10 Make-up mistakes you're probably making

By admin
17 April 2014

Are you adding years to your face by using the wrong cosmetics?

We ask experts for their advice.



1. “The biggest mistake more mature women make is to wear too much foundation,” make-up artist Algria Ferreira says. FIX Avoid cakey, thick foundation by applying moisturiser first. Choose a foundation that’s the right texture for your skin. 2. “Too much powder accentuates lines,” make-up artist Rose Bruins says. 

FIX Lightly dust fine translucent powder over your skin to seal the make-up then use facial blotters for touch-ups during the day. 3. “Many women use foundation to look tanned and choose one that’s too dark,” make-up artist Liz Kaplan says. FIX Test the colour on the side of your face when you’re wearing no make-up. The colour should almost disappear.

 Eye make-up

1. “Bright, shiny, frosted shadows look garish and accentuate crêpiness,” Bruins says.

 FIX Stick to muted, matte shadows.

2.“Eyebrows that are too dark are very ageing,” Ferreira advises.

 FIX Don’t go more than two shades darker on your brows.

3.  “Solid, pencilled-in eyebrows age you instantly,” Kaplan says. FIX Use brow powders or matte eyeshadow in a shade that matches your brows.



1. “Solid, stripy blush lines on your cheeks look old-fashioned,” Ferreira says.

FIX Use a big blusher brush to apply and blend your blusher.

2. “Bronzing blushers look flat and grimy,” Bruins says. FIX Opt for soft peach or rosy pink blushers.



1. “Rich, glossy lipsticks bleed into lines,” Bruins says.

FIX Fill in the whole lip area with a lip pencil and then apply a satin-finish lipstick.Visible lipliner teamed with a pearly lipstick really makes you look old,” Ferreira says.

2. Visible lipliner teamed with a pearly lipstick really makes you look old,” Ferreira says.

FIX Use a lip pencil in a shade that matches your lipstick.

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