Let's be honest, we’re not perfect and we all make mistakes.. Trust me, I’ve made my fair share of mistakes, but it’s a new year and we need to put these mistakes behinds us. I a definitely not a make up pro but I have done my fair share of research in this department. Make up mistakes can stem from way back when you got your first make up and spend hours in the bathroom trying new looks. It’s time to take matters into your own hands turn a new leaf in 2016. Check out these 10 makeup mistakes you might be making, let me help you put them behind you.
STORING YOUR MAKE UP IN THE BATHROOM
It totally make sense to store your makeup in the bathroom; where you are most likely to get ready. However, storing makeup in the bathroom where you take showers will not only dry out and ruin your product, it can also makes products prone to collecting bacteria. It is best to store your makeup and makeup brushes in a cool, dry area such as a vanity in your bedroom to prevent ruining product
OVER LINING EYES
Eyeliner is mainly used to define the eye and give the illusion of fuller lashes. Applying liner to both the top and bottom lash line creates depth and gives the eyes a larger appearance. However, over lining eyes too thick is a huge mistake. Not only does it create an unnatural looking black ring around the eyes, it also will make your eyes appear smaller. Instead, try using an eyeshadow and a smudge brush on the bottom lash line to lightly define your lashes.
This is one of my favourite beauty products, mascara does wonders for the eyes. Not only does it define the eyes without using eyeliner, it also opens up the eyes to give the appearance of larger, more youthful eyes. Skipping mascara will give the appearance of an unfinished makeup look, especially when you are wearing beautiful shadow. So make sure you take the time to apply this eye wonder to create a complete look.
NOT CLEANING YOUR MAKE UP BRUSES
We are all guilty of this, not cleaning your makeup brushes is the equivalent of not brushing your teeth.. You use makeup brushes on your face, your brushes are collecting all the bacteria, oil, pollution, and debris that is collected on your face throughout the day…. yuck. How often should you wash your brushes, depends on how often you use them. If you’re a girl that glams up every day, I would use a spray form of brush cleaner every day to clean your brushes, along with shampooing them once a week. If you’re a girl that wears barely-there makeup, you should shampoo your brushes once every two or three weeks.
WEARING WATERPROOF MASCARA EVERYDAY
Waterproof mascara is seriously amazing for those times where you don’t want your mascara running down your face. However, wearing waterproof mascara every single day will dry out your lashes and make them brittle, causing shortening of lashes or even lashes to break off. Try sticking to regular mascaras on the daily and only using waterproof for those special occasions.
NOT SETTING YOUR CONCEALER
Concealer works wonders on dark circles and spots, but it can also leave a finish under the eyes that ends up creasing throughout the day. After applying concealer, try setting your concealer with a very light coat of powder—your under eyes will stay bright and concealed without getting those annoying creases.
CURLING YOUR EYE LASHES AFTER MASCARA
The proper way to use a curler is before applying any eyeliner or mascara. If you use an eyelash curler after applying liner and mascara your liner will smudge and will also create kinks within the wet mascara that you just applied. Try curling lashes before applying liner and mascara to create natural curly lashes.
KEEPING MAKE UP FOR TOO LONG
All makeup has an expiration date. This is something that we all overlook as we are all guilty of trying to use up all of our product.
Here is a breakdown for how long you should keep different types of products:
Powders (including blushes, bronzers, shadows): 2 years
Cream shadows and blushes: 12-18 months
Oil-free foundation: 1 month
Cream compact foundation: 18 months
Concealers: 12-18 months
Lipstick and lip liner: 1 year
Lip gloss: 18-24 months
Pencil eyeliner: 2 years
Liquid or gel eyeliner: 3 months
Mascara: 3 months
WEARING TOO MUCH FOUNDATION
Foundation is meant to look like real skin and to conceal any uneven skin tones, but not to hide your true self. Wearing too much foundation will not only give you a “cake face” look. When you apply too much foundation, it starts settling into fine lines, wrinkles, and pores and drawing attention to these areas. To avoid this, try applying foundation only where you need it and then conceal any other areas like blemishes with a concealer.
SKIPPING SKIN CARE
Using skincare, especially a moisturizer and eye cream, is the best thing you can do for your skin. After a day of wearing make up your skin will love you for this. Not only will the right skincare help with giving you a healthy look . it also will prep your skin for your foundation and concealer to go on smooth and look more natural. It’s never to early to start learning how to use eye creams or moisturizer, so start prepping your skin now to prevent any further signs of aging!
WEARING THE WRONG COLOUR ON YOUR BROWS
Filling in your brows will make a huge difference in your face shape because it frames your eyes and can pull a whole look together. Finding the right shade is crucial, For darker hair, going one to two shades lighter than your natural hair will define your brows. For lighter hair, going one to two shades darker than your natural hair give you a natural look.