Makeup is part of our daily lives these days. Anyone can learn to do makeup through YouTube. But often there are some mistakes most of us commit without realizing. Here are 10 such mistakes that we should avoid.
Using the Wrong Shade of Foundation
A lot of Indians have an obsession with fairer skin so they tend to use foundation that is lighter than one’s skin tone. It makes your makeup look unnatural and cakey. Always wear a foundation that matches your skin tone perfectly.
Not Blending Your Face to Your Neck
Another mistake that a lot of people make with their foundation is not blending it with their neck. The colour of your jaw and neck should not be different. Blend the foundation down your neck so there is no harsh line.
Going Crazy with Blush and Highlighter
A little bit of blush on the apple of your cheeks is always nice because it gives your skin a healthy glow but applying too much blush just makes you look like you’re dressing up for a costume party. Similarly, a highlighter does wonders to make your skin glow and give some definition to your face. But applying it all over your face is just going to make your face look oily. Just apply it to the high points of your cheeks, the bridge of your nose and your cupid’s bow above the lips.
Shading Your Brows Too Dark
Brow pencils are a savior for all those people who are not naturally gifted with full eyebrows. These days the bigger the eyebrows are the better. But it’s important that you choose the right shade of brow pencil. If you have black eyebrows like most Indians do, choose a brown or dark grey brow pencil because they are easier to blend and will make your eyebrows look more natural. Also, don’t draw too heavily, just fill the parts where you have sparse hair and you’re good to go.
Putting On Too Much Mascara
Mascara does wonders to your eyes. It opens them up and makes them look bigger. While applying mascara, don’t go on layering it. It’s not going to make your lashes longer or fuller, it’ll just make them look clumpy and weigh them down. It will also make your lashes brittle and lead them to fall off.
Not Using A Lip Balm before Liquid Lipsticks
Liquid Lipsticks are extremely popular these days. They have a long staying power than normal lipsticks and they don’t come off easily. It’s important that before using a liquid lipstick, you apply some lip balm to your lips. Liquid lipsticks are drying so without lip balm they can make your lips look extremely dry and flaky and it will also reduce the staying power of the liquid lipstick.