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10 Makeup Mistakes You're Probably Making

Here are 10 Makeup Mistakes You're Probably Making

Over-Powdering Up

Fab also hates the over-powdered look, but offers up an easy way to fix it. “It makes the skin look so dry and flat, but you can use a light mist of Evian spray water to set the powder and give the skin back its dewy look,” she says.

Not Blending Your Face to Your Neck

Aside from using the wrong shade of foundation for your face, editorial hair and makeup artist Kerrie Urban thinks that seeing the line of foundation at your jawline is one of makeup’s biggest sins. “Always blend down so your face is the same shade as your body. If it’s not, you are using the wrong color.” If this is a habitual problem for you, she suggests using a tinted moisturizer try Laura Mercier that is easier to blend and avoids a caked on look.

Going Crazy On The Blush

We’ve all done it before. “Applying too much blush can leave you looking clownish,” says Henry. “Blush is supposed to give you a healthy glow and add life to your complexion. Smile and focus the colour on the apples of the cheeks, [then] blend backwards towards your temples, making sure there are no harsh lines.”

Wearing Lip Liner That’s Too Dark

It was cool in the 90’s, not so much anymore. Guerlain celebrity makeup artist Marcus Monson says the key to blending your liner perfectly is choosing one that’s just one shade darker or brighter than your natural lip color.

Applying Too Much Mascara

Hello, clumped-up lashes. To avoid this, Monson suggests taking the time to separate your lashes. “First apply by holding the wand horizontally at the base of the lash and wiggle out with your first coat,” he says. “Then hold the wand vertically for thee second coat to build up length, curl and separation.”

Using Too Much Glue on False Lashes

Plus trying to fit your lashes on when the glue is still wet, says Wood. “You only need a minimal amount of eyelash glue,” she says. “Gently coat the rim of the lashes and wait 30 seconds for the glue to become too tacky.” Any less time, and the lash will slip around and won’t stick.

Applying Matte Lipstick on Dry lips

We all know how that’s going to end… “Exfoliate your lips every day to remove dead skin and follow up with a lip balm for hydration,” Monson says. “Matte lipsticks are really on-trend but your lips need to be in the proper nourished condition to wear them.”

Over-Exaggerating Your Eyebrows

Yep, bold brows are in, but only if they suit you. “Women with thin eyebrows try to create a fuller brow with a pencil that’s much darker, and this can look very harsh,” says Henry. “If you are a brunette, try a shade lighter than your natural color, and for blondes and redheads, go a shade darker.” She says to brush hairs up with a clear brow gel and then fill in the blanks.

Curling Your Lashes Last

“Curlers work best usually on clean lashes so there’s no chance of ripping any out, “ says Wood. “Then apply mascara and wait for it to dry. You can go in and re-curl after (carefully!), but if the mascara is still wet or tacky all you can expect are stuck together, sticky lashes.” Never a good look.

Over-applying Lip Gloss

It’s not 2004, guys. Vincent says that lip gloss should only be applying in the centre of your lip for maximum impact and shine, while maintaining the perfect pouty shape. “Applying lip gloss across all of your lips does not provide shape, it just makes the lips look overdone.” Try a blue-based lip gloss
like Ardency Inn Modster Lip Vinyl in Club Remix that’ll brighten your complexion and give the appearance of whiter teeth.

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