Makeup mistakes that nearly everyone makes
Follow these steps to flawless skin
FASHION Beauty products
Sometimes makeup can be your best friend—or your worst enemy. When it comes to foundation especially, a flawless application is more of a fight. Since not everyone has time for a weekday beauty school session, here are typical makeup mistakes that you can avoid to make your makeup application more manageable.
1. Properly test for your shade: Since you don't usually wear makeup on your wrists and hands, don't do a color test there. Test between your nose and cheek and to really find your match, and test three different shades all in a row.
2. Never use your fingers: Even if you wash your hands before, the natural oils in your skin impact how the foundation is applied. Professionals suggest starting with a synthetic foundation brush and ending with a beauty blender or makeup sponge.
3. Go easy on the powder: With foundation, less is often still too much. To avoid your face makeup looking caked on, only put concealer where you need it and try a translucent powder rather than tinted.
4. Don't stop at your jawline: Blending the foundation into your skin is the key to even makeup application. Start at the center of your face and sweep outward all the way to your neck.
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