No matter how beauty savvy you are, there are beauty mistakes that are easy to make. Sometimes it can be accidental, and other times its due to laziness.
Here are the (or my) top 8 beauty mistakes...
1. Not Exfoliating
Exfoliation is a huge part of our beauty routine. Without weekly exfoliation, dead skin cells will just congest your skin making it dry and patchy. Any products you use won't be able to be absorbed properly either. The older you are the more you need to exfoliate as your skin cells start to turn over slower.
2. Wearing the wrong colour foundation/concealer/powder
This is such an easy mistake to make. The lights in stores are completely different from natural light and your bathroom lights. What looks like a match, suddenly makes you look like you applied your foundation in the dark. To stop this from happening, you can either mix the foundation with a lighter/darker one to make it suit your complexion. Or get the make up artist to do your foundation first then go out into sunlight to check it before getting your concealer/powder/bronzer applied.
3. DIY glowing skin that turns greasy
On the quest for glowing skin, it's easy to go overboard. Using a luminous primer, a glowy foundation and a highlighter can make you go from glowy healthy skin, into a shiny disco ball. An all over illuminating look can draw more attention to imperfections, so stick to the inner corners of the eye and highlighting the cheekbones to stop looking greasy. Also less is more!
4. Over plucking
Once you start tweezing your eyebrows, it's easy to get carried away. Suddenly you have no brows! One way of stopping this is to take a step back from the mirror every 3 plucks. Yes, it will take you longer but at least you'll be left with brows!!
5. Flaky lips
Flaky lips is the quickest way to ruin a lip look. Either rub a toothbrush over your lips, or a face cloth to quickly exfoliate them. This will make lip products (especially lipstick which can be drying) look incredible rather than infected.
6. Crusty, clumpy lashes
In the quest for long, luscious eye lashes it's easy to go overboard. Always remember to remove the previous days application before applying any more. Apply a new coat onto an old one will just make it clumpy. Also make sure if you apply false lashes that they aren't to obvious. Instead of natural looking long lashes, it will just look like there is a spider sitting on your eye.
7. Wearing too much perfume
This is such a simple one to do. You spray some perfume on and after a while your nose gets used to the smell and suddenly you can't smell it anymore. So just before you go out you spray some more on. Once you're in the car, the perfume is overpowering and you realise just how much you are actually wearing.
8. Fake tan terror
Luckily formulas are much better now than they were when I was a teen. Back in the 90s and 2000s, tanning was popular and there were many girls walking around with bad fake tans. Streaky, orange and patchy. To stop this, make sure your body is exfoliated. Apply moisturiser to dry parts of your body, like elbows and knees, to stop is getting patchy.
What are your beauty mistakes?