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Common mistakes in applying makeup

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Makeup application is a delicate procedure. Following are the mistakes you should not make in applying it.
Mistake: Picking the wrong foundation
A woman wearing the wrong foundation is easily discernable in a crowd betrayed by the stained collar of her shirt. This means that the foundation she is wearing fits neither her facial nor her neck area skin color.
Remember, if foundation changes the color of your skin, then the nuance you have chosen is not the right one for you. The right color of foundation should perfectly match your natural complexion. In order to select the right shade of foundation, first you need to apply a small amount of the product to your chin-line and see how it blends with your natural skin color. Make sure to do this in daylight, not artificial lighting. The right color for you is the one that blends best.
Tip: In reality, what matters most is not the color of the foundation, but the undertone. Foundations with a yellow undertone go well with almost all complexions, unlike the ones with pinkish undertones.
Choosing the right foundation depends solely on the color and shade of your complexion. If you use foundation darker than your natural color, it will look artificial. If you pick one lighter than your complexion, it will give you a pale, washed-out look.
Golden rule: The undertone of your foundation should not double the tone of your face. If your complexion is pink, avoid piling on more pink and choose the beige undertones instead. If your skin is dark, avoid beige, which will give your face a grey undertone. Instead go for dark-beige or peach-beige.
Test a few colors and shades before you select one to buy. Cosmetics shops often have testers available where many ladies apply a little bit of the product to the inside of their wrist in order to determine their perfect color and shade, but this is counterproductive, since the color of the facial skin differs from the color of the skin of the hands and arms. In order to make the right choice, test the foundation cream on the edge of your chin.
How to select the right texture
This choice is determined by the type of your skin. Liquid foundation works with both thinner and thicker skin. It is recommended for all skin types, especially for dry and dehydrated skin. The foundation stick is usually too thick and is best used with skin prone to erythema (redness). Powder foundation is not used on its own, but in a combination with liquid foundation, making it more stable.
How to apply foundation
Never apply foundation using your fingers! When foundation is applied with fingers it is always too much and too unstable and the layer is not evenly spread. Apply liquid foundation with a slightly moistened sponge, moving outward from the center of the face. A small amount goes a long way.
For the upper part of the face, begin at approximately 2cm from the hairline. For the lower part of the face, begin at the chin and work outwards. It is unnecessary to apply foundation to the neck area. It will only stain the collar of your shirt. Apply powdered foundation with a puff rather than brush. This will prevent piling and accomplish a thin, yet sufficient layer.

8 responses to "Common mistakes in applying makeup"

  1. Amanda Ammy says:

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  3. JessicaMUA says:

    After years of being a makeup artist. The rule stands true. There are no rules to makeup, only rules of thumb. Nothing called “too anything”. Its horrible to tell anyone how to wear their foundation/blush/powder/eyeliner/eyeshadow/bronzer/etc. Makeup is subjective. Everyone has their own makeup style. Many light people tend to go light/lighter or mix it with a luminzer to make themselves brighter/radiant/porcelin like. A great example of this would be dita von teese, who even stays out the sun to maintain her light skintone and wears light foundation. There are many who like their skin pale. Others prefer to be dark/darker and darken in the sun or use bronzer all over their skintone.There are even African Americans who go to tanning salons. Different people have different preferences. If I spelled “Horse” “Howrse” than there is no “ifs” “and” or “buts” because grammar isnt subjective. What is wrong is wrong!However. Makeup is subjective. I hate nude lips. Does that mean its right to say “dont wear nude lips” ? No. Or to tell someone what shade of nude to wear? NO! Eva Pigford is an African American model with platinum blonde hair…thats what she likes, and it looks fabulous on her. I dont understand why females have to be soo caddy. Some comments I read before were out of pure jealousy. Live and let live. . Thats the beauty of being a makeup artist. There are soo many different styles. Vampy,Neutral,pin up,etc
    I hate bronzer. But maybe there is someone who loves that deep bronzed look. I cant go to them and say “dont go soo deep in the bronzer” and say its “constructive”. There are soo many different styles.who is anyone to tell someone theyre wearing a too light or too dark foundation, because there is no such thing. Nicole and Sam from pixiwoo(huge makeupartists in Britain) sometimes wear paler or darker foundation and it looks gorgeous! as long as people blend it to the neck its fine….some people prefer to look bright/light/white/porcelain/bronzed/darker/suunkissed and radiant.
    Thanks to the owner of the website fo rletting readers get points across, greatly appreciated

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  6. Given says:

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