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Tuesday, July 2, 2013


The art of perfect make up is not about the kind of makeup you use nor the amount you apply on your face. Getting it right has more to do with technique. presents to you few common makeup mistakes most people overlook; as well as their remedies.
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Mistake #1- Using Too Much Foundation: foundation is to serve as the name implies; a building block.
A foundation that's too thick will settle into fine lines and sap the luminosity from your skin. Only use foundation where you need it to even out discolouration and as a base to make other make up sit well.
If you have dry skin, foundation can look patchy and accentuate discolouration. Suffocating your skin with a heavy cover-up will only draw attention to the problem you’re trying to hide. Instead, try this trick: Mix in a little moisturizer with your foundation, which will prevent the formula from seeping into the lines.

Makeup Mistake #2: Dark lip liner and light lipstick: most of us are fond of 'over-defining' our lip line. And we do this with either black or dark brown liner.
Choose lip liner in a shade close to your natural lip colour, or one shade darker than the lipstick you are wearing.
Line and colour in your lips, then top with sheer gloss.
If you use dark liner, like a red or berry shade, fill in your mouth completely, and then top with clear gloss, not a light lipstick.

Makeup Mistake #3: Lip liner extending beyond the lip line:
Most of us try to improvise fuller lips by letting our lip liner spill outside the lip boarder.
Instead, you can line just the border, but not beyond,colour in your lips and apply a lip-plumping product and then finish with a dab of clear or light gloss on the centre of your lower lip; it will reflect the light and make your lips appear fuller.

Makeup Mistake #4: over plucking/shaving your eyebrows: when having your brows shaped, only stray strands should be taken out with a razor or tweezers.
To plump up sparse brows, dip an angled brush into brow powder,
Move the brush along the natural line of the brow, extending it to the edge of the eye.
If your brows are very thin, fill in by making short, feathery strokes with a pencil, then top brows with powder.

Makeup Mistake #5: Eyeliner drawn way past the outer corner of the top eyelid.
The “cat-eye” (or Cleopatra) effect is sultry, but not if you go overboard.
Use a pencil if you’re a beginner; liquid liner is more glamorous but requires skill and a steady hand.
Here's how to create a perfect eye: Draw a line along the root of the lashes from the inner to outer corner.
At the outer edge, subtly slant the line upward. Extend the line no farther than a quarter inch past your eye (or just a tad bit farther for a more dramatic look). Use your eyebrow as a guide: Don’t take the line past its edge.

Makeup Mistake #6: Clumpy mascara
For long, clump-free lashes, follow these tips: Before you apply, wipe the mascara wand against the opening of the tube to get rid of any excess mascara. Wiggling the wand from side to side, from the base of your lashes to the tips, is the way to avoid clumps. Before the mascara dries, comb through your lashes with an old toothbrush or an eyelash comb to separate them.

Makeup Mistake #7: Obvious line of blush: for perfect finish and flawless blend, use a very big brush. This will distribute the colour more evenly. After you dip the brush into the blush, knock it gently on the back of your hand to get rid of excess powder.
Smile and apply the blush in short, upward strokes on the apples of your cheeks, blending up to the hairline and ear. This will give you a flushed, natural glow.
If you apply too much, tone down the colour with a light dusting of translucent powder.

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