Put Down The Make-Up Brush ! It'll Only Make You Look Older!
Not that I’m dramatic or anything.
The point that I’m trying to make is that well, we all have stress in our lives- stuff that contributes to our aging process, but aren’t there ways to sort of cheat the change? I think there are. In fact, in my line of work I’ve observed some common mistakes women make that adds about 10 years to their age and you do not want to do that.
- Too much foundation: I’ve always been a fan of letting your skin breathe. But it can’t do that if you slap ten coats of foundation on it. Instead stick to sheer liquid formulas. Exfoliate your skin twice a week and apply moisturizer right after, so when you apply foundation you don’t have to worry about patchy discoloration after applying foundation.
- Over tweezing eyebrows: Nobody likes bushy eyebrows, but you don’t have to go crazy with the tweezers. But what you might not realize that it’s important to stick to the natural arch of the eyebrows and only pluck the strays instead of going overboard with the tweezers. You might have to use eyebrow pencils to fill in the gaps and let’s be honest, over-penciled eyebrows never looks good on anyone.
- Skipping primer: Who needs primer anyway, right? WRONG. You need primer to act as a foundation before you begin applying your make-up. What happens if you skip the primer is that the dryness, pores and unevenness on your skin begins to show through and really, who needs that? Use a silicone-based primer for best results.
- Using the wrong under-eye concealer: Oh my God, it’s a little tragic and a little funny to see someone walking around with bright lines of light below the eyes. The whole point about concealer is to conceal the area below the eye, but you’re actually drawing attention to the eye by using an under-eye concealer a shade too light for your face. Usually an orange concealer is a safe way to go since it works on most skin tones.
- Foundation lighter than your skin tone: You see all those fine lines on your face? Yep, everyone does. That’s what happens when you apply foundation that’s a shade lighter than your natural skin tone. You want your skin to look warm, not pale like Edward Cullen.
- No blush: You might be all up for looking natural and I get that, but skipping blush is not such a great idea. You skin loses some of its luster and radiance as you age and blush helps by restoring some of that lost color to our complexion. So don’t skip the blush. Opt for a soft pink that adds color to your cheeks.
Now really, put down the make-up brush and really think over your make-up routine. Do you look older? What could you be doing wrong?
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