4. Wrong Blending Techniques

Makeup is much more than dabbing on a blush or eyeshadow. Even if you apply a neutral shade, it is going to look unnatural and out of place, unless you blend it properly. The key to natural looking makeup lies in mastering the art of blending. Makeup that isn’t blended well can look quite comical. Watch some makeup videos and tutorials online and invest in a few good brushes to get started.

5. Incorrect Application Of Concealer

There’s always a conflict when it comes to deciding whether the foundation goes first or the concealer. It does make more sense to cover the flaws once the foundation is set, which means it’s better to use the foundation before the concealer. But when you do so, here are two things you must keep in mind.

  • Never use too much product at once on the targeted area. Too much concealer on your dark circles will make you look older. The correct way to cover dark circles is to dot a few drops of concealer on the bone below your eyes and blend it up. Do not apply it directly to the dark circles. You can also use the layering technique. Apply a little over a blemish, and allow it to dry, and then apply another layer. You can also use a setting powder between the layers.
  • You can’t use one concealer for everything. Concealers are available in many colors, each having different uses. A peach-toned concealer cancels out the blue and is best to combat dark circles. Green cancels out red, therefore a green-toned concealer must be used to hide pimples and blemishes. Yellow-toned concealers are best to even out large areas of your skin. Once you use these tinted concealers as the first layer, you need to follow it up with a concealer that matches your skin tone.

6. Too Much Foundation

Too much foundation will do no good to your face, and your makeup will end up looking cakey. Or worse, you look like a clown in costume. In fact, unless you are wearing light and sheer makeup, you don’t need to use foundation all over the face. Simply apply it on your cheeks, nose, and the under eye areas. Some women use it to cover blemishes, but that is a concealer’s job.

Ensure that you pick the right shade of foundation that matches perfectly with your skin tone. Don’t use a foundation lighter than your skin tone. This will only accentuate the blemishes, fine lines and all that is bad about your skin. Using a shade that matches your skin, is the only way you are going to get that flawless face. And never forget to blend properly. Make sure to apply it on your neck and ears as well. Otherwise, with a different face and neck color, everyone can figure out that you are wearing makeup.