5 Makeup Mistakes That Age Women
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Makeup can make you feel more put together, more complete, enhance your already gorgeous features and allow you to temporarily experiment with new looks. Here are a few things to avoid, and yes, check yoself before you...you know.
The Severe Eyeliner Issue
Look at the human body. Are there any harsh lines? The outline of lips are soft and curving. Eyes are framed by fluttery lashes. Brows are curved. There really isn't a harsh, defined line anywhere. Don't make one. I see so many women just straight up draw a line a few millimeters above their lash line and call it a day. This harsh line serves as a way to close up that eye area, make your eyes actually look smaller, and give you a Baby Jane look. PS- eyeliner is an item that I don't splurge on. I grab some great black liners from my local Walgreens! Here are my faves:
The Peach Fuzz Factor
The Bold Blush Blunder
The Expired Eyebrows Exasperation
Full eyebrows are a sign of youthfulness. Think about it- thinning hair ANYwhere on your body is a sign of age, and brows are no exception. Some brilliant person Photoshopped the brows off of Anne Hathaway, and unequivocally demonstrated this point. Terrifying, no?
Yes, brows take work. Keeping your plucking to a minimum is your first line of defense. Trim instead of pluck. Do this by brushing your brows sky high and trimming what sticks out on the top. Next- a pencil and powder are your best tools. The pencil should be ultrathin, and match your brows or be 1-2 shades darker depending upon the look you are trying to achieve. As for brow powder, I absolutely love using a stencil and angled stiff brow brush. I received the Too Faced Brow Envy kit in my September Pop Sugar Must Have box last year, and have been using it religiously. Seriously, this box is always one step ahead of me! If you aren't a subscriber, you need to be. It is like getting a birthday gift every month for $39.95. Best two 20s I ever spent.
Most of all, have FUN with makeup! Experiment, wear a new look to the grocery store (my new look testing grounds), and remember- you can always wash it off.
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