[Day 3] Uncommon Makeup Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

It is day three of my 30 Days Beauty Blogger Challenge and today I'm going to talk about uncommon makeup mistakes we all do and what is the best way to avoid them. I gathered five different untypical mistakes and explained the reasons why they happen. Learn what makeup mistakes you commit and never do them again.

Powder Overload
Healthy facial skin is not absolutely matte, but has a normal percentage of skin oil. As a result, healthy skin does not look like an even matte surface of a porcelain doll rather,  has a glowing, dewy look. Instead of using a huge amount of matte pressed powder throughout the day and intensively 'baking' your under eye area, use a thin coat of fine translucent powder to set your foundation. Your skin will look very beautiful and natural and the makeup will feel lightweight.

If you have an oily skin type and struggle with excessive production of skin oil, try using a different makeup primer or change the foundation. It is never a good idea to misuse powders, a cakey makeup look will not make your skin look better.

Matte Over Shimmer

Glitter texture and shimmer finishes look good only when applied neatly and wisely. If you have very dry, acne prone, oily or mature skin shimmer will only emphasize your skin texture and fine lines. One of my favorite makeup artists and a famous YouTuber Wayne Goss always suggests to use matte finishes instead of screaming shimmers and crazy glitter, even though they are so popular at the moment. Try to substitute your favorite blinding eyeshadows with a matte version and I bet you will like your new look.

Perfect Nude

Every girl should own a perfect nude lipstick and probably every girl out there is in eternal search for the ideal shade. One of the biggest makeup mistakes we all make, but never pay proper attention to this, is a wrong shade of nude. Sometimes the color can be too light, too cold or warm for your skin tone. Rumor has it that you can find your very own shade of nude, by matching your lipstick to your nipple color! The only thing you need is to take of your shirt and examine your nipples. The lipstick does not need to match them exactly, just choose the shade that is close enough. Another way how you can choose your perfect nude lipstick is to follow the simple makeup rule - 'mine, but better'. This rule may be applied to every makeup question you have. Choose a nude lipstick that is the same color with your natural lips, but the color is more intense, clear and has a beautiful finish.

White Waterline

White eye pencil on the bottom waterline was my main makeup companion for a very long time. Almost all professional makeup artists say how it can make your eyes look bright and 'awakened'. The white eye pencil hack can also be useful if you want your eyes to appear bigger or you can follow my Big Anime Eye Makeup tutorial and shock everyone with your doll inspired look. However, if you don't plan to look like a doll, but want to slightly emphasize your natural eye beauty, use a beige nude eye pencil for your bottom waterline. Beige, sand and cream shades are light enough to brighten your look and neutral enough not to spoil your makeup.

Uneven Foundation

We all learned the lesson about absence of makeup foundation on the neck. But do you apply foundation on your ears and inner part of your nostrils? I saw tons of beautiful makeup looks, spoiled by red ears and prominent blood vessels. When applying makeup foundation don't forget to pay a little bit of attention and swipe some product on your ears, neck and nostrils, set it with powder and you are ready to go.

That's all for today sweeties, I hope these little tips will help you to improve your makeup. Keep up with my 30 Days Blogger Challenge, follow my Twitter, like January Girl on Facebook and browse my makeup looks on Instagram. Talk to you tomorrow, hugs and kisses ♥

Lots of love,
Liz

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