Let’s face it; applying makeup can be hard, especially for newbies. Not everyone is a beauty pro with the perfect skills to get flawless makeup. From applying too much foundation to over drawing eyebrows, everyone has had their share of mistakes when it comes to makeup application.
Taking lessons from common mistakes most people make, here’s a list of 4 makeup mistakes and how to avoid them.
1) Too Much Face Powder
Overdoing it on the face powder is a mistake all women go through. Applying too much face powder not only gives an unnatural look but also makes your face look like a white mask. It absorbs your skin’s natural oils and reveals lines and wrinkles making you look older than your actual age. To avoid this, apply powder only on the T-zone (forehead, nose, chin, and the area circling your mouth) and slightly on your cheeks. Another solution is to use a translucent setting powder all over instead of a traditional face powder as it gives a matte finish to your skin that won’t look artificial.
2) Unblotted Lipstick
Lipstick is your best friend when it comes to enhancing your facial features. But, it can become a fashion disaster if not done properly. If you don’t blot the centre of your lips to remove excess lipstick, then you may end up smearing your lipstick on your teeth every time you smile or eat something. To avoid this embarrassment, blot your lipstick with your fingers or gently bite down a tissue and get rid of the excess lipstick so that your look isn’t spoiled.
3) Wrong Shade of Foundation
It’s difficult to choose a foundation that matches your skin tone as there are a variety of options available. If you use a foundation that doesn’t go with your skin tone, you can end up having a different colour on your face compared to the rest of your body. The best way to avoid this mistake is testing the foundation before buying it. Apply it on your face and walk outside in natural lighting with a pocket mirror. See yourself in the mirror and match it with your arm to find out whether the colour matches or not.
4) Drawing Lines on Entire Eyebrow
Drawing heavy lines on your entire eyebrow will make your face look like a puppet. Another mistake people make is applying eyebrow pencil that matches your hair colour. To master the art of applying eyebrow pencil is to make more with less. First off, select a colour that is the same or one shade lighter than your eyebrow hair colour. Secondly, apply small strokes on the bottom of your eyebrows, instead of tracing a heavy line throughout. Now use an eyebrow brush or your fingers to blend it in the upward direction.
Follow the above-mentioned ways to avoid these blunders and get a flawless makeup look. If you’re still having difficulty or want something more advanced, unable to master this art, then consulting a beauty specialist near your area is your best bet.