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5 Beauty mistakes that are aging you

Chrissy Callahan is the Contributing Beauty Editor for SheKnows and helps manage the Beauty & Love sites' content. Before joining SheKnows, Chrissy freelanced for a variety of different websites and covered everything from NY Fashion Wee...

Avoid these beauty blunders!

No woman wants to look older than she really is, but you could be adding years to your look if you’re sporting one of these five looks!

Beauty mistakes that age you the most

We consulted beauty expert Erika Katz to unearth the five biggest beauty blunders that add years to your look, and we're dishing them all right here!

Bold lips and bold eyes

We love a great bold eye or lip here at LovingYou, but we also know the two looks don't exactly go well together. As Katz says, the look can make a woman look "painted" and age her when worn together, so do yourself a favor and choose one or the other! If you're sporting a bright lip color, opt for more neutral shadow. On the other hand, if you're rocking dramatic eyes, choose a neutral lip color.

Liner lineup

Lots of ladies can get away with popping on a bit of black eyeliner on their top lids and skipping the bottom, but if you're only wearing the black miracle worker on your lower lids and skipping your tops, you could be sabotaging your beauty routine. "If you just line the lower lid, it will make your eyes look droopy," Katz says. Brighten up and achieve a smokier, younger look with Katz's trick: "Use a darker pencil to outline top rim, and dip a slanted brush into water and then brown or dark plum shadow."

Too long hair

Unless you're Demi Moore, long hair can really age you as you get up in there in age. Why? It's pretty simple, Katz says: "As you get older, longer hair can pull the face down and make you look like you are trying to look younger. When you bring the length up, it brightens the face."

Harsh concealer

If you think you're taking years off your look by wearing a bit of concealer, you could actually be doing the opposite! "Cover up that is too white actually highlights fine lines instead of masking them," Katz says. The solution? Opt for a concealer that's one shade lighter than your natural skin tone.

Lip liner darker than lipstick

If your lip liner is a shade darker than your lipstick, you're only dating and aging yourself, lovelies. You should always want to look fresh, not painted, so do yourself a favor and don't make this mistake!

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