Saturday, September 20, 2008

Common Makeup Mistakes

There are still alot of makeup mistakes that happen every day among women of all ages. Here are some of the more common mistakes and how to correct them!

1) The Wrong Color Foundation-This can be one of the most difficult products to get right, especially for women of color. You may have a hard time finding the right match at your local drugstore and even the employees at high end makeup counters or stores may not match you correctly (I have had this happen and seen it happen with some of my family members).
You want your foundation to match your skin perfectly so you can't see it on your skin. You (Or an employee) may need to mix colors to find your perfect match-but don't be talked into anything you're not completely happy with! Don't be afraid to visit several different stores and counters and try different drugstore brands. You also may need to change your foundation for summer/winter.

2) Wrong Color Concealer- People shouldn't be able to tell when you're wearing concealer. It should only be slightly lighter than your skin tone. Not darker or alot lighter! You may need to change this with the seasons as well.

3) Matching Makeup to Your Outfit-This can be done well at times but if you're a bit of a makeup novice, it can look boring or dated.

4) Visible Lip Liner- Lip Liner should match your lip color or the color of your lipstick you've chosen, not lighter or darker!

5) Too Much Blush or Stripey Blush-It's important to use the most flattering shades for your skin tone. Fair and ivory skin tones look great with soft pink blushes. Olive skin tones look good with tawny or bronze blushes. If you have ebony skin tone or dark/tan tones look great with reddish blushes or apricot shades.

You also never want to wear too much blush or blush that is "unblended". Don't apply blush so it's a stripe or a circle. Blend from the apples of your cheeks up along your cheekbones lightly.