3. Over-powdering the face
A flat, matte finish can accentuate imperfections and fine lines.
Subtle radiance is key; soften fine lines and create a youthful glow by only powdering where needed.
For a radiant look, use a warm-toned cream or liquid luminizer on the high points of the face (tops of the cheekbones, bridge of the nose and Cupid's bow) and use the warmth from your fingertips to mould the product into your skin.
Keep powder to a minimum and only use on the hot spots of the face (between the brows, the nose and the chin) to de-shine oil prone areas.
4. Heavy black eyeliner
Don't throw out your black liner! If applied correctly, eye definition can enhance and frame the eyes.
For a softer approach, keep a black liner for the lash lines; smudge a small amount through the upper and lower lash lines using an angled eye shadow brush like Angled Chisel Brush 9a.
Avoid using black pencil in your waterline, instead, open and refresh the eyes by using a white or flesh-toned pencil.
5. A too-powerful pout
As you mature, definition and fullness can be lost from the lips and a very dark, moody lipstick can make lips appear even smaller.
If thinning lips are a concern, opt for a lipstick that adds fullness and hydration to the lips.
A cream lipstick in peach, pink or champagne never fails and a touch of gloss to the centre of the lips will pump-up your pout.
If you can't go without deep berry or burgundy lips, make your pout pop by highlighting the centre of the lips with a champagne-toned lipstick or shadow.