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How to put makeup to look older

Makeup has a lot of uses such as providing coverage, masking flaws and enhancing features. It can also make you look older without compromising your skin.

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To begin with, you have to change the appearance of the shape of your face. For many, the reason why they look mature is the shape of the face.

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This is why you have to change the contours of your face by shading and contrasting. Contours will add depth to your face and draw out your best features. You can also use a blush to heighten your cheekbones and add depth to your face making you look mature.

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This is why you have to change the contours of your face by shading and contrasting. Contours will add depth to your face and draw out your best features. You can also use a blush to heighten your cheekbones and add depth to your face making you look mature.

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Too much foundation is usually associated with younger women who put a lot of makeup on. Mature women use a light as a feather foundation that will not look prominent or cheap-looking. It also looks more natural.

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If you are blessed with a button nose, there is something you can do about it, Sharpen the shape of your nose using makeup to make it look slimmer. Use a darker shade of foundation or bronzer than your nose.

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Wear a real lipstick and ditch the lip glosses. They are meant for the really young crowd. You can even use darker colours such as black, brown and burgundy to convey that mature and business-like look. Throw in a lip liner so your lipstick will stay in place and not smudge.

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Wear a real lipstick and ditch the lip glosses. They are meant for the really young crowd. You can even use darker colours such as black, brown and burgundy to convey that mature and business-like look. Throw in a lip liner so your lipstick will stay in place and not smudge.

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Do not put on pastel or light coloured eyeshadow. Go black from the mascara you are wearing to the eye liner you are using.

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Balancing your makeup is also key. For example, if you wear a bright lipstick then you should tone it down by skipping heavy mascara or eyeliner.

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With the colour wheel, find pretty combinations for your eyes. For example, brown-eyed girls should go for bronze, peach, teal and navy and purple.

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Apply mascara, but be careful not to overdo it as it might just look tacky.

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Cover up any acne or pimple that breaks out on your face. Remember, you are projecting maturity.

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Stay confident. This trait separates the neophytes, young girls who are often unsure of themselves and their personality. In fact, you can get away with a lot of things by showing a lot of confidence and looking self-assured.

Apply mascara on your face, but be careful not to overdo it as it might just look tacky.

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Stay confident. This trait separates the neophytes, young girls who are often unsure of themselves and their personality. In fact, you can get away with a lot of things by showing a lot of confidence and looking self-assured.

Apply mascara on your face, but be careful not to overdo it as it might just look tacky.

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Photo Gallery: Most hated actors and actresses in 2015

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