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Not applying compact on top of concealer! 8 makeup mistakes that are making you look older

Shaily Rawat | Apr 06, 2017, 17:22 IST
Not applying compact on top of concealer! 8 makeup mistakes that are making you look older
#Mistake 1: Wearing foundation that does not match your skin colour
Makeup can make or break your look. Most of us fail to get it right and often wonder what the hell did we do wrong? Here are a few most common makeup mistakes, that not only spoil your look, but also make you look older. Yes, you read that right! You might be ageing faster, or at least that's what is seems like, all thanks to your makeup.
#Mistake 1: Wearing foundation that does not match your skin colour
Many women end up looking like a zombie because their foundation doesn’t match their skin tone. If the foundation is lighter than your skin tone, your skin will appear flat and if you will go a shade darker, than your skin tone will appear dull and lifeless.
For a natural look, always match your foundation with your neck and not according to your face complexion. It will hide all your flaws seamlessly. To make your base look natural and smooth, use a damp sponge or stippling brush to apply the foundation.

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  • #Mistake 2: Applying the wrong shade of blush too low on your face2 of 8
    #Mistake 2: Applying the wrong shade of blush too low on your face
    Blush is meant to make you look youthful and not old. Many women don’t know which colour of blush is right for them. The trick is to pinch your cheeks and try to match the natural colour that you get when you blush. Next, the technique to apply a blush is to start applying on the apple of your cheek and blend it up and back. Do not apply on the bottom of the cheekbone as we want to lift our features and not drag them down.
  • # Mistake 3: Not setting your concealer with a powder3 of 8
    # Mistake 3: Not setting your concealer with a powder
    Concealer is meant to hide dark circles as well as brighten up your eyes. However, it is important to apply a compact or loose powder on top of a concealer to stop it from creasing. 
  • #Mistake 4: Not defining your brows4 of 8
    #Mistake 4: Not defining your brows
    While thin eyebrows make you look washed out and older, a full brow will lift the face, define your features, make you look younger. For Indian skin tone, dark brown eyebrow shade works well. 
  • #Mistake 5: Only lining the bottom of your eyes with liner5 of 8
    #Mistake 5: Only lining the bottom of your eyes with liner
    It is one of the common mistakes that we all do. Lining only the lower lashline means you are dragging your features down and making your eyes appear smaller. Apply eyeliner on the top lashline as well to define your eyes. It will open your eyes and brighten you face. Remember not to draw liner too thick which can also make you look older.
  • #Mistake 6: Not applying mascara on the lower lashes6 of 8
    #Mistake 6: Not applying mascara on the lower lashes
    Many women forget to apply mascara on to their lower lashes. It will make their eyes appear smaller. Apply two coats of mascara on upper and one light coat on lower lashes to get the best results.
  • #Mistake 7: Not applying a face primer7 of 8
    #Mistake 7: Not applying a face primer
    A face primer is the base of foundation which helps smooth any fine lines, wrinkles or large pores. Wear it underneath your foundation to make your makeup last longer as well as to fill fine lines and pores.
  • #Mistake 8: Not contouring and highlighting your face8 of 8
    #Mistake 8: Not contouring and highlighting your face
    Foundation and concealer hide flaws of the skin, however, to add definition, contouring and highlighting is an essential part. It will make your face look slim and chisseled. Blend it nicely with a brush to accentuate your features. 
     
     

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