Top 10 Everyday Make-up Blunders

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So Coco Chanel says, “A woman should be two things, fabulous and classy.” What makes most women believe they are fabulous and classy, besides obviously naturally being so is what Marilyn Monroe forgot to mention when she said all women should thank the inventor of high heels was makeup. However makeup gone wrong is a blunder in itself, and makeup blunders happen all the time. The commonest everyday makeup blunders however are as the list goes.


1. Foundation gone wrong

Foundation gone wrong

If the foundation isn’t strong, the building won’t last. You’d have heard it a lot many times. Does the word foundation ring the bell? The foundation is the base of your makeup. If that goes wrong, the other make-up is all in vain. The blunder most people make is that they choose not to invest in a good foundation. When have you ever liked a woman who has beautiful makeup except of course her foundation has oxidized and gone ashy. So the next time you go foundation shopping, ask the makeup assistant to assist you with the shade. Apply it, move around to check if it oxidizes and check if the shade is just right in different lightings. Of course it shouldn’t bleed as you sweat too, you don’t want people to know you are wearing foundation, Do you?


2. Jack of all trades, master of none

Jack of all trades

What creates a mess more than a blunder is a little of everything. Being the jack of all trades master of none is not exactly a pleasant possibility in the world of makeup. If you are doing your eyes very well, go subtle of the lips. Bright lips turn eyeballs only when the rest of the makeup does not scream for attention. You don’t want to duplicate for a Dracula theme party guest right? Alright, that was a slight exaggeration. Nevertheless having everything on your face is like splashing all shades of paint on your canvas and making no sense out of it. IT is just not happening. It will save products too. See how much money am I making you save? You sure need to thank me for the extra lip stain I made you afford.


3. A Porcelain doll

Porcelain doll

You are not at kindergarten anymore. Get out of the look like a doll phase. Do not overdo on pink and white toned makeup. Your cheeks need not have those perfectly circle blushed look. Your eyes do not need to look like those animated dolls. Makeup need not make you look like those fragile porcelain doll. Makeup needs to accentuate your features. It is to make you look a little beyond perfect. Get over the days of whitex bottles and get amazed by how makeup actually works.


4. Concealing what isn’t


Another makeup blunder that can never just pass. Can you pass a look where it certainly seems you wore an eye mask and went sun-bathing. Or maybe panda eyes even. Your concealer is to conceal, not highlight your flaws. Do not double up a concealer for a foundation, the other way round may still work. Do not conceal just because you don’t like the look of it. Conceal what needs to be concealed- the blemish marks that remained, under eye circles, scar marks or any other imperfections. Concealers are not to change how you look, just to make you look flawless.


5. Bronzing but don’t know what to bronze


So ladies you feel bronzers were made only to make your face appear more sculpted, or more luminous are both wrong. Bronzer by its very name suggests that it was made to give that bronze dusted look. A slightly highlighting tan if you so may call it. Over years of practise and evolving makeup tricks, most makeup dressers picked up the technique of bronzing so to provide the illusion of a more sculpted face but that mind you is a work of art with all the right shades. If you are contouring with a bronzer make sure you do not highlight too, not with the same shade. That might seem like you ran out of translucent powder and chose to dust a bronzer instead. If don’t get the trick, switch to YouTube, you’ll find more number of tutorials than the number of months you’ve lived.


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