it comes to makeup and beauty, the mistakes you make can really affect
your appearance. Remember, that first impressions mean everything.
Therefore, it is very important to make yourself look lovely, even
fabulous, before you leave your house. There are several mistakes we end
up making, even without having an idea that we are doing it all wrong.
Like, having one brush that serves your entire makeup needs. Too much
bronze, the wrong foundation, and blending makeup badly. Everyone is
guilty of many of these so, to save you from the embarrassment of
walking around looking like a clown, below are 15 mistakes that you may
be doing and, how to correct them.
1. Applying makeup on dry skin
is one of the commonest mistakes. Applying makeup on dry skin can
affect your face, causing dryness and flakiness. You can avoid dryness
and flakiness by exfoliating your skin once a week or, find alternative
ways, like moisturizing and cleansing, to get rid of the dead skin
cells. When your face is already moist, then you can go ahead and apply
your makeup. The results will be amazing. Never, ever, apply makeup on a
dry face without moisturizing first.
2. Wrong foundation
is the worst mistake. We tend to forget that foundation comes in a
whole range of different shades. We all have been there where we choose
the wrong foundation that is not suitable for our face. To ensure that
you do not end up looking like a clown, make sure that you choose the
right foundation. Go to a store where they sell beauty products and look
for two different shades that are close to your skin tone; then swatch
the foundation on the side of your jaw line to see which foundation
matches your skin.
3. Overdoing the bronzer
extreme with the bronzer is also one of the worst mistakes to make.
Bronzer only adds warmth to your complexion. Too much bronzer makes you
look muddy, or burnt, so you don’t want to look like someone who has
just came from a swim in mud. You only apply Bronzer on places where the
sun hits you; places like the forehead and nose. Do not forget to apply
it to the neck too.
4. Dirty makeup brushes
are all guilty of this neglect. Most women make this mistake while
applying makeup, using dirty sponges and brushes. Dirty brushes and
sponges lead to breakout. When applying makeup using the same brush an
uneven makeup application occurs. To ensure that your brushes and
sponges are dirt and bacteria free, wash them with mild shampoo and warm
water at least once every week.
5. Applying too much makeup
phrase is cliché but very important: “less is more.” Why is this? It’s
because too much makeup can make you look very old. The only time you
should apply too much make up is if you have severe acne so, rather than
that, stay away from putting too much foundation on. Instead, use a
single coat of concealer and foundation, in order to cover minor spots.
6. Buying make up without testing
are in rush to get home so you stop by the store, grab your makeup, and
leave. This is not a good idea. Remember how you try your clothes
before buying? The same applies to makeup. You have to test your makeup
because it is important. When makeup has contact with air it changes
color and texture due to oxidation.
7. Testing makeup in wrong areas
are probably doing this right now and this is also wrong. Normally we
test foundation and lipstick on the back of our hands but, this will not
give accurate results. To know if a foundation is the right shade for
you, put it on your jawline. For lipstick, you can apply it on the lips
8. Not using a primer
important stage we ignore. This is the most important stage of makeup
application because a primer ensures that the makeup slides on easily
and helps the makeup to stay for longer without fading.
9. Sticking to one product
all have that one makeup product that we love so much and cannot live
without using. This habit is very dangerous because you probably miss
trying different and new products.
10. Applying powder in the wrong places
we powder the whole face and that is not necessary. The right way to
use powder is to apply it on your face in parts that tend to be oily.
Use a big powder brush in the powder and tap off the excess; then rub
gently on your face.
11. Using the same product throughout the year
often forget that, as seasons change, the skin changes too. So, what
worked for you last season may not work this season. The foundation that
worked well on you during summer may tend to be too dry for you skin in
winter. It is advisable to change your make up product according to the
12. Applying the wrong shade of blush
mistake is widely made. When applying blush, you should go for the
shade that matches your natural blush. If you are wearing a bold lip
color, make sure that the blush is of a lighter shade.
13. Not applying eye liner according to your eye shape
making this mistake. Remember that the placement of the eyeliner is as
important as the color. You should take note of your eye shape. When you
have close-set eyes, the thickest part of the liner should be on the
outer corner of the eye as this will make the eye look bigger.
14. Over-filling eyebrows
perfect eyebrows, avoid over-filling. Because when you over-fill, or
use a shade that is too dark to fill the eyebrows, then they will look
very heavy and intense. Perfect eyebrows give your face that amazing
15. Applying light concealer
this myth that when looking for a concealer you should pick a shade or
two lighter than your skin tone. This is incorrect and a very big
mistake. You should apply concealer that suits your skin tone.
you keep in mind all the above, you are likely to look perfect by
avoiding all the above mistakes. The above article will be of great use
to this end.