These are the beauty mistakes that you should avoid from your 40+

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These are the beauty mistakes that you should avoid from your 40+


In every decade of our life, since we started wearing makeup, there are beauty mistakes that are more common and evident over time. Memories photos of our youth can make us wonder ‘Why did I do that?’ by observing them carefully. Excess of an element here or lack of another there, are some of the most recurrent faults when it comes to missteps in the world of beauty (at any age).

But speaking specifically of the decade of the 40 years, the search for radiant skin becomes a constant, but there are beauty mistakes which can represent the complete opposite and, in this time of your life, become more noticeable. You may have incurred one and not even noticed it. We tell you what they are.

Not having an optimal skincare routine




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A good skincare routine is essential at 40 and at any age.

‘He makeup It is beautiful, but more important is your skin that will be with you all your life ‘, the wise words of Eiza González are the kind of mantra that should accompany us no matter how old you are. The skin It is like the canvas on which you are going to apply makeup and if the canvas is not well cared for, it does not matter if you have the most luxurious and dazzling products in the world, if your skin does not shine on its own with good care (ranging from hydrate yourself, a good diet, even your skincare routine), it won’t look like that glow natural so desired.

Not paying attention to how you apply foundation



DO NOT use your fingers to apply foundation, use a closed bristle brush.


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DO NOT use your fingers to apply foundation, use a closed bristle brush.

Jamie Greenberg, Gwyneth Paltrow’s makeup artist, explained in an interview that one of the most common mistakes what they do Women of 40 and more When applying its base, it is to do it indiscriminately and quickly with your fingers, losing sight of some areas of the face or creating lines of expression where they do not exist. Instead, he advises apply foundation with a brush of tightly closed bristles, take your time to spread it and do it evenly.

After 40, more is less



Bet on the nudes and balance the colors you are wearing well so as not to overdo it.


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Bet on the nudes and balance the colors you are wearing well so as not to overdo it.

Make you a smokey eye dramatic and add intense lipstick it won’t rejuvenate you not at all and that’s one of the flaws noted by Scott Barnes, who has previously worked with Jennifer Lopez. The expert commented in an interview that sometimes women in this decade of their life they tend to ‘exaggerate everything’, it is better to go for ‘a simpler and more natural look’. Nudes and soft hues They will be your best allies, as well as the balance between loaded eyes and minimalist lips when it comes to makeup for special events.

Be careful with the matte effect



Look for translucent products that don't detract from your skin's shine.


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Look for translucent products that don’t detract from your skin’s shine.

If you have oily skin, mattify it It may be one of your constant searches, but more mature skin tends to be picky about powders that eliminate shine, as they can settle on fine lines or, if you choose a product that is too dense, make your skin lose all its shine. To do this, there is a professional makeup artist tip that is worth trying; Brigitte Reiss-Andersen said that one of her favorite products to use on Cindy Crawford is the Maifanshi Lucent Powder of the Koh Gen Do brand, some translucent powder that are only responsible for leaving a very thin veil, without subtracting glow to your skin.

Believe that at 40+ it is mandatory to get rid of the length of your hair



Jennifer Aniston and other celebrities over 40 do not ignore the length of their hair.


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Jennifer Aniston and other celebrities over 40 do not ignore the length of their hair.

Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore, Angelina Jolie… Do we really need to keep enlisting? There is this belief that at this age, the melena XL It is no longer elegant, but there is nothing further from the truth. The extension of your hair It will always depend on how comfortable you feel with it and how much you want to experiment. The women we mentioned show off their hair how long and radiant it is (even beyond 40) but, yes, do not abuse the effects of color. The babylights and the contour Blurred are your allies to bring a radiant appearance to your face without losing the naturalness of your hair.

Keep using the same product for your eyebrows that you used in your twenties or thirties



Your brow products that you used in your twenties may not be the same as they were in your 40s.


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Your brow products that you used in your twenties may not be the same as they were in your 40s.

Thick brow it’s not just a trend, It is also associated with youth because in their twenties or thirties it is usually denser, but with the passage of time, eyebrow hair thins too And we can present more spaces to fill in, so using the same pencil you’ve used for 15 or 20 years will no longer have the same effect. Makeup artist Sandy Linter’s advice is use pencil first to define those areas that are no longer so sharp and seal with powder to greater coverage.

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