We all want to look fresh-faced and younger, and makeup can be a great aid to that. Keep in mind that your makeup style needs to evolve and adapt to your changing skin as you age. We've compiled a list of the most common makeup mistakes that will actually add years instead of removing them. Keep reading to find out if you're committing any of these aging mistakes and what you can do to correct them.
- I's important to start your face off right to look your youngest, which is why everyone needs to use primer. Because if you don't, according to makeup artist Hillary Kline, as the day gets older, so will your look. She told me, "By not applying primer, you run the risk of having your makeup look muddy and melted off by the afternoon. This doesn't equate to a youthful look
- Foundation forms the base of any look, but as you age you need to be aware that your foundation needs will change. Use a formula that is heavy enough to smooth out your complexion without becoming cakey. Drier skin is common as you age, so you may be happier with a liquid or cream foundation, or even a tinted moisturizer, instead of a powder foundation which can make your skin look flaky.
- The art of contouring is that it enhances the structure of your face, so that it appears more defined. However, too much definition can actually highlight ageing lines that are better left concealed. Another tip to keep it youthful looking— Always blend those contour lines.
- Bright, glowing skin equals youthful-looking skin. But it takes the proper placement of such a glow to make it work in your benefit. There are certain areas of the face where mature women shouldn't wear highlighter. Don't apply it on brow bone and in the crease of the eye
- Your lips become thinner and lose definition as we grow older. Unless you plan on going crazy with the liner to overdraw your lips, you'll want to start easing away from darker shades, which make your lips look thinner. Jan Ping outlines her plan for perfect lips: "A lot of women are really stuck on the idea of always using heavy lipstick, but I think that gloss gives a softer, more youthful appearance."