Mornings can be very hectic trying to get out the door on time, and often we rush through our beauty routine without a thought. However, some of the things that you’ve taken for granted and assumed were giving you a healthy glow may actually be making you look older.
Every part of your makeup routine should be adding to your amazing, unique beauty, so here’s 10 things that could be causing you problems:
1) Not cleaning or replacing makeup brushes: Over time bacteria begins to gather on your brushes, which can irritate your skin and add to the aging process. Also, the color of your makeup becomes distorted due to old makeup being on a brush. This gives you different coloring than you had anticipated, making makeup darker and giving you an older look. And finally, bristles can begin falling out and contaminating your makeup as well as sticking to your face.
2) The wrong eye shadow: Not all eye shadows are created equal and all colors are not flattering. Find a quality shadow that goes on smoothly and doesn’t cake. Also, try for softer shades rather than the dramatic ones often shown in commercials. Darker colors can produce a very aging effect, so unless you’re going to be in the spotlight, stay away from them.