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When it comes beauty regimes and routines, there’s a lot of information around. There are too many beauty bloggers to count and every celeb has a personal makeup artist willing to share the secret to looking Hollywood-ready. In fact, if you consider how much is written about beauty, then perfecting their beauty routine seems to be a priority to most women.
Now while we all want to have the commitment to wake up earlier to perfect our face before heading out, that requires effort and time, which is a luxury for most. So the majority of women stick to a basic smattering of makeup to ensure they look fresh. But even a small amount of makeup can look horrific if it’s applied incorrectly. Badly applied makeup can be seen from a mile away and quite frankly, you’d just look better barefaced.
Applying makeup to enhance your natural beauty is not a skill everyone is born with. And if you haven’t spent time concerning yourself with makeup application, you might feel a bit lost. If you’re wondering about what exactly correct makeup application actually is then you’re not alone. And you’re the ideal target market for all the beauty bloggers that abound online. Thankfully, makeup application is not a science. Mistakes and blunders can be easily fixed and with a little practice you can create your desired look quite quickly.
Here are three of the most common beauty blunders that’ll leave you looking worse for wear.
Not using a moisturiser first
This is one of the most common mistakes people make. Your foundation can make or break your look. If you apply foundation, cream, or powder based products to dry skin, you’ll see it. The result is a face that appears dry, flaky, cracked, and dull. Any blemishes you’re suffering with will be highlighted rather than masked, dry patches will be showcased and you won’t have a smooth finish. It’s also rather difficult to blend without the help of a moisturiser underneath. Unblended foundation is a rookie error and will leave you looking less than beautiful or professional or glamourous.
Make sure you invest in a high quality moisturiser too. There are moisturisers for all skin types. Ask a beauty professional to recommend, for instance, face cream for dark skin, dry skin, oily skin and so on.
Layer cake look
Too much foundation is another way to dull your natural beauty. Even if you suffer with skin problems, too much foundation layered onto your face is noticeable. Rather than masking your blemishes or dark spots, it create a new problem to make people stop and stare. Everyone suffers from a pimple or a change in their skin at some stage in their lives.
If you’re going through some kind of change and dealing with a problem, it’s normal and you won’t be doing yourself any favours trying to hide it. Also, foundation is not made to be thickly layered. Once it sets it’ll only last a short while before it begins cracking. If you want some extra cover-up on problem areas then invest in a high-quality concealer or a moisturising primer. Both should be used in conjunction with your foundation. If you need further clarity on how to use the products together and blend properly then consult with the makeup artist at the counter. They’ll be able to give you a demonstration.
The smokey eye and winged tip look will probably never go out of fashion. But it’s not an easy look to perfect. It requires the right tools, products that suit your colouring, and practice. Many women believe there is only one colour eyeliner available and that’s black. But this is not true. If you are fair of complexion, sporting blue eyes and icy blonde hair then thick black eyeliner will at best make you look gothic, and at worst make you look tired.
f you’re fair of face and hair then consider the different shades of brown to compliment your natural look. Also, practice using eyeliner to achieve the different looks you enjoy but only sport the smokey eye when you’ve perfected your technique. There’s nothing worse than too thick lines, smudged lines and overdone black eyes.
If you are serious about learning how to look gorgeous with a tidy face of makeup then send some time with the sales consultants and your beauty therapist. Also, invest in some makeup applicators to enjoy perfect results and remember practice makes perfect.