There are some mistakes that can be forgiven and then there are some that can turn into gross blunders. Not that we are the ultimate makeup pros, but there are some things that we’d advise you to stay away from, at all costs. Though these makeup blunders seem innocent, they need to be in your not-to-do list if you aim at mastering the art. Read on to find out if you’re guilty of them.
1. Wearing a Lip liner That Drastically Contrasts with Your Lipstick
Lipliner has become more popular in recent years (a good thing) so we’re also seeing a lot more of this beauty blunder (not so great). How should lipliner be used? Trace your lips with your liner and then scribble over the entire surface of your lips with the lip pencil. Go over the lipliner with a lipstick or lip stain in a matching hue.
No one should be able to notice that you’ve traced your lips with lipliner from blocks away.
2. Wearing An Excessive Amount Of Foundation
Have you ever seen someone who has so much foundation on their face that when their facial expressions change, their makeup cracks and flakes? This is very unbecoming and unattractive. Avoid using too much foundation on your face.
3. Wearing Uneven/Unbalanced Cat or Winged Eyeliner
There are a lot of women who skip eyeliner entirely because of the stress that pops up when you realize you have two totally different swipes of liner on each eye. It can look even more obvious (and awkward) when you’re rocking a winged or cat eyeliner look.
Instead of wishing for more time to get it right or even a steadier hand, make life easy and put an eyeliner stencil to use. You literally only need to hold a cat eye stencil up to your eye and then fill in the space with eyeshadow. Trace over the eyeshadow with your favorite gel, pencil or liquid liner and you’re off. Want to go hands-free? Use adhesive eye makeup stencils instead!
4. Using The Wrong Shade Of Concealer To Hide Your Pimples
Using a concealer that’s a shade lighter than your regular shade of foundation is fine to conceal dark circles. However, doing the same thing to hide your pimples will not work – Instead of hiding them, it will emphasize for the whole world to see!
In order to hide pimples, ideally you should match the shade of your concealer to your natural skin tone. Also, you could apply the lighter shade underneath your foundation so it blends in better.
You can watch this tutorial video
5. Wearing Your Winter Foundation in the Summer
If you haven’t made the switch to summertime makeup yet, get on it today! Sometimes we’re so caught up in our routines that we don’t notice the striking difference between our current tans and the makeup we use until things start to look really drastic. You may not even notice until you catch a picture of yourself at an event and discover your face and body were worlds away in color!
Reassess all of your face base products to make sure you’re rocking the right shade – even if that means needing to switch colors twice during the season. Having mismatched foundation is one of the most embarrassing beauty blunders out there.
6. Applying Just One Shade Of Eye shadow Over Your Entire Lid And Brow
Applying just a single shade of eyeshadow over your entire eyelid and eyebrow looks plain tasteless and garish. Instead, you will want to use a trio of colors that can be worn together to bring out the best in your eyes. Try this:
First, take the medium shade of eyeshadow and cover the entire lid of your eye.
Next, using the darkest shade, apply it to the crease of your eye for definition and depth.
Finally, the lightest color should be applied to your upper brow or arch. Be sure to blend each color well so there are no defining lines.
This is the proper way to apply eyeshadow and naturally highlight your eyes.
7. Not Blending Properly When You Contour Your Face
Contouring can really turn out spectacular but there’s no chance that’s going to happen if you’re not blending in your makeup. It just makes sense- you have to draw so many different weird lines on your face when you contour. If you don’t blend it in, you’ll look like a streaky blueprint!
Blend with a passion and say no to harsh lines of makeup on your face.
7. Going Overboard With Your Eye Makeup
Sometimes more isn’t always better – such is the case with eye makeup. When it comes to eye makeup – less is better (but it doesn’t mean just one shade, as I mention earlier). Don’t overdo it. Your eye makeup should bring out the natural beauty of your eyes and make them look attractive, not brash.
8. Pulling Your Eyes to Do Your Eye Makeup
This beauty no-no may not be apparent to random passers-by and your makeup may look on point afterwards but it’s going to catch up with you. The sensitive skin located around our eyes is some of the most fragile skin on our entire bodies. Pulling and tugging will quickly wear down the collagen and you’ll be left with devastating effects in the form of premature signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines.
Since none of us want to take part in the breaking down of our skin, the answer is to employ eye makeup techniques that let us get our liner exactly where we want it to go without the stress. Here’s one that we love: look towards the inner corner of your eye as you line the outer corner of your lid and vice versa. This is also a good tip for evenly depositing mascara and working your lashes into the appropriate direction.
9. Not Checking The Effect Of The Lipstick Under The Lighting Which You’d Be In Prior To Applying It
Make sure your shade of lipstick is going to look attractive in the “light” where you will typically be wearing it. Makeup appears different depending on the light that’s shining down on it. Your lipstick will appear much different outside in the natural sun than under softer lighting sources inside, away from the sun.
The rest of your makeup can look picture perfect, but if you are wearing the wrong shade of lipstick, it ruins everything.