Makeup can make or break your look. At some point or the other yes, we all have our share of faux pas but these are the most common mistakes that makes your face look like a disaster!! Read it and stay clear..
Mistake No. 1: Wearing the wrong foundation shade
Foundation is supposed to create a perfect, smooth complexion and cover-up any imperfections. This is why you should always use a foundation which blends in with your skin, not makes you look fair or tanned. Senior makeup artists recommend testing on your neck or jawline (not your hand or cheeks!!) before buying, and when possible, ask for a sample first. That way you can try it at home — and look at your skin in various lighting situations — to make sure the shade you choose looks natural.
Mistake No. 2: Applying makeup on dry, flaky skin
Makeup artists describe the results of slathering on foundation over chapped skin as “horrific,” and we have to agree. Foundation will only emphasize the flakes by sitting on top of them instead of blending in with your skin. Fix the dryness by exfoliating regularly (scrubbing) and following that up with a rich moisturizer. Smoother skin means a clean canvas and a much smoother application and finished look.
Mistake No. 3: Using eye pencil on your eyebrows
A penciled eyebrow looks painted and artificial. Nevertheless, many women still go this route to fill in brows. A better option: Choose an eyeshadow color that matches your hair color and apply with a thin, stiff, angled brush using tiny strokes.
Mistake No. 4: Going nuts with “luminizing” products
Luminous particles have been added to everything in the past few years, most notably foundations, powders, and highlighting products. One or two such products can make a woman look fresh and glowing. Too many can make her look very, very strange. Think glowing head on a matte body.. errrr…. not exactly sexy. Limit your illuminating products to these areas: cheekbones, inner eye corners, (if used sparingly) under the eye and on the length of the nose, if you really really need to make your nose look high and long!
Mistake No. 5: Using Too Much Foundation
A foundation that’s too thickly applied will settle into fine lines and sap the luminosity from your skin. Only use foundation where you need it to even out discoloration, uneven skin tone. You don’t have to cover every inch of your skin thickly. For natural finish, when buying a foundation, look for sheer liquid formulas with light-diffusing pigments.