#1: Wearing Foundation on Flaky Skin
Foundation needs a smooth surface. Otherwise it is going to look cracked, dry, dull and obvious This is the opposite effect of what you want your foundation to do .Foundation should absorb into the skin. To even out the surface of your skin, gently exfoliate it to remove dead cells and flakes. Then spritz on Damage-Protecting Toning Mist. Finish by applying a moisturizing lotion . If you have extremely dry skin, oil. Avoid zinc-based makeup and powders, they have a mattifying effect that draws even more moisture out of the skin.
#2: Not Blending Your Makeup
Whether it's foundation, blush, eye shadow or eyeliner. No one looks good with hard lines on their skin, eyes or lips. I was always told to blend, blend, blend. Using brushes or fingers to gently massage into the skin everywhere you put it. Don’t forget your jawline, chin and other areas of your face that may be slightly hidden when you look in the mirror. Blending is the basic key to getting your makeup looking its best without making it look harsh and have it looking more natural than you would get with harsher lines.
#3: Using Concealer That’s Too Light
Choose a creamy, easy-to-blend cover-up that’s an exact match to your skin tone. Using a concealer thats way too light under the eye will make it look more obvious and setting it with powder wiill make it worse. It gives a grey , ashish effect. Try using a pink toned concealer to brighten or a peach to cancel the bluish hue of underlying circles.
#4: Applying Too Much Luminizer
If you have oily or problematic skin, luminizer can highlight acne and make you look greasier. Use a liquid formula, which gives a more natural glow. Stick to just one or two areas, such as the top of your cheekbones or bridge of your nose, and use your fingers for more control. Remember, less is more. There’s a difference between looking radiant and just plain shiny and greasy skinned.
#5: Getting the most from your lip stick
How many of you spend a fortune on lipsticks and wish they lasted even longer to get
the most out of them?
Lipstick or lip pencil, there aren't many women who don't like to put on a dash of lippy before they go
These are our 5 top tips on getting the most from your lipstick.
-Store you lipstick in the fridge as it lasts longer there.
-Test lipstick on the back of your hand.
-Outline your lips in lip pencil prior to applying lipstick or gloss if you don't want your lipstick to run.
-Women aged over 50 usually look better with a cream lipstick as opposed to a matte or gloss.
-Should your lipstick be brighter than you first thought, colour your lips in with a darker pencil several shades darker (e.g., a brown lip pencil under dark red lipstick) and layer the lipstick on top.