Six Common Makeup Mistakes And How To Fix Them
The world of cosmetology is full of different shades, products, and techniques, which makes it easy to fall into a few mistakes when applying makeup. Lucky for you, we put together a list of some of the most common issues (and solutions) so that you can avoid these facial disasters in the future.
APPLYING MAKEUP ON DRY SKIN
The first, and one of the most important, steps in cosmetology is to moisturize your face. Applying makeup on dry skin isn’t ideal because it will appear dull and cracked. Using moisturizer not only removes these problems, but it also serves as a solid foundation for additional layers.
NOT USING SKIN PRIMER
After moisturizing the face, most people will start applying makeup, but you should put on skin primer first. This further hydrates the face to create an even smoother surface, and it ensures that your makeup will last longer. Primer also provides a consistent look in the final product.
USING THE WRONG SHADE OF FOUNDATION
Foundation hides blemishes and creates a smoother complexion on your face, but you should also choose the right shade to compliment your skin tone. A foundation that vastly differs from your natural skin color will stand out in a bad way. You should choose foundation that is similar to your skin tone. You can easily check which shades match your tone by applying a small amount on your wrist or the back of your hand.
TOO MUCH FOUNDATION OR PRIMER
It’s easy to add too many coats of foundation or primer, which creates a “caked-on,” or artificial look. If this happens you have no choice to remove it all and start over. To avoid this problem, first apply a small amount and add more layers if necessary.
NOT BLENDING MAKEUP
It’s exciting to use different products to soften your cheeks, accent your eyes, and hide blemishes, but you want to make sure that all these elements blend together on your face. Conflicting layers will give a disjointed look and disrupts the overall consistency of your work. Just like with foundation, it’s best to start with small amounts and add more layers if needed. This lets you see if specific shades or techniques work well on your face with minimal consequences. For some great examples, check out our Pinterest board.
NOT CLEANING BRUSHES
We get it, you’re in a rush, and it’s sometimes easy to forget cleaning your brushes. However, it’s important that you give them a proper cleaning on a regular basis so that every piece of makeup on your face looks fresh. Washing brushes also prevents unwanted oil residue or even makeup products that were previously used on the same brush. We recommend using a brush cleaning solution to easily solve this problem, but you can also use olive oil or dishwashing soap.
LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES
There’s no shame in committing these makeup cardinal sins, and sometimes the best solutions come from encountering these problems. As a result, you might discover new techniques, different products, or unconventional solutions to achieve amazing looks on your face.
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