There are numerous makeup mistakes that the majority of us make on a daily basis, such as harshly contouring our lips, putting too much makeup in one swipe, or overlining our lips. And in an attempt to cover them, we heavily edit our images and videos with filters, hoping that nobody will notice our embarrassing beauty mishaps. Getting your makeup to look flawless is an art, as any professional makeup artist will admit, and you won't become an excellent artist until you practice day and night. We've compiled a list of 11 worst makeup mistakes that most people make and how to prevent them to help you improve your MUA abilities! Continue reading.
1- Stretching the area around the eye when applying eyeliner
When applying eyeliner, pulling your eye backward might cause damage to the delicate skin and elasticity surrounding your eye. Additionally, if your eye is not relaxed, you risk having an incredibly uneven line. It's a lose-lose scenario, to put it briefly.
The technique to construct a wing that's exactly the correct size for daily wear is usually to use a piece of paper as stencils. Furthermore, applying eyeliner this way will prevent you from seeming drawn down and preserve the skin around your eyes. Very clever, huh?
2- Applying too much product all at once
A good pink tint on your cheeks should not draw attention to themselves but rather serve as the final accent to your face. Applying blush to the lower cheek can make your face appear heavy-handed and droopy. Instead of coloring the entire side of your face, we advise using a contouring brush and only applying color to the apples of your cheeks. In this manner, as you apply the product, your face will naturally lift up to prevent looking flashy and, well, clownish.
3- Not blending well
Everything from your blush to your contour, your eyeshadow to your highlighter, should be flawlessly blended to complete any look. You need to utilize adequate and high-quality brushes/blenders for that. Otherwise, your makeup is going to look funny and exactly the opposite of what you want.
4- Wrong placement of contour and highlighter
Your skin may appear sagging or you may get an instant lift from your highlight and contour. Your makeup routine can work miracles if you apply the contour and highlighter on the right regions of your face. Your face's form determines where products should be applied, so speak with a MUA to learn the right methods for contouring and highlighting.
5- Applying lipstick on dry lips
While it might be tempting to touch up your makeup with a few swipes after lunch or during your coffee break, doing so is a big error if you want your color to apply evenly and last all day without smudging or drying out your lips.
Although applying a small amount of foundation or primer to your lips is a popular online trick, doing so might actually make your lips appear less lush and more crusty. Rather, apply a light facial moisturizer to your lips and allow it to absorb while you finish the rest of your makeup. Apply lipstick a few minutes later. The additional moisture will guarantee that your lipstick applies much more smoothly and evenly and that it doesn't fade off quickly.
6- Testing your foundation on your hand
Many searchers for the ideal foundation match dab a little on their palms or wrists to test the product before making a purchase. However, doing so almost always results in you purchasing a shade that matches your pigment or is too dark for your face.
Apply a small amount on the outer part of your cheek and your neck. Since the color of your neck is typically paler than that of your face, you're not as likely to purchase a formula that is too dark for you.
7- Applying makeup in the wrong lighting
If you've ever done your makeup in a dimly lit area, you understand how unsettling it may be to step outside and hope you didn't miss any spots. This also goes for applying eyeshadow and dotting foundation in a room with fluorescent lighting. Utilizing sunlight as much as possible is the best option.
8- Heavy mascara on the bottom lashes
Do you treat the upper lashes with the same care as the bottom ones when you stroke your mascara wand? If so, go more slowly with the lower set. According to makeup artists, applying makeup heavily draws attention to the creases beneath your eyes. Moreover, too much mascara on the lower lashes may smudge and ruin your whole eye makeup.
9- Overlooking skin prep
One of the most common beauty mistakes is applying foundation on dry skin, which may leave the face looking lifeless, cracked, aged, and exhausted. A well-moisturized face acts as the foundation for everything nice, including this. Therefore, make sure your face is adequately hydrated before applying makeup.
10- Wrong application of concealer
The question of whether concealer or foundation should be applied first frequently causes debate. It is preferable to apply foundation before concealer since it makes more sense to conceal imperfections after the foundation has been set. However, there are two things you need to remember when you do that:
1- Don’t apply too much concealer on one area because this will make the area wrinkle.
2- Don’t use the same concealer shade for all areas. Some areas need more brightening than others.
11- Overlining your lips
You must be aware of how models and influencers like Kylie Jenner face abuse for overlining their lips. It could make you look like a clown, which is something that no one likes, so it's just the worst thing you can do to yourself. Rather, MUAs advise outlining your lips with a nude lip pencil and softly brushing away any hard lines that might detract from your overall appearance.