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20 Beauty Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making

posted in Beauty
04/26/2016
  • Every woman wants to be beautiful! And some of us will spend countless hours trying to look our best, but most of us are making beauty mistakes that we had no idea were all wrong! I’m certainly guilty of a few of these.

    Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder, and I truly believe that we look our best when we are confident and feel like our best self, so don’t change a thing if you love the way you look, as some of these are my personal preferences and own opinions on beauty.

  • 1. Knowing How To Use Your Concealer

    Which do you apply first, your concealer or foundation? It seems like this questions is somewhat of a debate because I’ve read a little of both on some of the most popular beauty blogs. I’ve always applied my foundation first, otherwise it seems redundant to apply concealer only to have the coverage wiped away with the application of your foundation, so in this case, as long as your concealer is blending in well and giving you the coverage you want, do whichever works for you! On that note, here are a few things you may be doing wrong with your concealer:



    • Too much in a targeted area. Instead, layer! Apply a small amount over your blemish, give it a chance to dry, then apply another layer. Continue layering if needed. For the best results, use a setting powder in between layers to prevent it from wearing off.
    • Using the same concealer for every job. Guilty! Every color has a different job. A peach-toned concealer is best for under-eye circles because it cancels out blue shadows. A green-toned concealer cancels out red (pimples and blemishes). Use it for your first layer and then finish with a concealer that matches your skin tone. 

  •  Yellow-toned concealers are best for evening out your skin tone (larger areas).
    • Not taking advantage of its many benefitsIt’s not just for covering blemishes and under-eye circles! I’ve made this handy pictorial to show you how to truly take advantage of your concealer. Hope this helps!

  • 2. Using The Wrong Color Eyeliner

    Unless you have a darker skin tone,that black eyeliner can be a little harsh, and perhaps best saved for a night out.A light to dark brown looks best on light to medium skin tones,especially if you have blonde hair, and green or blue eyes

    Whichever color you choose,select a lighter, more subtle color for your bottom lids.Keep the liner off of your water line and use a nude pencil there instead to open up your eyes.Most women look best with eyeliner only applied to the outer 3/4 of their eyes There’s no reason to trace the entire eye! It doesn’t look natural

  • 3. Sleeping On Your Side

    This is from personal experience, and let me tell you, my husband has had some good laughs at my attempt to prevent sleep lines in the last few months. I’ve always been a side/stomach sleeper (so cozy!), and one day last month woke up to see wrinkles on my chest that took hours to go away. I came to the realization that these would some day be permanent. Nooooooo!!

  • 4. Harsh Eyeliner (Not Blending)

    This is one of my biggest pet peeves. No matter what color of eyeliner you choose, if it’s applied like a marker, it’s going to look harsh. This doesn’t do your beautiful eyes any justice. To achieve a more natural look, use a pencil liner instead of a liquid liner. And, a lot of pencil liners come with a blending brush on the opposite end– use it! Cara from Maskcara has a ton of great beauty tips, and I especially like the way she blends her eyeliner. Check it out here.

  • 5. Tacky Lipstick 

    Don’t get me wrong, the right shade of lipstick can instantly give you a confidence boost, but a bold, unnatural color isn’t attractive on most women. It distracts from the rest of your face and can make you look like you’re trying too hard. If you do decide to make a bold choice, keep the rest of your makeup simple, and skip the gloss. A bright lipstick combined with smokey eyes and flushed cheeks can look more clown-like than pretty.

  • 6. Long, Flashy Fingernails

    This may be more of a personal preference, but long fingernails (and toenails) have never been my thing. I get visuals of witches and bear claws every time I see them, especially the pointy, almond-shaped nails that I’ve been seeing a lot of lately. I don’t understand the idea behind spending hours in the salon to have your fingernails poked, sawed, and ultimately covered up with acrylic and glue when we have natural beauties that don’t take nearly as much effort.

  • 7. Wearing Bronzer All Over

    If you’re bronzer-challenged like myself, you may be surprised to know that this stuff is not meant to be swept all over your face. The idea is to apply it to the areas where the sun would naturally hit. Stick to the outer edges of your face– the top of your forehead, cheekbones, and jawline. When done correctly, you will actually be drawing the number 3 on both sides of your face.

  • 8. Drawn-On Eyebrows

    I’ve only been filling in my eyebrows for the past few years,and have done a lot of experimenting with different products.The last thing I want is to look like I’ve drawn them on! This is a common mistake because it can be quite difficult to get a natural look there really is an art to this makeup

    The first thing I tried was an eyebrow gel, but found it very difficult to apply without it looking like a hot mess.It certainly didn’t give me the natural look I was going for, so I switched to a brow pencil instead.Better!But I still had to be very careful not to have harsh lines

  • 9. Fake Eyelash Abuse

    I think just about every woman wants long, full and beautiful lashes. This is why we crimp, curl and apply mascara almost every day. If there is one thing in my makeup drawer that I couldn’t live without, it would definitely be my mascara, but at some point falsies and extensions took over, and now a lot of us look like we have spiders crawling out of our eyes. Not to mention the adverse reactions, hygiene risk, and the damage they can do to your natural lashes.

  • 10. Wearing Lipliner All Wrong

    One of the biggest beauty blunders that most women don’t realize they’re doing is not blending makeup properly. Harsh lines are the last thing you want if you’re trying to achieve a natural look. Eyeliner is a popular one (my biggest pet-peeve), but lipliner is second on the list.

    A lot of women wear lipliner to keep their lipstick from bleeding, but the harsh line that show up once your lipstick starts fading isn’t pretty. The easy solution to this is simple: Blend, baby, blend! Check out the details and more info on this subject here.

  • 11. Misuse of Dry Shampoo

    Dry shampoo is now the 8th wonder of the world! The idea of putting powder in a can to absorb oil is just plain genius. It’s torture having to wash, dry, and style your hair every day, and dry shampoo has saved many of us countless hours under the heat of our hair dryer

    The first time I used dry shampoo, My biggest blunder was not waiting for it to absorb. Now I spray it on and let it sit in my hair while I do my makeup, and by the time I’m finished, my hair looks better than it did after being freshly washed the day before

  • 12. Over-Washing Your Face

    Beauty starts with great skin, and sometimes we just plain overdo it when it comes to washing. Everyone has a different skin type, and some of us are older than others, so there are many factors involved, but if you find that after applying your foundation you can see flaky, dry skin…. stop washing so much! Let your natural skin oils moisturize for you.


  • It’s important to wash before bed to remove makeup,but you can skip the wash entirely in mornings,or do what I do and use baby Wash.Did you know that you can also use baby wash once a week to wash your hair to get rid of build-up?It works just like a clarifying shampoo,but at a fraction of the cost.
    It’s important to wash before bed to remove makeup,but you can skip the wash entirely in mornings,or do what I do and use baby Wash.Did you know that you can also use baby wash once a week to wash your hair to get rid of build-up?It works just like a clarifying shampoo,but at a fraction of the cost.
  • 13. Wearing Face Powder

    Face powder is great for locking in your makeup and getting rid of shine, but this stuff can really age you! It magnifies wrinkles and any hair/peach fuzz you may have. Most women don’t need face powder at all, but if you like to use it to keep the shine down (I use these), use powder on your T-zone only (nose and forehead). As you get older, it should become less and less part of your morning makeup routine.

  • 14. Wearing Waterproof Mascara Every Day

    Waterproof mascara is great for the obvious reason that it stays in place all day, but it’s also a lot harder to remove and has more chemicals than you would probably care to know about. Not only does the everyday process of applying and removing it take a toll on your lashes, but the list of ingredients can cause your lashes to slowly wither and die. In short, save your waterproof mascara for the summer months only, and only on days where you think you might need it.

  • 15. Applying Makeup In The Wrong Lighting

    Most of us use the unnatural light from our bathroom mirror to apply makeup every morning. And this is fine if you’ve already applied and tested your makeup by a window, but if you haven’t taken a look at your makeup lately somewhere other than your trusted bathroom mirror, you might want to get on that. Some of you may be surprised to see that your foundation, eyeshadow, or lipstick isn’t quite as flattering as you had hoped.

  • 16. Too Much Foundation

    Foundation is meant for covering up uneven spots, not to be worn as a mask. In fact, unless you’re wearing something rather light and sheer, it’s not necessary to cover your entire face. Instead, only apply it where you need it– nose, cheeks, under-eyes, etc. A lot of women use it to cover up blemishes, but that’s what concealer is for!

  • 17. Too Much Shimmer & Glitter

    I’ve always been drawn to the shimmery eyeshadows over the matte– maybe because they look so much prettier in the compact?! But to be honest, a shimmery or glittery eyeshadow that covers the entire eyelid and brow area can be overwhelming, especially if you have oily skin. Too much shine!

    Save the shimmer for the inner eye area only, and use a matte eyeshadow for the rest. I’ve always felt that a nude shadow or a shadow a few shades darker than your skin tone is best. White or pearl eyeshadows look unflattering and clown-like to me.

  • 18. Too Much Perfume

    One spray is too much!Perfume and cologne have always been offensive to me,and I think a lot of people feel the same.Not only is it a huge turn-off, but it can also cause headaches and allergic reactions.You only be able to smell someone if you’ve got your nose snuggled up right next to them,not from across the room

    I honestly don’t think people realize they’re doing this because they slowly become nose blind to their own smell. If you’re not sure if you’re wearing too much, ask a friend or somebody you trust.Either way, a body mist is a much better option,if anything at all

  • 19. Stop Doing This One Thing

    I’m not sure why or how this happened, but the inseam of shorts have slowly gone into negative numbers over the years. When the pockets started showing, was that not a sign that we’ve gone too far? I personally feel that shorts should be at least 3 inches below your "stuff", but perhaps I’m just turning into an old prude! What do you think, classy or trashy?

  • 20. Falling Prey To Beauty Trends

    A beautiful appearance will last a few decades, but a beautiful personality will last a lifetime. We naturally want to fit in, and because of this we tend to fall victim to beauty trends that take over our life! You can only be the best version of yourself, so don’t get too caught up in your physical appearance.

    As a joke, I tried to make a contouring pictorial that looked ridiculous, but it actually turned out to look just all of the other ones floating around Pinterest. Ha! :)

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