For most of us, make-up is a habit that is part of our morning routine. And while some of our habits are good to repeat every morning, others may be best avoided. Let’s take a look at the 7 most common make-up mistakes and some tips on how to change our “bad” habits.
Choosing a foundation that doesn’t match your skin tone
Foundation, which we could call our healthy-glow ally, is an integral part of our beauty routine. Whether you’re a fan of liquid, powder or BB cream foundation, its purpose remains the same: to unify your complexion. And by unifying, we don’t mean “looking like we just got back from a 15-day vacation in Bora Bora”. No. We choose our foundation in the same colour as our skin and according to our skin tone. Pink if your skin is pink and the veins are bluish or golden if your complexion is more yellow/gold and the veins are green.
Use a bronzing powder all over the face.
Bronzing powder, as the name suggests, is used to give the complexion a beautiful natural glow. To do so, it is therefore important to insist on the “natural” side. Indeed, too much bronzing powder used all over the face instead of compact or loose powder will not give the desired healthy glow effect, but will make our complexion turn orange in less time than it takes to say. After the foundation, we therefore choose to apply a veil of loose powder (transparent or the colour of your complexion) to avoid shine, mainly on the T-zone. Then, if desired, a bronzer is applied on the parts of the face that are supposed to catch the light and therefore tan in the sun: the top of the cheekbones, the top of the forehead and a little on the nose.
The use of blush is to apply a touch of light and radiance to the cheekbones. Here again, this should be done in a natural and imperceptible way. So keep your hand light at the risk of looking like a Barbie doll. For an optimal effect, it is also chosen according to the skin tone: pink or orange.
Put too much black on her eyes
Often, when we apply black to his eyes, we tell ourselves that our gaze will be intensified by it. However, this depends on many other factors. Depending on the shape of our eyes, whether or not we have dark circles, or our age, we realize that black on the eyes is not always a good idea. Indeed, too much black on the eyes tends to shrink or lock the look. With age, too much black applied to the eyes will also have an aging effect and will make the eyes look stern rather than bright. On the other hand, a nice, fine line of eyeliner or a look underlined with a fine pencil stroke will always be at its best.
Make up your eyelids the same colour as your eyes.
One of the most common mistakes is to believe that by making your eyelids the same colour as your eyes, it will make them look better. On the contrary, this kind of makeup will make them look less intense. The ideal is to make up your eyes with a colour that is opposite to the colour of your eyes on the chromatic circle. Blue eyes, for example, will go perfectly with a pretty taupe or a blush with a golden sheen, while green eyes will wear plum colours perfectly.
Even more than accentuating the look and the mouth at the same time, the mistake is to apply make-up during the day as you would apply make-up to go to an event in the evening. The intense look, the pronounced smockey eyes or the carmine mouth are best reserved for the evening. During the day, prefer a nice gradation on the eyelid and a fruity mouth.
A fatal mistake, not removing make-up before going to sleep is the one to absolutely banish. Indeed, the skin needs to breathe and regenerate itself during the night. Make-up clogs the pores and, in the long term, skin problems can appear. This step should not be skipped under any circumstances. Even if you go home in the early hours of the morning, you go through the make-up removal stage.