Correct Common Makeup Mistakes

Right Strokes To Correct Common Makeup Mistakes:

It’s a situation where you apply makeup to look good and it makes you look bad. To save you any embarrassment, here is a guide to show you how to correct the most common make-up mistakes!

Right Makeup

1. Excessive Or Incorrect Shade Of Foundation:

Repair Right:

  • Always choose a shade that’s half a tone darker than your skin. Test it under your jaw line before buying.
  • The choice of foundation also depends on skin type. It’s matte for oily skin and creamy or moisturizing foundation for normal to dry skin. Keep in mind what finish you want – sheer, matte, heavy coverage or dewy.
  • Once you have chosen the foundation, start applying it from the center of the face with outward strokes.
  • Use a brush to apply and then use your fingertips to get a softer and smoother finish.
  • Make sure you blend well under the jaw line and neck for an even skin tone.

2. Incorrect Facial Shading:

Repair Right:

  • Correct your face shape anomalies by using two different shades of foundation – one darker than the other. Foundation is better than bronzing powder and compact because it lasts longer.
  • If you have a broad nose, lighten the center of the nose to make it look narrower. Then shade either side with a darker tint.
  • If you have a square forehead, darken the corners of the forehead and highlight the center to make it look narrower. Follow the same rule to make a square jawline look slimmer.

Correct Eye Makeup

3. Incorrect Eye Make-Up:

Repair Right:

  • Groom your eyebrows with an eyebrow brush and emphasize with an eyebrow pencil.
  • If your eyes are wide set, use a darker eye shadow on the inner corners of the eye. Again, if the eyes are close together, use a lighter shade on the inner corner of your eyes.
  • If eyes are small, use a light color eye shadow. For big eyes, use a darker shade.
  • If eyes are small, contour only the upper lid.
  • Always blend the eye shadow shades with each other to avoid harsh lines.
  • When applying eyeliner, the rule is to go from inside to outside.
  • Never stretch your lids while applying the eyeliner; this distorts the actual shape.
  • Always apply mascara on both the lids; otherwise it will create an imbalanced look.

4. Using Too Many Shades:

Repair Right:

  • Use a maximum of three shades on your face, i.e. minimum make-up to get the perfect look.
  • Apply a light eyeshadow. Contour your eyes with a dark kohl pencil. Now blend it softly with eyeshadow.
  • Create a festive look with a rust color lipstick. This shade looks rich but not loud.
  • Finish the look with a touch of nude or a light pink glitter blush on your cheeks.

Correct Makeup

5. Dark Eyes With A Bright Mouth:

Repair Right:

  • Never use bright colors for the mouth if you are doing your eyes in a dark color.
  • If you want to emphasize your eyes. go in for a lighter hue on your lips. Apply a nude color eyeshadow and contour your eyes with a kohl pencil / eyeliner. And, if you want seductive pouty lips, downplay your eyes.

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3 responses to “Correct Common Makeup Mistakes

  1. I have to say, while looking through hundreds of blogs daily, the theme of this blog is different (for all the proper reasons). If you do not mind me asking, what’s the name of this theme or would it be a especially designed affair? It’s significantly better compared to the themes I use for some of my blogs.

  2. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I didn’t start wearing make-up until I was 30 and I still feel so BEHIND on how and what the hell to do a lot of days. I recently moved 1000 miles away from all my fancy make-up know-how friends and it’s stressful.

    Courtney Henslee
    Owner EffOff Bodycare

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