Making yourself look older isn’t as tricky as some younger guys seem to think. As long as you’re willing to play around with your look, you can definitely find a way to make yourself look older.
“Makeup may help you look older”
Some men run away at the thought of using make up, but it can definitely make you look older if you know what you’re doing. When it comes to using makeup to make yourself look older, you will have to find the correct makeup for your skin and for the look you’re trying to achieve. Most people can tell your general age by certain parts of your face. These parts are the eyes, cheeks, and mouth. While there isn’t much you can do about the cheeks, you can definitely do something for your lips and mouth.
For your eyes, you should consider wearing eyeliner. You don’t want to use a lot of it like you’re in a rock band or something. Instead, you want to use just enough so that your eyes seem deeper. Stay away from mascara or anything like that. It will give off the opposite effect of what you are going for. Once you have your eyes done, you can work on you mouth. Try using a moisturizer for your face that has a color tint to it. Make sure you make up the tint to your skin tone, so that it’s not noticeable to other people. If you get the shade wrong, people will notice and they will laugh. It’s not pretty. Trust us.
You can also search the Internet for tutorials on how to wear makeup to make yourself look older. Make sure you are searching for men and not for women. That’s an entirely different ballpark.
Play Around with Your Wardrobe
“Choosing appropriate wardrobe will enhance your appearance”
Another great way to make yourself look older is by toying around with your wardrobe. If all you have is a bunch of band t-shirts, jeans, and sneakers, it may be time for a change. The best part is that you don’t really even have to spend much money. Go to the thrift store and buy yourself a blazer and a couple of pairs of slacks or black khaki pants. Play around with matching up different pieces of clothing. Try to go for a black, dark blue, or dark gray blazer as they match well with different things.
While you are out shopping, make sure you are taking to time to pay attention to how the clothing fits you. Wearing clothing that is too big for you gives off the impression that you are a boy playing around in a grown man’s clothing. Do not buy clothing that is too loose for you, but also don’t buy any that is too tight. Ask one of the associates if you need help.
Once you have figured out how to make yourself look older, you should give it a test. Ask a few strangers either online or in person how old they think you look. It also helps if you have a goal age that you’re trying for.