Makeup is a woman’s best friend – it can help you hide traces of sleepless nights, tell-tale signs of aging and a range of unpleasant skin conditions. Still, even with its stunning properties, maquillage does involve certain rules of application and removal and norms concerning maintenance of makeup products and tools. Most women often overlook these rules either because they are unaware of them, or simply forget to follow through.
Here we bring you several makeup mistakes you probably didn’t even know you’re making so scroll down for more if you feel like your maquillage hasn’t been effective of late.
1. Overlooking cleanliness
If your skin is prone to occasional acne breakouts and blemishes that appear for no apparent reason, there’s a chance your makeup kit is not clean enough. To prevent nasty skin conditions, clean your makeup brushes at least once a week – this will eliminate germs and bacteria that crowd on unclean surfaces and infect the skin once in contact with sensitive spots.
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2. Overdoing makeup layers
If your face tends to get all cakey, faded or heavily built-up in certain parts of your face, odds are you’re not applying your maquillage adequately. Instead of endlessly layering your foundation, powder, primer and blush, use less makeup – but make the little you use count. Whether you know it or not, less is more in the world of beauty, and a quality makeup ensemble will cover all your needs far better than a hoard of cheap, short-lasting alternatives. You can also choose organic makeup, as natural ingredients found in organic makeup are very good for sensitive skin.
3. Not syncing your makeup with weather
Even though you love that mattifying primer and intense moisturizer and enjoy wearing them in any season, it doesn’t mean that this particular makeup formula plays well with just about any weather conditions. Before applying your daily makeup, check the weather forecast and examine makeup labels for recommended use based on weather conditions. Some makeup products tend to fade or cake over when exposed to high humidity, so before you go and pile it up on your face, you’d better check twice.
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4. Not removing makeup before sleep
Another frequent mistake most women make when dealing with their makeup, the failure to remove your facial maquillage before turning in for the night may cause serious skin problems and conditions like acne, blemishes, spotting and premature aging of the skin. So, before you go to sleep, make sure you wipe your face with a quality makeup removal tonic, like the ones you’ll find in Societe skincare products (Aussie readers, you can get Societe skincare products from Alive Skin+Hair). However tired you may be, not removing your facial colors will make your skin look even more tired tomorrow morning.
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5. Applying makeup directly to skin
If your skin has gone flakey, dry and irritated, you may be applying your facial maquillage all wrong. Some women forget to use primers and foundations before applying their makeup, which can result in dry, sensitive skin. Before you start layering blush, eye shadows and contouring powders, make sure you apply a light moisturizer and/or primer to keep your skin well-protected from heavy makeup – this will also help your colors look better and more evenly and lastingly distributed across your face, too.
6. Applying maquillage in inadequate lighting conditions
However well-lit your bathroom may be, it still doesn’t guarantee that your face will shine at its best of lights once you get to work or your friend’s party. Lighting conditions play a major role in the overall look of your makeup-covered face – makeup applied under strong neon bars may come across as completely out of place in natural light because of difference in tone nuances and light properties. To stay on the safe and the pretty side, you’d better pick your makeup application location carefully, based on the lighting conditions of the place you’re going to spend the rest of your day.
About the Author
Amy Mia Goldsmith is a literature graduate from Melbourne who loves to write short stories and reviews. Amy is a regular contributor at High Style Life. Her passion is beauty and makeup and she loves to spend her free time travelling and of course – make up shopping! You can contact Amy on her Facebook page.