Believe it or not, no matter how young you are, your makeup can actually cause you to look older and some simple signs that your makeup is aging you are sure ways to tell if this is the case. Sure, when we were 15, we wanted to look older than we were, to impress all those high school boys, right? Well, when you get into your mid-twenties or so, you’re not so much into creating your makeup to make you look older than you are, or at least I’m not! Yet, time and time again, women design their makeup in a way that makes them look incredibly older than they are, without even realizing it. If you’re not sure whether your makeup is causing you to look older, just take a look at these 7 simple signs that your makeup is aging you. They’re all sure fire ways to tell if you’re adding years to your face without even realizing it.
1. Your Eyes Look Wrinkled
One of the main and simple signs that your makeup is aging you, is if your eyes look especially wrinkled after you apply makeup, and your lines seem more prominent, no matter how much cosmetic material you apply. This is one mistake that women often make that makes them look older than they are. You don’t need more makeup to hide your fine lines, but instead, you just need to know how to properly apply it. Experts say that before you apply makeup, you should apply a primer, which evens out skin tone and fills in fine lines. I like primers by Estee Lauder myself, but there are many out there to experiment with. Then, apply a cream foundation, not powder, since powders can set in fine lines and create a really dry appearance that also sets further into the skin, making lines look more pronounced. The same goes with your eyeshadow. Use a concealer first on your eyelids, then apply a cream shadow. It will lighten your eyes with the concealer, and applying a nice creamy finish on your eyelids will help brighten them up, without the shadow sinking into your fine lines.