8 Makeup Mistakes That Could Make You Look Older

Skipping primer: Uneven makeup that settles into wrinkles can result from skipping primer.

Selecting the wrong foundation: Heavy formulas can highlight fine lines and wrinkles, so it's important to choose the right foundation.

Using the wrong application method: Using fingers can transfer bacteria and promote sagging, so it's better to use a damp makeup sponge.

Applying too much powder: Excessive powder can make skin look dry and settle into lines, so it's best to use a light hand.

Overdrawing your brows: Dark, heavy brows can make you look overly made up and add years to your appearance.

Using old, dirty makeup brushes: Dirty brushes can harbor bacteria, affect skin, and alter makeup application, so they should be cleaned regularly or replaced.

Going with a too-light shade of under-eye concealer: Using a too-light shade can give a heavy and chalky appearance, emphasizing wrinkles and dark circles.

Adding too much definition with shadow: Dark eyeshadow can make eyes appear sunken and emphasize wrinkles, so neutral matte shades are recommended.