10 Makeup Mistakes You Should Always Avoid
Posted on September 26 2016
Let’s be honest we all make makeup mistakes. What are some makeup don'ts you have been guilty of?
Here are a few common makeup mistakes we've all made at one point!
Avoid missing the line when using the eyeliner, use a brown eyebrow crayon to draw a line then use the line to guide you into drawing a perfect line with your eye-liner. Grey or brown is recommended for pale or lighter skin types while black is recommended for darker skin
Getting a perfect match for foundation sometimes can be quite hard making this one of top makeup mistakes women commit. Whether you are getting professional help or trying to match yourself, knowing how to match starts with comparing the foundation to your skin color. Matching foundation on the back of the hand will not give you a correct color match due to the hands being slightly different color than the rest of the body, ending in a mismatched foundation. Try matching the foundation on the jawline so you can compare it to the neck as this will help to get a perfect match and so you don’t have discolored makeup along the jawline. Always remember to apply foundation on your neck areas as well to blend in and avoid a cake look.
Excessive use of Mascara
Waterproof mascara is good especially when you do not want your mascara running down your face. However, wearing mascara everyday dries the lashes and makes them brittle causing them to break or shortening them. Waterproof mascara is best when used on special occasions as opposed to everyday use.
Lip gloss should only be applied in the center of your lip for maximum impact and shine, while at the same time maintaining the perfect pouty shape. Applying lip gloss across all of your lips does not provide shape, it just makes the lips look overdone.
If you have light colored hair, you shouldn’t necessarily want to use a brown eyebrow pencil. Eyebrow color should be a shade or two lighter than your actual hair color. It gives a more natural look and is less harsh that way. If you have highlights, match the pencil shade to the lighter strands for the most genuine-looking finish. Avoid doing exaggerated arcs that leave you looking surprised or angry.
Sleeping with makeup on
Many times we make makeup mistakes when we go out and come back home tired and go to bed with our makeup on. As we sleep, our skin goes through a renewing process so that we can wake up to rejuvenated, glowing skin after a good sleep. Wearing makeup to bed not only clogs your pores and causes breakouts and aging.
Storing Makeup in the bathroom
Storing make up in the bathroom is probably the most done makeup mistake today. Many people do not know that most makeups contain natural oils in them which when stored under fluctuating temperatures that could ruin them. Makeup products as well as organic products should be stored in a fridge to prolong the shelf life and protect them from fluctuating temperatures that could probably ruin them.
Too much blush
Another makeup mistake is applying too much blush. Nothing will make you look crazier than poorly applied makeup. For perfect placement, use the old smile technique and swirl the blush directly on apples of your cheeks blending back towards the temples. Make sure the blush is well blended and that it almost melts into your skin. When applied correctly, blush can brighten any complexion and make you look years younger.
Using a sponge or fingers to apply foundation
This is one of the top makeup mistakes most of us do and end up with uneven, cakey result. Sponges soak up a lot of the product, which basically means you could be wasting a bunch of foundation.
Using liquid eye shadow
Liquid eye shadow tends to stick to the creases of the skin , aging the skin faster an making your eyelids look tired. The creases tend to darken and cake to an unflattering thick crust. Alternatively one should use loose foundation powder before applying the eye shadow.
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