#10 Blunt Cuts
Blunt cuts may look smashing on the young but the older you get the worse they make you look. The blunt cuts are too harsh on the face, drawing unwanted attention to any imperfection, no matter how miniscule.
#9 Dark and Light Foundations
When it comes to foundation, you shouldn’t go lighter or darker than your face AND your neck. This can be a tough task to pull off, but test both areas. If you need to add more color, add it with bronzer when you have that tan. But don’t go lighter than your skin, because the makeup will sit on your face like a vampire. And don’t go darker, because then you’ll look too heavy.
#8 Dyeing Too Dark
Hair dye is great and so is covering up grey hair. However, when you go too dark, it only makes you look older. It can make your face look dull and flat. Instead, add in multiple tones and highlights around the face.
#7 Lighten the Lips
As we age, our lips lose some of their tone and fullness. Although you may be drawn to darker colors, as you age your lips will look smaller. Use pinks and lighter reds. It’s also ok to add lip gloss, which can be worn at any age. Gloss adds moisture that makes your lips look more plump.
#6 Long Hair
As you grow older, your hair loses body and becomes more dry. As you age, it’s important to get regular haircuts and opt for a shorter hairstyle, keeping your look more youthful. The shoulder-length hair that looked great when you were 25 looks old when you are 50.
#5 Incorrect Use of Eyeliner
Many women of all ages only line the bottom lash line when lining their eyes, but this is a huge mistake. Skipping the top lash line just makes your eyes look smaller. What’s worse is that outlining just the bottom lash will make your eyes look heavy and your face look tired.
#4 Overuse of Stiff Mousse and Hairspray
Stiff mousse and hairspray have a tendency to harden your hair and this problem is accentuated when you get older. Rather than using harsh hairspray or lots of mousse, instead try creams and light pastes to give yourself a softer style.
#3 Wearing Blush All Wrong
Wearing blush is keeps you looking young if you do it properly. First, try to match the color that your cheeks are when they get rosy. Picking a color that is too dark makes it looks like mud when applied on your cheeks. Second, focus on the apples of your cheeks and sweep upward. Too many women use blush under their cheekbones, which doesn’t actually give as much definition.
#2 Too Much Heat
Hair dryers, curling irons and flat irons use a lot of heat and that damages hair. As your hair ages and becomes more dry, the extra heat can actually make your hair brittle and even cause the follicle to break. Try a style that requires less heat to maintain. And if you do use heat, be sure to use a deep conditioning mask once a week to keep your hair healthy and nourished.
#1 Not Filling in Brows
As we age, our brows get thinner. It only takes a minute to fill in the brows with a little color. Focus on the base shade of your hair when filling in your brows. If you have fairer skin, don’t choose reds. If you have darker skin, make sure to pick something with good warmth.