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5 Mature Skin Makeup Mistakes That Will Ruin A Natural Look

The no-makeup, natural makeup look is one of the most beautiful makeup looks for anybody— but for women over 40, it’s possibly the perfect look. Properly done, natural makeup looks can make you look younger, with brighter, luminous skin. And you don’t need a lot of products to do it! In fact, sometimes there’s too much of a good thing, and we end up making mistakes that make our natural look seem… well, unnatural! Here are 5 makeup mistakes that will ruin a natural look— and the one big tip for the perfect natural look every single time!


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1. BB Cream


BB Cream is a product that’s somewhere between a moisturizer and foundation. These creams are often marketed as the ultimate multi-function product, with some creams claiming that they can do everything that a serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation, and sunblock would do if worn separately. It sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?

For many women, especially those with mature skin, it IS too good to be true. With an all-in-one product, it can be impossible to find a good balance between moisture and pigment density. This can lead to uneven tones, a chalky effect if your skin is dry, and separation within just a few hours if your skin tends to be oily. Instead, stick to products that can deliver what they promise. You’ll have better results with dedicated color correctors than one product that tries to do it all.


2. Primers


Makeup primers work by adding a layer of texture to your skin so that your makeup sticks better. While these can diminish the appearance of pores, they can actually make rough spots look rougher because they’re yet another layer of something stuck to the top of your skin.

The fact is, you don’t need thick coverage for