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Makeup Blunders To Avoid

10 Jan , 2019  

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Brows

If your brows are still in a trauma from overplucking in the 90s fill them softly with a brow powder or a pencil. Don’t go overboard with a harshly drown brow. If you like bold brows, stop drawing them like sharpie brows. Draw an arch which aligns with the natural shape of your brows. 

Foundation

If you have dry skin, you would possibly be more inclined towards creamy formulas. But creamy formulas might not always be the right ones for your skin. These formulas tend to be on the heavier side to provide full coverage so keep it in mind while getting a cream-based foundation. You could also use richer moisturizer and hydrating primer underneath your normal foundation. 

Another mistake that women make is choosing the wrong coloured foundation. Indian women are obsessed with the idea of lighter skin and often choose a foundation which is too light for their skintone. Test your foundation’s colour by putting it on your jawline to match the colour. 

Concealer

Not everyone needs a heavy-duty concealer. If you have a lot of wrinkles, beware of the formula you use. Go for lighter formulas and be sure to set them with a translucent powder or a banana powder. 

Makeup Brushes

Make sure that you are using the right brush for the right makeup product and the brush’s hair are in the right condition. 

Highlight

Some people tend to go overboard with the highlight. Apply your highlight at the high points of your cheeks, the bridge of your nose, under your browbone and on your cupid’s bow with a light hand. 

Eyeshadow

Beware to not pile up too much eyeshadow, they will weigh your eyes down. If you have oily eyelids, use an eyeprimer as a base before applying your eyeshadow. If you have dark undereyes go for a neutral, light coloured eyeshadow to mask that. 

Eyeliner

Avoid tugging on your eyes when applying eyeliner, it will cause your skin to crinkle that leads to more fine lines over time and will also cause your eyeliner to not be smooth. Half open your eye when going for a winged liner if you have hooded eyes to see how much of it is visible with the upper fold of your lid. 

Eyelashes

One of the biggest mistakes that women make is not curling their eyelashes when applying mascara. This causes droopy lashes and defies the purpose of opening up your eyes with mascara. Use a good quality eyelash curler and hold it for 10-15 when curling your lashes.

Lipstick

If you like to wear dark lipsticks, wear a lipliner first. It would help get your desired lip shape and make it last longer. Lipliner also prevents lipsticks from bleeding.

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