COMMON MAKE-UP MISTAKES
How to avoid them.
Make-up is all about one's appearance, a matter of personal taste. There are no rules about what looks good on whom. However, there are certain things which you should keep in mind and should not do with your make-up in general. Celebrity make-up artists Mouna Lall lists these make-up mistakes, to make your life a lot easier. Always use moisturising cream: One must wash and apply a cream or moisturiser depending on skin type at least 15 minutes before pruning the skin.
Using a make-up primer: A primer helps the foundation to have a smooth surface to settle on , making one’s make-up last long.
Right type and colour of foundation: Not using the right type and color of foundation according to skin type i.e.: if one has dry skin any kind of moisturiser can be used whereas if you have an oily skin, only water-based foundations should be used.
✿ All Indians have brown skin be it fair or dark. So we should use a foundation nearest to our skin colour with a yellow tint instead of using a lighter foundation which will eventually emulsify in mixing with the natural skin oil and turn grey. You must have heard many times, “Oh my skin turned dark after a few hours”. So we must celebrate and be proud of our skin tone.
✿ Applying foundation is a place where we make big mistakes like using both our hands and rubbing it away instead of tapping and placing it on the skin with two fingers or a brush.
Confusing correctors and concealers: Correctors and concealers are two make-up bases which are usually misunderstood. The corrector should be used only when you have a dark patchy skin or have red pigmentation. An orange corrector should be used on the black patchy area or underneath your eyes, whereas a green one is to correct the redness. A concealer, on the other hand, gives a more defined look and should be applied after the correction has been made.
Correctors are for correcting one’s skin tone whereas councealers will conceal the corrector and foundation thereby giving one an even skin tone.
Use of setting power: Use of setting power should be a fine mineralised powder just to set the make-up base instead of a heavy powdery face as the natural make-up look is in fashion. Colour combinations and match: Matching the same colour eyeshadow, lipstick and nail polish with clothes is a big NO as the look becomes one-dimensional and is not appealing to the eyes. E.g. if one wears a pink outfit with gold work, then the eyes can be brown gold or smokey with only lipstick matching the dress. For smokey eyes: Heavy punched -in-the face kind of smokey eyes are a big turn-off and has to be blended well. Right way of using eye glitter: Usage of glitter above your eyes after putting the eyeshadow is an optional thing. Glitter adds to a more glamorous look and is usually an option for a night party makeup. Before applying glitter always use a good glitter glue as that will make the glitter stay for long and will not fall on your cheeks or anywhere on the face. Glitter on
eyes is a glamorous touch but anywhere on the face, makes it look tacky
For lip colour liner: Using the same colour lip-liner all over the lips and following with lipstick is important for the lipstick to have a long stay and not leave a line after a while. Lip liners were a rage back then and are back with a bang now. They give more definition to your lips and also make the lipstick stay a little longer. Lip-liners should be bought of two basic colours – I.e nude and peach as it goes around with every shade. Blush: Blush should be applied with a very soft hand to avoid looking like a Barbie doll. Blush should be applied with a very soft touch on the apple cheeks of your face with a big round fluffy brush or with the soft touch of your hands.
ALL INDIANS HAVE BROWN SKIN BE IT FAIR OR DARK. SO WE SHOULD USE A FOUNDATION NEAREST TO OUR SKIN COLOUR WITH A YELLOW TINT INSTEAD OF USING A LIGHTER FOUNDATION WHICH WILL EVENTUALLY EMULSIFY IN MIXING WITH THE NATURAL SKIN OIL AND TURN GREY. YOU MUST HAVE HEARD MANY TIMES, “OH MY SKIN TURNED DARK AFTER A FEW HOURS”.
Natural beauty is better than artificial beauty.