Social networks show us a lot of things, in fact, they are full of interesting tutorials about makeup. Knowing how to use makeup on our face helps us to hide imperfections and improve our virtues to be beautiful. But if we don’t apply each product correctly and make mistakes it can make us look older than we are and ruin our look completely.
In this post, I have for you the most common mistakes we’ve ever made when applying makeup, pay close attention!
1. Not preparing the skin
One of the most common oversights is not taking care of the dermis before applying makeup. This causes makeup to be uneven on the skin and to clog up expression lines, wrinkles, and pores. For this reason, it should always be properly cleaned, moisturized, and protected according to the needs of each person.
2. Make-up tone
Using a foundation with a lot of coverage and in darker shades to cover wrinkles and imperfections will make you achieve the opposite effect. It is better to choose a foundation with a tone as similar as possible to our skin and with light coverage so that the effect is fresh and gives us luminosity. To look more tanned, do not choose a stronger makeup, but apply a soft sunscreen powder, drawing a three in both directions. From the center of the forehead to the chin and then touch on the bridge of the nose.
3. Poorly applied concealer
A good concealer can make a difference in makeup, it is our best ally to conceal and cover-up dark circles, pimples, scars, blemishes, redness, and all kinds of skin imperfections. However, if you don’t choose the right concealer, it won’t work. It should be used after applying foundation and in moderation, in case you need additional coverage to correct dark circles and imperfections. Each color has its own function. Correctors last less time the more they are used!
4. Lumped eyelashes
Don’t forget the lashes at the end of the eye and always apply the mascara outwards, so that the look gets bigger and longer. It is important that we apply the mascara starting with the ones in the outer corner of the eye until we reach the eyelashes of the teardrop. If your eyes are a little separated, apply more coats on the inside of the eyes. If they are a little close together, focus on the lashes at the outer edges.
5. Strongly marked eyebrows
Make-up achieves an effect that highlights the look, but never make-up with a black pencil, apply a shade similar to that of the eyebrow. It is not advisable to give a too angular shape to the beginning of the eyebrow. On the other hand, we must remember that the shade of makeup we use must be a color below the natural, and never darker so that the eyebrow is natural. If you have a full eyebrow, don’t overpaint.
Also read: Tips and Tricks for Perfect Eyeliner
6. Flattering Lipstick
There is an increasing variety of lipstick shades and choosing the right one can be a puzzle and lead to buying colors that don’t suit the person. Remember the color theory classes and put the knowledge into practice, pink shades create a yellowish effect next to white, while red shades will highlight your natural teeth. At the same time, it should be noted that the dark tones mark more the features of the face, while the soft ones sweeten and rejuvenate it.
7. Poorly applied contour
The contour can be what makes the difference in your flattering makeup look, it helps to conceal prominences and highlight features. But if you don’t master the technique, the contour can ruin the look. One of the most common mistakes is to shade the cheekbone crease down to near the corner of the lip when the contour should be from the jaw joint diagonally to the height of the cheekbone. On the other hand, we can contour the forehead, but only if it is prominent to compensate for its width.
8. Marked blush
A more common mistake is to apply it to the cheeks too close to the nose, it is preferable to apply it to the highest point of the cheekbone in the direction of the temple to create a lifting effect. The blush is this area of the cheeks where we blush and a touch of color should be applied there. It will give us a freshness. In the case of wanting to mark more cheekbone will depend on the type of face of each. If you have it very marked and you highlight it more, you will tend to harden the features. To choose the tone all to depend on your base and skin tone.
Now that you know these most common errors of makeup that add years, try to avoid them and use the makeup in the right way to give you more life and brightness to the face. This way you will be able to hide and conceal wrinkles, dark circles, and skin imperfections.
Translated and adapted by Limepedia staff.