Makeup can increase our self-confidence by making our skin look well-nourished and making prominent our best facial features. But sometimes we don’t realize that our routine makeup doesn’t work for us anymore. It normally takes a woman most of her twenties and a whole lot of experimentation to get her makeup right. Still you are not satisfied after hours of struggling in front of the mirror. It’s just because you make some common makeup mistakes that can make you look older than you are and therefore, should be fixed to make you look years younger. Following are some common makeup mistakes and their solutions
Too Much Foundation
Among makeup products foundation is one of the trickiest to be used accurately. It can make you look younger and give you flawless skin that makes you look younger, but applying it incorrectly can give your skin a cakey and fake look. Too much foundation will do no good to your face. In fact, unless you are wearing light and absolute makeup, you don’t need to use foundation all over the face if you’re wearing light and absolute makeup. Simply apply foundation under eye areas and on your cheeks, nose. Select the right shade of foundation that is according to your skin tone. Always blend it properly and don’t use a foundation lighter than your skin tone.
Choosing the Wrong Color Blush
Another makeup mistakes anyone can make is choosing the wrong color blush and wearing it too much. Selecting the right color of blush is important to natural looking makeup. You may end up looking washed out or overdone if you choose the wrong blush color. The right shade will give your face a glowing look. But when blush doesn’t match with your skin tone or lip color it can look harsh. Celebrity makeup artist Mary Irwin says, “Take a look at your makeup in natural light before you leave. Does it look heavy? Take a clean brush and smooth it out. You can’t blend too much when it comes to blush.”
Choose a shade of blush closer to your skin tone. Rosy pinks and peaches give women with fair skin a healthy and natural look. Don’t use too much blush. Murat Evin of The London School of Make-Up says, “Be sure to gently brush off any excess powder from your makeup tools. If you don’t, it’s going to affect the appearance of your blush and can leave your complexion looking a little rosier than expected. Remember that there is always a way to correct it.”
Mascara is one of the best beauty product that lengthen, curl and volumes your lashes. The proper application of mascara may be difficult. There are some mascara mistakes that could damage your lashes. Firstly use mascara that is two shades darker than your eyebrow color. Always apply less mascara on your lower lashes. If you apply more mascara on your lower lashes it will cluster up and would give bad look. Never apply more than two coats of mascara it would also make your eyelashes very clumpy.
Overdoing Lip Liner
To make your makeup perfect you should use pencil lip liner. It makes the mouth outline more visible and appealing. However, in order to make your lips look larger you should use lip liner very carefully and not overdraw the natural lip borders. Always shade the lining in the direction of center of the lips. Makeup expert Coral says,” “Overdoing lip liner can look harsh. Choose a shade that is a little darker than your natural lip color. Follow your natural lip line, and if you want to make your lips look bigger, just draw slightly outside your lip line.” Use the pencil to fill lips in after lining your lips with lip liner and then apply lipstick on top. Creamy pencils give best results.