So today we are pulling some skeletons out of my closet. We’re talking about the 5 common makeup mistakes most people make and how to fix them, but they’re not just any mistakes, they’re my mistakes I’ve made in the past and have had to learn how to fix the hard way (as in before youtube tutorials & beauty blogs).
Ok so blush is one area where I am constantly trying to improve my skills. I never find I can get it blended perfectly on or the placement is off, or the amount of color doesn’t match on both sides. Anyways, the main trick I’ve learnt with a powder blush/bronzer, is you have to set your liquid foundation with a setting powder before you even think about adding anything powder based on top. Otherwise the blush/bronzer will stick to the wet foundation and then you’re done in terms of blending. That stuff’s not going anywhere.
Before I studied makeup I used to use MAC NC35 studio finish concealer under my eyes. I was an NC40/42 in foundation and figured it was a shade lighter so that’s what I was supposed to use. Not the case at all. If you have dark circles you should correct the darkness with a peach colored concealer first and then use a lighter concealer in your skin tone to highlight.
Once upon a time before I studied skin tones I used to use the same foundation, in a lighter color, all year round. Big mistake. Using a foundation that matches your skin exactly means you don’t see it sitting on your skin. It just evens you out and makes you look flawless. If you use the same color all year round, at some point it will end up being too dark or too light at which point everyone can see foundation on your face. Not fun.
I was a MAC Studio fix customer when I first started in makeup because a) It was quicker & easier to apply & b) I thought powder looked more natural on. Sooo not the case at all. Think about it. Powder sits on top of your skin whereas liquids/creams blend into your skin. Makes sense, right? Plus there have been so many advancements in the world of liquid foundation that there are a whole host of coverage levels and colors that you can surely find your perfect match that both covers and blends right into your skin tone giving you a natural finish. Or you can always go for a BB cream or tinted moisturizer instead.
Ok I was baddd with this one. I used to fill my brows in with black eyeliner LOL. And no, I am not showing you the pictures ;P
Unless you have blue/black hair, do NOT fill your brows in with black. Opt for a color that is a bit softer. So if you have very dark hair, almost black, use a dark brown instead. The color will still be dark enough but the hue will look more natural on you.
What are some common mistakes you’ve made in the past?