Although almost every single woman uses or at least knows how to use makeup, mistakes are rather often. In most cases these mistakes may be unnoticeable, yet they are vital to the health of your skin. The greatest benefit you will get by getting rid of makeup mistakes is that you won't need to use so much of it, because your skin will naturally become healthier and prettier.
One of the most common makeup mistakes is using wrong colors. It can be anything - eye shadow, lipstick, lip liner, powder or blush. If the colors you apply are too dark or too light, you'll look ridiculous. If you are trying to hide your face color by choosing a darker or lighter foundation you will also look ridiculous, because it's obvious. Your neck or even hand color is surely different, thus pointing out your worthless efforts. This mistake is easily eliminated if you choose carefully and ask a consultant for help. Don't be lazy and this problem won't bother you.
A number of women think that going to sleep with makeup is not a bad habit. Actually it is one of the worst makeup-related habits. Our skin is already rich with its own natural oils. Moreover, it gets coated with a daily blend of environmental debris every day. Can you imagine how your skin suffocates under this "coat"? It's a must to wash your face every evening; otherwise your pores will suffer.
Contouring is acceptable, but only to some extent. Have in mind that using deep contour shades that give the illusion of a sculpted nose or a sharper cheekbone are ok for magazine covers, where lightning and gradations are perfect. However, in natural light you'll look awful with such makeup. You've got to blend those contour shades near invisibility, to make it look like a human outline.
Eyelashes are an excessively delicate feature. It doesn't mean though that you should over-apply mascara. It should be used only to subtly enhance, nothing more. Spidery, clumped-up, wild looking lashes are only attractive to other spiders.
Eyebrows are very important in expressing your moods and feelings. There are two major mistakes to be made while talking about them - wrong color and shape. Visit a professional beautician at least once so he or she could form it according to your face and eye shape. If your eyebrow color is darker or lighter than your hair by a few tones, you should color one of them so it wouldn't make such a contrast. It separates your face into two parts and looks really ridiculous.
Don't forget that your makeup must always look fresh. Having "melting" makeup is probably the worst thing you can do. There are lots of makeup products and it's definitely not that difficult to find a good one. Once again don't be lazy to search and consult so you can find the best products for yourself.
Trying to avoid makeup mistakes will not only make you more beautiful, but will also help your skin. On the whole, using little makeup is the best way out. Take care of your skin properly and you won't have to apply so much makeup; therefore, you won't make any makeup mistakes, have healthy skin and won't risk looking ridiculous.