1. Using a cakey foundation
Don’t choose a cakey foundation – it can be too heavy on your skin. It is true that cakey foundations create a good coverage and hide skin imperfections but sometimes / especially if you are wearing a wrong shade/ they may make your face look unnatural and like a mask. Most of these “cakey foundations” are too thick and if your skin is prone to frequent breakouts, acne or is very oily they can clog your pores. So stay away from cakey foundations. Instead choose a light liquid foundation that is appropriate for your skin type and apply it after the moisturizer with a makeup sponge for an even and flawless application.
2. Using too dark foundation
A foundation should always match your natural skin tone but unfortunately many women choose a foundation that is two or three shades darker than their skin tone and the result is a face that looks comically and unnatural. Most of the women think that a darker shade of a foundation will act like a bronzer and will create a summer tan but for this aim there are those specifically designed products called bronzers. To find the perfect shade of a foundation consult a beauty consultant or ask your beautician. Sample the foundation in natural light and apply a small amount to your cheekbones and jaw line. Feel free to ask for a sample and try it at home over the entire face.
3. Applying too much foundation to hide imperfections
Never use too much of a foundation to hide pimples, scars, small pimples or dark circles under the eyes. For this aim use a concealer – use a light creamy formula that provides good coverage. You can apply the concealer before or after the foundation depending on the result you want to achieve. If you want to conceal a small pimple for example apply it before the foundation, to hide dark circles around the eyes apply a concealer after the foundation application.
4. Not blending your foundation enough
Always blend the foundation well after application. It’s essential , otherwise your face may look like a mask. Start blending at the forehead and slowly spread all over your face, moving in circular motions. Blend onto the jawline and your hair line until the foundation’s lines vanish completely. Blend it with your fingers, makeup sponge or a foundation brush to spread it out evenly. Don’t forget to apply foundation to the neck. Make sure everything blends together and there are no patches.
5. Applying lipstick to chapped lips
Never apply lipstick if your lips are chapped, as it may aggravate the condition. Instead use a lip balm, Vaseline, petroleum jelly to keep your lips moist and soft. If despite all you want to use a lipstick, apply a lip balm before the lipstick to give your lips moisture. Gentle exfoliation with a mild exfoliator and a toothbrush may help you but do it once or twice a week.