There are always new tips and tricks to learn when it comes to makeup so it's always difficult getting it all right. Even some of the biggest stars make beauty boo-boo's sometimes. Here are 10 makeup mistakes we all make (plus tips on how to fix them) so you never have to go through another embarrassing moment again:
1. Makeup Mistakes: Using Wrong Foundation
1. Wearing the wrong foundation shade.
Finding the right foundation can be very tricky which often leads to the wrong choice. The wrong shade can make you appear as if your face is a completely different tone from the rest of your body — major beauty no-no! Your perfect shade should blend right into your natural skintone. To find your match, be sure to test foundation right below your jawline, not on your hand.
2. Makeup Mistakes: Skipping Primer
2. Skipping on the primer.
This is one extra step that is certainly worth it, ladies. When it comes to flawless makeup application, using a primer is key. Not only does primer provide a smooth base to apply your foundation, but for those with oily skin a mattifying primer will give you ultimate shine control.
3. Makeup Mistakes: Not Exfoliating Lips
3. Not exfoliating your lips before applying lipstick.
Nothing looks worse than dry flaky lips under a bright lipstick. If you want your pout to stay looking smooth all day long, make sure you exfoliate well before applying any lip color.
Tip: A bit of sugar and coconut oil makes for one awesome DIY lip scrub.
4. Makeup Mistakes: Applying Bronzer All Over
4. Applying bronzer all over!
Of course we all want that J.Lo glow, but applying bronzer all over your face is the wrong way to go about it! Bronzer is meant to highlight and contour your features, so overusing this product would be a true disservice. To properly wear bronzer, apply it as though you’re creating the number three on your face, starting along your temples then onto your cheekbones and ending across your jawline. To even it out, don’t forget to apply some on your neck, too.
5. Makeup Mistakes: Not Blending
6. Forgetting to blend.
We cannot stress this one enough, blend blend blend! Not properly blending your makeup will leave you looking way too done up. Makeup is meant to enhance your features, not cover them up. Before stepping out, be sure to grab a blending blush to blur out any harsh lines and give your face a more natural effect.
6. Makeup Mistakes: Black Liner
6. Lining your eyes all around with black liner.
Eyeliner is essential when it comes to making your eyes pop, but too much black liner can overpower them and leave you with raccoon eyes, making them appear a lot smaller. For the right balance, line your top lid with black liner but use a lighter brown shade along your waterline.
7. Makeup Mistakes: Overfilling Brows
7. Overfilling your brows.
Eyebrow trends are always changing, but one thing that will never be in are overdrawn brows. Filling your entire brows with a heavy hand can look a bit harsh and unrealistic. When it comes to filling in your eyebrows, focus on your arch area for definition but brush out your ends for a more natural look.
8. Makeup Mistakes: Mascara Overload
8. Mascara overload!
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news chicas, but there is such a thing as too much mascara. We may love this little black tube of glory, but applying way too many coats of mascara will lead to clumpy lashes — not cute. For the perfect amount, stick to two coats because after that things might get a little messy.
9. Makeup Mistakes: Blush
9. Putting on too much blush!
Talk about a major disaster! Too much blush can have you easily resembling a clown. Remember chicas, blush is meant to add a hint of color to your face, so take it lightly with those brush strokes. A little can go a long way.
10. Makeup Mistakes: Not Cleaning Brushes
10. Not cleaning your brushes regularly.
Noticing a few more breakouts than usual? Well, the answer may lie within your brushes. Not washing your brushes regularly is another common mistake we're all guilty of from time to time. It is vital to clean your makeup brushes at least once a week to get rid of yucky dirt and bacteria that can accumulate on them over time.