If you have been applying makeup for years, then you’ve probably mastered a routine that you think works for you. We don’t blame you; but did you know that it is important to switch up your tried-and-tested makeup routine as you get older? Yeah, sticking with your old routine might actually be working against you, girl.

Let me break it down for you. As you age, the skin on your face goes through a ton of changes, sad but true. It acquires new lines and wrinkles and loses a bit of its elasticity and firmness. That’s why if you don’t tweak your makeup routine every few years, you’re likely to end up looking older than you actually are. 

We know this is a bummer, but don’t worry. We are about to give you some super cool and ultra simple ways to avoid these common mistakes so you look young as ever for a long, long time.

 

Applying blush in circles

Applying blush on the apples of your chic

It’s not really your fault, because ever since we were kids, we have been taught to apply blush to the apples of our cheeks. But we highly urge you to avoid committing this makeup faux pas. The point of blush is to add some colour to your face and not create unnatural looking circles leading to more visible fine lines and wrinkles. Simply apply the blush to the top of your cheekbone for a beautiful flush of colour. 

 

Wearing a thick black eyeliner

Wearing a thick black eyeliner

A bold black eyeliner may look extremely glamorous, but it may be making you look older. While just a thin flick of eyeliner helps open up your eyes, a really dramatic, thick one will make your eyes look heavy. In order to ensure that your eyeliner does the trick of making you look awake, apply a thin line using either dark brown or grey colour. 

 

Using the wrong concealer shade

Using the wrong concealer shade

Choosing the right concealer shade is extremely important because this is what will decide whether you're are actually concealing or accentuating those wrinkles. If the concealer you’ve chosen has a thick texture and is in the wrong colour, then you will defeat the purpose of the concealer by accentuating more than concealing. Opt for a weightless formula and pick a shade that is closest to your natural skin colour for flawless results.   

 

Ignoring your eyebrows

Ignoring your eyebrows

If you have over-plucked your eyebrows for a lot of years, that is definitely going to show as you age because your brows tend to get more sparse. Applying eye makeup but ignoring your brows is a sure-shot way to add years to your face, and nobody wants that. But over-filling them is not going to help either. Pick a shade that is lighter than your natural brow colour for perfect looking brows.

 

Going overboard with shimmery products

Going overboard with shimmery products

Using a little bit of shimmer on your eyes during a night-time outing is completely okay. But avoid wearing shimmery products during the day as they end up accentuating those fine lines and wrinkles. There are so many matte makeup products to play with and they look extremely sophisticated and tasteful. 

 

Harsh lipstick shades

Harsh lipstick shades

As you age, your lips tend to thin and therefore when you wear a bright and bold lip colour, you are only making them look thinner. We suggest you wear more nude shades that complement your skin tone in order to avoid looking older.

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