Eye makeup is truly a game-changer. It takes your look from 0 to 100 in a matter of seconds and accentuates your eyes to make them appear bigger and brighter.
But since the skin around your eyes is thinner than the rest of your face, it is the first place to develop and show signs of ageing. And believe it or not, a lot of us end up accentuating these signs of ageing (which ends up making us look older) by committing some really common eye makeup mistakes. But worry not my friend because we are going to address the most common eye makeup mistakes that make you look older. Scroll down to find out what they are!
- Mistake #01: Not using an eye cream
- Mistake #02: Opting for powder eyeshadows
- Mistake #03: Skipping mascara
- Mistake #04: Using black eyeliner
- Mistake #05: Lining your waterline with black kajal
Mistake #01: Not using an eye cream
The first step to ensuring that your eye makeup looks absolutely gorgeous is to properly hydrate under eye area. Dehydrated eye area leads to crepey skin, fine lines and wrinkles — all of which end up making you look way older. Therefore, always ensure that you apply hydrating eye cream twice a day. This will instantly make your eyes look a lot younger when enhanced with makeup.
BB picks: Dermalogica Total Eye Care SPF15
Mistake #02: Opting for powder eyeshadows
Powder eyeshadow ends up settling into those fine lines and fails to give any sort of depth to the eyes. This makes your eye makeup look really flat and also enhance the signs of ageing around the eyes. Therefore, we recommend you to use a cream-based eyeshadow to give your eyes a much softer and youthful appearance.
Mistake #03: Skipping mascara
Another common eye makeup mistake that a lot of women make is skipping mascara. This makes your eyes look a lot smaller and in turn makes you look older. Thus, always apply a coat or two of volumising mascara to open up your peepers and make them appear brighter.
Mistake #04: Using black eyeliner
Applying a thick, black eyeliner makes your eyes appear really small and beady — making you look older than you are. An easy solution to this problem is to switch your back eyeliner with a brown one for a softer and more youthful appearance. Additionally, a thin flick of a lightly smudged brown liner helps open up your eyes and adds more depth to the eyes, making you look younger.
BB picks: Lakme Eyeconic Kajal - Classic Brown
Mistake #05: Lining your waterline with black kajal
Love kohl-rimmed eyes? So do we. But using black to line your waterline and the lash line can make you look older. How? Well, using dark colours on the lower lash line can make your eyes appear smaller, enhances crow’s feet and make your entire face look tired and droopy. Swap your usual black kajal for a white or nude one to open up your eyes and give them an instant youthful effect.