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

THE way you put on your makeup every morning might be making you look older – but a few slight tweaks can take years off your face.

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

"Let's talk today about three things you might be doing with your makeup routine that are aging you," Cortney said in a viral TikTok video that's been watched 4.8 million times.

"The first thing I see a lot of people doing is still creating this triangle under the eye," she said.

She demonstrated with concealer and a makeup brush, creating a heavy triangle of product beneath one eye.

"That is way too much product. The skin underneath your eye is some of the fastest-aging skin on your body," she explained.

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Instead, she said, brush a little on the inner corner of the eye and give the outer corner a "lift" with a swooping motion from the corner up.

"You can still conceal and brighten with just the tiniest amount of product instead of caking makeup on and aging yourself," she advised.

The second thing she sees people doing is making a "fish face" and applying contour along the line that creates on their cheeks.

"What you want to do instead is find your cheekbone and press your contour right on that cheekbone for a lift," she said.

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Demonstrating with her own makeup, she showed how the first way "drags down" the face, while the cheekbone method creates a younger look.

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

"That is not doing you any favors," she insisted.

But if you "pop" it just above your contour, two finger widths away from your nose and above the bottom of your nose, "that is going to give you a lift," she explained.

Commenters have loved Cortney's tips and begged for more.

"More of these please!! I'm 35 and sick of makeup tutorials for 20 year old!!" wrote one.

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"If the men find out we can shapeshift, they are going to tell the church,' joked another.

"Sooooo many good tips!!!" gushed a third.

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