Applying makeup is an art and you can get the best results only when you use the right techniques in application. If you apply makeup without knowing the skills of how to use it, the results can be disastrous. Here is a look at some off the worst makeup mistakes that you should avoid:
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Having Too Much Of Foundation – When you apply foundation, it is vital to apply it evenly and also in the right quantity. One of the worst mistakes that you can do is apply too much of foundation. What happens when you do this is that it starts to flake off as you move your facial expressions and it can cake when your skin sweats, which gives a very artificial look to the face. It’s so obvious to everyone that you are wearing foundation and it makes your face look very unnatural.

Don’t Use Wrong Shade Of Concealer To Hide Your Pimples – One common mistake that many women make is using a concealer that is lighter than the shade of their regular foundation to hide pimples. Making use of such a concelar will actually emphasize the pimples instead of bringing down their presence. Here you need to select a concealer that matches with the color of your natural skin tone.

Not Blending Eye Shadow Shade – Another wrong makeup application mistake is applying a single shade of eye shadow over your eyelids and eyebrows. This does not reflect any artistic makeup application that will highlight the beauty of your eyes. It just shows a plain single shade application which does not give a good effect. What is required is taking three shades of the eye shadow that you want to apply. The medium shade should be applied over the entire eyelids. The darkest shade should be applied to the crease of the eye to define the eye. Finally, you should apply the lightest color on the upper brow or arch. As you apply each shade you should blend it so that the result is natural and beautiful. The blending should be done patiently in order to get a natural color combination on the skin which shows beauty and appeal. 

Wearing The Wrong Foundation Shade – Many women select a foundation shade which makes their face look so unnatural.  When this is done, it is clear to everyone that there is a difference in the facial skin tone and the skin tone of the neck and hands. You should select a foundation shade that matches your skin tone perfectly. The foundation should disappear into your skin when it is applied which is indication that it is the right shade.

Do Not Apply Eye Makeup Too Much – What most people tend to is apply too much of eye make up with the idea of just getting a dramatic effect. The result of doing this is that the eyes stand out with too much of color and dramatization which does not blend well with everything else. Eye makeup should be applied in such a way that it gives a natural effect. It should make the eyes look beautiful and not have a brash effect on it.


I’m Pauline Youngblood, founder and president of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics. I used to draw inspiration from nature as well as my own practical experience as a paramedical aestheticism to dermatologists and plastic surgeons.

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