5 Mistakes That Might Be Making You Look 10 Years Older

Who doesn’t want to age like a fine wine and get better with age? But in the quest of looking young, we often tend to focus too much on different beauty treatments and makeup ideas that this defeats the whole purpose.

But as they say, knowledge is power! Here are a few mistakes that should be avoided at all costs in order to look young forever:

  • Wearing too much foundation

Yes, the foundation has evolved to be a necessity in a girl’s life. It gives us that even skin tone we all crave for. But, did you know there is something called ‘too much foundation’? Yes, you heard it right. Simply put, excessive foundation settles itself into the wrinkles on the skin and reduces its luminosity. This also hampers the skin’s inherent bright texture.

Thus, it is a better idea to use liquid foundations that have light diffusing capabilities only on patches of discoloration. Using foundations with SPF also proves to be useful.

  • Losing it all to black eyeliner

Have you ever wondered how something as commonplace as black eyeliner could be one of the mistakes making you look older? Let us get to the bottom of this.

The whole point of using black eyeliner is to highlight your eyes because otherwise, they look too open or vacant. However, it also draws attention to the wrinkles surrounding the eyes. Thus, it is highly recommended to opt for colors like brown and dark green to master the art of looking young. Smudging the eyeliner with a Q-tip is also a great idea to make your eyes look good and young!

  • Picking wrong lip color

When you are trying to look young, choosing the right lip color is of the essence. The key here is to make your lips look fuller as you age. The darker the colors you choose, the thinner your lips appear. The trick here is to opt for a lighter and a soothing hue. For instance, choose colors like peach, pink and the likes. A little bit of gloss would do no harm in your quest for looking young and beautiful!

  • Relying too much on concealers for hiding dark circles

Dark circles are a girl’s biggest enemy. But, for how long do you think you can use concealers to hide them? The fact of the matter is concealers highlight the thinner parts of the skin and that is a strict no-no! A highlighter pen with illuminating properties could be your best bet here! Otherwise, concealers are going to draw the wrong kind of attention!

  • Using dark eyebrow pencils

There is no denying that your eyebrows tend to fade color as you age. Thus, we tend to resort to dark eyebrow pencils for best results. But let us break it to you- these dark colors make your eyebrows look very artificial! In fact, the eyebrow pencil from your 20s can make you look really old. Thus, choose a lighter shade to play safe.

These were a few mistakes that we all are guilty of making. What about you? Do share with us in the comments.

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