15. Applying Makeup In The Wrong Lighting
Most of us use the unnatural light from our bathroom mirror to apply makeup every morning. And this is fine if you’ve already applied and tested your makeup by a window, but if you haven’t taken a look at your makeup lately somewhere other than your trusted bathroom mirror, you might want to get on that. Some of you may be surprised to see that your foundation, eyeshadow, or lipstick isn’t quite as flattering as you had hoped.
16. Too Much Foundation
Foundation is meant for covering up uneven spots, not to be worn as a mask. In fact, unless you’re wearing something rather light and sheer, it’s not necessary to cover your entire face. Instead, only apply it where you need it– nose, cheeks, under-eyes, etc. A lot of women use it to cover up blemishes, but that’s what concealer is for!
Aside from applying too much, it’s just as important to make sure you’re wearing the right color. If you’re looking for a good foundation (I’ve tried just about all of them), MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation is my favorite! It provides a low-medium coverage in a natural satin finish. The great thing about it is that it’s made to build-up, so you can apply a single coat for a natural day-time look, and apply more coats if needed for a night out. Visit a makeup counter to get the perfect shade. I wear the N3 and have a light-medium skin tone.
17. Too Much Shimmer & Glitter
I’ve always been drawn to the shimmery eyeshadows over the matte– maybe because they look so much prettier in the compact?! But to be honest, a shimmery or glittery eyeshadow that covers the entire eyelid and brow area can be overwhelming, especially if you have oily skin. Too much shine!
Save the shimmer for the inner eye area only, and use a matte eyeshadow for the rest. I’ve always felt that a nude shadow or a shadow a few shades darker than your skin tone is best. White or pearl eyeshadows look unflattering and clown-like to me.