No matter what other people say, the outer appearance will always be something significant in a person’s day to day life. Yes, it is not the most important thing in the world, but then, we often like the confidence we get from looking and feeling good. So there are a lot of people who uses different tricks and equipment just to look their best, but most of the time, they’re actually doing things wrong. No one is perfect, so don’t be ashamed if you make some mistakes especially when it comes to beauty. Mistakes are made for us to learn how to exactly do things right or even make them better. But how do you if you’re actually doing something wrong? Here are some common beauty mistakes you might be making.
So there are a lot of people who uses different tricks and equipment just to look their best, but most of the time, they’re actually doing things wrong. No one is perfect, so don’t be ashamed if you make some mistakes especially when it comes to beauty. Mistakes are made for us to learn how to exactly do things right or even make them better. But how do you if you’re actually doing something wrong? Here are some common beauty mistakes you might be making.
#1 You’re using the WRONG Brushes
One of the most common mistakes when it comes to applying makeup is using the wrong brushes. It is very important for you to know which brush is for. There are brushes that are specifically for the eyes, the eyebrows, the cheeks and for the entire face. There are also brushes used for powder and cream based makeup. So you should know which is which, because your makeup might not look the way it’s supposed to be if you use the wrong brushes.
#2 Your Brows are TOO THIN Or TOO THICK
This is probably the most common mistake people make nowadays. Just because you have an eyebrow kit that has a brush or a pencil on it, doesn’t mean you can freely apply it to your brows however you want it. You must consider how it actually looks on your face. Not everyone can be as beautiful as Cara Delevingne or Lily Collins when they have thick brows, some look like they have a dark colored caterpillar on their foreheads. And of course, not everyone can also look as good as Taylor Swift because not everyone can have thin brows especially if it doesn’t suit your face structure. You must always consider the construction of your face and use your brush or pencil to measure the length of your nose. Another thing is the color. If you have black hair then it is best to use a dark brown color on your brows. It would always look best if your eyebrows have one shade lighter color than your hair. Except of course if your hair is so blonde then you can use the ones with one shade darker than your hair.
#3 You’re Using the WRONG Foundation
There are a lot of things to consider when choosing the right foundation for you. First is the type of skin you have, some people have really oily skin so you have to choose a foundation that is suitable for your skin type, it would help you out a lot if you read reviews of a certain product or watch some other reviews on YouTube. Same with people with dry skin. Next thing you have to consider is your skin tone. When it comes to choosing a foundation, you must bear in mind that it has to be one shade lighter than your actual skin color. It is really not that advisable to buy this type of product online, especially if you haven’t tried it before.
#4 You’re Sleeping With Makeup On
This is probably the worst mistake and you should be glad you are reading this right now especially if you’re used to sleeping with makeup on.
“The more you sleep while wearing your makeup, the greater the damage there is to your skin” – Jeannette Graf, MD, a dermatologist from Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.
Wearing makeup all day already affects our skin in a lot of negative ways, what more from day till night. It contains a lot of chemicals, although they are safe does not mean they are actually good and would benefit our skin. Whether it is lipstick, mascara or foundation, don’t sleep with makeup on your face. It wouldn’t take you an hour to clean your face before you go to bed so if you want your skin to stay young and beautiful, don’t sleep with makeup on again.
#5 You’re Applying Too Much Makeup
Yes, you read it right, there is such thing as too much makeup. Unless you’re a celebrity or a model or a beauty guru, wearing too much makeup every day is not really good for your skin. A thick layer of foundation, with another thick layer of concealer with setting powder and some blushes and bronzers, are already too much. Adding some smoky eye shadows with full brows, thick mascara with false eyelashes and a lipstick will actually make you look like you don’t really have a face full of makeup but actually no face under it at all. If you need to put makeup on every single day, then do it lighter, go for the natural look because people might forget how you actually look like if you out on so much makeup every day and of course, too much makeup will totally ruin your skin.