While wearing mascara on your upper lashes is a pretty standard procedure, you don’t want to do that on your lower lashes too. Putting mascara on your lower lashes can make your eyes appear droopier than they are and even draw unwanted attention to those pesky dark circles.
The whole look makes your eye look heavy and sunken, which is a look nobody wants. Instead, you should focus on your upper lashes by curling them and layering on a volumizing mascara from their roots through the ends for an uplifting effect. This should result in an eye that looks bigger and more impressive.
Applying a good quality concealer that's suited for mature skin will definitely help get rid of those dark and dreary shadows under your eyes. However, if it's not of good quality or not the right color for you, it will also accentuate those fine lines you have around your eyes.
When concealing those wrinkles and fine lines, start with a tiny amount of concealer so it won't look plastered on, and apply it in thin layers to make sure it will blend well. Otherwise, you could be running the risk of making the lines look deeper and more apparent than they really are.
Finishing With Powder
We all know that youthful skin glows by reflecting light. This is why the dominant makeup look in recent years is dewy. Powders do the opposite by preventing light from reflecting and causing creases in your skin to become more obvious.
Maybe you've been applying powder as a finishing touch since your college years. Well, it's high time to stop now. That being said, for individuals with oily skin, using a powder might feel necessary to set the makeup. While you can do that, we would recommend using a setting spray instead, which will not weigh heavy on your skin.
Not Changing Your Style
As we know, fashion trends come and go. Sometimes certain shapes, cuts, or colors can make a comeback, but designers, magazines, and trendsetters always have some kind of innovation up their fashionable sleeves. When you stick to one style for many years and refuse to give new things a go, it contributes to an older, outdated look.
That being said, if the items and garments in your closet make you feel happy and attractive, none of the current trends really matter. If you are feeling comfortable in your own skin, people are going to pick up on that and nothing else would matter.
Not Using Highlighter
Highlighter has been around for a hot minute, so if you aren't already on board this train, it's time to hop on. The quickest way to fake younger-looking skin is by highlighting, a.k.a. strobing. If you're not highlighting, you're not making the most out of this fabulous makeup trick.
The application is pretty easy — using your favorite highlighter (in liquid, powder, or stick formation), just dab a tiny little bit of it on the higher, more illuminated parts of your face. Those include your cheekbones, your browbones, the tip of your nose, and your upper forehead. Easy peasy and with great results!