Corine Lastar (irisephotos)
Have you ever come across those faces which keep you thinking throughout the day? Why did she use too much bronzer? Why is the loose power so obvious? Who still lines her lips this way? Did she really contour her face like this?
Well, we’re in luck! Cameroonian makeup artist, Corine LaStar is breaking down the five common makeup mistakes women make every single day. Enjoy!
1 – Applying makeup on dry skin
This is one of the most common makeup mistakes. Applying makeup on dry skin can affect your face, causing dryness and flakiness. You can avoid dryness and flakiness by exfoliating your skin once a week or, find alternative ways, like moisturizing and cleansing, to get rid of the dead skin cells. When your face is already moist, then you can go ahead and apply your makeup. The results will be amazing. Never ever apply makeup on a dry face without moisturizing first.
Makeup on dry skin
2 -Wrong Foundation
This is the worst mistake ever! We tend to forget that foundation comes in a whole range of different shades. We all have been there where we choose the wrong foundation that is not suitable for our faces. To ensure that you do not end up looking like a clown (excuse my French), make sure to choose the right foundation. Go to a store where they sell beauty products and look for two different shades that are close to your skin tone; then swatch the foundation on the side of your jawline to see which foundation matches your skin.
Wrong Foundation ruins makeup
3 – Too Much Bronzer
Going extreme with the bronzer is also one of the worst mistakes women make everyday. Bronzer only adds warmth to your complexion. Too much bronzer makes you look muddy or burnt. You don’t want to look like someone who has just came from a swim in mud. You only apply Bronzer on places where the sun hits you; places like the forehead and nose. Do not forget to apply it on the neck too.
Too much bronzer is wrong (Photo by: Galaxy/starmaxinc.com)
4 – Dirty Makeup Brushes
We are all guilty of this neglect. Most women make this mistake while applying makeup, using dirty sponges and brushes. Dirty brushes and sponges lead to breakout. When applying makeup using the same brush, an uneven makeup application occurs. To ensure that your brushes and sponges are dirt and bacteria free, wash them with mild shampoo and warm water at least once every week.
Dirty makeup brushes has effects on the face
5 – Applying Too Much Makeup
This phrase is cliché but very important: “less is more.” Why is this? It’s because too much makeup can make you look very old. The only time you should apply too much makeup is if you have severe acne or when you are on set of a movie, photo shoot or music video shoot (because you are under heavy lights.) So, rather than that, stay away from applying too much foundation on your face. Instead, use a single coat of concealer and foundation in order to cover minor spots.
Too much makeup is awful
Hope you learned a thing or two!
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