Common Makeup Mistakes

Here are some of the most common mistakes ladies make;

Sleeping with Your Makeup On

This might be the worst mistake you can make with your face. No matter how late it is or how tired you are, always take the time to remove your makeup before you go to bed. Besides the fact that you’ll wake up with panda eyes, it’s really bad for your skin.

Makeup clogs your pores, which prevents them from doing their job — releasing sebum, which lets out dead skin cells and other irritants. When sebum isn’t released, it builds up and results in acne. Leaving your eye makeup on can be even worse. It can cause irritation, an allergic reaction, or even an infection. Not really worth it to save those couple minutes, is it? Always clean the makeup from your face with a gentle facial cleanser.

Wearing Foundation that isn’t Your Shade

Unless its for highlighting and contouring, and its blended properly, wearing foundation that’s a shade lighter or darker than your skin-tone is a no-no. It’s obvious, looks like you’re wearing a mask, and makes every other color cosmetics on your face look odd.

Eyebrows Arched Wrong

I’m an eyebrow person, and horrible eyebrows get to me. I see all kinds of terrible brows, from ladies who shave all off and ‘draw’ with pencil, to ladies who arch thinly, I see them all.
It’s always better to have your eyebrows professionally arched, then you can do the routine maintenance. Eyebrows frame the face, fill with pencil and powder for a natural look.

Over-application of Blush

Too much of anything is overwhelming. This includes your blush. If you want the flushed look, smile and apply the blush to the apples of your cheeks. If you want a more structured look, follow your cheekbones and then blend the blush upward to avoid creating stripes. The thing with blush is that you can always add more. But if you’ve been a little overzealous in the application, try adding a little loose powder over the cheek to tone it down. Or gently wipe it away with a tissue. If it’s a cream blush, try gently removing the excess with a clean makeup sponge.

Wearing Lip Liner That’s Too Dark

There’s nothing wrong with wearing lip liner. It has two functions: to keep the lipstick from feathering or bleeding, and to make your lips look bigger. However, many women make the mistake of wearing a lip liner that’s much darker than their shade of lipstick. This was briefly a trend in the 1990s, but we mean briefly.

Also, sporting a dark outline of lip liner in contrast to a lighter lipstick will give you an odd ring-around-the-mouth appearance, which is simply not an attractive look. Use a lip liner that matches or closely complements your lipstick, or try a clear lip liner. For older women, a clear lip liner is best, because it won’t noticeably settle into lines around the mouth as the day goes on.

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