Intimidated by wearing makeup? Do you think it makes you look older than you are? You’re in luck, I’ve got all the right techniques to achieve a young fresh look at any age!
Mistake #1: Using Too Much Foundation
There’s nothing worst than seeing a gorgeous woman with tons of makeup on. #TeamTooMuch. Let’s scale that effort back a bit, and try something new. .
Mistake #2: Over-Concealing Your Under-Eye Circles
Everyone doesn’t need a concealer under their eyes. Instead, only use your concealer for dark spots.
Mistake #3: Wearing Deep, Dark Lip Colors
Although I adore the new dark lippy trend, I have to be careful not to look like my mother circa 1976. Add a lighter lip liner to dumb down the dark shade a bit.
Mistake #4: Finishing with Powder
You’ve just covered your face in the perfect brown shade of creme foundation. Now you’d like to set it with powder. Opt for a sheer translucent powder that will add a glow to your look.
Mistake #5: Wearing Black Eyeliner
Now I’m not saying that you shouldn’t wear liner altogether, however, you do know that they make other colors right?
Mistake #6: Going Overboard with Lip Liner
The 80′s may go down as the worst decade of makeup ever in my book. Instead of using your standard dry lip pencil, find a smooth creme based pencil for a much softer look.
Mistake #7: Skipping Blush
Think of blush as the tool that will bring back all those youthful fun years of your life. Find a rosy pink color and go bonkers on your cheeks.
Mistake #8: Applying Lipstick Straight from the Tube
I know this is common practice but trust me, try using your finger or a lip brush as an applicator. Be sure to scoop a bit of lipstick on the back of your hand so you don’t apply too much.
Mistake #9: Choosing a Too-Dark Eyebrow Pencil
Did you know that your brow color actually fades as you age? Me either! So be sure to choose a shade (or two) lighter than your own natural brow color. Otherwise you will look much older and perhaps like a contestant on “RuPaul’s Drag Race”.