We make mistakes that can prove dangerous for us, but we can avoid them with just the accurate information needed about what we are doing wrong and what can be done to correct. In makeup and beauty one cannot simple make a mistake because that would be looking horrible and can prove dangerous in long-term for your health. Here is a list of twenty such mistakes most of us make, maybe you are making them too scroll down to know more.
1. Knowing How To Use Your Concealer
Too much in a targeted area.
Using the same concealer for every job.
Not taking advantage of its many benefits.
2. Using The Wrong Color Eyeliner
Unless you have a darker skin tone, I feel that black eyeliner can be a little harsh, and perhaps best saved for a night out. A light to dark brown looks best on light to medium skin tones, especially if you have blonde hair, and green or blue eyes.
3. Sleeping On Your Side
I’ve always been a side/stomach sleeper (so cozy!), and one day last month woke up to see wrinkles on my chest that took hours to go away.
4. Harsh Eyeliner (Not Blending)
This is one of my biggest pet peeves. No matter what color of eyeliner you choose, if it’s applied like a marker, it’s going to look harsh. This doesn’t do your beautiful eyes any justice. To achieve a more natural look, use a pencil liner instead of a liquid liner.
5. Tacky Lipstick
Don’t get me wrong, the right shade of lipstick can instantly give you a confidence boost, but a bold, unnatural color isn’t attractive on most women. It distracts from the rest of your face and can make you look like you’re trying too hard.
6. Long, Flashy Fingernails
This may be more of a personal preference, but long fingernails (and toenails) have never been my thing. I get visuals of witches and bear claws every time I see them, especially the pointy, almond-shaped nails that I’ve been seeing a lot of lately.
7. Wearing Bronzer All Over
If you’re bronzer-challenged like myself, you may be surprised to know that this stuff is not meant to be swept all over your face. The idea is to apply it to the areas where the sun would naturally hit.
8. Drawn-On Eyebrows
This is a common mistake because it can be quite difficult to get a natural look– there really is an art to this makeup stuff!The first thing I tried was an eyebrow gel, but found it very difficult to apply without it looking like a hot mess. It certainly didn’t give me the natural look I was going for, so I switched to a brow pencil instead. Better! But I still had to be very careful not to have harsh lines. A few weeks back, I came across an article through Pinterest about using an eyeshadow combined with an angled brush to fill in eyebrows instead. That sounded like a better way to get the natural look I was going for, so the next time I was at Target I went on a hunt for a matte brown shadow that I thought might work, and stumbled instead across this Eyebrow Cake Powder before I even had the chance to look at eyeshadow.
9. Fake Eyelash Abuse
I think just about every woman wants long, full and beautiful lashes. This is why we crimp, curl and apply mascara almost every day. If there is one thing in my makeup drawer that I couldn’t live without, it would definitely be my mascara, but at some point falsies and extensions took over, and now a lot of us look like we have spiders crawling out of our eyes.
10. Wearing Lipliner All Wrong
One of the biggest beauty blunders that most women don’t realize they’re doing is not blending makeup properly. Harsh lines are the last thing you want if you’re trying to achieve a natural look. Eyeliner is a popular one (my biggest pet-peeve), but lipliner is second on the list.
11. Misuse of Dry Shampoo
I feel like dry shampoo is now the 8th wonder of the world! The idea of putting powder in a can to absorb oil is just plain genius. It’s torture having to wash, dry, and style your hair every day, and dry shampoo has saved many of us countless hours under the heat of our hair dryer.
12. Over-Washing Your Face
Beauty starts with great skin, and sometimes we just plain overdo it when it comes to washing. Everyone has a different skin type, and some of us are older than others, so there are many factors involved, but if you find that after applying your foundation you can see flaky, dry skin…. stop washing so much! Let your natural skin oils moisturize for you.
13. Wearing Face Powder
Face powder is great for locking in your makeup and getting rid of shine, but this stuff can really age you! It magnifies wrinkles and any hair/peach fuzz you may have. Most women don’t need face powder at all.
14. Wearing Waterproof Mascara Every Day
Waterproof mascara is great for the obvious reason that it stays in place all day, but it’s also a lot harder to remove and has more chemicals than you would probably care to know about. Not only does the everyday process of applying and removing it take a toll on your lashes, but the list of ingredients can cause your lashes to slowly wither and die. In short, save your waterproof mascara for the summer months only, and only on days where you think you might need it.
15. Applying Makeup In The Wrong Lighting
Most of us use the unnatural light from our bathroom mirror to apply makeup every morning. And this is fine if you’ve already applied and tested your makeup by a window, but if you haven’t taken a look at your makeup lately somewhere other than your trusted bathroom mirror, you might want to get on that. Some of you may be surprised to see that your foundation, eyeshadow, or lipstick isn’t quite as flattering as you had hoped.
16. Too Much Foundation
Foundation is meant for covering up uneven spots, not to be worn as a mask. In fact, unless you’re wearing something rather light and sheer, it’s not necessary to cover your entire face. Instead, only apply it where you need it– nose, cheeks, under-eyes, etc. A lot of women use it to cover up blemishes, but that’s what concealer is for.
17. Too Much Shimmer & Glitter
I’ve always been drawn to the shimmery eyeshadows over the matte– maybe because they look so much prettier in the compact?! But to be honest, a shimmery or glittery eyeshadow that covers the entire eyelid and brow area can be overwhelming, especially if you have oily skin. Too much shine!
18. Too Much Perfume
One spray is too much! Perfume and cologne have always been offensive to me, and I think a lot of people feel the same. Not only is it a huge turn-off, but it can also cause headaches and allergic reactions. You should only be able to smell someone if you’ve got your nose snuggled up right next to them, not from across the room.
19. Stop Doing This One Thing
I’m not sure why or how this happened, but the inseam of shorts have slowly gone into negative numbers over the years. When the pockets started showing, was that not a sign that we’ve gone too far? I personally feel that shorts should be at least 3 inches below your “stuff”, but perhaps I’m just turning into an old prude! What do you think, classy or trashy?
20. Falling Prey To Beauty Trends
A beautiful appearance will last a few decades, but a beautiful personality will last a lifetime. We naturally want to fit in, and because of this we tend to fall victim to beauty trends that take over our life! You can only be the best version of yourself, so don’t get too caught up in your physical appearance.Read More