Most Common Makeup Mistakes And Beauty Blunders

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Many people are often unaware of the makeup mistakes we commit every day. Finding the shades and brands of makeup that suit your face is a tricky task in the first place. In fact, it might take years for some to get their makeup right. And once you have found the right products, you might still struggle to create the desired look. Beauty influencers might make it look simple, but the truth is blending makeup to perfection is no easy task. This article will help explain the common makeup mistakes and beauty blunders that you should avoid and ensure that your makeup is on the right track.

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS FOR MAKEUP

Occasion And Outfit:

Occasion And Outfit Match your makeup and out to the event. For a formal event, opt for a more natural look, and for an informal event or party, opt for a more dramatic look.

Makeup Finishing:

Occasion And Outfit A good quality setting spray, primer, and hair setting spray are necessary to avoid spoiled makeup. Use waterproof makeup if you live in humid weather.

Products:

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Occasion And Outfit Use trustworthy makeup brands and ones made with highly nourishing ingredients suitable for your skin type, tone, and complexion.

Most Common Makeup Mistakes And Beauty Blunders

1. Over-Washing Your Face

 Cleansing or washing your face is the first and the most important step in makeup. Every woman has a different skin type, and with age, our skin undergoes many changes. But once you apply foundation and notice dry, flaky skin, it is a sign that you have to stop over-washing your face. It is best to use a mild, gentle cleanser. Natural skin oils work wonders on your skin and do their job without the interference of soap.

Use cleansers with moisturizing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, squalene, and glycerine to prevent dryness.

2. Applying Makeup On Dry Skin

Applying makeup on dry skin is one of the biggest makeup mistakes, which can make the face look dull, cracked, old, and tired. Everything good is built on a solid foundation, and in this case, a properly moisturized face. So, ensure that your face is properly hydrated before you apply makeup.

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3. Makeup Application In The Wrong Lighting

When you need to decide what works for you and what doesn’t with regard to makeup, you need to test it on your skin in natural lighting. When you try on makeup in unnatural lighting, you will notice that it doesn’t look as flattering as you hoped. Pick what suits you best in the best lighting possible.

4. Wrong Blending Techniques

Makeup is much more than dabbing on a blush or eyeshadow. Even if you apply a neutral shade, it is going to look unnatural and out of place, unless you blend it properly. The key to natural-looking makeup lies in mastering the art of blending. Makeup that isn’t blended well can look quite comical. Watch some makeup videos and tutorials online and invest in a few good brushes to get started.

5. Incorrect Application Of Concealer

There’s always a conflict when it comes to deciding whether the foundation goes first or the concealer. It does make more sense to cover the flaws once the foundation is set, which means it’s better to use the foundation before the concealer. But when you do so, here are two things you must keep in mind.

Never use too many products at once in the targeted area. Too much concealer on your dark circles will make you look older. The correct way to cover dark circles is to dot a few drops of color-corrector concealer on the bone below your eyes and blend it up. Also, do not apply it directly to dark circles. You can also use the layering technique. Apply a little over a blemish, allow it to dry, and then apply another layer. You can also use a setting powder between the layers.

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You can’t use one concealer for everything. Concealers are available in many colors, each having different uses. A peach-toned corrector concealer cancels out the blue and is best to combat dark circles, etc.

6. Too Much Foundation

Over-application of foundation will do no good to your face, and your makeup will end up looking cakey. Or worse, you look like a clown in costume. In fact, unless you are wearing light and sheer makeup, you don’t need to use foundation all over the face. Simply apply it on your cheeks, nose, and under-eye areas. Some women use it to cover blemishes and unevenness, but that is a concealer’s job.

Ensure that you pick the right shade of foundation that matches perfectly with your skin tone. Using the wrong shade will only accentuate the blemishes, fine lines and all that is bad about your skin. Using a shade that matches your skin, is the only way you are going to get that flawless face. And never forget to blend properly. Make sure to apply it to your neck and ears as well. Otherwise, with a different face and neck color, everyone can figure out that you are wearing makeup.

For a natural look, apply foundation in the center of the face and blend outwards. This catches the target spots like cheekbones and corners of the mouth.

7. Eyebrow Disaster

Eyebrows frame those beautiful eyes that are, as they say, the windows to the soul. Neatly shaped eyebrows can highlight the eyes beautifully. Bushy eyebrows or overdrawn eyebrows look untidy and unkempt. Thin or tadpole-shaped eyebrows don’t flatter your eyes either and will change your look entirely. It is essential to go to a professional and get proper advice on how your eyebrows must be shaped.

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8. Unwanted Shimmer And Glitter

Shimmery eyeshadows are very attractive, but when you use them over the entire eyelid, they can look extremely shiny and over the top. Use shimmery eyeshadow on the inner eye area, or in the center of the eyelid to make your eye makeup pop, and go for a matte shadow for the rest. Ideally, use nude eyeshadows, or eyeshadows that are a couple of shades darker than your skin tone.

9. Using The Wrong Eyeliner

It is advisable to use black eyeliner only if you have a darker skin tone, else it ends up looking quite harsh. If you have a lighter skin tone, it is best you stick to brown liners. Black is a no-no if you have blond hair and blue eyes.

Here are a few tips on how to use your eyeliner:

Always pick a lighter or a more subtle color for your bottom lids.

Using a liner on your waterline is not a good idea. Instead, use a nude pencil on your waterline as it will help open up your eyes, and make them look wider.

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For a more natural look, it is best to apply it only to three-fourths of the upper eyelid.

It makes no sense to draw harsh, marker-like lines. For a natural look, use pencil liners instead of liquid liners.

10. Mascara Mistakes

First things first, you must use mascara that is two shades darker than your eyebrow color. Never apply more than two coats of mascara, or your eyelashes will end up looking extremely clumpy. Mascara that is three to four months old also results in clumping of your lashes. Don’t use mascara on your lower lashes the same way you apply on your upper lashes. It will clump up and give your spider leg lashes. Instead, hold the wand vertically and apply.

 Take your time to search out the perfect combination of shades and brands of makeup, and avoid the above-listed blunders to achieve a flawless look.

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