To achieve a perfect makeup look, essential to do the base makeup flawlessly. But often we end up with cakey and muddy base makeup that looks like a cracked mask on the face. This happens even when you use the best makeup products; you cannot blame the products for this. There are a few mistakes that we do unknowingly, and they lead to a ruined makeup look. Here are seven makeup mistakes that women tend to do quite often. Any one of these is enough to ruin your makeup and day.
1. Not prepping the skin well
It is essential to prep your skin well before using any makeup product. Smooth skin is vital to creating a flawless base. Follow your CTM routine before the makeup application. Gentle exfoliation is important to remove the dry, dead skin cells without irritating the skin. You can also use a cooling toner or ice to calm down the skin. After the moisturizer, you should opt for a primer as it minimizes the pores, stops the excess oil secretion, and helps to keep your foundation in place for longer. The primer is important as it makes the application better. If you do not have one in the stash, use a gel-based moisturizer instead as it has similar effects to some extent.
2. Applying layers of concealer first
It is important to conceal your dark circle, blemishes, and acne. But using a layer of concealer on the face first will make your makeup look heavy. You can do this only when you are applying a 2 in 1 product which acts as both a foundation and a concealer. Otherwise, always use the foundation first and apply concealer on the areas that need the extra coverage (foundation will cover a few flaws entirely and others to some extent). This will help the concealer to stay in place which otherwise gets displaced due to foundation application and also keeps the skin free from layers of product.