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Top 5 Common Makeup Mistakes
Beautiful Makeup Bag

With so many YouTube makeup tutorials it shouldn’t be so difficult to nail the right look, should it? Hundreds of technique and tips on how to apply eyeliners achieve the perfect smoky eye effect or pick the right lipstick colour…Celebrity makeup artists spilling the beans on handy secrets that can turn every girl instantly into a beauty queen. And still – there are more than a few pictures that capture women looking far from their best; far from decent actually. How does that happen? Let’s take a look at the top 5 common makeup mistakes we’re all guilty of. Getting the foundation shade wrong This one is a major no-no! Get the base wrong and there’s no way anything you put on top to look good after that. Think about it this way – foundation is just that, a base for your makeup, not a way to get a soft tan. Use it for what it’s intended and hide the imperfections, but don’t ever try to get away with a tone lighter or darker than your natural complexion as you’ll end up with ugly visible contrast around the hair line that is more appropriate for an on-stage duet of Ebony and Ivory. Blend, blend, blend – we can’t stress this enough. Going Au naturale As lovely as your natural complexion may be, applying makeup on dry, flaky skin is never a good idea as all of your flaws will be magnified. Exfoliating regularly can help with the removal of old skin cells, but...

Seasonal Makeup: Warm and Cool Looks
Seasonal Makeup Look

When you venture into the world of make-up you should know it be described in terms of warm and cool tones. This refers to foundations, powders, blushes and even lipsticks. This is because of a standardized system that was introduced a while ago and can be loosely-described as color coding. It allowed, in basic terms, a person to figure out how to choose their clothes and even makeup according to their individual skin complexion. In this system each skin complexion matches up a particular season of the year. For instance, a very fair skin tone is considered a “spring” and would require clothes and makeup in “spring” colors. Medium skin tone is considered a “summer” and requires “summer” colors. A more tan skin tone is a “fall” and a more rich skin tone is a “winter”, requiring the respective tones. Once you’ve defined your season and are confident in your choice you can start exploring the color choices you have. To give you an idea let’s check out a few seasonal makeup warm and cool looks to compare. The “Cool” Factor People with complexion that permits the use of cool tones will find that rose bases work well on their skin. Foundations and blushes are best to be chosen all in the rose family and the ones that work best are those from blue-pink to burgundy. Same goes for lipsticks as pale tones look better – pinks, plums, burgundies, blue-reds...