These are the top mistakes I see people make when doing thier own makeup. They are small changes, but they can make a huge difference!
1.) Matching your Foundation – No one is just one color foundation. I know when you loose your tan in the winter time it is very appealing to use darker foundaiton or maybe extra bronzer. When I talk to clients and friends about this, they say it is because that is the only thing that really shows in the winter time….well….that doesn’t make it right. When choosing a foundation, here are some guidelines
- Your neck is a good example of a highlight color
- Your decolette as an ‘all over’ color
- Your shoulders or arms as a darker bronze or contour color.
An all over darker color does not make you look more tan, it simply makes your makeup look more tan. If you want to look more tan, come get a full body sunless tan at Flawless:)
2.) Glitter or Shimmer Eye Shadow – I know that it is hard to find matte eye shadows especially at the drug store or in pallett form or from Mineral Makeup Companies, however you must have a couple in your makeup kit at home.
- Glitter or shimmer shadow should only go on the lid of the eye or used as an accent in the inner corner or to smudge the lower lash line to add a little drama. It is not good to use in the crease of the eye or below the brow bone. This look will muttle the eye shadows and make the eye look old or muddy. The shimmer high-light can pick up lights from a flash strangely too and make you look harsh in photos.
- Find 2 colors that are subtle and matte for your crease and one highlight color for below your brow that is lighter then your skin tone but not shite or shimmer, it should just accent the brow arch not stand out as an actual shadow or color.
3.) Eye Shadow After Lashes / Mascara – Applying any eye shadow after you have applied eye liner, mascara, or false eye lashes just ends up covering the top of your lash line with product and you have just counter acted the entire effort you spent on your black lashes and eye liner.
- Once you apply liner and mascara (or lashes) you should be done with your eyes. There is nothing worse then a lot of eye shadow sitting on top of your lash line.
- Always apply mascara to your lower lashes first, because it is way easier to clean up below your eye then on your eye lid if your mascara transfers and leaves a black mark.
- Cleaning with eye makeup removever below your eyes after all your makeup is done and then pat it dry with t a tissue…then apply your concealer. You will have a much more fresh look to the skin, rather then applying concealer on skin that may have eye shadow or mascara marks on it. You will end up with racoon eyes.