7 Common Makeup Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

7 Common Makeup Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

We all have one of those friends that has a flair for makeup. And so, look perfectly groomed 99% of the time. For the rest of us, makeup is never easy and so we are guilty of some very common makeup mistakes. To be honest, most could be avoided with the good illuminated mirror, the luxury of time and some good advice.

Here are 7 of the most common makeup mistakes and how to fix them so show off and enhance your natural beauty.

1. Applying in the Wrong Light

Have you ever jumped into your car and had a quick look in the rear view mirror to check your face only to be met with the horror of badly applied makeup? We have all done it, spent hours in the bathroom applying our makeup to be met with floods of natural light, a super trooper highlighting every minor makeup discrepancy. Lighting plays a huge part in your makeup application and whilst we can’t all afford the luxury of a Hollywood light mirror it is worth bearing in mind your application location.
Place yourself in natural light where possible, if you can’t at least check your makeup in natural light before you head out. If you find yourself looking in the mirror to find that you look like a contoured clown don’t worry, loose pigment makeup can be easily fixed by blending even with your fingers.
There’s nothing worse than turning up to your prom, or beautiful wedding venue in the natural light to find your makeup doesn’t look the way you want it to!

2. Neglecting your Brows

Beautifully manicured eyebrows frame your face and enhance your eyes. If you can’t manage and maintain your eyebrows, exactly what can you manage? If you want to look your best and be taken seriously head straight to your nearest salon for a profession brow shaping service.
common makeup mistakes and how to avoid them

3. Using a Brow Pencil

We know it is all about the brows but pencilling them in often leads to a harsh filled in shape that can look overdone and unnatural. Switch your eyebrow pencil for a powder and apply it with a small angled brush to achieve perfectly shaped natural looking brows.

4. Outlining your Lips with Liner

Whilst lip liner is great for giving your lips definition, a fuller appearance and prevent your lipstick from bleeding there is also a downside. If you only use your lip liner to outline your lips the lipstick used to fill them in will fade before the liner. This leaves you with only a colourful lip outline. This is one of the makeup mistakes that makes you look older too. Avoid it at all cost by using your lip liner to not only outline your lips for fullness but to fill them in too to give a good base for your lipstick for longer lasting luscious lips. A lip tip for today latest trend, the glitter lips, use loose glitter pigments. All you need to do is lightly brush the pigment on top of your already applied lip gloss, your lip liner will help guide you where to apply the pigment.
loose glitter pigments, common makeup mistakes and how to avoid them

5. Always Wearing Waterproof Mascara

Waterproof will not only dry your eyelashes, but the extra rubbing and scrubbing to remove it can lead to lashes being pulled out. Our advice is to save the waterproof mascara for special occasions such as proms and wedding or when you are spending a day at the pool, and to make sure it is a good one. We are loving this cruelty free makeup Mascara.

6. Mascara Pumping

Is there anyone that doesn’t do this, it seems it is a habit that is tough to break. Pumping your mascara wand in and out of the tube prior to application only lets air into the product and dries it out. This leads to clumpy, spidery eyelashes. So, just don’t do it!

7. Brush Hygiene

One of the causes of the dreaded unsightly breakout can be put down to dirty makeup brushes. Badly maintained makeup brushes are a breeding ground for bacteria, which can build up if your brushes are not washed regularly. Rinse you applicators and brushes regularly with a little baby shampoo under running warm water. A definite makeup mistake to avoid if you want crystal, clear skin.


There are some of the do’s and don’t’s of make-up, so that you can avoid the common mistakes and look your best. Is there a common makeup mistake that you often encounter? Please share it with us in the comments.

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