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Skipping mascara

Skipping mascara
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Running late? You can ditch your usual makeup routine – but never skip applying a swipe of mascara, Geller says. “The shellac finish you get on the lashes really helps to counteract the whites of your eyes, which helps your eyes look more open,” according to Geller.

Choosing a dark lipstick

Choosing a dark lipstick
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Lips lose their fullness over time, and using dark shades of lipstick can make them look even smaller. Choose mauves and pinks instead, which highlight your lips and make them appear fuller. A swipe of lip gloss will plump them up even more. If you do decide to go for a darker shade, pick a sheer formula or a stain, which aren’t as flat as a heavier finish, or dab the colour on with your finger.

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Not using eye brightener

Not using eye brightener
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If you have never used eye brightener before, it’s not too late to start. “Your eyes, especially in the age of wearing masks, are the focus feature everyone sees first,” Cooper says. “Eye brighteners and/or highlighters with a sheen reflect the light from your eyes to make them look lighter, bigger, and more rested at any age.”

Forgetting to blend

Forgetting to blend
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There is just one rule of thumb when it comes to applying makeup like a pro: blend, blend, blend. “Spend time on blending if you want your makeup to look seamless,” Cooper says. It’s “key to looking like you sat in the chair of a professional.” When applying eyeshadow, she suggests using a fluffy blending brush to buff out any hard lines.

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Contouring your face

Contouring your face
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Heavy contours can give your face a dark, sunken appearance, according to makeup artist Rick DiCecca. He suggests embracing a more natural style, instead – not only to look younger, but also to feel more confident. “If women feel like themselves, they feel empowered,” DiCecca says.

Neglecting your skin

Neglecting your skin
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Though skin care isn’t necessarily what you would consider makeup, it’s still key to looking your best at any age. DiCecca recommends adding a treatment product that addresses a specific need to your daily skincare routine. For women with mature skin, look for products that can smooth wrinkles and brighten your complexion. No matter how old you are, you should wear a sunscreen on your face daily.

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Source: RD.com

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