Human beings have certain habits, which is especially true regarding makeup routines. For example, you might buy the same eyeliner every year, or wear the same lipstick all the time. But instead of making you look pretty, these little habits might be aging your skin. Here are 5 makeup mistakes that might be adding years to your face, so you should stop doing them right away.
1. Wearing the wrong type of foundation
Matte and powders get settled into fine lines. So you should opt for lightweight liquid foundation that provides healthy sheen to your skin by giving it enough coverage.
2. Applying blush to the wrong spot
Most of us apply blush on the apples of our cheeks. But for defining and lifting your features, you should properly blend the color up toward your cheekbones. For brightening up the complexion, use peach, berry, or pink shades, and avoid shades that are too brown, as they make your skin look dated and dull.
3. Using the same black eyeliner
For as long as you can remember, you’ve been using solid black lines on your lids, right? Yes, it used to make your peepers look big, but now it’s looking a bit harsh. So it’s time to ditch your inky liner and use deep brown instead. It’s not only warmer, it’ll also brighten up your eyes.
4. Applying too much mascara
There’s no doubt that mascara makes your eyes look gorgeous. But spidery, thick lashes will only weigh your eyes down. Instead of applying two light coats of mascara, apply it as minimally as possible.
5. Overarching your brows
Yes, sculpted and bold brows are trending, but fluffier, straighter brows look more youthful.
Tip: Your brow pencil should be one shade lighter than your actual hair, and it should ease up on the arc by filling in any sparse areas by using short strokes.