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5 Makeup Mistakes That You Might Doing  

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When you’ve been doing your makeup in a certain way, breaking out of that routine can be quite difficult. However, that is until you get a glimpse of yourself in a store window and notice that things don’t look as well as how they appeared in your bathroom mirror. So, whether you got quite heavy-handed with your blush, or your face powder gave you that clown face look, we’ve listed down some of the makeup mistakes that might be preventing you from showing off your natural beauty.

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  1. Over-powdering using translucent powder

Most women think that the translucent powder is their best friend, when in fact, it’s not. Not only will your trusty translucent powder leave you looking white, dry and cakey, overusing it will also cause it to settle in your wrinkles and fine lines.

Correct this by opting for a light powder and applying it on areas where it’s only needed. If you have an oily complexion, avoid putting powder first without blotting your skin, or you’ll end up with a rather chalky appearance.

  1. Putting on exaggerated eyebrows

Unlike Cara Delevingne, some girls are not born with natural, thick eyebrows. However, filling your eyebrows with a dark brow pencil won’t help either. You’ll just look awkward with those overfilled eyebrows.

To create full eyebrows without looking awkward, take your spoolie brush and direct your brow hair at a 45-degree angle, then set them with a brow gel. For brunettes, an eyebrow pencil with a shade lighter than their hair colour would be the ideal brow pencil, while a brow pencil that’s a shade darker will work well for blondes.

  1. Practicing a wrong bronzer application technique

When applying your bronzer, makeup experts recommend that you concentrate on the perimeter of your face, which is starting behind your ears, then working down your jawline. After that, lightly sweep some of your bronzer across your forehead, the bridge of your nose, your cheeks, and the tip of your chin. Applying some pink blush on the apples of your cheeks will also help in keeping your face from looking dirty or muddy.

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  1. Applying concealer in a crescent moon shape

While it may seem like applying concealer over your dark circles will effectively conceal it, applying it in an upside down triangle shape below your eye creates a more brightening, and more natural effect compared to how you first applied it.

  1. Lining the edges of your lips

Unless you plan on having a ‘90s throwback look, don’t ever do this. Even if you’ll apply your lippie over your lip liner, remember that your lip colour will gradually fade, leaving the unflattering line around your mouth. Avoid this by entirely forgoing your lip liner, or fill in your lines for a more durable and longer lasting pout.

Wearing makeup does more than just making us look fabulous throughout the day. Knowing that you wore the right kind of makeup and applied them correctly also boost our self-confidence, and makes us feel sure about ourselves.

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