When it comes to makeup, the theory that less is more definitely applies. Women don’t need to apply a lot of makeup to look beautiful. On the contrary, women who apply lots of lip liner, mascara, foundation or eye shadow often look less than their best.
Would you like to learn what mistakes to avoid when you apply makeup? Would you like to learn how to apply them so your beauty is enhanced? Look no further! In this article, you’ll find 7 mistakes women make when applying makeup, along with what you can do to rectify each of the mistakes:
1 – Using An Incorrect Foundation Shade
The idea behind using foundation is not to give your skin a tan. Rather, the purpose of using foundations is to produce a complexion so smooth that the imperfections are covered. When searching for a foundation, be sure you get one that blends with your skin.
Before you purchase any foundation, be sure to choose a shade that matches your skin tone. Dab some on your skin to test the color, or even better, request for a sample for you to try it home. Notice the color under different lighting condition to determine if the shade suits you.
2 – Placing Makeup On Chapped Skin
When your skin is too dried and chapped, the worst thing you can do is to apply foundation on it. This will only result in your skin flakes being highlighted. The foundation lies on top of the skin instead of blending in.
The way to repair the dryness is to exfoliate on a regular basis and follow up with a rich moisturizer. Exfoliating removes dead skin, which then allows more moisturizer to be absorbed into your inner skin layer. When you have smoother skin, your foundation will then be able to blend in with your skin.
3 – Putting On Too Many Eye Colors On The Eyelids
Your compact will have at least four (if not more than four) colors in the pallet. But, you don’t have to put them on all at the same time. Remember that less is more? It’s never a good idea to wear more than three colors at any time. So, how should you apply eye makeup? According to many experienced makeup artists, you should go from dark to light in the following sequence:
- Light tones to be applied by the brow bone
- Medium tones to be applied on the eyelids.
- Dark tones to be applied as a liner.
However, for the day-to-day wear, just one shade of eye shadow will do.
4 – Penciling On The Eyebrows
If you do not use an eyebrow pencil correctly, your eyebrow will only end up looking weird, as though it as been artificially painted on.
A trick is to select an eye shadow color that closely resembles the color of your hair. Using a thin angled brush, apply the eye shadow in small strokes on your eyebrow.
5 – Using Black Eyeliner In The Daytime
Here’s a rule to remember about colors: dark colors reduces the appearance of an object, while lighter colors enlarges it. This also applies to your eye! Hence, black eyeliners should not be worn during the day, as it will result in your eyes looking smaller. Use a lighter shade to let your eyes look fresh and awake.
6 – Overusing “Luminizing” Products
Makeup trends have evolved such that luminous particles are added into almost every cosmetic product such as foundation, powders, highlighting products etc… It is good to apply the luminous range of products on your skin; but do not overuse them – limit it’s use to only one or two product.
One tip is to apply (sparingly of course!) illuminating products under the eyes and place it on your inner eye corners and cheekbones to give a nice glow to your makeup.
7 – Over-grooming Or Ignoring The Eyebrows
Eyebrows that are well groomed can highlight your eyes, your face, etc. If you can afford it, have a professional beautician shape your eyebrows.
You want to maintain your eyebrows but remember not to overdo it. Over-tweezing them could result in very thin eyebrows or no eyebrows because as you age, your hair growth slows down.
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