13 Common Makeup Mistakes We All Do

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To improve your makeup game, avoid these basic and common cosmetic blunders. Some of us are sometimes oblivious to the cosmetic errors we make on a daily basis. Choosing the right cosmetic colors and brands for your face is a difficult undertaking in and of itself. Some people may take years to perfect their makeup. Even if you have chosen the proper items, you may still struggle to get the desired appearance. Your makeup and beauty influencer may make it look simple, but blending makeup with excellence is a difficult effort. Yet it doesn’t imply you should stop exploring. We’re here to help you prevent frequent cosmetic mistakes.

Here are some common makeup mistakes we all make:

1. Over-Washing Your Face

The first and most critical step in applying makeup is cleansing or cleaning your face. Every woman seems to have a unique skin type, and our skin fluctuates as we age. But, if you apply foundation and observe dry, flaky skin, it is a warning that you should cease cleaning your face so frequently.

It is ideal to wash your face twice a day, preferably in the morning and once before bedtime. It is ideal to use a gentle wash. Natural skin oils perform wonders on your skin and do not need the use of soap to complete their function.

2. Applying Makeup On Dry Skin

 

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One of the most common beauty blunders is applying foundation to dry skin, which may cause the face to seem lifeless, cracked, aged, and exhausted. Everything beautiful is built on an effective foundation, which in this particular case is a well-moisturized face. Thus, before you put on makeup, make sure your skin is adequately moisturized.

3. Makeup Application In The Wrong Lighting

When deciding what cosmetics work for you and what don’t, test them on your skin in natural daylight. When you put on makeup under artificial lighting, you will realize that it does not appear as flattering as you had intended. Choose what works best for you in the best lighting possible.

4. Wrong Blending Techniques

Makeup is much more than smearing on some blush or eyeshadow. Even if you use a neutral tone, it will seem odd and out of place until you mix it appropriately. Mastering the technique of blending is the key to natural-looking makeup. Makeup that hasn’t been properly mixed might be rather amusing. To get started, watch some beauty lessons and videos online and get a couple of decent brushes.

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5. Incorrect Application Of Concealer

When it comes to determining whether to apply foundation or concealer first, there is always a debate. It makes more sense to mask faults once the foundation has been applied, which implies that the foundation should be applied first. However, there are two things you must remember when doing so.

Never use too many products in the same place at once. Using too much concealer on your dark circles can age you. To mask dark circles, dab a few drops of concealer on the bone beneath your eyes and mix it in. Apply it gently on the dark circles. You may also employ the layering method. Put a little amount to a blemish, wait for it to dry, and then add another coat. Between the layers, you may also add a setting powder. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all concealer. Concealers are available in an array of hues, and each has its own set of applications. To address dark circles, use a peach-toned concealer to neutralize the blue. Since green cancels out red, a green-toned concealer is required to conceal pimples and wrinkles. To smooth out huge regions of your complexion, use yellow-toned concealers. After the use of these tinted concealers as the first layer, apply a concealer that matches your skin tone.

6. Too Much Foundation

 

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Too much foundation will clog your pores and make your makeup seem cakey. Worse, you may appear to be a clown in disguise. In fact, you don’t need to put foundation all over your face unless you’re wearing light and sheer makeup. Apply it to your cheekbones, nose, and under-eye regions. Some ladies use it to disguise flaws, although that is the role of a concealer.

Be sure to choose a foundation shade that is a great match for your skin tone. Choose a foundation that is not lighter than your skin tone. This will just enhance the imperfections, fine wrinkles, and other flaws in your skin. The only way to avoid this is to use a hue that matches your complexion. The best approach to get a perfect face is to use a shade that matches your skin tone. Furthermore, remember to mix appropriately. Be careful to cover your neck and ears as well. Otherwise, with a different face and neck color, everyone can tell you’re wearing makeup.

7. Eyebrow Disaster

Eyebrows frame those lovely eyes, which are said to be the windows to the soul. Well-formed brows may draw attention to the eyes. Bushy brows appear messy and unclean. Thin or tadpole-shaped brows are very unflattering and will completely affect your appearance. It is essential to seek expert assistance on how to shape your brows. It is typical for your brows to fade with time, and then you begin to fill them in. The last thing you want is for them to appear strange. For a more natural appearance, use a brow pencil. At all costs, you must avoid hard lines. A black shadow created with an angled brush is preferable to a pencil. You can additionally apply eyebrow cake powders, which contain everything you need for great brows in a little box.

8. Unwanted Shimmer And Glitter

Shimmery eyeshadows are incredibly appealing, but when applied over the entire eyelid, they may seem very glossy and overdone. Put a glittery eyeshadow mainly on the inner corners of your eyes, and a matte shadow on the rest. Choose neutral eyeshadows or eyeshadows a couple of shades darker than your skin tone.

9. Using The Wrong Eyeliner

If you have a darker skin tone, you should only use black eyeliner; otherwise, it will seem harsh. Brown liners are suitable for those with lighter skin tones. If you have blond hair and blue eyes, avoid wearing black. It is not a good idea to use a liner on your waterline. Instead, put a naked pencil on your waterline to open up your eyes and make them appear bigger. Apply it only to three-fourths of the upper eyelid for a more natural appearance. Drawing sharp, marker-like lines makes no sense. Instead of liquid eyeliner, try pencil liners for a more natural effect. Do not use a single color of eyeshadow to cover your entire eye. To highlight your brow bone, always use a highlighter hue. Highlighters in gold or silver will complement all skin tones.

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10. Mascara Mistakes

First and foremost, you must apply mascara that is two shades darker than the colour of your brows. Using more than two applications of mascara will result in clumpy lashes. Mascara that is three to four months old also looks clumpy on your lashes.

Apply mascara to your lower lashes separately than you do your upper lashes. It’ll gather together and make your spider legs lashes. Instead, hold the wand vertically and apply the product. Waterproof mascara is clearly fantastic, and you will most likely want to buy one and use it exclusively. Nonetheless, that is a bad idea. Waterproof mascara is far more difficult to remove, and both application and removal might ruin your lashes. Your lashes may fall out sooner. If you have to apply waterproof mascara, limit your use to the warm season.

11. Lip Liner Woes

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The worst thing you can do to yourself is drawn harsh lip lines when applying makeup. To contour your lips, do not use a narrow, sharp line. It’s one of my pet peeves. Likewise, if you use a black liner with a lighter lipstick color, your lips may appear odd. They are designed to define your lips rather than draw a line around them. You use a lip liner to prevent lipstick from melting. If you create a strong outline, it will likely fade away, giving your lips an ugly appearance. The goal is to get a good mix. For optimum effects, draw a smeared outline with the pencil, almost as if you were shading your lips. Another proper way is to make the pattern, then fill in your full lips with a lip liner that matches your lipstick color, and then go over it with lipstick. If you’re wearing bright lip colors, try for natural, light eyeliner and plenty of mascara. Lipstick can make or ruin an outfit. Choose natural hues that complement your skin tone. Dark colors might appear nasty. They can make you appear a lot older than you actually are. If you use dark hues, keep the rest of your makeup light. Either your eyes or your lips should be highlighted. Excessively makeup on either will make you appear unpleasant. Use light, neutral, or natural-looking lipsticks if you’re wearing bright/smoky eye makeup.

12. Face Powder Fetish

Face powder appears to be the ideal makeup finisher for sealing everything in and keeping the shine at bay. But, it may also make you appear older. Face powder, believe it or not, highlights fine lines and wrinkles. It is better to apply it solely on your T-zone and avoid it entirely as you become older.

13. Clown Cheeks

Blush may make you look like a clown if not applied correctly. Use foundation while putting blush. If you don’t, the color will be too harsh on your cheeks. Furthermore, make sure to swirl the brush in the product before tapping out excess and applying it to your face. Consequently, you will apply too much product and appear overdone.

These common makeup mistakes could be rectified by applying these simple tips, you can do perfect makeup look at every occasion.

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