New to the world of makeup? Or perhaps looking to perfect your technique? Here’s a list of the 5 most common makeup mistakes and how to fix them so that you effortlessly nail your look every time.
Pairing the wrong primer with your foundation
Primer is fabulous for keeping your foundation smooth all day long. However, you should be looking at more than just the brand and various USPs when selecting this specific makeup product. Start by investigating whether your foundation is water-, oil- or silicone-based and then choose a primer that has the same base for a perfect match.
Applying foundation immediately after moisturiser
Moisturiser is a must in everyone’s makeup routine – but just be careful about applying the rest of your makeup too quickly after moisturising. The moisturiser could thin out your foundation, resulting in you caking on a lot more than would have been necessary.
Over-using your bronzer
Everybody knows that bronzer is a makeup essential for achieving that gorgeous, sun-kissed glow. But using too much of it can leave you looking less glam and more like an Oompa Loompa. Instead of applying it all over your face, apply it more subtly in a ‘3’ shape on the sides, starting at your brow line, going in underneath your cheekbones, and then just above your jawbone.
Forgetting to blend
Makeup that hasn’t been properly blended can completely ruin all your hard work.
The secret is to eliminate any harsh makeup lines on your face, whether they are around your lips, your cheeks, or your eyes. For example, use a small, soft brush to gently blend your lipstick (lip liner is SO 90s) and a medium-sized, fluffy brush to blend your eyeshadow. A larger, fluffy brush is perfect for blending blush and you can’t go wrong with a beauty blender for your foundation.
Wearing waterproof mascara every day
Waterproof mascara isn’t a good idea for everyday wear. The formula will gradually sap your lashes of their moisture, and the extra effort that you’ll have to put in to remove the persistent mascara every night might cause you to lose more lashes than necessary. Rather save this product for those infrequent occasions where tears or water are going to play a big part in your day, such as weddings, funerals, or afternoons spent reminiscing with bae!
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