Tips to Fix Your Most Common Makeup Mistakes

Making mistakes while applying makeup is common. Below we discuss some makeup application tips to help you perfect your look so you’ll feel confident in your office, at a party, or at a special event.

Eye Liner

Mistake: Eye liner defines the eyes for a bold effect. Applying eye liner can create the illusion that your eyes are larger than they are. However, using the incorrect application method can cause the elasticity around your eyes to break down.

Expert Tip: Use a stencil as an outline to create the perfect shaped winged liner.

Benefit: The skin around your eyes won’t be damaged, which helps prevent premature aging.

Lining Your Brows

Mistake: Drawing harsh lines on your brows make it difficult to blend and can result in an unnatural shape and color.

Expert Tip: Use an eye brow pencil that is the same shade as your natural brow color or one shade lighter. Use an eyebrow brush to blend the pencil into your brows.

Benefit: Properly filled in eyebrows will frame your face.


Mistake: Lipstick can be eye-catching and the focus of your makeup look. However, it can quickly fade. When applied to chapped lips it can accentuate fine lines and dryness.

Expert Tip: The formula of the lipstick matters. Prepare your lips for lipstick application by exfoliating and moisturizing them.

Benefit: A healthy glow to your lip that will last all day.


Mistake: Contouring has become the new trend made popular by celebrities. If not done properly, contouring can look muddy and unattractive.

Expert Tip: Start by applying bronzer at the top of your forehead with a fluffy brush and bring the product down from your forehead to your cheekbones and jawline with the light strokes.

Benefit: It will create the appearance of a slimmer face and higher cheekbones.


Mistake: When trying to find the right foundation color, you generally swatch the product on the back of your hand. Using your hand to color match your foundation will result in a foundation color that is too dark for your skin tone.

Expert Tip: Test the foundation color on your jawline because the skin on your face is a few shades lighter than the skin on your hands.

Benefit: It enhances the complexion creating a flawless finish.


Mistake: Blush is the finishing touch that completes your makeup look. Applying too much blush on your cheeks will look overdone.

Expert Tip: Use a tapered contouring brush and only apply color to the apples of your cheeks. This will provide a natural flush to the face.

Benefit: It gives your face a youthful pop of color.

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