We all tend to make beauty mistakes and sometimes, we keep on repeating the same mistakes without even registering them as mistakes at all. Beauty mistakes are not confined to beginners. Pros can also make mistakes at some point. Here is a roundup of the 10 most common beauty mistakes women make and ways to correct them so that you do not have to worry about your beauty reputation being at stake.
1. Not cleaning your beauty tools:
Be it your hair tools or makeup brushes, everything needs to be cleaned regularly. Dirty makeup brushes can make you break out and affect your makeup application. Unclean hair tools pick up dirt and bacteria apart from the usual lose hair strands, scalp sebum and products. These will get re-deposited into your hair if you do not clean them.
2. Matching foundation to the back of your hand:
We all have done it at some point and many still do it. While buying a foundation, we test it on the back of our hands, while we will be wearing it on our faces! Most often your face color might not match the color of your hand. Foundations should be tested on the jawline instead, for a perfect match.
3. Lip liner mistakes:
Do not apply liner just to the edges even if you apply lipstick on top. When your lip color fades off, it will leave an unflattering ring around your mouth. So forgo liner altogether or fill in your lips with liner before applying gloss or lipstick. Also make sure to pick a liner that nearly matches your lip tone and sketch around the lip line to add shape and contour.
4. The wrong blush formula:
If your blush looks unnatural, try switching the formula. Both skin type and season come into play while choosing the right formula. Cream blushers are likely to wash off from oily skin while powder blusher draws attention to your dry skin, so choose wisely.
5. Overmedicating pimples:
You break out and you want to solve everything in the blink of an eye. So you apply an acne treatment once, twice, and thrice and multiple times in the hope that the pimple will be magically gone. Acne treatments dry out the skin and take time to work itself into your skin. Apply a thin layer unless you want to end up with pimples and dry skin!
6. Exfoliating mistakes:
Great makeup starts with great skin. Foundation and concealer can hide your blemishes but not your dry and dead skin. Make sure you exfoliate at least once a week to slough off any dead skin cells. At the same time, over exfoliating can make your skin very dry. Always opt for a mild exfoliator.
7. Not using a heat protectant before styling:
If you blow dry, straighten or curl your hair very frequently and also use other styling products without applying a protectant, you are causing your hair to become dry, damaged and frizzy. Shield your hair from all the damage by mildly applying a heat protectant.
8. Ignoring your neck:
You should take care of your neck as much as you take care of your face. Do not forget to use moisturizer on your neck. Also, blend your foundation or CC cream all the way down to your neck to stay away from the infamous makeup blunder namely foundation line.
9. Wearing SPF only in summers:
Get into the habit of applying sunscreen every day, but it is cloudy/raining outside? You still need to apply SPF. By skipping this step, you are not just doing damage to your skin but also giving an open invitation to premature ageing and many other serious health concerns!
10. You are sleeping on your side or stomach:
According to dermatologists, sleeping against your face every night can cause sleep wrinkles. If you cannot retrain your body, you can minimize the damage by using a satin pillowcase or a wrinkle-preventing pillowcase.
Hope this list will help you to get rid of some beauty mistakes you have been making. Do share which ones you have made at some point of your life.