1. Applying Foundation to a Dry Face.
There’s nothing worse than applying foundation straight onto a naked face. This tends to leave your foundation looking dry and patchy. Moisturising your face and applying a thin layer of primer can make all the difference; believe me. It wasn’t until recently that I started making sure I at least moisturised my face before beginning my makeup routine, and I’ve noticed a significant difference. My foundation now goes on a lot smoother and looks a lot more natural.
2. Not Washing Your Makeup Brushes.
I’m probably the worst person in the world at remembering to wash my makeup brushes. I put it off for as long as I can. Even though it’s a bit of a chore, it’s important to remember to do it. It’s recommended that foundation and concealer brushes are washed at least once a week in order to prevent too much product build up. Freshly washed makeup brushes also apply product a lot better.
3. Not Blending Your Foundation.
Again, something I’ve been guilty of in the past. Foundation should never just stop at your jaw line. This creates a visible line and discolouration. For a natural look, continue to blend your foundation partway down your neck.
4. Wonky Eyeliner.
Not everybody’s going to be great at applying eyeliner, especially if you’re just starting out. A trick I picked up when I first started using liquid eyeliner, is to apply masking tape to the outer corner of your eyes first. This ensures a straight line when you apply your eyeliner and also allows you to choose the angle you want. Honestly, this was a life saver for me! If you’ve never tried it, give it a go.
5. Wearing Waterproof Mascara on the Regular.
Waterproof mascara is actually really bad for your lashes. It tends to dry them out and it’s also really difficult to get all the product off at the end of the day. Waterproof mascara is extremely handy on beach days and sad occasions, but try to only use it when necessary to protect your lashes.