Makeup is supposed to play up your natural attributes. However, it’s easy to fall into bad habits over time, which can actually have the opposite effect. Certain makeup mistakes diminish a youthful appearance and add years to your face, which is the last thing that any woman wants. Here are a few of those mistakes and what you can do to avoid them.
Great for a sun-kissed, youthful look, when blush is properly applied it can really liven up your appearance. A heavy hand when applying blush creates an unflattering, unnatural effect, especially if you’re wearing eye shadow and lipstick as well. With blush, lighter, more natural shades applied subtlety is always the best way to go. Also, remove excess powder from your brush before applying to prevent blush overload.
When it comes to classic makeup looks, you can’t go wrong with black eyeliner. The classic cat’s eye application never goes out of style and is great for day and evening attire. Where you apply liner is crucial, however, as certain missteps can actually make your eyes appear smaller. Liner on the upper eyelids widen your eyes and make them appear bright and lively. Conversely, liner under the eye will have the opposite effect by making eyes look droopy. It will also accentuate dark circles and puffiness under the eyes.
Foundation is wonderful for concealing skin imperfections, provided you choose a color in the correct shade. When foundation is too dark, it settles into wrinkles and draws unwanted attention to age lines. Dark foundation also creates an unattractive, mask-like appearance that flatters no one. Test foundation on your jaw to see how well it matches your neck, as foundation mismatches are most obvious in this area. If you can’t find an exact match, always opt for a lighter shade instead of a darker one.
There are plenty of other ways you can maintain a youthful, glowing look for life. Here at Hale Cosmeceuticals, we offer a wide range of products that moisturize, cleanse, and even protect the skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. All our products are made with natural ingredients and rigorously tested to ensure they’re effective.