Every girl likes to put on makeup. However, most of them are not aware of the mistakes they are committing which make them look tired and old. Read on to find out the most common make up mistakes:
Applying Wrong Foundation
More often than not, women tend to choose the wrong foundation. Foundations do not make you fairer. They just hide uneven skin tone and give your face a smoother look. Apply a little product on your jaw line and check before buying. If the product disappears without blending, you have found your shade.
Wearing A Darker Lip Liner
Lip liner is a great product to protect your lipstick from bleeding and make your lips look bigger. The color of your lip liner should never… that is NEVER stand out. Always apply a lip liner that matches the color of your lipstick. Another option is to choose a lip liner that is the same shade of your natural lips.
Mascara can completely make or break your entire look. When applied correctly, mascara gives you long dreamy lashes. However, when applied improperly, they can make you look like a mess. Never apply more than two coats of mascara. It should also be not more than two shades darker than your brows.
Wrong Under-Eye Concealer
Under-eye concealers even out the skin under your eyes and match them with the rest of your face. Using a lighter or darker shade will make you look weird. The trick is to try a product in a well- lit place and check using a hand held mirror to find how it looks in varied light settings.
Applying Makeup On Dry Skin
Applying makeup on a dry face will make you look flaky and old. Always clean your face to get rid of all the impurities and dirt. Also, moisturize it before you start applying makeup. Everything good is built on a solid foundation and in the world of makeup; it means a clean and hydrated face.
Not Blending The Makeup
The secret of applying good makeup is to blend, blend and blend really well. Makeup should be soft and blurry, just softly highlighting your assets and covering up your flaws. It should enhance your facial contours not outline them. If you can make out where one color begins and another ends, you need to get your blending techniques right.
Using Too Many Eye Shadows
Putting eye shadows does not mean that you have to roam around looking like a shade card. Never apply more than three colors on your eyes. The lightest shade should highlight your brow bone, a medium shade for your eyelids and the darkest shade is for the crease and liner.
Applying Too Much Powder Or Blush
Too much of anything looks bad. That is true even for powders and blush. Too much loose powder on the face gives it an unnatural and flaky appearance. Again, too much of blush can make you look like a clown. Apply blush sparingly on the apples of the checks to get the flushed look.
Highlighting Both Eyes And Lips
As a thumb rule, you should highlight only one facial feature. If you are opting for a dramatic eyes then opt for nude lips. Similarly, if you are in the mood for sporting bold lips then keep your eye makeup subtle.
Sleeping Without Removing Makeup
No matter how tired you are or how late it is, always take the time to remove all traces of makeup before going to bed. Makeup clogs your pores leading to acnes and pimples. Sleeping with your eye makeup can even cause irritations and infections.
Refrain from coming these common makeup mistakes and look like a diva whenever you step out.