Avoid these 6 common makeup mistakes to stop yourself from aging!

Xiomara X

Your complexion appears more wrinkled and finer after you apply your makeup. Do the fine lines and wrinkles shout “NOTICE me!”? It’s important to evaluate your makeup and technique before you blame the inevitable aging process. Like certain hairstyles, makeup application has the power to enhance or detract from your youthful appearance.

These makeup tips will help you embark on a voyage of self-discovery. Our destination? Our destination?

Wrong makeup

1. Don’t skim or cake foundation.

It can be harmful to skip foundation from your daily makeup. The foundation helps to even out the skin tone. Without it, your flaws will be in full view. Transparent, sheer foundations correct flaws while bringing out the youthful tone of the skin. If your skin is oily, you should use mineral powder. Tinted moisturizers work best for dry skin. Another thing that can put creases & wrinkles on full display? TOO MUCH FOUNDATION. A heavy makeup can make you look older than you really are.

What is our favorite? Sorme Mineral Illusion Oil-Free Luminous Foundation in a variety of colors. This oil-free formula does multiple jobs at once – it creates the smoothest, most velvety finish ever while reducing the appearance of fine lines, discolorations and enlarged pores. It also helps reduce redness and soothes blemished skin. Is it possible to get any better?

Another trick? Before smoothing on foundation, start with this Sorme Fresh Start Oil-Free Foundation Makeup Enhancer to even skin, minimize discoloration and create an even longer lasting hold.

2. Too light a foundation. 

It can be counterproductive to choose a foundation that is lighter than the actual tone of your skin. This common mistake can unintentionally accentuate wrinkles, fine lines and make them more noticeable than they should be. Contrary popular belief, lighter foundations do not give you a younger appearance. They can instead give your skin a paler tone and highlight the signs of aging.

Instead of going lighter than your skin tone, use a foundation with a shimmer that is 1-2 shades darker. This combination can give your face a radiant, fresh glow. It enhances its natural warmth and does not overemphasize age-related changes.

There are ways to simplify the process of finding the right foundation color. The age-old method of testing foundations on the backs of your hands is no longer reliable. You can apply the foundation to your neck, instead of using your hand. This is a good place to apply foundation because it will often be more true to your natural skin color.

This will allow you to choose the foundation that blends seamlessly with your complexion, so that your face doesn’t appear lighter or darker.

3. Applying blush incorrectly. 

Correctly applied blush can add a healthy, youthful glow and enhance the contours of your facial features. However, if applied incorrectly, it can do the opposite – drawing attention to wrinkles on the cheeks and sagging skin underneath the eyes. The common misconception is that blush should only be applied on the apples of cheeks. This can unintentionally highlight age-related changes in skin.

Consider applying blush on the highest point of the cheekbone and then sweeping it up towards the hairline. This technique will lift your face and give you a fresher, more youthful look. Color choice is also important for the overall look. A rose-tinted pink blush works well for any skin tone and age.

But, when you apply blush, be careful not to overdo it. Over-applied color can make your cheeks look clownish and intense. This can age you more than it can flatter. What you want is a natural, soft flush of colour.

Too much makeup can age you. Often, less is truly more. Balance and subtlety are key to enhancing your natural beauty. To achieve a radiant, youthful complexion, you must use makeup in moderation.

4. Metallic eyeshadow 

Eyeshadows that have a shimmery or frosty finish can make fine lines and creases on the eyelids appear more prominent than they are. The reflective particles in these eyeshadows can highlight the age-related texture of your eyelids and make you look older.

If you want to avoid shimmering eyeshadows, opt for matte or non-reflective colors. The shades taupe or peach are perfect for all skin types. These colors are subtle but effective. They offer a soft, natural look and can enhance your eyes without drawing attention to wrinkles or fines lines.

The use of matte or solid-color eyeshadow can help minimize the appearances of wrinkles and creases. It can also give your eyes more depth and definition. The change in makeup can have a dramatic impact on how you are perceived. You may even be able to lose a few years off your appearance. The right makeup and color combinations can be your secret weapon to combat visible signs of ageing.

5. Mascara & eyeliner on lower lashes. 

Applying eyeliner or mascara to the lower lashes of your eyes can unintentionally draw attention away from two areas we would like to keep as subtle as possible: Crow’s Feet, and stubborn dark rings. Line your lower eyelashes to create the illusion that they are smaller, which will detract from a youthful appearance.

Accentuate your top lashes to create a look of vibrancy and youth. To enhance your top lashes, apply a generous amount of a black mascara like Sorme Extreme Volumizing Mascara. It not only brings out the natural beauty in your eyes, but it also creates an intense contrast which makes your whites look brighter. The result? Large, bright eyes that radiate youth and vitality.

Don’t forget to use the eyelash curler. Curling your lashes prior to applying mascara can increase their perceived volume and make them appear fuller. This small change can make a big difference by opening your eyes up and giving them a youthful glow.

Makeup is not meant to hide, but rather to enhance your natural beauty. It can help you to look and feel young when done properly. Say goodbye to tired eyes and hello to a brighter more youthful look!

6. Bright lip colors. 

You know that our lips become thinner as we age. Bright, dark, or iridescent shades can be too heavy for thinning lips – allowing the color to bleed from the natural lip line. Bright colors can age you because of their intensity and heavy color. The neutral rose color is flattering and the sheer gloss on top adds volume.

Hairstyles can age you just as much as your makeup. Combine these tips with these 7 hairstyles to see the years fly away! More makeup advice? Makeup bag essentials: 5 products you must not be without!

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