Many of us think the remedy to dull or tired skin is cosmetics, but sometimes makeup is the thing making you seem more drowsy! Additionally, if someone’s ever informed you that you seem sleepy but you have gotten your beauty rest, it could be a hint that your makeup needs an update ASAP. Luckily, there’s an easy cure to those aesthetic faults you’ve been committing. Avoiding these no-nos will help you look more refreshed and awake.
1. Your routine doesn’t begin with a moisturizer.
Dry skin makes you look exhausted and older. Whether you wear makeup or not, having hydrated skin will give you that youthful, rosy shine that dry skin definitely won’t. This is especially critical in cold weather. No of the season, it’s crucial that your moisturizing cream or serum has SPF, so you can keep protected from the sun.
2. You’re not putting foundation on right
Yes, foundation can disguise flaws and make our skin look more even. But applying it the wrong manner will just make you seem weary! First off: make sure that your skin tone matches the foundation. You can seek for guidance when shopping for makeup, or other outside perspectives. Secondly, watch out for caking on foundation, in liquid or powder form.
3. You’re wearing too much eyeliner
You would believe that eyeliner normally helps your eyes sparkle and bring them to life, right? But wearing too much makes your eyes look small and fatigued. In fact, if you generally go with a strong black or kohl tone, it might make bloodshot eyes look far worse, especially if you’re already fatigued! To address this, line the bottom lid with a lighter pencil (still darker than your skin-tone) to open the eyes up further. A white liner can accomplish the same result.
4. You’re not wearing enough blush
You seem older and tired when you wear too much eyeliner, but when you don’t wear enough blush, the same thing might happen! Blush gives you that natural glow and vigor. The trick is applying just a swipe, and shortly after you apply your moisturizer. For a rapid wake up call, apply on the apples of the cheekbones, stroking towards the hairline.
5. Wearing too much makeup
Just like not wearing enough makeup wipes you out, wearing too much makeup all at once will make you look like an ancient drag queen or at least a very exhausted human being. Wearing too much contour, foundation, concealer, and highlighter will dull your natural shine. The solution is to select for multifunctional solutions, such a primer and a foundation laced with moisturizers or other skincare products.
6. Too much powder
Just like too much highlighter can accentuate the lines on your face, too much powder can dry you out, which in turn ages the skin and makes it look exhausted. Stick with creams and liquid solutions, and if you must use a powder, make it a translucent one that reduces shine and blends with ease.
7. The improper kind of undereye concealer
If you’re not using the proper shade of concealer in your under-eye area, you can probably bet that it’s going to bring out under-eye bags and dark circles. Just one shade too light or dark appears jarring and unnatural. When putting concealer on, always do so in a really well-lit setting to get your blending on target.
8. Wearing gray makeup
It could appear great in a palette, and maybe you’ve seen it in an extensive beauty lesson online. But for most individuals, using cosmetics with any gray undertones causes your skin to look grey, which doesn’t only make you look tired, it makes you look ill! Nobody wants it in a post-COVID world…
9. Wearing silver eyeliner with warm skin, or bronze for cold tones
If you have cool skin, wearing golden and gold liner will make you look unwell and fatigued. However, if you have warm tones, wearing a silver-hued liner creates the same appearance. Basically, discover whether you have chilly or warm skin, and choose that liner or shadow accordingly.
10 Choosing the wrong shade of red for your lip
The ideal red to chose is a “pure” red apparently! This means not too much orange or blue in it, but a brilliant, solid red. This looks elegant on a range of skin tones, and can immediately brighten up tired skin and give your face life again – it’s the ultimate of beauty and sophistication. It’s also a handy technique if you don’t want to wear blush.
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