Mistake #1 - Wearing the wrong foundation. Either the wrong color or the wrong formula. Foundation is only meant to even out your skin tone. Use as light a weight foundation as can do the job and make sure it perfectly matches your skin on your neck.
Mistake #2 - Using too much under eye concealer. to conceal under eye circles, first color correct then conceal. Concealer should be a shade lighter than your foundation color. By color correcting first you will need to use less concealer.
Mistake #3 - Using the wrong powder. Yes powder is essential and sets your foundation and allows your blush to glide on perfectly. Choose a luminescent powder that has light reflecting properties to give you a youthful glow.
Mistake #4 - Wearing black eyeliner, especially on your inner rim/waterline. Thick eyeliner closes the eye and ages you. Try using a gray or navy and line just the outter corners top and bottom, then smudge to soften the line.
Mistake #5 - Wearing too dark of a lip color. As we mature our lips thin. Wearing a dark lip color will enhance all the wrong things. Instead opt for a pop of color in a softer, fresher hue.
Mistake #6 - Not filling in your eyebrows. As we age our brows thin and become sparse. Brows frame the face and lift the eye, ot filling them in is a definiate face ager.
Mistake #7 - Using too dark of an eyebrow color. The color of your brows should match the LIGHTEST tone of your hair color. Use a powder with fibers to give your brows some fullness.
Mistake #8 - Not using enough blush or the right tone. Blush is essential to giving you a youthful glow. Applying it just on the cheekbones and apples of the cheek will instantly lift your face.
Mistake #9 - Not matching your blush to your lipstick. If you are wearing a pink lipstick, your blush should also be a pink hue. Berry lip, berry blush. This will make your makeup look more sophisticated and coordinated.
Mistake #10 - Putting your blush on before your lipstick, Lipstick is the jewelry on the face and should give your face a lift and pop. If you put your blush on prior to putting on your lipstcik, chances are you are going to over do it . Blush and highlighter, if appropriate, should be the last things to go on the face.