5 Simple Tips To Fix 5 Mistakes We Almost All Make When We Put On Makeup


 5 Simple Tips To Fix 5 Mistakes We Almost All Make When We Put On Makeup

It's no joke! We're often so focused on the final product that we forget about the steps that got us there. We spend all morning making our face perfect, but we slap it on wrong. You might be guilty of one of these five mistakes:

1. Putting liquid foundation on first and then powder makeup;
2. Leaving mascara wands open; 
3. Applying lipstick without first lining lips with lip liner; 
4. Using dark blush colors without bronzer to lighten them up a bit; or 
5. Leaving eye creams and serums in reach of children and pets who might find them tasty.<ref>https://www.vogue.com/article/5-simple-tips-to-fix</ref>

By wearing foundation first, you're basically putting a thick layer of product on your face (there's already plenty of that in there!), and there are fewer "chinks" to allow powder makeup to stick well. Leaving the wand open means that powder is less likely to apply evenly. Wearing red lipstick without a primer means it'll rub off more easily, and using bright eye colors without bronzer will make them look washed out on you. Lastly, leaving creams around children or pets could actually cause skin irritation or even lead to ingestion.<ref>https://www.vogue.com/article/5-simple-tips-to-fix</ref>

So, here are some ways to avoid making those five mistakes:

1. Put foundation on first and then powder makeup. It's usually better to go in with the liquid first, but if you do this, make sure you have a good eye on the time so that you don't apply more than you need to! (see below for more detailed tip.)
2. If using a brush for application, ensure that it is clean and properly stored. Also, wind the bristles well before applying to avoid contamination.<ref>https://www.vogue.com/article/5-simple-tips-to-fix</ref>
3. If using a powder brush, make sure that it is clean and properly stored. Also, wind the bristles well before applying to avoid contamination.<ref>https://www.vogue.com/article/5-simple-tips-to-fix</ref>
4. Use a light hand when applying blush: you want to apply the color just at the apples of your cheeks to avoid making them look pale or washed out on you. Apply bronzer lightly as well: don't use it all over! This will tone down your face's natural pigmentation and provide dimension.<ref>https://www.vogue.com/article/5-simple-tips-to-fix</ref>
5. If you're leaving eye creams and serums around, stick to a few small bottles that are easy to wash out. Also, keep in mind that pets are curious and will have a tendency to chew things they like. Make sure to store your products away from what they might find tasty.<ref>https://www.vogue.com/article/5-simple-tips-to-fix</ref>
So now that you've got some tips for applying makeup and avoiding those five mistakes, let's keep going with our Five Steps To Put On Makeup tutorial!
Five Steps To Put On Makeup 
Step 1. Apply foundation first and then powder foundation color: You can use a liquid or cream foundation or SPF application—the choice is yours.<ref>https://www.vogue.com/article/five-steps</ref>
Step 2. Apply blush lightly and bronzer: Using a brush, pat a light layer of blush across the apples of your cheeks and sweep a bit over the chin as well. Next, use bronzer to shade around your cheekbones, forehead, hairline, the sides of your nose, and jawline. Don't go overboard here—you don't want it to look like you're wearing stage makeup!<ref>https://www.vogue.com/article/five-steps</ref>
Step 3. Set your makeup with powder: This step is also called "finishing." Use a translucent, loose powder to set your foundation and avoid caking. You can also use a translucent setting spray with this step if you prefer.<ref>https://www.vogue.com/article/five-steps</ref>
Step 4. Apply mascara: Mascara is applied directly on the lashes and should be used on every day but it can be hard to get a good lash line in between that little opening for the wand, so it's best to apply mascara on other days. Also, remember to gently separate the lashes when opening up the tube!<ref>https://www.vogue.com/article/five-steps</ref>
Step 5. Apply lipstick: Next, apply a thin layer of lipstick. This shouldn't be too thick in the center or on your lips—more like a nude color that will give your lips just enough color without looking overpowering. Swipe it on with your finger, then gently wipe off any excess. Do not use lip gloss as this can leave residue in the mouth.<ref>https://www.vogue.com/article/five-steps</ref>
That's it! By following these steps, you'll be putting on makeup in no time.

Browsing Vogue's five tips to fixing common makeup mistakes, I found that the easiest one to correct was leaving mascara wands open. To avoid this mistake, all you have to do is take the wand and close it before putting it away. It takes a moment but will be much less of a hassle for you in the long run.<ref>Vogue.com</ref>
The second tip that I thought was easy to correct was also something that could be easily avoided by stepping back to remember your morning routine. By reapplying your foundation in the afternoon second before applying powder foundation color, you'll help reduce caking as well as save yourself some time.<ref>Vogue.

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