Makeup mistakes that make you look older
Makeup has the power to flatter your favourite features – or add ten extra years to your face. To avoid appearing older than you really are, steal these professional makeup artists’ tips for making your skin, eyes, and lips look decades younger.
Wearing the wrong foundation colour
Foundation that’s too light or dark will look dull and unnatural, not youthful and glowing. “Across the board, wearing the wrong colour foundation is the biggest and most obvious mistake” people make, according to make-up artist, Porsche Cooper. Here’s a tip to find the best shade for you: when you test foundation out in a store, dab a bit on your face rather than your hand, which can be a different shade. The colour should match your complexion even before it’s blended.
Skipping your eyebrows
Over time, your eyebrows can become sparser, especially if you have a history of over-tweezing them. Add some definition – and open up your face – by filling your eyebrows in with a product that is a shade lighter than your natural hair. But “do not fall into the mistake of outlining your brows and filling it in,” says make-up artist Laura Geller. Instead, “start towards the middle of your face with gentle upward motions,” following the natural arch of your brow.