When it comes to makeup, I like to think that it’s very subjective and there really aren’t “rules” that need to be followed – do what you like and have fun with it. That being said, there are definitely a handful of makeup mistakes that, when made, can make someone’s application go from professional-looking to amateur. I’ve had my fair share of beauty mishaps over the years, and it turns out I’m not alone as many girls I know or have talked to have made these same mistakes at one point or another as well.
5 Makeup Mistakes Most Girls Make
Not extending to the hairline and down the neck | This is a classic mistake that pretty much every girl makes at some point in her life (if not several times, haha). Always make sure to blend your foundation into your hairline and down your neck for natural-looking coverage.
Not blending eyeshadows | Blending the eyeshadows after you’ve applied them to your eyes is super important, even if you’re only wearing one eyeshadow or color for the day, so that you don’t have any harsh edges or lines. Make sure to use a light hand when blending to create a gradient effect rather than a muddy look.
Lipstick on teeth | Oh boy, this is a mistake I’ve made several times in the past. It’s easier than you think to get your bright red lipstick on your teeth, and there’s nothing more embarrassing than catching your reflection in a mirror with a colorful glob on your front tooth. The easiest way to prevent this? Pucker your lips like you’re drinking through a straw, stick your finger in your mouth, and slide your finger out. Any extra lipstick that has made it’s way to the inside of your lips will come off on your finger and you’ll be lipstick-tooth free.
Not curling your lashes | One of the quickest and easiest ways to make your eyes look bigger and more awake is to curl your lashes before applying mascara. Giving your lashes that extra curl really opens them up and makes your eyes pop.
Applying makeup on a dry face | Nothing looks worse than applying foundation and powder on a dry, flaky face (and nothing slides off quicker than applying makeup on an oily, slick face). Always make sure to moisturize and prime your face before putting on any makeup. If you have oily skin, look for a mattifying primer to put on after your moisturizer but before your makeup. This will help your makeup stay put throughout the day and will keep you shine-free.
Do you have any makeup mistakes you’ve made in the past? Wanna share any embarrassing moments?