When it comes to makeup, we’ve all made a few makeup mistakes. But don’t worry, we’re here to help! We have gathered some of the top tips on how to avoid three common mistakes in makeup. So read on and take note!
Makeup Mistakes #1: Wearing The Wrong Foundation
One of the most common makeup mistakes is wearing the wrong foundation. This will cause your skin to look patchy and uneven. Here are some of the most common mistakes people make when applying foundation:
- Not moisturizing before application of foundation
- Using a heavy-coverage foundation on oily skin
- Applying foundation without primer
- Applying too much powder or bronzer over the foundation
There are quite a few factors to consider when choosing the best foundation for your skin type and skin tone. The first one is to check whether you have dry, oily or normal skin, as this will affect what type of foundation you should wear.
Next, try to find out if your skin tone is warm or cool and then look for matching colours in these groups: yellow-based, pink-based or peach-based foundations.
It’s also important to pick a foundation with ingredients that you’re comfortable with and suited for your needs, such as acne control or anti-ageing properties.
Makeup Mistakes #2: Not Blending Your Eyeshadow
Blending your eyeshadow is a make-or-break step in your makeup routine. If you don’t blend it right, it can be very distracting and take away from the rest of your makeup.
The place you put your eyeshadow on will affect how blended it looks. If you put it too close to the edge of your eye, then there will be a harsh line between where the eyeshadow ends and where the skin begins.
The solution is to apply your eyeshadow with a brush and use the “V” shape as a guide for where to place the colour. The outer “V” is the area of your eye that starts at the outside corner and goes to the middle of your eye. You should start the “V” right as your lash line ends and draw the line curving softly upwards.
Makeup Mistakes #3: Applying Your Blush Incorrectly
If you think that applying blush is as simple as swiping it on your cheeks, then you’re probably making a major makeup mistake. Blush is supposed to give your face a natural flush of colour, but if you’re not applying it correctly, it can end up looking overdone or unnatural.
When applying your blush, it is important to make sure that you are not making any of these mistakes:
Applying too much blush: This can cause your cheeks to look overdone and make you look older than you actually are.
Applying your blush too high on your cheekbone: This can give you a clownish appearance and makes it difficult to blend your foundation properly.
Applying your blush in the wrong colour: Choose a shade that compliments your skin tone and avoid anything that is too orange or pink.
Here are a few tips for applying your blush correctly:
Start with a small amount of product: It’s always easier to add more than to try to take away too much.
Use a brush designed explicitly for blush: This will help ensure an even application.
Apply the blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend outward: Avoid putting it too close to your nose or under your eyes, as this can make you look like you’re sporting two bright red circles on your face.