When applying makeup, the majority of people aim to look as young and fresh as possible. However, many do not realize that, often, the way in which you apply your makeup can actually make you look older rather than younger. OROGOLD takes a look at some of the common makeup mistakes that age, as well as what you can do to turn this around.
Lipstick That is Too Dark
As you age, your lips will begin to start losing definition, which means that in order for your lips to appear more youthful, a lipstick that adds fullness and volume is necessary. However, most dark lipsticks do the opposite, and will make your lips look even less plump, and much smaller. OROGOLD suggests opting for a mauve or pink tone, and applying a plumping gloss over this.
Wrong Shade of Foundation
Many women don’t realize that, much of the time, the foundation that they are wearing doesn’t truly match both their face as well as their neck, making it look as though they are wearing a mask. Foundation that is too light will make you skin appear lifeless, adding years to your age, while foundation that is too dark will shadow your features, creating a heaviness that is also extremely aging. When testing out new foundations, OROGOLD recommends not blending it into your skin too much, and simply tapping it on instead. If your neck and body is more tan, then add some bronzer to your face. The main aim is to connect the skin on your face and your neck by blending any products evenly across.
Not Defining Your Brows
As you age, your eyebrows will get thinner, and won’t grow back in the way that they used to. OROGOLD would suggest always filling them in, either with a pencil or with an eyebrow powder, as this will help to lift your face and give your features more of a definition. When choosing a pencil or powder for your brows, opt for a shade that matches your hair color.
Applying Blush in the Wrong Place
Many people apply blush to the apples of their cheeks, which only further emphasizes sagging skin. Instead, you should be applying your blush to the highest point of your cheekbones, lifting it upwards with a brush that is large enough to cover your whole cheekbone in one swipe. Choose a blush shade that matches the natural shade that your skin turns when it actually blushes, pinching your cheeks to get a good idea of what this shade actually is. Avoid dramatic colors, such as cinnamon or wine, and opt for a neutral rose shade, as this flatters nearly all skin tones and will help to brighten up your complexion.
Nobody wants their makeup to make them look older than they actually are, let alone give them a duller, more washed out complexion and mask the beauty of their natural features. By ensuring that you are using the right products in the right places, your makeup will be able to give you a fresh and youthful glow.