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12 Arab Makeup Artists Tell Us Things They Wish Women Would Stop Doing!

Recently, we've noticed that Arab women have become overly obsessed with makeup, to the extent of changing their facial features. Makeup is a form of art, that some women have been using the wrong way. That's why we got in touch with 12 of the top Arab makeup artists, so they can tell you what you should really stop doing, like right now.

Read along to know if you're guilty of any of the most common makeup mistakes, and believe it or not, you'll find out that these 12 professional Arab makeup artists all think that makeup exists to enhance your natural beauty, not to conceal it.

1. Bouba

What's one thing you wish women would stop doing with their makeup looks?

In fact, there are many things that women get wrong about makeup, for example, picking the wrong shade of foundation, overdoing morning makeup or copying other makeup looks. Many women copy celebrity makeup looks, and they shouldn't, because each face is different. Instead, you should go for a consultation with a beauty expert, to know what suits you best for morning, evening, etc. Another major mistake that women do nowadays, is applying contouring in a very strong way; you shouldn't do a full contouring or change the features of your face.



2. Colette Iskandar

What's one thing you wish women would stop doing with their makeup looks?

I personally advise all women that use the contouring pencil to contour their lips to stop using dark colors and/or black to make their lips look bigger. Just stop doing it, because it is wrong and not nice.



3. Fatma Bahgat

What's one thing you wish women would stop doing with their makeup looks?

A very common mistake is using a shade of concealer that's three quarters lighter to hide the dark area around the eye, which instead flashes out the discoloration, and creates a white circle around the eyes, especially in photos.



4. Hala Ajam 

What's one thing you wish women would stop doing with their makeup looks?

I wish women would embrace their own skin color,  and stop trying to change it. I also hope women would think a lot before doing weird squarish-shaped eyebrows tattoo...or please just stop it. Women should also stop applying obvious contouring, simply because it's obvious!



5. Heba El Kaissy

What's one thing you wish women would stop doing with their makeup looks?

Stop matching the same color of your eye-shadow to your dress. Wearing the same color of your dress on your eyelids makes you look way too overboard. Always choose an eye-shadow color that reflects the color of the dress, and not mirror it.



6. Inas Hammoud

What's one thing you wish women would stop doing with their makeup looks?

STOP CONTOURING. Contouring makes you hate your face. Accept who you are, even if you don't have the best cheekbones, you can put the focus on your lips or lashes.



7. Mirna Kauzman

What's one thing you wish women would stop doing with their makeup looks?

Many women do this common mistake with their makeup, and it's having smudged and messy kajal under their eyes. The problem is in the type and the application of the kajal. So first of all, you need to pick one that's "smudge proof," "long lasting" or "water proof." Then, you need to use a concealer and powder, to avoid any of your lid's or under eyes oil secretion. Lastly, never ever wipe off your eye makeup residues with a makeup remover before applying your kajal, because simply the skin absorbs the makeup remover, and will definitely smudge whatever you will apply.



8. Nancy Pennikian Saad

What's one thing you wish women would stop doing with their makeup looks?

Contouring too much. It's getting fake, so less is more. Also, fake lashes must be suited for your eyes.



9. Passant Kholaif

What's one thing you wish women would stop doing with their makeup looks?

Not blending their contour lines well! So all you can see are those harsh streaky lines that do exactly the opposite of the whole contouring idea, and that doesn't seem attractive at all.



10. Sherouk Kasaby

What's one thing you wish women would stop doing with their makeup looks?

One very common mistake is getting the wrong foundation color. This is due to matching foundation to the hand or the neck or just to a wrong body part. Our hands, necks and faces are not the same color, because they don't receive the same amount of sun exposure. So for the best results, test your foundation on the jawline and try to match it with your chest, to get your skin undertone and correct color. Another important thing is while testing your foundation, make sure to step out of the store, and do the color matching in the natural light because sometimes the lighting in store is completely different. Another thing I wish women would stop doing, is having eyebrows with hard and square edges; it's always better to see the hair in your brows, and the best way is just to fill them in, and use a lighter color than your hair, and to always comb up to reveal the actual shape of your brows. Finally, I'd like to tell women that bronzer shouldn't be applied on the whole face; just lightly to the bridge of the nose, cheekbones and maybe a little bit on the chin.



11. Soraya Shawky

What's one thing you wish women would stop doing with their makeup looks?

I wish women would stop wearing too much blush or bronzer all over their faces during wintertime. Applying too much bronzer during winter will make you look orange and fake. How about a simple winter glow?



12. Zeina El Naggar

What's one thing you wish women would stop doing with their makeup looks?

I wish women would stop wearing white foundation, because it makes the face look older, bigger and lifeless.






Tags: Makeup  Makeup 101  Makeup artist  Arab makeup artists  Egyptian makeup artists  Lebanese makeup artists  Interviews  Beauty tips  Makeup tips   Tips   Bouba  Colette iskandar  Fatma bahgat  Hala ajam  Inas hammoud  Soraya shawky  Zeina el naggar  Passant kholaif  Mirna kauzman  Heba el kaissy  Nancy pennikian saad  Sherouk kasaby