Makeup is fun to play with, and it obviously can enhance your natural beauty or nobody would be wearing it. But sometimes it’s easy to make mistakes with makeup that you don’t even realize are mistakes. The next time you’re “putting your face on” be sure you check to see that you aren’t making these little bloopers.
Your Foundation Makes You Ashy or Orange
There are two families of skin tones – peach and pink. If you have a warm skin tone that might be described as olive, honey, cream, or tan you are likely a peach based tone. This means you need a foundation and power that are peachy, too. If you have skin that is very white, pink or beige, you need a foundation that is based on pink tones.
The pink tones are sometimes described as yellow or blue tones where the peaches are orange and red tones. If you use the wrong kind of foundation, your skin will show through looking a bit odd. Find the right foundation with the help of someone knowledgeable and always be sure to blend it very well.
Your Concealer Is Too Light
Typically, you want to use a concealer that is one shade lighter than your foundation and skin tone. This is to make the spots you’re covering disappear. If your concealer is too light, it shines as bright as a light on your face making the areas under your eyes and any spots you were hoping to hide stand out very noticeably.
You’re Sleeping in Makeup
If you’ve accidentally gone to sleep in makeup or you make it a habit most nights, you are not doing your skin any favors. Makeup is full of materials foreign to your body and wearing it for too long can actually harm your skin by causing breakouts and allowing chemicals (possibly) to seep into your body in teeny-tiny amount. Mostly it just causes acne. Wash your face well before bed every night and this shouldn’t be a problem.
You’re Not Using Moisturizer
When you go to apply makeup, you likely wash your face first – who wants makeup on top of oily skin? But do you take the time to put on moisturizer? Think of moisturizer as the first layer of your makeup. A light moisturizer won’t feel like anything under the skin, but it will protect your skin and keep a layer between the makeup and you. Always use a moisturizer with sunscreen as well for the maximum protection.
Your Mascara Doesn’t Coat the Whole Lash
If you have light eyelashes, you are likely making a huge mistake. First you are probably using black mascara and secondly, you are likely not covering the entire lash. Blonde or light eyelashes should be using a brown mascara to appear more natural. You should also be working the mascara wand through the entire length of your lashes from roots to tip. Don’t forget to do both the top and bottom lashes; you don’t want your eyes to look lopsided, do you?