Makeup can do wonders to cover skin flaws, imperfections and even common signs of aging-when done right, but, if you’re using colors that aren’t age appropriate or flattering on your skin tone, or if you’re using too heavy of a hand when applying, you may be doing yourself a disservice, making yourself look older than you really are.
So what are the secrets to looking younger with makeup?
• Stay away from blue. Blue eye shadow had an immediate connotation of bad makeup. Unless a professional is doing your makeup or you really know what you’re doing, it’s best to stick with neutral colors like browns, earth tones and taupes, especially when it comes to mature skin.
• Lay off the glitter. Glittery shadows, which are different from those with subtle shimmer, can settle into fine lines, making them more pronounced.
• Wear similar shades of lip liner and lipstick or gloss. If the lips are lined too darkly and too light of a shade is worn on the lips, not only will your makeup look outdated, but lip lines and any thinning will also be much more apparent.
• Try these colors for a younger look: champagne, peach and light copper tones.
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