Despite the fact that makeup can make you look excellent, once in a while awful makeup decisions can demolish your look. Every skin is unique and thus some products work for someone while some do not. In a similar way; not every makeup trend or makeup routine works for everyone. We all have committed some normal makeup errors, and honestly, there is no harm in that? Like the way, we all have bad hair days but we still tend to style our hair every day, same goes with makeup; due to some makeup blunders, you must not give up on makeup.
The internet today is bustling with some cool new makeup trends and inspirations. But do understand that not everything is meant for you.
It takes a long period of time for most women to become masters and pro with their makeup skills. During this tenure of time; they end up committing to some highly avoidable blunders. Thus in order to ensure that you have a smooth sailing makeup journey; we have listed down some of the most common makeup mistakes and how to correct them.
1. Foundation Mismatch
This is quite possibly the most widely recognized makeup botches done by everybody. The foundation is either excessively dark or light. The reason for applying foundation is to make your skin flawless and it ought to be a careful match to your complexion. Wearing the wrong foundation shade can make you look horrendous. It happens when you test the foundation on some wrong of your body.
Women tend to check their foundation shade on the back of their hand which is the most inaccurate part to try on since the skin of your hand is very much different from that on your face.
Solution: When looking for a foundation always test it on your jawline, not your hand. Mix and blend the foundation well. Additionally, it is encouraged to check the foundation in natural light.
2. Use of concealer
Concealer is similar to foundation except it’s generally thicker and it helps to hides dark circles, age spots, blemishes, and more blemishes. Some people tend to choose a shade that is too light or too dark for their skin tone. Another concealer blender done is that; women tend to layer their concealer as a result the makeup looks caked on and clumpy.
Solution: The easiest way to avoid the wrong concealer shade is by testing the product first and then purchasing it. While doing so; it is important to even check for the formula and if it works for your skin or no.
One must understand that concealer has a thick formula as compared to the foundation and just a little concealer can go a long way if blended properly.
3. Unblended Blush on Your Cheeks
Some women tend to just put the blush on the apples of their cheeks and do not blend it as a result your blush looks very clumsy and cakey. Unblended blushes just look like patches of pink on your cheeks that make your entire makeup look very chalky.
Solution: In order to get a natural flush with no harsh lines; it is recommended to blend your blush with a damp sponge or a stiff brush.
Eyeshadows are fun to play around with but can also be very tricky and make our look clumsy if not used properly. Women tend to forget their eye shape; hence the makeup looks very lousy. Not just your face; but also your eyes must be prepped well for the makeup to look flawless. The eyes must also be prepped well to let the colors sit well and pop. This step is usually skipped by many women. Another very common eyeshadow blunder is that when omen apply eyeshadow; the fallout might sit on your foundation resulting in messing your base.
Solution: The use of eye cream, primer, concealer is very much important in the eye area as well to let the colors pop well. The fallout can be skipped by doing your eyes first and then the base also use of less product can ensure your eyeshadow looks clean.
5. Use of Highlighter
For a glowy and dewy look; people go for highlighter, but some go overboard and end up looking like a disco ball. Some people want to look like a mythical Greek goddess and to achieve that; the end results make them look oily and grease ball. Another common makeup blunder is that; people tend to apply highlighter to the wrong parts of their face. Even highlighters come in different shades. Many people tend to use the wrong highlighter shade that makes the makeup look awful.
Solution: To achieve a glowy look; apply a highlighter after foundation but before blush. Highlighter lifts up your face and thus must be applied on the high points of your face. Some highlighter shades have peachy undertones some have undertones pinky some have bronze undertones while some have white undertones.
Pale-skinned women must go with pink highlighters; dark-skinned rock peach to bronze highlighters while medium skin tones look gorgeous in peachy highlighter.
6. Use of mascara
Another holey grain of every woman is mascara. Some women tend to apply the mascara horizontally that doesn’t make any changes to their eyelashes. Some even skipped the curling part and directly apply mascara to their eyelashes.
Solution: Applying the mascara vertically makes your lashes long since the wound reaches your roots. Layering is essential to get voluminous lashes. Always curl your lashes before applying your mascara to break the lashes easily.
7. Use of lipstick
Lipstick is a bold part of your makeup. Lipsticks need a smooth base for application. Dry and chapped lips make your lipstick cracky and cakey. Also; many women apply too many layers of matte lipstick which is a perfect recipe for disaster making your lips cakey, flaky, and full of cracks. Not every shade works for every skin tone. Ladies choose the wrong lipstick shade that makes them either way too fair or way too dark
Solution: Hydrating and scrubbing the lips must be an essential part of your routine. A basic understanding of undertones is essential to choose the correct lipstick shade.