While makeup does an excellent job in enhancing your features; wrong application techniques can bring your look down drastically. You’ll be surprised to know that a few makeup mistakes can also make you look older!

Hydrated skin looks fresh and youthful. And to help it stay the same even after applying makeup, you need to master the right style of application. However, if you’re wondering why your makeup is making your skin look dull and aged, we’ve got the answer. That’s because you’re doing things that are unknowingly make you look older. Here are 5 makeup mistakes that you’re probably making...

Using the wrong foundation formula
 

Using the wrong foundation formula

Foundations are available in a number of different formulas. However, it’s up to you to pick the one that complements your complexion. Apart from selecting the right shade, you also need to select the right formula – cream, powder, mousse or liquid. Your skin may not be perfect but the right type of foundation and coverage can make all the difference.

Going OTT with contouring
 

Going OTT with contouring

From runway to reality, contouring is one makeup trend that is here to stay. From defining your jawline to restructuring your facial features, contouring is one of the best face-slimming tricks in recent times. But, did you know? Going overboard with contouring can actually highlight ageing lines which are better left concealed. Therefore, learn where to “draw the line” and you’ll look flawless.

Setting makeup with powder
 

Setting makeup with powder

While we are always layering powder over creamy formulas to make them last longer, it’s not a great idea to set your makeup with powder. Instead, use a setting spray to finish off. Powder tends to seep into fine lines, and it becomes worse when you have dry skin.

Not blending well
 

Not blending well

Blending is the key to flawless finish. The first rule of even coverage is blending to perfection. If your foundation is left unblended, it can actually accentuate your fine lines instead of covering them up. Similarly, blending your blush well also makes all the difference in helping you achieve a rosy glow.

Forgetting to use primer
 

Forgetting to use primer

Prepping your skin is of utmost importance or else you’ll have to deal with terrible makeup meltdowns. As hours pass, your makeup will start wearing off, thereby revealing signs of ageing. Therefore, never apply any other makeup product before applying primer all over your face. Doing so will help you achieve a youthful look.