Makeup artist shares beauty mistakes that will age you – and reveals how you can look youthful

From using too much concealer to picking the wrong lip color, a makeup artist has shared some beauty mistakes that can automatically make you look older – and she revealed how you can correct them to ensure you look as youthful as ever.

Andreea Ali, a popular beauty influencer based in Paris, spoke out about all the ways in which people tend to accidentally age themselves using makeup in a recent YouTube video.

‘There is nothing wrong with being old, with aging. It’s a completely natural process. Don’t let society or social media tell you otherwise,’ she began in the video.

From using too much concealer to picking the wrong lip color, a makeup artist has shared some beauty mistakes that can automatically make you look older

From using too much concealer to picking the wrong lip color, a makeup artist has shared some beauty mistakes that can automatically make you look older

From using too much concealer to picking the wrong lip color, a makeup artist has shared some beauty mistakes that can automatically make you look older

Andreea Ali, a popular beauty influencer based in Paris, spoke out about all the ways in which people tend to accidentally age themselves using makeup in a recent YouTube video

Andreea Ali, a popular beauty influencer based in Paris, spoke out about all the ways in which people tend to accidentally age themselves using makeup in a recent YouTube video

The beauty guru explained that simple things like making your eyebrows too dark or putting on black eyeliner can result in you appearing much older than you actually are

The beauty guru explained that simple things like making your eyebrows too dark or putting on black eyeliner can result in you appearing much older than you actually are

‘However, when you add years on your face because of makeup, that’s when I have a problem with it.’

The beauty guru explained that simple things like making your eyebrows too dark or putting on black eyeliner can result in you appearing much older than you actually are. 

She added that popular trends like baking and contouring can also add years to a person’s face, and highlight their wrinkles instead of covering them.

According to Andreea, here’s all the mistakes that people make when putting on their makeup that result in them look older rather than younger. 

Using too much concealer can emphasize creases instead of covering them

Andreea explained in her video that using too much concealer is an easy way a person can age themselves, since it will 'crease and crack' when you move

Andreea explained in her video that using too much concealer is an easy way a person can age themselves, since it will ‘crease and crack’ when you move

Less is more: Instead, she suggested applying a 'tiny, little bit' to the 'places you would like to bring more light,' which included under her eyes and next to her nose

Less is more: Instead, she suggested applying a ‘tiny, little bit’ to the ‘places you would like to bring more light,’ which included under her eyes and next to her nose

Her go-to concealer is the Huda Beauty Full Filter Concealer, which costs $29

Her go-to concealer is the Huda Beauty Full Filter Concealer, which costs $29 

Beauty mistakes that will automatically age you

  • Using too much concealer
  • Baking
  • Contouring
  • Putting on black eyeliner
  • Making your eyebrows too dark
  • Picking the wrong shade of lipstick 

Andreea explained in her video that using too much concealer is an easy way a person can age themselves.

She explained that while it could make your skin ‘look amazing’ in pictures and on camera, in real life, ‘it looks really bad.’

‘It works if you’re doing a photoshoot or if you’re going to take a video but it’s different in real life,’ she said.

‘If you apply too much concealer, it’s going to look really bad. We have a lot of movement around the eyes and it will crease, it will crack. It will look very dry. Nobody needs that much concealer in real life.’

Instead, Andreea suggested applying a ‘tiny, little bit’ to the ‘places you would like to bring more light,’ which included under her eyes and next to her nose.

‘It doesn’t bother me if my dark circles are not completely covered. It’s totally fine,’ she continued.

‘Yes, I haven’t completely covered everything, you can still see a little bit of the darkness, but I’d much rather wear a very light layer of concealer like this because I know it will make me look more youthful. Sometimes trying to get that perfect look, that’s what ages you.’

Her go-to concealer is the Huda Beauty Full Filter Concealer, which costs $29.

Baking can make your skin look tighter – and will crack if you have wrinkles

Andreea said to avoid baking - which involves 'applying a good amount of powder under the eyes, letting it sit for a few minutes, and then taking it off' - if you don't want to look older

Andreea said to avoid baking – which involves ‘applying a good amount of powder under the eyes, letting it sit for a few minutes, and then taking it off’ – if you don’t want to look older

Andreea insisted that it can backfire on people 35 and older since the process is 'very heavy' and leaves her skin feeling 'tighter'

Andreea insisted that it can backfire on people 35 and older since the process is ‘very heavy’ and leaves her skin feeling ‘tighter’

Andreea said to avoid baking – which involves ‘taking a good amount of powder, applying it under the eyes, letting it sit for a few minutes, and then taking it off’ – if you don’t want to look older.

The process has become popular in recent years, and is said to make your makeup stay on longer – however, Andreea insisted that it can totally backfire on people 35 and older.

‘Baking can look good if you’re 16 and have no wrinkles because there’s nothing to crease. But if you’re 35 and older, I believe it’s unnecessary,’ she said.

Not a fan: 'It's absolutely horrific, it just does not work for me,' she said. 'I feel like if I smile, it's going to crack. I don't like the sensation'

She added: 'Baking can look good if you're 16 and have no wrinkles because there's nothing to crease. But if you're 35 and older, I believe it's unnecessary'

Not a fan: ‘It’s absolutely horrific, it just does not work for me,’ she said. ‘I feel like if I smile, it’s going to crack. I don’t like the sensation’

She explained that the process is ‘very heavy’ and leaves her skin feeling ‘tighter.’ 

‘It’s absolutely horrific, it just does not work for me,’ she continued. ‘I feel like if I smile, it’s going to crack. 

‘I don’t like the sensation. Maybe you guys love the way it looks because it makes you look so perfected at first, but I am telling you, this will age you.’

Contouring can also make you look older – so use bronzer and blush instead

According to Andreea, another thing can add unnecessary years to your face is contouring. She suggested using bronzer and blush instead

According to Andreea, another thing can add unnecessary years to your face is contouring. She suggested using bronzer and blush instead

Contouring tends to make your face look thinner, and the makeup artist explained that 'youth' is often associated with a 'rounder face'

Contouring tends to make your face look thinner, and the makeup artist explained that ‘youth’ is often associated with a ’rounder face’

According to Andreea, another thing can add unnecessary years to your face is contouring. She suggested using bronzer and blush instead.

Other options: Instead, Andrea said you should apply cream bronzer to the top of the cheek, on the forehead, and above the brow bone

Other options: Instead, Andrea said you should apply cream bronzer to the top of the cheek, on the forehead, and above the brow bone

‘Contouring the face is something we all love because it gives us structure, but the truth is, the older we get, the less you want to contour and the more you want to focus on applying products that warm up your skin like blush,’ she told her followers.

Contouring tends to make your face look thinner, and the makeup artist explained that ‘youth’ is often associated with a ’rounder face.’

‘What really ages us is when we contour the cheek. It’s a bit too severe,’ she continued, adding that instead, you should apply cream bronzer to the top of the cheek, on the forehead, and above the brow bone.

‘The color and the placement make a huge difference,’ she continued. ‘It lifts the eye. It’s a lot more balanced and has a lot more sweetness to it.’

Making your eyebrows too dark and defined can come off as ‘severe’ and ‘fake’

Andreea noted that eyebrows are an important aspect of your face because they 'give you expression,' and emphasized the importance of making them look as natural as possible

Andreea noted that eyebrows are an important aspect of your face because they ‘give you expression,’ and emphasized the importance of making them look as natural as possible

She explained that making them too 'dark' or defined can make you look older, as well as 'severe' and 'fake'

She explained that making them too ‘dark’ or defined can make you look older, as well as ‘severe’ and ‘fake’

Andreea noted that the eyebrows are an important aspect of your face because they ‘give you expression,’ and emphasized the importance of making them look as natural as possible.

She explained that making them too ‘dark’ or defined can make you look older, as well as ‘severe’ and ‘fake.’

‘When you are doing those super-perfected eyebrows, they might look good in pictures but in real life, it makes you look very severe, no one will want to approach you,’ she revealed. ‘Also, it’s just so fake. It’s like a block of color.’ 

She told her followers that she swears by Benefit’s 24-hour Brow Setter, adding, ‘I like to apply this to tame my eyebrows and to lift them. By lifting them, it gives the allusion that there is more space, that your eyes are more often.’

She also said she likes to use Glossier Brow Flick when adding color, and suggested to apply it in ‘hair-like strokes.’ 

Putting on black eyeliner can be a big mistake – but mascara can be your best friend

When it comes to the eyes, Andreea said you should always avoid black eyeliner if you want to look youthful. She said: 'If you're using black around the eyes, that's it - plus five, 10, 15 years'

When it comes to the eyes, Andreea said you should always avoid black eyeliner if you want to look youthful. She said: ‘If you’re using black around the eyes, that’s it – plus five, 10, 15 years’

Keep it simple: She explained that instead, you should use 'dark brown' or 'dark blue,' and suggested applying the liner 'very close to the lash line'

'I just dot it. And with my finger I like to smudge it. Don't use a brush,' she added. 'You could apply pencil to the lower lashes, but not all the way. Just apply a little bit and please don't use black'

Keep it simple: She explained that instead, you should use ‘dark brown’ or ‘dark blue,’ and suggested applying the liner ‘very close to the lash line’

When it comes to the eyes, Andreea said you should always avoid black eyeliner if you want to look youthful.

‘If you’re using black around the eyes, that’s it – plus five, 10, 15 years,’ she insisted. ‘It not only ages you but gives you a very severe look. 

‘Especially if you use black on your lower lash line. I see a lot of women applying it because they say, “I just want to enhance my eyes.” Not like this. Please don’t.’

She explained that instead, you should use ‘dark brown’ or ‘dark blue,’ and suggested applying the liner ‘very close to the lash line.’

In addition, the influencer said mascara is always a must. She continued: 'If you want to make your eyes pop, use mascara and apply it from the root. It changes women's eyes the most'

In addition, the influencer said mascara is always a must. She continued: ‘If you want to make your eyes pop, use mascara and apply it from the root. It changes women’s eyes the most’

‘I just dot it. And with my finger I like to smudge it. Don’t use a brush,’ she added. ‘You could apply pencil to the lower lashes, but not all the way. Just apply a little bit and please don’t use black.’

In addition, the influencer said mascara is always a must. 

‘If you want to make your eyes pop, use mascara and make sure you apply it from the root. It changes women’s eyes the most,’ she dished.

‘I have noticed that with a lot of women, if they do black around the eyes, they’re like, I don’t need mascara.

‘In what world do you not need mascara? In this world, in 2022, you need mascara.’

Some lipstick colors don’t work for certain people, so it’s important to learn which shades look good on you 

Find your perfect shade: Andreea's final piece of advice for not aging yourself with makeup is to make sure you're not using a lipstick color that doesn't work for you

Find your perfect shade: Andreea’s final piece of advice for not aging yourself with makeup is to make sure you’re not using a lipstick color that doesn’t work for you

Andreea’s final piece of advice for not aging yourself with makeup is to make sure you’re not using a lipstick color that doesn’t work for you.

While she pointed out that it’s ‘different for everyone,’ she herself said she always avoids ‘frosty’ and ‘metallic’ lip colors.

While she pointed out that it's 'different for everyone,' she herself said she always avoids 'frosty' and 'metallic' lip colors

While she pointed out that it’s ‘different for everyone,’ she herself said she always avoids ‘frosty’ and ‘metallic’ lip colors

‘I don’t know who would look good with this,’ she joked as she tried on a sparkling nude color.

‘My lips look like I’ve been smoking for 20 years and it emphasized the natural wrinkles we have on our lips.’

She also said statement nude lipsticks with no lip liner are a big ‘no-no’ for her.

‘When you’re applying nude lipstick, it takes the life away from your face immediately,’ she added. ‘It needs something to pick it up.’

Last but not least, the beauty guru added that lip gloss and lip liner are pretty much always a must when wanting to stop yourself from looking old – unless you’ve opted for a very bright color. 

‘I believe that after a certain age, you need a little bit of shine,’ she said. ‘The older we get, we don’t have color in our cheeks or on our lips.’

Andreea concluded: ‘Everything has exceptions so if one of the mistakes I showed you works for you and you absolutely love it, own it, embrace it.’  

Author: Masud Khan

This is Masud Khan years of experience in the field of journalism, Masud Khan heads the editorial operations of the Elite News as the Executive Reporter.

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