With skin that is more mature, using one opaque foundation color all over can appear like a heavy, aging mask on skin. It may seem unnecessarily time-consuming to fuss with more than one color, but in reality, a more authentic color match translates to using and having to apply less makeup in the end.
Look for a product like a dual-sided stick or compact that includes two shades, so that you can blend hues as needed for different areas of your face to create a natural-looking canvas. You’ll also want to look for a formula that addresses redness while having enough coverage for discoloration and hyperpigmentation — issues that 40-somethings often contend with. Try Perfect Blend Stick to meet all of these needs.
4. Liner and mascara under your eyes
It may have looked rad in your 20s and 30s, but over-defining the bottom of your eyes with heavy, dark makeup now can make eyes appear droopy and emphasize darkness and fine lines in the area.
Focus on opening your eyes up by first curling your top lashes with an eyelash curler. Then work your favorite mascara from root to tip slowly to help eyes look more awake. If you want to add definition with eyeliner, stick to the top lid. Consider using more softening shades like chocolate brown and navy blue instead of black, which can appear harsh on all but deeper skin tones.
5. Not exfoliating weekly
The quality of your makeup finish comes down to texture, and if you’re not methodically removing dead skin cells from the surface of your complexion weekly, skin can appear dull and bumpy — causing your makeup to catch and apply unevenly.
Whether it’s a scrub, fruit acid exfoliants or hand held tool, it’s essential to keep skin fresh for a radiant, glowing makeup finish. Try DERMAFLASH to remove the top layer of dead skin cells and peach fuzz for a super smooth result, suggests Sheriff.
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