Makeup is an art, and it can help women feel more beautiful and attractive. There are different types of makeup. Not everyone knows the art of makeup. The word makeup refers to a set of cosmetics (foundation, mascara, eyeliner, lipstick, eye shadow, powder, blush and perfume) that are used to make one look more beautiful by emphasizing one’s facial features. Making one’s self more beautiful and attractive through makeup is not an easy task. Sometimes, women make certain mistakes when applying makeup, which causes them to look older than their true age.

So, beauticians always recommend to apply makeup very carefully. Make up should be done according to the time of day and by keeping in mind the type of skin an individual has. Day time makeup is different from night time makeup. Some of the very common makeup mistakes are the following:

1. Using Too Much Foundation

Use foundation when you need it; otherwise don’t use it. And if you do need it, don’t use too much. Foundation that is too thick will settle into fine lines and sap the glow from your skin. If your skin is dry, the foundation can look patchy and flaky. To avoid this, always apply moisturizer after cleansing to make the skin soft and appear nourished.

2. Finishing With Powder

The skin of younger women glows and radiates light. Powders diminish this lighting effect and tend to emphasize lines in the skin. The thin lines that appear after applying powder start looking like wrinkles and make your skin look dark, which eventually makes you look older than your age.

3. Dark Clothing & Dark Makeup

Sometimes, women wear dark makeup along with dark colored clothing. This combination can cause you to look older than you are. Beauticians always suggest choosing makeup colors that compliment the colors of your face and your clothing.

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4. Wearing Black Eyeliner

Don’t skip the eyeliner! Eyeliner is a great way to emphasize your eyes and make them look more open. In most cases, you should choose brown over black, since black can appear very harsh. When applying eyeliner, you should always make sure the color fades into your skin. You don’t want harsh lines; instead, you want the eyeliner to appear smooth and blended.

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5. Going Overboard with Lip Liner

Lip liner can emphasize your lips and prevent your lipstick from feathering out into tiny lines around the lips. However, you should always be extremely cautious when you select your lip liner. If you line your lips heavily, or use a color that is very dark, they will look tight and pursed. For the best result, your lip liner must match the color of your lips, not the color of the lipstick.

6. Using Lipstick Straight from the Tube

The boundaries or borders of the lips become softer with age. To prevent your lipstick from bleeding color, utilize your finger or a lip brush so that you do not apply too much pigment. Focus the lipstick in the middle of your mouth, and blend it out with a finger.

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