8 Makeup Mistakes We All Make & How to Avoid Them

8 Makeup Mistakes We All Make & How to Avoid Them

Makeup and makeup mistakes, walk hand in hand. Don’t deny! Remember that Saturday morning when you woke up looking like a zombie? Yeah, smudged eyeliner—makeup mistake #3. We all have been there, rubbing those kohl-clad eyes, forgetting the makeup is there. Or just getting drunk and dancing, forgetting that wasn’t a waterproof mascara! :P

But the smart thing is to recognize our mistakes, learn form them, and most importantly—correct them! So, here are the top makeup mistakes all of use have made at some point in our lives, and of course, the ways to avoid them! You didn’t think I’d leave you with makeup problems without solutions, did you!

Makeup Mistake 1: Choosing the Wrong Shade of Foundation

How to Avoid?

This mostly happens when you don’t now how to choose the right foundation shade and end up checking it on your wrist. We’ve all been there, done that. The solution is to choose the shade the right way—by checking it on your jawline area. This way, you will never choose the wrong foundation shade again!

And even if you’ve bought a wrong shade, mix the lighter shade with brown eyeshadow, and darker shade with moisturizer to correct it a bit.

Makeup Mistake 2: Applying Long-Stay Lipsticks that Are Drying!

How to Avoid?

We get a lot of long-lasting lipsticks these days. But most of them are super-drying because of the alcohol content in them. The solution is to look for chemical-free lipsticks that aren’t only long-lasting but also hydrating. One way to make sure is to check the ingredients–if there’s alcohol, it’s undoubtedly going to be dry & flaky.

Makeup Mistake 3:  Wearing non-waterproof kajal on your waterline

How to Avoid?

Choose a truly waterproof kajal! Pick one that is waterproof and smudge-resistant so you don’t have to worry even during the sweaty summers and smudgy monsoons! Also, if you have the kind of eyes that water a lot, make sure you use chemical-free makeup products for your eyes.

Makeup Mistake 4: Forgetting to Use the Makeup Fixer

How to Avoid?

All set with our makeup? But you’re probably not, because you’ve most likely ignored the most important part of it—fixing it! All makeup mishaps route from forgetting to use the makeup fixer. Solution? Use a makeup fixer! :) Don’t fret about using it at every step of your makeup—while & after blending your base, after your contouring, and in the end.

Makeup Mistake 5: Dragging the Brush While Blending

How to Avoid?

Well, in a way it’s simple—never drag the brush while blending your makeup. The correct way is to dab the brush. Dabbing is always the best way to blend, no matter what you’re working on—eyeshadows, blush, foundation. For highlighter, though, use a highlighter fan brush, and lightly fan the highlighter above your cheekbone, in small movements—but still, no dragging.

Makeup Mistake 6: Applying Eyeshadow without Primer 

How to Avoid?

Always prime up your eyelids before applying eyeshadow. Not only will it make the colors look brighter, but make it long-lasting, smooth to blend, and make your glitters shine more! Don’t know what to use as an eyeshadow primer? You can use a hydrating, long-lasting concealer.

Makeup Mistake 7: Lazing Away from the Makeup Removal Process

How to Avoid?

The solution is simple—never avoid removing your makeup. And if you’re feeling lazy just thinking about it, let me tell you about this 3-in-1 makeup remover that I use. It makes removing makeup so much fun and easier with its one-swipe cleanse. Choose a makeup remover like this one that also nourishes your skin along with removing waterproof makeup.

Makeup Mistake 8: And a Funny One - Rubbing Your Eye with Makeup on!

How to Avoid?

Umm… I’m afraid you just can’t avoid it and end up like a panda every time you rub your eye with kajal on. :D Still, there’s one way you can try, set your eye makeup with setting powder. But also, please remember you’re still wearing super dark kajal, so you don’t rub it! :)

Well, I’ve tried my best to put across all the makeup faux pas I’ve made as a makeup beginner, and even later. :P But have also given creative and smart solutions to those makeup mistakes.

Have I missed a common makeup mistake that you have come across or made? Tell me in the comments and we can have a part two. Till then, XOXO, darlings!