Have you changed your makeup technique over the years? The correct placement of light and dark colors, use of shimmer or matte finishes can make you look vibrant, healthy, and youthful.
However, the incorrect placement of shimmer can make you look less than your best. I remember putting shimmer on the brow bone under my eyebrows in 1974. I am careful never to do that now because it puts the emphasis on the puffy upper part of my eyelid. If you have a hooded eyelid, you will certainly want to avoid shimmer on the hood because it will make it look more prominent.
It is very important to always remember this while you are putting on makeup, light advances and dark recedes.
In the photos above you can see more closely where I apply shimmer and dark shadow near the outer corner of my eyes for an evening makeup look. I wear a much more natural look for daytime so it wouldn't even show up that much in a photo.
Notice that I do not add any color or mascara underneath my eyes. That always makes me look harsh so I skip all that.
I do all the eye makeup first so that it doesn't flake on my foundation.
The video below includes my tips for making up the whole face from start to finish for a light-handed easy to do daytime look.
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