Women apply makeup every day of their lives. With so much work put into it, we are bound to make mistakes every now and then. These mistakes are easy to make, but with any luck, you’ll learn to correct them and end up with flawless makeup every day!
1) Overzealous Eyes
If it’s Halloween, go ahead and cake on that eye makeup, otherwise, keep it natural, or at least tasteful. Generally, heavy eye makeup looks cheap, and that’s the last thing you want!
2) Creams Over Powders
This is a mistake. Women think that creams moisturize them, but this isn’t always true. When you have a choice, choosing powder instead of cream is your best bet. Creams tend to age your skin and slip into cracks, making your skin appear more wrinkled.
3) Pale Foundation
This happens far too often, especially with people who want fairer skin. But the truth is that paler foundation makes one look older. It washes you out and takes away your natural glow.
4) Not Taking Care of Your Skin
Your face should get attention even when you’re not wearing makeup. It’s important to wash it every day, moisturize, and take part in damage control. One of the best things you can do for your skin is not wear makeup for a day.
5) Wrong Eyeshadow Colors
Brown is the safest you can get, but works best applied to creases to make your eyes look bolder, more alive. As for the lid in general, natural green tones or gem colors work best and gives you quite the variety.
6) Doing Lips First
Or rather, not leaving them until last. It’s a rookie mistake that we have all fallen victim to. If you don’t leave your lips until last, you risk getting powder in them or even messing up your definite line.
7) Too Many Layers of Mascara
We all want long, thick lashes, so it’s only natural that we go overboard once in a while. But it’s bad practice to brush your lashes with 100 strokes. Instead, try going over them once with a lengthening mascara and once with a thickening one.
8) Dark Lipstick
Bold lipstick is perfect for a fun night out, but for everyday life, they make your lips look thin, dried out, and dull. Opt for mauve or something lighter and don’t forget a swipe of clear gloss for youthfulness.
9) Out-lining Your Lips
While your lips can be outlined, it’s important not to get any outside of your lips. In fact, add your lipliner first along your actual lip line and add in your gloss and lipstick afterwards.
10) Going Too Catty
Cat eyes are exciting, as long as they look semi-natural. A good rule of thumb is to not go more than a quarter of an inch past your natural eye. Keep a steady hand and take the time to make them symmetrical too.
11) Matching Your Eyebrows
To your hair, that is. If your eyebrows naturally match your hair, then that’s awesome. But if you bleach your hair, please don’t bleach your brows too. They should be a bit darker anyway.