There are several fantastic products and helpful strategies to accentuate your best features when it comes to cosmetics for women over 40. If you want to draw attention away from wrinkles, we spoke with professional makeup artists and experts to learn more about two typical, simple eyeshadow blunders that can make you seem older. Mandie Brice, celebrity makeup artist, author, and beauty expert, Alyssia Chang, professional makeup artist and creator of Prevail Beauty, and Destiny McGill, celebrity makeup artist and Day Spa Owner of Lavish Life Studio, provide ideas, recommendations, and perspective.
Mistake #1— Not Fully Prepping The Eyes
Before applying any eye product to your lids, Brice emphasises the need of washing, moisturising, and, most importantly, cleaning the skin. “”Skin prep is definitely a significant part of it,” she explains, so making sure you’re “at the very least, washing and moisturising may also help makeup appear better.” “As we get older, the skin around our eyes tends to generate less moisture, and dry skin exhibits more texture and wrinkles.” “Keeping the region moisturised and hydrated, she continues, can help your makeup seem more vivid, dewy, and beautiful.
Chang agrees, but warns that not completely removing eye makeup might lead to build-up and accelerated wrinkling over time. “This can cause your skin to age and make you appear much older than you are,” she says. Chang emphasises the importance of “using a decent makeup remover and taking the time to gently remove all traces” of eyeshadow before sleeping.
Mistake #2 — Using Glittery, Sparkly Eyeshadows
While a little glitter to highlight your eyes is OK, Brice advises that ultra-glistening or shimmering eyeshadows might attract attention to wrinkles. “Sparkles may settle into and exacerbate wrinkles,” she warns. Brice adds, “occasionally glitter and dark colours can make creases and wrinkles more noticeable, so I advise people to use them with caution.” “Glittery or sparkly eye shadows really settle into the creases and attract emphasis to them,” says McGill. Instead, she suggests “using a matte eyeshadow.” That will do!