Updated: May 4, 2021
We all want to look fresh-faced and young — but are you aging yourself with your own makeup choices that you've been using the same for years and years now? We must keep in mind that as skin ages, makeup needs to evolve as well. Tried and true techniques from your high school years will no longer cut it 15, 20, or 30 years later. You may be an old hand at applying your makeup, but if you’re not careful, you can look older, too.
Today, I’m coming to you with the number one, most common, mistake you can make, that actually will add years instead of hiding them. If you’re guilty of this aging mistake, pay attention, so you can fix it today!
Foundation Faux Pas
Rule 1: Don't Skip the Foundation
Foundation forms the base of any look, but as you age, your foundation needs will change. If you skip foundation, your skin tone will be uneven.
Rule 2: Don't apply your foundation too heavily.
If you apply your foundation too heavily, it can settle into fine lines and creases highlighting your imperfections.
Use a formula that is heavy enough to smooth out your complexion without becoming cakey.
Rule 3: For dry skin, consider a liquid or cream foundation.
Also, drier skin is common as you age, so you may be happier with a liquid or cream foundation, or even a tinted moisturizer, instead of a powder foundation which can make your skin look flaky.
Rule 4: Adding powder may not be the best for your skin type.
And even though some recommend using powder on top of cream formulas to make them last longer — powder might only accentuate the dryness of aging skin. With dryer skin, powder tends to seep into fine lines try using a setting spray instead.
Even if you’ve been using the same shade since eighth grade, you might be surprised to find a better match or formulation out there for you!
So here’s my chance to set you up for success!
Want to “WoW” yourself with a fresh younger appearance?
BB Cream Colors for Every Skin Tone
Have super pale skin? Choose the color Cream 👍🏻
Have fair skin? Choose the color Bisque 👍🏼
Have medium skin? Choose the color Honey 👍🏽 Have a question? Select the Chat feature here on the website and I’ll get back to you ASAP 😉
Now stay tuned, this will be an ongoing series where I will be bringing you more “Age defying” tips!!
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