Even professional makeup artists have committed a cosmetic crime at one stage or another, which means the rest of us are definitely guilty of these make-up mistakes. Whether it’s skipping your facial routine, applying fifty layers of foundation, not blending blusher or giving ourselves raccoon eyes we’ve all been there.
Not Removing Make-Up At Night
We all know that over time makeup tends to flake, fade and wear off which is why when it’s time to go to bed you need to remove it. Not only for the health of your skin but to avoid any dry or crusty bits of eyeliner or mascara that could cause conjunctivitis. Skin, like ourselves, needs to breathe so after a day of being coated in product it’s important you give your face a good wash with soap and warm water, using eye makeup remover for stubborn eyeshadow and face wipes to remove any excess foundation that hasn’t been washed off.
Skipping Your Moisturizer
Are you always complaining that your skin constantly feels dry? Flaky? Or oily? Apply a healthy, creamy dollop of enriching Nerium AD Night Cream; it’ll not only remove the appearance of wrinkles but helps skin to feel younger, firmer and healthier all while you’re sleeping! Get into the habit of a nightly, as well as daily skin care routine and always cleanse, tone and moisturize before hopping into bed.
Looking Like A Satsuma
Let’s talk about foundation briefly, shall we? The idea is to smooth out your skin, reduce redness and create a clear canvas for the rest of your makeup. Matching your skin tone to your foundation is crucial otherwise you’ll end up looking like you’ve been tangoed! Buy foundation in the color your skin tone is, not the one you imagine it to be! If you need any help feel free to visit a cosmetic counter for a color matching consultation that’ll show you where you’re going wrong.
While a dramatic makeup look can be beautiful, striking and elegant you must be careful not to be too heavy-handed. Strong brows are great, caterpillars are not, blending your makeup to avoid looking like a clown is mandatory, and while you may think endless layers of foundation is hiding all your imperfections all it’s doing is making your pores bigger and your skin greasier. A small amount, around a dime, is enough to give your entire face coverage, a quick swipe of blusher on your cheeks, two coats of mascara and a soft layer of lipstick under gloss is perfect. When it comes to makeup less is always more!
Whatever you do don’t leave your face half done as one, it looks kind of stupid and two, you’ll end up regretting it minutes later. Supermodel Cindy Crawford once said if you can’t complete a makeup look in ten minutes or less, then you’re putting too much product on. While this may be true if you’ve spent ages applying foundation don’t skip concealer, eyelashes may not require curling, but they do need mascara and if you’ve put lipstick on a swish of gloss wouldn’t go amiss. Remember, not all looks are intense after all makeup should enhance our features not overpower them.