Whether you’re a mascara addict or wouldn’t be seen outside without your trusty eyeliner flicks, eye makeup can help give us a signature style and add definition and interest to the face.
However, if applied incorrectly, eye makeup can have less than desirable effects, including making us look older.
we asked Caroline Barnes, makeup artist and Max Factor ambassador, to reveal some of the most common mistakes she sees people make with their eye makeup, and how we can make sure ours is flattering rather than ageing.
5 eye makeup mistakes that make you look older
1. Not having enough hydration around the eye
3. Mattifying the skin around your eyes
If you’re a bit slap-happy with the face powder, it might be time to tone it down a touch, as the area around the eye generally doesn’t need mattifying and doing so can actually make you look older.
“The skin around your eyes is much thinner than the rest of your face and doesn’t need that matte effect,” says Caroline. “If you feel you do need to absorb excess oils around your eyes, use eyelid primer or a very fine translucent powder instead.”