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I’m a makeup pro – the mistakes that age you and what to do instead

THE way you do your makeup every morning might make you look older — but a few small tweaks can shave years off your face.

Makeup pro Cortney Spencer says she sees three common mistakes women make about cosmetics that age them instantly, and it only takes tiny tweaks to completely transform your look.

Makeup pro Cortney Spencer says she sees three common mistakes women make with cosmetics that age them instantly, like applying a triangle of concealer under the eyes

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Makeup pro Cortney Spencer says she sees three common mistakes women make with cosmetics that age them instantly, like applying a triangle of concealer under the eyesCredit: TikTok/cortneyspencer0
She said the contour shouldn't go where the hollows of your cheeks form when you do a fishface, but rather along the cheekbone

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She said the contour shouldn’t go where the hollows of your cheeks form when you do a fishface, but rather along the cheekboneCredit: TikTok/cortneyspencer0

“Today, let’s talk about three things you could do with your makeup routine that will age you,” Cortney said in a viral TikTok video that has been viewed 4.8 million times.

“The first thing I see on a lot of people is still creating that triangle under the eye,” she said.

Demonstrating with concealer and a makeup brush, she created a heavy triangle of product under one eye.

“That’s way too much product. The skin under your eyes is one of the fastest aging areas on your body,” she explained.

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Instead, she said, swipe a little across the inner corner of your eye and give the outer corner of your eye a “lever” with a sweeping motion up from the corner of your eye.

“You can still conceal and lighten with just the tiniest amount of product instead of putting makeup on and aging yourself,” she advised.

The second thing she sees in people is making a “fish face” and applying contour along the line that is created on her cheeks.

“What you want to do instead is find your cheekbone and press your contour right onto that cheekbone to lift it,” she said.

Using her own makeup, she demonstrated how the first method “pulls down” the face, while the cheekbone method creates a younger look.

Finally, the third aging makeup mistake, putting blush right on the apples of her cheeks.

“You’re doing yourself a disservice,” she insisted.

She also warned against applying blush to the cheekbones

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She also warned against applying blush to the cheekbonesCredit: TikTok/cortneyspencer0

But if you “pop” it just above your contour, two finger widths from your nose and above the bottom of your nose, “it’s going to give you a lift,” she explained.

Commenters loved Cortney’s tips and begged for more.

“More of this please!! I’m 35 and sick of 20 year old makeup tutorials!” wrote one.

Instead, she said to place it over the contour, two finger widths from your nose and above the bottom of your nose

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Instead, she said to place it over the contour, two finger widths from your nose and above the bottom of your noseCredit: TikTok/cortneyspencer0
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“If the men find out we can transform, they’ll tell the church,” joked another.

“Sooooo many good tips!!!” raved a third.

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Jessica MacLeish

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