12 Common Makeup Mistakes You Should Quit Now
Whether you consider yourself a pro or novice in the makeup department, there are certain bad habits everyone has picked up along the way. Thankfully, it only takes a few simple tweaks to better realize your product’s full potential. Ahead, see which mistakes you’re guilty of and how to avoid them.
Apply finishing powder strategically on the T-zone or where oil tends to develop throughout the day. Powdering your entire face—including dry patches—can cause your makeup to look cakey. Tip: opt for a translucent loose powder, which is lighter and more absorbent than its pressed counterpart.
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When lining the bottom and top lash line, only line the outer 2/3. Enclosing the entire rim only makes your eyes look smaller. Tip: add a shimmery champagne color in the corners to further enhance them.
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We are often convinced that pumping the tube allows us to get more product, but it actually beats the purpose. This pushes air and bacteria (eek!) into the mascara causing it to dry out, clump and flake. Instead, move the brush in circular motions as you take it out from the tube.
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