8. Drawn-On Eyebrows
I’ve only been filling in my eyebrows for the past few years (they seem to be getting sparser as I age), and have done a lot of experimenting with different products. The last thing I want is to look like I’ve drawn them on! This is a common mistake because it can be quite difficult to get a natural look– there really is an art to this makeup stuff!
The first thing I tried was an eyebrow gel, but found it very difficult to apply without it looking like a hot mess. It certainly didn’t give me the natural look I was going for, so I switched to a brow pencil instead. Better! But I still had to be very careful not to have harsh lines.
A few weeks back, I came across an article through Pinterest about using an eyeshadow combined with an angled brush to fill in eyebrows instead. That sounded like a better way to get the natural look I was going for, so the next time I was at Target I went on a hunt for a matte brown shadow that I thought might work, and stumbled instead across this Eyebrow Cake Powder before I even had the chance to look at eyeshadow. YAY! It’s basically the same concept but with everything you need all built in to one little compact.
I now use it everyday, and LOVE it! It has two different shades of powder so you can blend to get the perfect color, and a wax to keep your brows in place. There are also six different shades to choose from (blonde, brunette, auburn, black, dark brown, and taupe).
I’ve found it to be fast, easy, and completely natural looking! I couldn’t resist sharing my new favorite makeup find. I hope this helps in your pursuit for the perfect eyebrows!
9. Fake Eyelash Abuse
I think just about every woman wants long, full and beautiful lashes. This is why we crimp, curl and apply mascara almost every day. If there is one thing in my makeup drawer that I couldn’t live without, it would definitely be my mascara, but at some point falsies and extensions took over, and now a lot of us look like we have spiders crawling out of our eyes. Not to mention the adverse reactions, hygiene risk, and the damage they can do to your natural lashes.
For special occasions, lash extensions or falsies can look stunning when done right (especially for pictures). My only point with this is to encourage women to be their natural selves, and not feel the need to keep up with the girl next door.
10. Wearing Lipliner All Wrong
One of the biggest beauty blunders that most women don’t realize they’re doing is not blending makeup properly. Harsh lines are the last thing you want if you’re trying to achieve a natural look. Eyeliner is a popular one (my biggest pet-peeve), but lipliner is second on the list.
A lot of women wear lipliner to keep their lipstick from bleeding, but the harsh line that shows up once your lipstick starts fading isn’t pretty. The easy solution to this is simple: Blend, baby, blend! Check out the details and more info on this subject here.