When our mothers were young, makeup was a simple thing. They followed the same rules that were handed down to them from their mothers and stuck to tried-and-tested products. In the last ten years, however, makeup has become part of a whole new world. These days we can find blog posts with in-depth reviews of different brands, follow YouTube tutorials to get the perfect look and purchase endless products online. Despite this, many of us still make several big mistakes when it comes to makeup. Don’t fall victim to these troublesome (but all too common!) makeup sins.
Not Using Primer
Primer creates a smooth, flawless base for other makeup products to sit on. Without primer, your makeup will look less even and start to smudge and melt away more quickly.
Using The Same Foundation All Year
Most of us experience some shift in skin tone between the winter months and summer sun, so don’t expect the same foundation that looks good in December to suit you in June.
Overdoing Your Eyebrows
Bold eyebrows can look great, but many of us have taken the trend too far and use products that are overly heavy and dark. Try creating a lighter, softer brow and see how it compares to your usual look.
Forgetting To Clean Makeup Brushes
Dirty makeup brushes are fertile breeding grounds for bacteria and they also lead to patchy makeup application. You should wash your brushes at least once a month to keep them at their best.
Using A Dry Makeup Blender
If you use a sponge blender like the Beautyblender, wet it with cool water before every use. The dampness helps to blend your makeup evenly and stops the sponge absorbing too much product.
Failing To Blend Eye Makeup
When it comes to eyeshadow, always blend, blend, and blend some more! Making each color merge seamlessly into the next is the secret to a professional eye makeup look.
Overdoing It With Powder
Powder can be a girl’s best friend, particularly if you live somewhere hot, but a light dusting really is enough. Too much powder smears your makeup and makes fine lines stand out.
Choosing The Wrong Concealer
Most concealer users wear a shade that is far too light for their skintone. Your concealer should be just a shade or two fairer than your foundation, not ghostly pale.
Applying Concealer First
Conventional makeup wisdom said to apply concealer on problem areas under foundation. However, concealer actually works best when applied under the eyes and over blemishes on top of foundation.
Not Working With Your Features
Don’t follow trends or copy makeup looks just because they look good on celebrities or your friends. Work with your facial features to find colors, styles, and techniques that really work for you, and embrace your unique qualities.
You don’t necessarily need to buy new products or practice for hours to elevate your makeup skills. Simply using your products in the right way can make all the difference. Your face will look all kinds of better once you’ve said goodbye to these makeup mistakes and started painting your face like a professional.