Common Makeup Mistakes a Woman Make!

Last updated:

make up


To look good and beautiful is the dream of every woman. There are too many beauty products one can find in the market but its little wonder that many women aren’t sure how to find makeup that suits them. Even after tracking down the right lipstick, foundation, mascara, eyeliner, and other makeup, it’s easy to apply it all incorrectly. In that case, the end result can be nothing short of disastrous.
A woman should know how to apply makeup correctly. A great first step is learning the most common mistakes and avoiding them at all costs. Take a look what common mistake you do while applying makeup:


  • Use to wrong eye conceraler shade:

Eyes speak for the personality and dark circles can taint the beauty of a face. Using a wrong eye conceraler shade is a common makeup mistake which can actually end up bringing unwanted attention to what you are trying to camouflage. Test the concealer on the back of your hand. If it’s too light there, chances are it’s too light for your face.  Gently dab the concealer to the under-eye area, working from the outside to the inner corners. Then even out your complexion with foundation and set with a yellow-based powder.

  • Use of wrong foundation:

Always remember that foundation isn’t bronzer. Always choose a foundation that closely replicates the natural colour of the skin. It may not be possible to find a single product that does this effectively. For more natural results, buy two or three different shades and mix them to arrive at the right colour. Also use a translucent powder to seal in the foundation so that it keeps looking fresh throughout the day.

  • Putting on too much blush:

Always keep in mind your skin tone — olive skin looks best with warmer tones, fair skin with pink or rosy tones and dark skin with plum or berry. For perfect placement, use the old smile technique and swirl the blush directly on apples of your cheeks blending back towards the temples. Make sure the blush is well blended and that it almost melts into your skin. When applied correctly, blush can brighten any complexion and make you look years younger.


  • Using Makeup that’s Not Age-Appropriate

Just as there are certain fashion trends that are intended for teens instead of adult women, there are certain types of makeup that are geared toward specific age groups. A very common mistake is to apply makeup in a way that’s not age-appropriate. For example, makeup with glitter isn’t suitable for older women. Similarly, teenage girls should avoid slathering on too much makeup because it can make them look much older.

As tempting as it may be to try different makeup trends, keep in mind that they are usually intended for young women and teenage girls. Make sure that it is suitable for the purchaser’s age and natural appearance before proceeding.


  • Improper Blending Techniques

Without blending makeup properly, it’s not going to look natural. This applies to foundation, blush, and eye shadow, which all need to be blended in a smooth and seamless way. The right tools make this much easier to do. It’s well worth it to invest in an assortment of makeup brushes. Latex wedges also make it easier to blend makeup for professional results. Just make sure to replace old brushes and wedges regularly. When they become too dirty, they can have a negative impact on the quality of the makeup that is used.


  • Using Too Much Makeup in General

The most effective way to use makeup is to apply it in a way that accentuates a single feature. For example, use a bright lipstick to play up the lips or smoky eye shadow to jazz up the eyes. A major mistake to avoid is trying to draw attention to every part of the face. Dressing up the lips, eyes, cheeks, and other parts of the face with too much makeup will look cartoonish.

Choose a single part of the face to accentuate and do most of the work there. Use a light touch with the rest of the face. In the end, it will produce a more natural and attractive look.