7 Makeup Mistakes You Didn't Know You Were Making!
Priyanka GhuraBeauty Editor, POPxo
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Whether you only use makeup for shaadis and special occasions or love experimenting with different shades and products regularly, there are just some makeup mistakes that many Indian girls keep making. Yes, even if you’re quite the makeup maven, we’ve all committed these beauty sins and keep doing so unknowingly. Read on to stop these immediately and look even better!
1. Thinking Matte Is Better
Blame it on our climate, but most of us cringe at the thought of that grimy sheen on our faces. This is why we go all out with matte foundations and setting powders, which can make us look super cakey and older than we are. Ditch your heavy bases and compacts for a light BB cream or sheer foundation instead. Creamy blushes and liquid highlighters are always a great idea as well for that pretty glow. Remember, natural skin is dewy and not matte, so your makeup should mirror that.
2. Using Way Too Much Kajal
Most of us have a pretty serious relationship with our kohl pencils and, agreed, it does help add some magic to our peepers. But avoid a thick, harsh line as it doesn’t suit a lot of people. Instead, use a softer line to make it look more natural. Lightly smudging the kohl is always a great idea to soften the look and add a smokey effect.
3. Panda Eyes Because Of All That Kohl!
A lot of girls look like they have dark circles, but it’s actually a build-up of kajal. Not removing it properly before bed and then reapplying the next day gives you darker looking under eyes, thanks to all that residue. Be thorough about taking it off every night. You can also swap the black kohl for a brown shadow smudged along your waterline to help your eyes look bigger and more awake.
In their bid to look fairer, there are so many of us girls who think it’s a good idea to use a foundation that is a few shades lighter than our natural skin tone. Ladies, we need to stop this because a foundation that is too light will only make our skin look ashy and grey, not fairer. There are also so many girls who are unintentionally using the wrong shade because they didn’t test it right. Always try a shade on your jawline instead of your wrist to see if the foundation matches your skin tone under proper light.
5. All In The Brows
Your brows really do have a huge impact on your overall appearance. Super thin brows are not the most flattering and can make you look older and harsh. The key is to have thicker, more natural brows to soften your appearance and help you look young. Threading appointments should be about defining their natural shape and cleaning them up. If you have light or thin brows naturally, you definitely want to get your hands on an eyebrow pencil to make them more defined.
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with experimenting with shades, girls, but please keep shimmer, electric blues and bright purples for the night. You don’t want to look overdone, right? So instead, use neutral shades of brown, taupe and baby pink. They'll help you look more polished and well put together during the day.
7. Not Matching Your Lipstick And Blush
This is an important makeup rule that you should avoid breaking at all costs. Match peach lipstick to a neutral or peach blush, pink lipstick with pink blush, red lipstick with a berry blush and orange lipstick with a peach blush. It helps your look come together as a whole, so that you look natural and never overdone.