It usually takes a woman a whole lot of experimentation and most of her twenties to get her makeup right. All those hours of struggling in front of the mirror, and you are still not satisfied. The internet is bustling with inspiration, whether it is JLo’s bronzed cheeks or Rihanna’s mulberry obsession. But, not everything is meant for you. While you are busy experimenting, here are 18 makeup faux pas that must be avoided at all costs. So, what are you waiting for? Read on to get your makeup right, every time!

Most Common Makeup Mistakes And Beauty Blunders


1. Over-Washing Your Face

Cleansing or washing your face is the first and the most important step in makeup. Every woman has a different skin type, and with age, our skin undergoes many changes. But once you apply foundation and notice dry, flaky skin, it is a sign that you have to stop over-washing your face.

It is ideal to wash your face twice daily – once in the morning, and once at night, before you go to sleep. It is best to use a mild, gentle cleanser. The natural skin oils work wonders on your skin and do their job without the interference of soap.

2. Applying Makeup On Dry Skin

Applying makeup on dry skin is one of the biggest makeup mistakes, which can make the face look dull, cracked, old, and tired. Everything good is built on a solid foundation, and in this case, a properly moisturized face. So, ensure that your face is properly hydrated before you apply makeup.

3. Makeup Application In The Wrong Lighting

When you need to decide what works for you and what doesn’t with regard to makeup, you need to test it on your skin in natural lighting. When you try on makeup in unnatural lighting, you will notice that it doesn’t look as flattering as you hoped. Pick what suits you best in the best lighting possible.