Top Ten Make-Up Mistakes

We have all seen it, when we are out and about and it is those cringe worthy moments that you can’t believe they even went out looking like that.

The moments where you say to yourself ‘Do They Even Own A Mirror’..

Or we have experienced it ourselves whether it was a make-up mistake or growing up,

It was the only way to learn and THANK GOODNESS WE DID…


1. Not blending in your foundation.

blending is the base and foundation of make-up. All in all, it is the art of make-up. When colours are not properly blended and merged together you end up looking like a children’s “paint-by-numbers” painting.

Solution: A blending brush will do wonders when you have to blend your concealer, blush, foundation, eye-shadow, and setting powders.

but if you don’t own one, although we don’t necessarily advise using  a clean finger or make-up sponge it will get the job done well.

2. Wearing the wrong shade foundation.

I’m especially fascinated by how eye-shadow can either complete your look or overwhelm it. Eye-shadow is a bit tricky since some women don’t know which colours complement their eye colour.

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Solution:

If you have Green Eyes 

Golden browns, warm taupe’s, deep purples, soft peaches, pink, gold and soft violets work well.

If you have Blue Eyes 

Recommendations are rich warm browns, warm taupe’s, soft peach colours and greys. Green may not look flattering; it depends on how blue your eyes are, your skin tone and which green hue you use.

If you have Grey Eyes

Grey eyes are unique and should definitely be shown off. Try black, charcoal, deep greys, deep browns, cool browns and purple to make your grey eyes stand out.

If you have Brown Eyes

You are lucky because brown eye colour is darker than any other natural eye colour so attention is naturally drawn to the eyes and it seems you can wear almost any colour.

If you want to experiment, the best eye-shadow colours for brown eyes are golden browns, blues, greens, greys, purples and burgundy. Avoid a yellowish brown colours.

3. Drawn on eye brows

The big trend this season is the full brow, it gives the eye more definition and makes women look more sophisticated. Now I am not criticising the drawn on eyebrows when done nicely it can look very pretty. But if done it looks like a two year old went to town on your face.

 Brows are meant to look like they grew out of our skin and not like they were put there artificially.

Solution:

 1. Brush out  with an eyebrow brush.
2. Draw two slanted parallel lines. First line,just below the lower brow and the second, a little above the upper brow. Then fill in the brows with the eyebrow pencil
3. Join both lines, form an arch and begin to draw down a line
4. Blend out the eye pencil colour by using the eyebrow brush.

 

4. Night time/Day Time Make up

There is a huge difference between the make up you wear when your out in the day time to the make up you wear when you are out at night.

5. Using your fingers

As stated before we don’t advise it. There’s nothing bad about it. Some people apply it way too heavy when they use their fingers as opposed to a sponge. Also, make up artists don’t use their fingers for hygienic purposes. If you’re being careful not to overdo the make up, use your fingers.

6. Overly bold lips

There are some trends that women love that guys just don’t get. Bright lipstick seems to be one of them.

Brightly colored lips in shades of red, orange, fuchsia and watermelon were all over the spring runways. The look has been spotted on stars like Taylor Swift and Katy Perry.

But things to resolve this solution and to prevent overly bold lips include.

1.start experimenting. The deeper, the better!
2.But skin tone is a key reminder on what looks best on you.
3.After applying a lip balm, dip a concealer brush into your foundation and outline your lips. This will prevent colour from bleeding.
4.line the lips before filling them.
5. Frisky.com made the perfect guide with skin colour to the darker colours.

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7. Too much eye shadow

Just because your compact came with four or more colors packaged together doesn’t mean you have to paint them all onto your eyelids at once. You are not a circus clown so don’t embarrass yourself.

Solution:
If you want to wear different shades make sure you have a medium one on your lids, a lighter one near your brow bone and a dark one as liner.

8. Mascara that runs.

Oh the dreaded rain or when you cry it is the most terrible thing to do.
Even worse when you are being told your make up is just not good enough .. Talk about embarrassing.

To fix these benders look for water proof mascara.Look for a mascara that is smudge proof and budge proof.

You can drastically reduce the chances your mascara will run or bleed by avoiding using it on your lower lashes. Because your lower lashes are close to your skin, there’s a much greater chance of your skin’s oils causing your mascara to bleed under your eyes.

Don’t forget to Apply your first coat of mascara and then wait for it to fully dry before continuing.

9. Getting the winged eyeliner wrong
Nobody is perfect. But when you can’t get the perfect shape, or they just look wrong.
Solution-
Using scotch tape It helps you pinpoint exactly where to make the angle.
It works as a stencil to give you a perfect + steady bottom edge.

10. The wrong foundation
Oh ladies. We have seen this all too often. You either look like a drug addict with white powder on your face or you look like an Oompa Loompa . But you just need to look in between.

Solution:
1. Don’t judge by the bottle.
2.test, apply a stroke of up to three colors on a cheek or even better, the jawline (the inner wrist or hand aren’t the best spots, contrary to popular belief).
3. You may choose lighter coverage in summer and a heavier, creamier coverage in colder months.
4.If you want a truly sheer and natural skin, and don’t have a lot of acne, tinted moisturizer is the way to go. It evens out your skin tone without looking too made up.
5.- Apply to clean, moisturised skin.

Hopefully, this helps with those silly little fashion mistakes
Stay beautiful
Much love Emily and Hollie ;

Embrace the Inner You.

An American Clothing Store has caused a bit of a stir with a photo shop fail in which the junior was poorly photo shopped with a ‘thigh gap’.

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My Question is why are we teaching the younger generation that it is nessary to have a thigh gap. Teenagers are going through scary extremes to achieve this goal and to fit into society.

you weren’t born to fit in you were born to stand out.

 

In this case, the existence (or not) of said gap is due in large part to body type, skeletal structure and connective tissue length. The theory is that the bigger the thigh gap, the skinnier you are. False. The size of the “gap” is determined by the width of your hips and the shape of your pelvis.

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Because those images that girls see in the media have a real impact on the way they feel about themselves; they compare themselves to the images they see of celebrities, and many girls said those images made them feel worse about their own appearances.

So ladies, we are going to start a trend of our own. This Is me, I don’t necessarily have a thigh gap, I have an hour glass figure, I have curves, I am not skinny but I am not fat either There are some things about my body that are not perfect and I am 100% okay with that.

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I challenge you to find a living and breathing human that doesn’t have blemishes on his or her face or who is perfectly toned and tan all year round.Everyone has insecurities. Look, we all have different body types.
Embrace your natural beauty and Celebrate your natural form.  

Stay Naturally Beautiful, Much love
Emily and Hollie