7 MAKEUP MISTAKES YOU ARE PROBABLY MAKING

Here are the TOP 7 MAKEUP MISTAKES and ways to fix them because the last thing we want to do is walk around with a face that looks “off”.

We’ve all probably been applying makeup for years and years, and yet we all make mistakes.  Whether you over-powder, pick the wrong shade of makeup, or are too heavy-handed, these tips will help you avoid the top makeup mistakes in the future!

 

Makeup Mistakes You are Probably Making

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Moisturizer

APPLYING MAKEUP TO DRY SKIN

Nothing ruins great makeup like dry skin.

If your skin is not properly exfoliated and hydrated, your makeup will not blend properly. If your face didn’t look flaky before makeup application, it will afterward!

Makeup applied to dry skin is accentuated by the skin cells that need to be sloughed off! So, exfoliate at least weekly and moisturize daily!

 

 

Foundation

APPLYING THE WRONG SHADE OF MAKEUP

Natural light is always the best place to test makeup.

To pick a foundation, apply several shades to your jawline (not your wrist) and then pick the one that blends in with your skin tone the best.

Remember that foundation is supposed to blend in with your skin tone, not make it darker. Blush color should be selected based on your natural skin tone, not on whether you like the bold new color. (smiling)

 

 

 

Bronzer

USING TOO MUCH BRONZER OR BLUSH

Bronzer should only be applied to the forehead, temples, nose, and neck. Yep, you heard that right. The neck.

It should not be applied over the entire face!

Also, blush should be used on the cheeks, and not too much, either. It’s good to have color on your face, but not over-applied, so apply both bronzer and blush sparingly!

 

 

NOT CHANGING YOUR MAKEUP SEASONALLY

Certain makeup and colors are designed for use during particular seasons.

Summer makeup typically has more shimmer and lighter, more natural shades while winter makeup is heavier with a darker color palette.

Plus, your skin color is most likely a few shades darker during the summer than the winter so you should not wear the same color makeup year-round!

 

 

 

Eyeshadow

OVER-SHADING YOUR BROWS OR MAKING THEM TOO DARK

Nothing screams “fake” quite like over-shaded or too-dark eyebrows!

Applying makeup to brows is harder than one would think because the first step is getting the right shade, which is problematic for many people. The same rules do not apply to all hair color shades.

Here’s a good rule of thumb to go by: if you have brown hair, go one shade LIGHTER than your hair color. If you have red hair or blonde hair, go a shade DARKER than your hair color.

Apply brow color with a brush rather than a pencil for a more natural look!

 

 

 

APPLYING POWDER TO THE WHOLE FACE

Seriously, who knew that you are not supposed to apply powder to your whole face?

We sure didn’t! Doing so can make your face look dry and without dimension, not to mention cakey if you use too much.

You only need to apply powder to the areas of your face that are prone to oil like the T-zone. If you can’t give up the habit of brushing your entire face with powder, try using a makeup mist after you apply your powder to give your skin that more dewy look.

 

 

 

Mascara

APPLYING TOO MUCH MASCARA

Yes, there’s such a thing as applying too much mascara and many women fall victim to this makeup mistake.

In our quest to make our eyelashes look longer and fuller we apply, apply, and apply some more mascara. This usually just leaves clumps and makes our lashes look weighed down with too much mascara.

To avoid this mishap, only apply two coats and use a brush to separate lashes so they don’t clump.

 

 

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