A lot helps a lot? Not always, as these beauty mishaps prove!
Too dark nuances, ugly make-up edges, too much powder, a blurred eyeliner and other make-up accidents: We’ll tell you the 10 most common mistakes and give you tips on how to do better!
A too dark foundation tone:
Often the goal is to look freshly tanned and rested – but the opposite is often the case. If the tone is too dark, your make-up will quickly look like a mask. It also makes you look older! It is important to adjust the foundation to your skin tone. The best way to do this is to test the foundation in daylight on the cheek and not on the back of your hand. Tip: It is better to use a foundation that is one or two nuances lighter than your complexion, as the colour will darken a little during the day. The bathroom light is often too warm, so the result is usually too dark or orange. You should also apply make-up in daylight. To do this you can simply stand with a hand mirror at the window. Or you can use a so-called “Beauty Light”, which ensures perfect lighting conditions in the bathroom. To avoid an ugly edge at the transition to the neck, blur the transition with a damp sponge.
Too much powder:
Dust the powder over the make-up so that it lasts longer? This is no longer contemporary! Powder should mattify and create a velvety look. However, too much emphasizes wrinkles and lines and the complexion quickly appears chalky. It is better to use a mattifying and pore refining primer. This will take the shine and your complexion will look much fresher. If you don’t want to do without powder, just dust the T-zone – forehead, nose and chin – and spread with a thick brush. Beware of oily skin – use loose, transparent powder.
…because once again you were on the run. It works better this way: Support your elbow and run your eyeliner from the inside to the middle of the eyelid. Then apply from the outside. Or take a kohl pencil right away – his soft stroke forgives small slips. And if the eyelid line does go wrong, a “Make-up Corrector” pencil will help. It works like an “ink eraser” during school hours. In other words, mistakes can simply be erased! Great invention!
Which woman does not dream of full and thick eyelashes? But who overdoes it with the mascara risks a nasty spider leg look and clumping eyelashes. So this doesn’t happen, it’s best to apply the mascara in a zigzag course, because this way the lashes are optimally separated. But first, remove any superfluous ink from the brush. For the perfect lash impact, first apply mascara to the upper lash line from above and then again from below. Hold the brush vertically at the lower edge of the lashes and apply only once. If it does clump together, a lash comb will help.
Too dark eye shadow below the eyes:
Black eye shadow below the lower lash line makes the eyes smaller and makes the gaze look sad. Better: Draw a black kohl line on the waterline, this gives the eye more expression. Or use brown instead of black to make the eye softer and more flattering.
Too much rouge:
Rouge is one of the most important make-up products, because it makes skin look rosy and fresh in an instant. Unfortunately, you can turn the whole thing upside down if you use rouge the wrong way. Keyword: Barbie alarm…. To make sure you don’t take too much rouge, tap the brush before applying it. Tip: Smile! Where the round cheeks form, brush on the rouge and then blend well.
Many people just smear the concealer on, unfortunately that’s WRONG! It should be patted in carefully, otherwise it will settle in the small wrinkles. In addition, the choice of colour is often not easy. Choose a shade that is a shade lighter than your skin, otherwise you run the risk of looking like a panda in daylight. And another tip: Apply the concealer ABOVE the foundation, otherwise it will automatically be wiped away again.
Absolute no-go: use the eyebrow pencil to trace the entire curve of the eyebrows. This is hard and unnatural. Always paint only single hairs and blend the colour well. Special eyebrow pencils with three tips have been developed for this purpose, which apply the colour in fine strokes and look like little hairs. Did you know? The hair colour determines the colour tone. The lighter the hair, the lighter the eyebrow pencil should be.
Lipstick on the teeth:
We’ve all certainly experienced this beauty glitch before – mostly when it’s the most inappropriate time, like at a business meeting or the first date. But how does that actually happen? One of the main reasons for lipstick on teeth is a layer of it that is too thick and most likely begins to wander. Therefore only apply thinly and dab with a cosmetic tissue. Another effective method is the finger trick: Once the paint has been applied, open your mouth and enclose your index finger with it. So only the inner edge of the lip touches the finger. If you pull it out, the excess colour sticks to the finger and nothing reaches the teeth.
Use dirty brushes:
Hand on your heart: How often do you really clean your brushes & Co.? They are often the trigger for redness, blemished skin or acne. Dust, oil, skin flakes and bacteria can accumulate in dirty brushes. Yuck. Make-up brushes should be cleaned at least once a week. Soak in a bowl with warm water and some baby shampoo for about 15 minutes and wash out. To dry, do not place with the brush down. This will bend the bristles. Better set it up or let it drip out on a special drying mat. If it has to happen quickly, an antibacterial cleaning spray can also be sprayed on overnight.