I have really strong african features as in high cheek bones,strong jaw line,almond eyes...BUT depending on my hair and makeup,i can look 30...meanwhile,I am only 27.I think it's due to my features,its not such a good idea to have harsh colored makeup or hair style...it will look too severe. However,there are times when I look 19 or 20 (like NOW because my hair is afro curly and I wear very little to no makeup since it's summer.)Its weird,when I was 18,people thought I was 25,and at 27,people think I'm not even old enough to drink! Hahaha!
I look older, for sure, or at least my age. I've looked older pretty much all my life up until recently, I guess. I think I look my age, but my boyfriend makes fun of me and says I look like 17, hahah. He thinks I look more my age with makeup, and I agree, but I don't think I look 17 without it either, lol. I think he exaggerates. =P
Same age, honestly, there's no significant difference. If I wear something a little more dramatic than usual, like a bit of lipstick or some winged out eyeliner, it does make me look a little older. Most of the time though, it's pretty natural so it doesn't make much of a difference, just makes me look better, and less zombie-like. :P