Eye Makeup Mistakes That Make You Look Older

1.. Using Dark Eyeliner All Around the Eyes

Using dark eyeliner all around the eyes can result in a harsh and weighty appearance. Opt for a gentler, more natural appearance.

2. Skipping Eyebrow Definition

Eyebrows that are sparse or indistinct can make a person look older. To frame your eyes and create a more youthful appearance, fill in your brows with pencil.

3. Applying Too Much Eyeshadow

Using too much eyeshadow can cause your eyes to appear fatigued and weighed down. For a more youthful appearance, adhere to lighter, neutral hues.

4. Ignoring Under-Eye Concealer

Under-eye circles and puffiness can make you appear aged. To brighten and elevate the under-eye area, use a concealer that matches your skin tone.

5. Overdoing Mascara on Lower Lashes

Excessive mascara on the lower lashes can cast shadows and diminish the appearance of the eyes.

6. Using Harsh Eyebrow Pencil

Using a too-dark or too-rough eyebrow pencil can give your eyebrows an unnatural, aging appearance. 

7. Neglecting Eye Primer

An eye primer keeps eyeshadow in position and prevents creasing, resulting in a more youthful and refreshed appearance for the eyes.

8. Applying Eyeliner Only to the Lower Waterline

Only lining the lower waterline can make your eyes appear smaller. Additionally, apply eyeliner to the upper lash line to enlarge the eyes.

9. Using Shimmery Eyeshadows on Wrinkled Lids

Glittering eyeshadows can accentuate wrinkles and fine lines. Use matte or satin coatings for a smoother appearance.

10. Skipping Curling Lashes

Eyelashes that are curled make the eyes appear more alert and youthful. Use an eyelash curler prior to mascara application.