Too thick foundation
A mask on the face, created by an incorrectly selected concealer which is too dense, adds a few years.
A makeup base that is too light a tone
An unsuccessfully selected shade of foundation – too light – emphasizes and even exaggerates wrinkles.
A large amount of corrector under the eyes
With age, the skin under the eyes becomes thinner, and a thick layer of concealer looks vulgar. Use only a light layer under the eyes.
Powder on all areas of the face
Powder mattes the face and helps to get rid of the oily sheen in the T-zone; but on other areas of the face, it will only emphasize wrinkles and the skin will seem drier than it actually is.
Apply blush on the cheekbones and blend. Avoid bright and saturated colors because they age; choose natural and neutral shades.
An uneven layer of lipstick
With age, the natural lines of the lips lose their clarity and lipstick tends to be smeared. Outline the lips with a strong lip pencil.
Bright lipstick colors
Bright colors, dark colors, a metallic sheen and colored sparkles do not completely fit a middle-aged woman. They will add weight visually and add age. Opt for a neutral pink, or best of all, switch from lipsticks to lip gloss – they have moisture and give volume.
Mascara on lower lashes
Carefully lowered lashes can shade crow’s feet and emphasize the dark circles under the eyes, so to painting the lower lashes is not necessary. On the upper lashes apply a black mascara which sets off whites of the eyes. Use tweezers and an eyelash curler, which will open the eyes and help to visually lose a few years.
Carefully lining around the eyes visually reduces them and draws attention to the dark circles under the eyes. Lining only the upper eyelid with a thick line at the corner gives a more youthful appearance.
Shiny shadow on the outer corners of the eyes
A little sparkle in the eye makeup never hurts, but do not put it on the outer corners of the eye, as shiny shadow highlights every wrinkle. Shine is best applied to the inner corner of the eye, the center of the lid and under the brow bone.