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Guide to Makeup

Common Makeup Mistakes

Not prepping skin

Before you put on any makeup, it’s important to care for your skin properly. It includes cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing. In this way, you can keep your skin healthy and glowing and help create a better canvas for applying makeup, allowing cosmetics to glide on more evenly and look more natural. Without taking the time to prep your skin before applying makeup, you could have an uneven application or a cakey look that won’t last. So take the extra few minutes in your beauty routine to ensure you have prepared skin for using any makeup products!

Overdoing foundation

Applying too much foundation is one of the most common makeup mistakes. It can look cakey and unnatural, making your face appear too heavy and dull. Too much foundation will emphasize wrinkles, fine lines, and pores, making you look older than you are. Additionally, applying a thick layer of foundation to your skin can clog your pores, leading to breakouts and other skin problems. It’s important that you use just enough foundation for even coverage without looking caked on.

Applying bronzer incorrectly

Many people are unfamiliar with the proper technique for achieving a natural, sun-kissed look. The wrong use of this product can make your face look unnatural and give you an undesirable orange hue.

On the other hand, correctly used bronzer can help to add definition to your face and enhance your complexion.

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Wearing badly matched tones and colors

Wearing badly matched tones and colors is a common makeup mistake because it can draw attention away from your best features and make an unflattering makeup look. When choosing colors, it’s important to choose shades that complement each other and create a harmonious look. Wearing too bright or dark colors can make you appear washed out or overly dramatic.

Ignoring blending

It can result in a harsh contrast between different shades of makeup, unblended foundation lines around the jawline and neck, and an overly “made-up” appearance. Additionally, without proper blending, you may apply too much product on specific face areas, leading to a cakey and unnatural finish.

Blending should be done after each product application so that everything looks cohesive when all products are put together – this will give you a more polished and professional finish.

Clumping mascara

It occurs when too much product has been applied to the lashes, resulting in an uneven coating that creates lumps and clumps on the lashes. This effect can be further exaggerated if you apply multiple coats of mascara or use a waterproof formula that does not allow proper blending. Using old or expired mascara will also contribute to clumping, as the ingredients likely break down over time. To avoid this issue, start by wiggling the wand from side to side when applying your mascara so that it is evenly distributed across your lashes.