Women all over the world have always been extremely curious about colouring and enhancing their features with make-up, but I often seen that some of the most beautiful women lose out on the advantages of make-up due to their lack of knowledge about what colours suit their complexion and how to blend and contour their face and accentuate their features.
Enlisted below are ten make-up mistakes that women commonly make and how to rectify them:
COMMON MISTAKE 1: I have seen many women accentuate their cheeks like two tomato blobs that stand out from a mile!
CORRECTION: Blusher always needs to be selected according to the skin colour. One should normally blend with two colours to highlight the cheekbones.
COMMON MISTAKE 2: Always test a foundation on the jaw line of your face. Foundation should be one shade lighter than normal skin colour.
CORRECTION: Always spot your face, neck and ears with a foundation matching your skin tone and blend gently.
COMMON MISTAKE 3: Vaseline or cream under lip colour is an absolute No! It'll only make the lipstick smudge and stain teeth.
CORRECTION: Line the lip with a lip pencil and then apply lipstick on with a lip brush. Fill in the colour all over and then press a thin tissue on closed lips and dab tissue with a translucent powder. Apply a second coat of lipstick. This will help the lipstick last longer.
COMMON MISTAKE 4: Most women neglect the lower eye lash when applying mascara.
CORRECTION: Always mascara the upper and lower lashes to make the eyes look larger and more defined.
COMMON MISTAKE 5: Many women use talcum powder instead of compact powder or loose translucent powder ending up looking ghostly!
CORRECTION: For the face and neck it is important to use a compact powder to keep make-up in place.
COMMON MISTAKE 6: Lipstick used as an entire make-up kit for eyes, cheeks and lips.
CORRECTION: Never make an entire make-up kit with your lipstick. Use separate make-up for different areas of the face.
COMMON MISTAKE 7: Never draw a stern line with eye-liner to define the eyes.
CORRECTION: Always smudge the eyeliner very gently with a fine tipped sponge or an eye-pencil to give the eyes a softer effect. Wait 30 seconds and then smudge.
COMMON MISTAKE 8: Never use the same colour eye shadow all over the eye till the brow.
CORRECTION: Basic eye make-up should always be done with three shades the main lid, the crease and under the eyebrow. Always use a very light shade below the brow to make the eyes look larger. Use a darker colour if you want to define the crease and a lighter one on the main lid.
COMMON MISTAKE 9: Do not apply eyebrow pencil as if you are ready for theatrics, many women draw severe lines and darken the eyebrow too much.
CORRECTION: One could use a dark brown eyebrow pencil or even black eye shadow applied with a sponge applicator. Eyebrows need to be filled in for gaps and defined for shape.
COMMON MISTAKE 10: Concealers should conceal flaws and not stand out like white patches!
CORRECTION: Always dot the concealer very carefully and remember it should always be a shade lighter than your foundation. Make sure you blend in the concealer to match your skin tone, otherwise you'll end up with white patches.
Strange things can happen in love.read more
Mistakes you make when shaving can be very dangerous for your skin, you really do not want your legs to look rough and weird.read more