My ladies! If you’re over 50 and wear eye makeup, there are some common mistakes that can make you look older than you are. In this blog post, we are going to share with you the top 8 eye makeup mistakes that women over 50 tend to make. By avoiding these mistakes, you can keep your eyes looking fresh and fabulous, at any age! So, let’s start…

  1. Wear eyeliner downstairs.

Wearing eyeliner down was once the height of fashion and for some it still looks great. However, to be able to do this, you must be young.

This is because when you are over 50, eyeliner under your eyes really adds years to your face and makes your eyes look droopy. Instead, try a more youthful look by applying your eyeliner in a thin line along the upper lashes, and extending it slightly past the outer corner of your eye. This will help open your eyes and make you look fresh and awake. And who doesn’t want that?

  1. Wear eyeliner that is too dark.

Since we’re talking about eyeliner, let’s talk about your eyeliner color. Those of you with pale skin or fair hair should be careful not to wear eyeliner that is too dark.

Black eyeliner gives a very harsh look that for many is just not necessary. Opt for a brown or a gray which will both give a softer look to your face.

  1. Wearing the wrong concealer.

Wearing the wrong concealer can really add years to your face. The reason is simple: it is around the eyes that there are the most wrinkles and movements.

If you wear the wrong concealer, it will accentuate existing wrinkles and make them look worse than they really are. What can you do ? Choose a liquid concealer that hydrates the skin.

  1. Do not use moisturizers.

This is one of the easiest mistakes to make and one of the easiest to fix. Apply moisturizer every day, even if you have oily skin. Yes, moisturizers are not just for dry skin. There are many moisturizers designed for oily skin.

They help keep your skin hydrated and healthy. When your skin is dehydrated, it tends to show spots and irregularities. This phenomenon is even more visible when you wear makeup! Don’t skip your moisturizer!

  1. Skip the primer.

Don’t skip the primer! Primer isn’t just another boring makeup step. It has a very important role: it creates a barrier between your skin and your makeup and gives the latter something to cling to.

Without priming, the make-up stays on the skin and sets in the lines. Sometimes it is also absorbed by the skin, giving it a plaster effect.

  1. Choose powder eyeshadow.

Eye shadows can be gorgeous, but that’s not the case when they settle in the creases of your eyes. The powder eyeshadow settles into the lines, which is okay if you don’t have any lines, but once you do, the powder makes you look older. Choose cream formulas for smooth, crease-free application.

  1. Messy eyebrows.

Believe it or not, messy brows can make you look older. Don’t skip shaping your eyebrows, either with tweezers or wire.

To make your brows even more fabulous, invest in an eyebrow pencil. Eyebrow pencils give definition and add a touch of fantasy! This is a step not to be missed!

  1. Glitter eye makeup.

Glittery eye shadows can be beautiful and tempting to use, but there comes a time when they do more harm than good. Glitter tends to settle into fine lines and accentuate those that are already there.

Instead of enhancing your natural beauty, your eyeshadow will bring out your lines. So avoid putting glitter and sparkles in your eyeshadow!

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