Makeup can be best described as a “double edged sword”. Now, we don’t mean to sound dramatic, but it’s true. If you apply it the right way, you can steal the spotlight, but if you don’t, then you know what it means – ‘a complete disaster’. And that is the last thing any woman on this earth wants! So, to help you understand the thin line between what works and what doesn’t, we will be counting down the 10 EPIC MAKEUP BLUNDERS that women usually make.
Mistake 10 # Wearing the Wrong Shade of Foundation
Unless you’re dressing up for Halloween, this is a big mistake. When you use the wrong shade of foundation, you end up with a floating head because the color of your face and neck don’t match. To avoid this, select a foundation according to your complexion and skin type. You can do this by swiping a sample of the product over your jaw-line. The color is right is if it disappears without blending.
We’re kind of know-it-alls when it comes to beauty tricks, but even we have to admit we’ve never used our concealer like this before. Recently, we asked Amanda Bell, a makeup artist for Pixi Beauty, to show us some of her best tricks for creating subtle contours on the face — and she dropped this gem on us. Watch and see how drawing whiskers on your face (yes, like a cat’s!) can give your entire face a lift.
Nothing makes your eyes pop more than the right eye shadow. But what is the right eye shadow? Cream, pressed powder, loose powder and don’t even get me started on crayon. It is enough to make anyone dizzy. Let’s talk about all things eye shadow and try to demystify your eye shadow options.
Press Powder Eye Shadow
Pressed powder eye shadow is an oldie but a goodie, this makeup classic is the most common type of eye shadow. This go to product comes in matte and pearl finishes. Easy to apply, you can use a brush, a finger or a sponge. While it is great for all skin types, if you have oily skin, it should be your go too product since it will help reduce those unsightly creases.
So you have spent countless hours at the makeup counter getting just the right foundation only to be foiled by the application. Standing at your vanity you ask the question. What is the best way to apply foundation, finger, sponge or brush?
Your finger seems the most natural tool for applying foundation. No other tool will give you more control, to be able to apply foundation to delicate areas around the eyes. Additionally, the warmth from your fingers will allow for a smooth application when applying liquid foundation. However, smooth doesn’t mean even. We tend to use varied pressure on different parts of our face, making for an uneven application. Natural oils in your fingers add oil to the face and unless you wash your hands before you apply your makeup it can also spread bacteria that leads to those mysterious breakouts.
Good blush will enhance your natural beauty and bad blush will make you look ridiculous. Unless you have naturally rosy cheeks finding that perfect color can be a challenge. Choose a shade that is to light and you will look washed out and to dark or bright and you will look clownish. The art to good blush is the right color and the right application for your face shape. Last time we talked about application, today is all about the wonderful world of color.
Fair skinned ladies, with the cute little freckles and porcelain skin this means you. For your skin remember, lighter is better. To highlight your cheeks you want to pick something that’s a light pale pink or a peach color.
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cream Blush in Pink,
Everyday Minerals Blush in Girl Friday
Nars Blush in Orgasm
Maybelline New York Dream Bouncy Blush in Rose Petal