How To Look Older With Makeup: 6 Awesome Tips You Need To Know!

Trust me, I know what it is like to have a baby face despite being a twenty-something year old adult.

Although it is always a compliment when someone tells me that I look younger than my age, there will always be times when I need to look a bit more mature.

Like in the office, for example, where you want to look a little bit more professional and experienced among your peers. Sad to say, most people may think that a baby face does not imply years of work experience.

In fact, they may think that you are a new hire - and you know how hard it was just starting out as a new employee.

Thankfully, there’s always makeup to help us achieve a certain look even just for one day. Quite honestly, I like the way I look - and you should too!

But let’s face it, we all love to try out many different styles once in awhile, and learning how to look older with makeup is just one of them.

Things To Avoid

In order to perfect an older looking (and sexier) version of yourself, let’s first take a look at the different things you need to avoid.

But remember, what works for other people may not work for you and vice versa. Take your time and look for a style that best suits your personality.

1. Roundness Does Not Help

Roundness Does Not Help

It’s nice to hear when someone comments on the softness of your face. But sadly, roundness of fullness of the face does not help in achieving the mature look. Obviously, round faces are what most people would refer to as a baby face.

The key to looking older is to have sharper features: defined cheekbones and jawlines, thinner or sharper nose, etc. Defining your bone structure is also very important for this look.

2. Avoid Youthful And Bright Colors

Avoid Youthful And Bright Colors

Although there may be ways on how to pull off a more matured look with bright pinks or peach colors, it may be difficult for a beginner.

If you want to go all the way and transform yourself, the trick is to use darker colors - from eyeshadow to lip color.

3. Stay Clear Of Trendy Makeup Looks

Stay Clear Of Trendy Makeup Looks

Unless the trend is specifically for making you look older, you may want to just stick to the classic makeup look.

A simple eye makeup and a bold red lipstick does wonders in looking more mature rather than going all out with contact lenses and fake lashes.

4. Minimal Makeup Is Best

Nobody likes base makeup that is too cakey or heavy eye makeup that takes a lot of effort to take off. Covering areas that need to be covered is enough to complete the look. As with any good makeup advice, a little goes a long way.

Tricks To Look Older With Makeup

So how do you look older with makeup? The good news is it’s not rocket science and it doesn’t require you to break the bank.

In fact, you may already have everything you need sitting inside your favorite makeup bag right now. Here are some ways you can do to achieve this look:

1. Contour Your Face

Contouring has become very popular in the recent years. If you haven’t heard of it, I am not sure where you have been these past few years.

The concept of contouring is to manipulate the contours of your face using different shades of your suitable skin color.

In order to get that mature look, you need to define your face to make it appear as if you have a harder bone structure. Here’s a little video tutorial to help you get into the basics of contouring:

2. Shape And Darken Your Eyebrows

It is very important to have your eyebrows groomed and filled in with darker color.

Make sure not to apply too much product as this could leave a harsh line as your brows.

Shape And Darken Your Eyebrows

You want to achieve a full line but not so strong that it comes off as a harsh line on your face.

When grooming your brows, remember that arched eyebrows make you look a lot older than straight eyebrows.

Look for a shape that best suits your face and see if an arched eyebrow is something you would like to do for your overall look.

3. Maximum Coverage

Maximum Coverage

This step is pretty common even for other different kinds of makeup looks. Covering up acne and other imperfections isn’t just because you don’t want the world to see a zit on your face, it actually gives you the confidence to face other people.

And there is nothing more mature than a confident woman. And besides, it can’t be helped if we get the occasional zit once in awhile!

4. Wear Dark Lipstick

Nothing makes you look more mature faster and easier than a dark colored lipstick.

From dark red or burgundy, the best thing about dark lipstick is that anyone can use it and they can still achieve the mature look.

If you’re not a fan of the classic bright red, this option is for you.

5. Use A Lip Liner

Use A Lip Liner

In addition to wearing darker colors of lipstick, try a lip liner.

Using a lip liner will not only emphasize the shape of your lips, it also prevents the lipstick from spreading onto your skin throughout the day.

6. Apply Darker Eye Makeup

Apply Darker Eye Makeup

The smoky eye is a great way to add more drama into your daily look.

But if you’re looking for something a bit simpler than that, choosing darker colors of eyeshadow automatically adds sophistication to your makeup look.

The trick is to avoid pastel like colors and bright colors. After applying your eyeshadow, finish it off with eyeliner and mascara.

Creating Your Own Mature Look

Even though it might seem like these tips are a very standard rule in looking more mature with makeup, do not forget to add in a bit of your personality into your look. Choose colors that best fit your skin color and your eye color as well.

At the same time, you don’t have to follow all of these rules. Mix and match as much as you like. Besides, I’m sure you don’t want to add so many years into your looks. Perhaps 3 or 4 years would be enough?

Talk To Us In The Comments Below

Are you a fan of the mature look? Do you know some tricks on how to look older with makeup? Tell us all about it in the comments below; we always love to hear from our readers.

Trista Lawless

I have a strong passion for skincare. Because of my sensitive skin, I spent many times to research carefully about the high-quality skincare products and tanning lotions. Then, I run a blog named: Find More Beauty to provide my readers with useful tips, best tanning practices as well as all my knowledge and experiences of skincare.

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