20 Beauty Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making


14. Wearing Waterproof Mascara Every Day

Waterproof mascara is great for the obvious reason that it stays in place all day, but it’s also a lot harder to remove and has more chemicals than you would probably care to know about. Not only does the everyday process of applying and removing it take a toll on your lashes, but the list of ingredients can cause your lashes to slowly wither and die. In short, save your waterproof mascara for the summer months only, and only on days where you think you might need it.

Closeup portrait of young woman removing eye makeup, by cotton pad.


15. Applying Makeup In The Wrong Lighting

Most of us use the unnatural light from our bathroom mirror to apply makeup every morning. And this is fine if you’ve already applied and tested your makeup by a window, but if you haven’t taken a look at your makeup lately somewhere other than your trusted bathroom mirror, you might want to get on that. Some of you may be surprised to see that your foundation, eyeshadow, or lipstick isn’t quite as flattering as you had hoped.

Profile shot of woman applying lipgloss by window at home


16. Too Much Foundation

Foundation is meant for covering up uneven spots, not to be worn as a mask. In fact, unless you’re wearing something rather light and sheer, it’s not necessary to cover your entire face. Instead, only apply it where you need it– nose, cheeks, under-eyes, etc. A lot of women use it to cover up blemishes, but that’s what concealer is for!

Aside from applying too much, it’s just as important to make sure you’re wearing the right color. If you’re looking for a good foundation (I’ve tried just about all of them), MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation is my favorite! It provides a low-medium coverage in a natural satin finish. The great thing about it is that it’s made to build-up, so you can apply a single coat for a natural day-time look, and apply more coats if needed for a night out. Visit a makeup counter to get the perfect shade. I wear the N3 and have a light-medium skin tone.

#16. Wearing too much foundation (it ages you!) | 20 Beauty Mistakes You Didn't Know You Were Making


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