply accentuate pores, wrinkles, and other imperfections. And the image, instead of “young and fresh”, will begin to be perceived as sloppy and fading.
Too thick tone or a thick layer of powder
Of course, you do not allow this, but just in case, we remind you, this is one of the most common mistakes in makeup. In addition to the fact that such a “mask” looks unnatural, the tone and powder are still hammered into the smallest irregularities of the skin and mimic wrinkles, which you might not even have guessed about. The thicker the layer of tone or powder, the more distinct this micro-relief. More wrinkles you look older. Is it logical?
Refusal of the corrector or the wrong choice of its tone
Many people have dark circles under the eyes in their youth, and with age, when the skin becomes thinner, they become even more pronounced. It will not be possible to hide this flaw with a foundation, but the concealer will cope with a bang. If, of course, you choose the right tone. Common greenish concealers, which successfully mask redness, will not work here: they will add an earthiness to the skin tone. To mask purple circles, you need a peach or pale yellow corrector.
Just don’t overdo it! If you apply concealer too tightly, you may get a blemish effect on your face. And uneven pigmentation is one of the main signs of age.