Though I have no qualms in wearing makeup (it’s a great way to show your personality in subtle way), applying a chock full of color is not acceptable, especially on daily basis, unless you’re a model, of course. Hence it can be inkling that your makeup (or rather specifically, your makeup habits) can add age to your whole complexion. Are you guilty at least one of them?
Skipping moisturizer and heading straight to foundation? Tsk..Tsk.. That one miss step is surely put you in an aging fast lane. Skipping moisturizer is not the right way even if you love that ‘bare-faced’ look (this look will make you look fresh, dewy and certainly younger).
Moisturizer is essential to keep the nutrients (say, beauty serum) within the skin, while protecting the large organ from external factors from aging and deteriorating (a good combination should be coupled with sunscreen so be sure to use that too), keeps your skin plump and helping the foundation and concealer to adhere for longer. Plus, skipping the routine will only make the bumps look more obvious.
Primer is something akin to retinol – while you can certainly use when your skin still looks and feels supple, you need more than ever as you get older. Primer is essential as it helps to make lines and wrinkles and bumps, a lot better than a moisturizer would. And now you can have primer made for the whole face, lips, or eyes, there’s no excuse of not getting one.
Using too much of shimmery powders or frosty lip color will only make you look older than your age and drawing people’s attention to the flaws all over your face as there’s a chance that those shiny glitters will seep into the lines and bumps, accentuating them further. The same rule also apply if you want to contour with foundation shades, be careful as to not make out any hollow obvious than they should.
My suggestion would be highlighting only key feature (cheeks and brow line) by using eye-highlighter or bronzer. Plus the whole makeup should be light and enhancing your unique features. Trust me, fun experiments with colors should only reserve when you’re 20s or perhaps trying to make a humor out of it.
Certainly these tips are kind like an improved makeup habits and tricks to look younger (or at least, not looking older). Try it out, you might surprise that you can still rock the look you used to have a decade or so.