MUAs pinpoint 5 deadly makeup sins you should definitely stop committing if you want to apply makeup like a pro.
Let’s face it, when we venture into the makeup world we barely know what we are doing, if you are the curious type, you might follow some influencers for advice, but not all makeup routines suit our skin and not all colors flatter our complexion. Here’s what makeup artists have noticed to be the most common mistakes.
1. Going for a darker foundation to look tanned
Instead of choosing a darker shade of foundation, choose a liquid bronzer that will provide sheer coverage and a holiday glow that will look fresh. Apply it only where the sun would naturally hit your face: the top of your forehead, the center of your nose and the top of your cheeks. This way, you’ll warm up your complexion and you’ll avoid a cakey result.
2. Overusing highlighter
Too much highlighter will create an unflattering reflective strip on your face –less is more. Apply a tiny bit amount to your cheekbones and the bridge of your nose.
3. Using a concealer too light
Applying a lighter concealer will probably highlight your dark circles or even make them look gray. To avoid this, match your concealer to your foundation or only a shade lighter. If your dark circles are still noticeable, go for a red or orange color corrector underneath your concealer.
4. Choosing the wrong contour shade
We all know how useful contour can be to shape the face, but it should be invisible. Apply it lightly and build it up as you go so it can blend –contour and highlighter have to blend perfectly to create the illusion of a second skin.
5. Overdoing your brows
If you like to fill your brows, it is better to choose a lighter shade so you avoid them looking blocky. Start by brushing your brows upwards and apply a powder only where you need to fill them in –try doing little strokes as if they were hairs. You can finish by applying some brow gel to seal everything in.
Now that you know what you should avoid, experiment! Makeup is all about having fun and trying new things until you find what works for you!
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