When it comes to makeup, there are plenty of mistakes that can be made. From not blending your foundation properly to choosing the wrong shade of lipstick, these errors are easy to fix. To help you avoid these mistakes, we’ve compiled a list of nine makeup mistakes you didn’t know you have been making.
1. Using The Wrong Shade Foundation
One of the biggest makeup mistakes you can make is applying the wrong shade foundation. Not only does this give your skin a cakey, heavy appearance, but it will show you are wearing makeup and look off. To avoid this mistake, opt for lightweight foundations or and go into store to test the foundation before you purchase. Once you have the right shade of foundation be sure to use a foundation brush to apply evenly over your face.
2. Not Setting Your Makeup
Even if you’ve done an impeccable job at blending your foundation, you won’t see the results you’re after if you don’t set your makeup. Setting sprays, powders, and primers help lock your makeup in place and extend its wear. They also help your makeup look less cakey and much more natural.
3. Choosing the Wrong Shade of Lipstick
Choosing the wrong shade of lipstick can be a costly mistake. To avoid this, you should always swatch a few shades of lipstick before you purchase. You should also take into account your skin tone and the occasion. For example, if you’re attending a formal event, you may want to opt for a more muted shade that won’t be too overwhelming. If you are new to wearing lipstick use a brand that has an app available to test the colour through their filters.
4. Not Prepping Your Skin
If you’re not prepping your skin before you apply your makeup, you will end up using more makeup to cover you flaws. Before you start your makeup routine, you should always cleanse your face, use a toner, light moisturiser and primer. This will help ensure that your makeup goes on evenly and looks flawless.
5. Applying Too Much Blush
Blush can be a great way to add color and dimension to your face, but it’s easy to go overboard. To avoid this mistake, you should start off with a light application of blush and then build up the color if needed. Additionally, you should always make sure to blend with a blusher brush properly to avoid harsh lines.
6. Not blending your eyeshadow
Blending is key when it comes to creating a flawless eye look. Not blending your eyeshadow properly can result in harsh edges, an uncomplimentary color combination, and an overall messy look. Invest in a few quality brushes and take your time blending.
7. Using the wrong makeup brushes
It is important to use the right makeup brushes for the right jobs. For example, using a big, fluffy brush to apply foundation will not give you the coverage that you need and using a wet brush to apply powder will result in a patchy application. Make sure you have a few quality brushes dedicated to certain applications. For example a foundation brush dedicated to applying your foundation. Having specific makeup brushes that you know how to use properly, will help you to achieve any look you want.
8. Not setting your makeup
Setting your makeup is essential if you want it to last all day. Using a quality setting spray or powder will help lock your makeup in place and keep it from creasing or smudging. Use your setting spray after you have applied all your makeup, a great tip is to use hairspray if you don’t have any to hand.
9. Not Testing Out Makeup First
It can be tempting to buy a new product without testing it out first, but this can be a big mistake. When testing out makeup, apply a small amount to your jawline and wait a few minutes to see how it looks and feels. This will help you determine if the product is right for you, and if it will look good on your skin.
10. Forgetting to remove your makeup
Unremoved makeup can lead to a build up of dirt, oil, and bacteria on the skin. This can clog pores, leading to blackheads, whiteheads, and acne. Not removing makeup can also cause irritation and breakouts due to the bacteria, as well as dehydration and dryness due to the lack of moisture. Additionally, makeup that is left on the skin can prevent it from breathing and renewing itself, making it difficult to achieve a healthy, glowing complexion. The best way to remove your makeup is to use our Bye Bye Makeup Remover Pads.
By avoiding these five common makeup mistakes, you can ensure that your makeup looks flawless and stays in place all day long. With a few simple tips, you can update your makeup routine and achieve the look you’re after.