Add 15 years! 5 make-up mistakes that age you too much and emphasise flaws
Incorrectly applied make-up can only spoil your appearance, emphasise flaws and even add extra years. Make-up artists consider too dense, heavy make-up to be the main mistake - people will definitely notice an excess of decorative cosmetics, especially on aging skin.
OBOZREVATEL decided to figure out what make-up mistakes age you. These techniques (and habits) should be avoided if you want to improve, not worsen, the situation.
1. Make-up without preliminary moisturising the skin
Moisturising and nourishing is essential even for oily skin, the main thing is to choose serums, creams and other products that are right for you. Applying foundation to unprepared skin can emphasise flakiness, dryness, wrinkles, and pores. You shouldn't neglect nighttime cosmetics either - they will make your skin look radiant and firmer in the morning.
2. Thick layer of foundation and poor blending
Too much foundation will not help to hide imperfections, but will only make them worse. A "mask" on the face will look especially ridiculous if the colour of the tone is chosen incorrectly, and the boundaries are abruptly cut off without shading. Makeup artists recommend applying a little foundation to the neck to make the transition smooth.
3. Large spots of concealer
Concealer has a denser texture than foundation and a lighter shade. Nowadays, the use of concealer for light contouring and face-lifting effect is at the peak of trends, but too much of this product, especially under the eyes, is a "taboo" in the beauty industry. You don't want noticeable light spots on your face, and concealer can also get caught in folds and fine lines and make them more visible.
4. Mascara in several layers with clumps
Professional make-up artists do not recommend applying too much mascara to your lashes. If your mascara starts to crumble, clump, or stick together, it's time to replace it. The key to anti-aging makeup is naturalness and invisibility.
5. Overdoing it with highlighter and powder
Highlighter gives the face a beautiful glow and a well-groomed appearance, while powder sets make-up and removes excess shine. However, make-up artists recommend applying highlighter exclusively to even skin areas. Excessive shine will insidiously accentuate wrinkles and other facial imperfections. Powder in large quantities will make the face look sluggish, with a parchment effect, and under artificial lighting, some types of powder can suddenly "light up", like Angelina Jolie at the premiere of the film "The Normal Heart" in New York in 2014.
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