The Most Common MakeUp Mistakes

7 Nov

A Girl Making Makeup MistakesThe sexiest makeup is the application no one notices. Women apply cosmetics to look better, to enhance their beauty – not detract from it.

“Your makeup should never enter the room before you do,” says Rona Berg, a Beauty Expert. 

So, here’s what to learn to be in the know and how to avoid the most common makeup mistakes.

Wearing too Much Foundation

A foundation that’s too thick will settle into fine lines and sap the luminosity from your skin. Only use foundation where you need it to even out discoloration. If you have dry skin, foundation can look patchy and accentuate discoloration, so exfoliate two to three times a week and always apply a moisturizer after cleansing.

Choosing the Wrong Foundation Shade 

When using foundation, it’s imperative that you wear a shade that matches your skin tone exactly. Otherwise, you risk ending up with a face a different shade from the rest of your body, not to mention ending up with the telltale foundation line around the chin that an evident makeup mistake.

When choosing the right foundation, it’s best to go to a makeup counter where you can test three different shades — one you think is the closest match, then one a shade lighter and one a shade darker. Dab the color on your cheekbones and jawline to get the most accurate assessment. Pick the one that blends effortlessly into your skin). And don’t forget that you may have to switch foundations seasonally — as your skin tans, then as your color fades.

Too Much Powder

Youthful skin reflects light. Powders prevent light reflection and tend to magnify lines in the skin. If powder has been the final step of your makeup routine since high school, it can be difficult to quit cold-turkey. Here’s a three-step program: First, switch to a very sheer translucent. Then, start using it only on your nose and chin. Finally, trade the powder for a packet of blotting tissues—use one, only on the T-zone (nose, chin, and forehead), if you’re shiny midday.

A Lot of  Blush

Beautiful, rosy cheeks can give you a healthy and youthful glow — but only if you go easy on the color. Blush that looks too bright on your face will attract the wrong kind of attention. If you tend to be heavy-handed in this area, choose a sheer blush in a pink or peachy shade — these are more goof-proof. And apply with a large blush brush in an upward motion only from the apples of your cheeks to your temples. If you’re using a mineral or loose-powder blush, remember to tap off the excess before applying.

If you notice that you’ve still got too much blush, use a cotton round or cotton ball to gently remove the extra color. Or add a light dusting of translucent powder to soften the look.

Using Pencil on Your Eyebrows 

A penciled eyebrow looks painted and weird. Nevertheless, many women still go this route to fill in brows. A better option is to choose an eyeshadow color that matches your hair color and apply with a thin, stiff, angled brush using tiny strokes.

Clumpy Mascara

Wearing mascara is a no-fail way to open up your eyes and give your entire face a glam touch. But that can all backfire if you have clumpy, spidery lashes. This can happen for one of two reasons: You’ve applied too much mascara or your formula has dried out. A rule of thumb is that mascara should be tossed after four months.

When applying, place the wand at the base of your lashes and wiggle it from side to side until you reach the tips. Repeat this process only one or two times. Then use a lash comb to separate any stuck-together lashes.

Going Overboard with Lip Liner

A lip liner can define your lips and prevent color from feathering into any lines around the mouth—but choose one very carefully. If you line your lips too heavily, or with a color that’s too dark, they’ll look tight and pursed. For the most natural effect, your lip liner should match the color of your lips, not the color of your lipstick. Choose a creamy formula that won’t adhere to any dry patches, and use it to fill in your lips entirely, so it wears evenly.

Wearing Deep, Dark Lip Colors

A dark color makes any surface look smaller, so in order to avoid this makeup mistake and make your mouth look fuller, choose bright lipsticks and glosses (peaches, pinks, vibrant reds) over deep shades (burgundies, wines, browns). Makeup artists use another trick to create the illusion of luscious lips: Before applying color, trace a highlighter pencil along your upper lip line, then buff it out with your finger.

2 Responses to “The Most Common MakeUp Mistakes”

  1. Livia Bassi February 21, 2013 at 8:52 am #

    In my opinion one of the worst and common error in make up is to forget to care the skin before. That is valid for the skin of the face as well for eyes and lips.

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