While we are clearly obsessed with learning everything about beauty, there are a couple of makeup mistakes we make without even realizing it. And don’t think that only beauty newbies are prone to errors! So read on; even if you are a professional, you are bound to pick up a new trick or two.
Not cleaning your makeup brushes:
We’ve all been guilty of this from time to time. Even makeup artists confess that brush cleaning is their least favourite part of the job. Unclean brushes affect makeup application.
Matching foundation to the back of your hand:
This seems like a no-brainer, but we’ve all done it, why would we test foundation on our hand, when we would be wearing it on our faces. Your face and hand are often not the same colour as they don’t receive the same amount of sun exposure. Try foundation on your jawline for a perfect match.
Sleeping in your makeup:
This is the most common one out of the many makeup mistakes a lot of people make! After all, it’s probably why the beauty industry created cleansing wipes! It causes breakouts and makes you look older.
Applying liner just to the edges:
Unless your desired look is a throwback to the ’90s, don’t do this. Even if you apply lipstick on top, your lip colour will fade leaving an unflattering ring around your mouth. Instead, forgo liner entirely if you can’t blend properly.
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Wearing too much foundation:
Unless you are hiding discolouration or blemishes, there is no reason to apply foundation (cakey), it can make you look as if you are wearing a mask. Instead, focus on trouble areas like the t-zone, around the nose and under the eyes, leaving the rest of your skin fresh.
Not setting your concealer:
If you think you are done hiding your blemishes or under-eye circles with just a dub of product, think again. Even with primer, concealer can shift and reveal your darkest (or reddest ) skin secrets. Lock the look down with a light dusting of translucent powder.
Applying your blush incorrectly:
Hopefully, you’re not calling it a day with free swirling two clown-like circles on your cheeks! Smile, then apply blush from the apples of the cheeks along your cheekbones to your temples, making sure the colour is blended.
Applying your makeup in the wrong lighting:
It might feel silly to do your makeup sitting on your porch, but that could give you your best results! Always aim to put your face-on in not just a well-lit room, but in a space with lighting most similar to your destination. If you are heading to your sunny office after a slapdash makeup application in your dark bathroom, we guarantee your co-worker will see your blending errors.
Applying concealer wrongly:
While it seems like it’d make sense to just apply concealer on top of your dark circles, applying it in an upside-down triangle shape below the eye creates an overall brightening effect that looks much more natural.
Using the wrong primer for your foundation formula:
Use water-based foundations with water-based primers and matching silicone primers and foundations for best results.
Hopefully, by avoiding the above-mentioned makeup mistakes, you would start to get the best results from your beauty efforts soon.
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