Women in their 30s often wonder if they can look just as good as they did back in their 20s. Some women are afraid that as they age, they will need to come up with a new makeup routine. There are some things that women in their 30s should be aware of when doing makeup. Here is a list of the top 5 foundation makeup mistakes that every woman in their 30s should avoid:
1 – Wearing the Wrong Color
Wearing the wrong color foundation can highlight the fine lines and wrinkles on your face. The wrong color also draws attention to any loose skin on your neck, which can strike women in their 30s. Makeup artists working the counters in department stores can find a foundation that matches your natural skin tone. Working with a professional is mandatory because you need a color that looks natural in both artificial and natural light. You should also blend the foundation with a makeup sponge, especially around your jaw line. This will create a natural look around your jaw and neck.
2 – Not Using Primer
Excessive production of melanin as you age can cause age spots to form on your skin. These age spots can appear on your hands, face and neck. Primer is a must have in your makeup kit because it hides these age spots and creates a smoother finish on the surface of your skin. Using primer can also hide blemishes and other skin imperfections without leaving behind a caked on look. Using primer under your eyes can help hide the appearance of dark circles too, but you need to use a lightweight foundation on top of the primer if you want a more natural look.
3 – Applying in Thick Layers
Wearing a thick foundation can draw attention to age spots and other imperfections on your skin. Thicker foundation will also settle into fine lines and make you look significantly older than you are. Try a lightweight foundation instead and apply it in thin layers. If are worried about coverage, try a full coverage tinted moisturizer as these are usually not as thick as foundation and can provide just the right amount of coverage that you need.
4 – Not Prepping Skin
It is a good idea to prep your skin before applying foundation because it will help to create a smooth look. If you don’t prep your skin, your foundation may dry in patches which make it difficult to apply other makeup. Prepping your skin ensures that your skin is nourished properly which makes it age slower. Make sure that you always remove any makeup before heading to bed and apply a thin coat of moisturizer before lying down.
5 – Using Too Much Foundation around Wrinkles
Wrinkles often form around the nose and the mouth because these areas of your face move frequently during the day. When you use too much foundation on these areas, you accentuate the wrinkles. To solve this problem, apply foundation with your hands and use just a small drop. Once you finish blending the makeup, use a damp sponge or a soft tissue to gently wipe away any excess foundation. This helps to keep the foundation from settling into your wrinkles.
Sandy Taylor is a makeup artist from Vancouver BC, Canada. She has worked in the makeup field for more than 10 years. She loves writing about making related topics and to share her beauty and makeup tips with other beauty enthusiasts. Her website, Foundation Fairy, is full of practical beauty and makeup advice. If you liked this article, be sure to follow Sandy on Twitter.