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Old 03-14-2017, 01:56 PM
Location: Greater LA area
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dark lipstick makes people older usually
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Old 03-14-2017, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by yellowsnow View Post
Revel in it! Believe me, you will have more than enough years of looking like an old bag. Look as young as you can for as long as you can. You will be loving that baby face as time goes on!!!

Amen to that, sister!

I was told for many years that I had a baby-face. These days....uhhhh, no, can't remember the last time.

But oh-eve is right, darker lipstick colors make you look older, especially in matte'.

And don't wear bangs.
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Old 03-14-2017, 07:56 PM
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I am 67 years old - how can I look 25 with makeup?

Seriously though, OP, it is hard to advise without knowing your total look - clothing, hairstyle, accessories etc. These all play a big part. And is it only your opinion that you don't look your age or do others tell you that, and if so why? That could give you a clue.
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Old 03-14-2017, 11:05 PM
Location: State of Transition
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Originally Posted by fleetiebelle View Post
If you have a baby face, then you're still going have a baby face with makeup on. If you do want to look older, that probably has more to do with your entire look--hair, clothes, etc more so than just cosmetics.
And even then, you might still look like a HS student trying to look like an adult. A friend of mine years ago, when she was 36-37, said that she'd been told a couple of times when she wore her power-suits for the courtroom (as a lawyer), that she looked like she was wearing her mother's clothes. She was short, as well, which contributed to the overall impression.

You might consider going to a professional make-up artist and paying them for a consultation. You'd learn a lot, and would probably get the results you want.
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Old 03-14-2017, 11:21 PM
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It is not depend upon the makeup you are applying..it depends upon the way you carry yourself like your dressing sense..makeup does not decide the age of any person..if you will apply the makeup in any age you will look younger..or else you can try without makeup..
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Old 03-15-2017, 09:11 AM
Location: The sleepy part of New York City
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Originally Posted by hothulamaui View Post
be happy you look so young, embrace it. looking older is nothing special. one day you will look your age and miss the days you looked so much younger than you actually were. as for make up just try a bit of mascara and be done with it. again enjoy that fresh wrinkle free face it doesn't last forever.
People used to tell me that constantly when I was growing up because I looked so young. Looking well below your real age isn't as much of a blessing as others would think. In later years, definitely, but not when you're in your 20's and look so much younger.

At that age dating can be a nightmare because the guys who try to meet you are often so much younger. I remember a cute guy I met telling me I was too young and to call him when I turned 18.. and I was 19 at the time.

When I was 30 and out with my 2 kids people would comment about how good a babysitter I was. Even my now husband thought I was the babysitter when he met me.

Nobody takes you seriously because they think you're a teen. I remember trying to buy a washing machine at 25 and the salesman asking me where my mom was as she should be the one to pick it out.

There were times people looked shocked and commented on how knowledgeable I sounded 'for someone my age'..

I can not count the number of times I was driving and pulled over by cops because they thought I under the age of 17.

I couldn't even take my mom to a Bingo game without getting proofed and forget bars, or clubs. There was times I was denied entry because they thought my license had been altered.

OP, I have no makeup suggestions. The more make up you wear, the more you're just going to end up looking like a teen wearing too much makeup. Just hang in there, be yourself and there will come a day where you may not look your true age, but you'll look old enough that people won't think you're a teen.
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