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Top 5 Common Makeup Mistakes

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Top 5 Common Makeup Mistakes

Here are the top 5 most common make-up mistakes that you can make. 

Not blending your eyeshadow enough

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One of the most common mistakes in eye makeup is forgetting to blend your eyeshadows.

When applying various shades to your eyelids, you will notice that they might look lumpy, streaky, and there may even be areas where there is no eyeshadow.

To avoid this mess, you need to blend, blend, blend!

Start by placing your blending brush where you applied your darkest shadow and blend it towards the lightest shade. The key is not to blend too harshly as you don’t want to hurt your eyes or ruin the original shadows.

You also don’t want to blend the colors into one shade - you want to blend it just enough that it creates a slight gradient of color. There are two different ways to blend: small circular motions and the windshield wipers.

Wearing Waterproof Mascara Daily

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Waterproof mascara is amazing for those times when it’s raining and you don’t want to look look like a panda or you know you’re going to be crying of joy at a graduation.

However, wearing waterproof mascara everyday can make your eyelashes dry and brittle. This may cause them to shorten or break off.

Sleeping with waterproof mascara on can make it a lot worse. The eyelashes are not getting any space or room to breathe.

To avoid these problems, try using regular mascaras on normal days as this will allow you to use waterproof mascara on special days. Your lashes will thank you for it in the long run!

Not Applying Primer or Using the Wrong Primer for Foundation

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Always use primer before applying foundation!

You can imagine your face as a blank canvas. Now imagine how hard it would be to paint on an uneven canvas. That is where primer comes in - it evens out the surface of your face.

It creates a smooth and hydrated base that allows your makeup to stay perfectly on your face for a long period of time.

Knowing How Much is Enough

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For a lot of topics, one could say “the more the better”. However, when it comes to the topic of makeup, that rule often doesn’t apply.

  • Foundation - Applying too much foundation will cause your face to feel heavy and the skin below won’t be able to breathe. It would also look unnatural and cakey.

  • Concealer - Similar to foundation - when applied too much, the concealer will crease and cause it to slip away from its original position.

  • Face Powder - Creamy products aren’t the only things that will make you look cakey - powder will, too. After applying your powder, mostly to the ‘T’ zone, remove the excess powder by brushing it away with a face brush.

  • Bronzer - When brushing on bronzer, you have to be extra careful. You could be swirling your brush in the container and before you know it, you have a brown streak on your face. Every bronzer is different, some may have more pigment, while others may have less. I would suggest testing it out on the back of your hand before applying it, or even buying it.

  • Highlighter - Highlighting is extremely popular these days. It’s also one of the few makeup products that you can be more generous about. I’m not saying you should put half the container on your face, but having an extra glow never hurts anybody. You just have to make sure that when you buy it, you are choosing the correct shade to match your skin tone.

  • Lip Liner - Lining your lips is one of the best ways to make sure your lip products stays put for a couple of hours. Overlining your lips has been one of the most popular trends going on in the makeup world for the past 1-2 years. Of course, one can always go too far when trying to line their lips. Big mistakes include either using too much or going too far in your overlining that it just looks funky. Try not to go over your lining mistakes too many times as this will cause you to have to do the same thing to the other side, which may cause you to look like you have bruised lips.

  • Lip Gloss - Lip gloss isn’t everyone's thing. They tend to have a stickiness to them that drives some people away. But, occasionally, they are the final step to completing a makeup look. Whether it's clear gloss or colored gloss, putting too much on will cause your lip products to slip and slide. I would suggest to start on the middle of your lips and apply the leftover onto the outer areas of the lips.

 

Not Setting Your Concealer

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After applying your concealer, you will need to set it.

Concealers leave a creamy texture on your face, which causes them to crease throughout the day.

Setting the concealer will create a thin layer of powder which stops the concealer from slipping away.

To set your concealer, you will need to take your brush, swirl lightly in the translucent powder, tap off the excess, and lightly press it onto your concealer. If you have additional time, you can also take a clean brush and swipe off the excess from your face.

This ensures that your concealer will last all day and look great all day.

Now that you know the most common mistakes and how to fix them - go forth and elevate your makeup game. 

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