“Woah, you look really tired!” is never a pleasant thing to hear. Even with canceled physical meetings, the shift to Zoom and video conferencing over the last year demonstrated that makeup is a recurring feature to improve.
Some of us are frequently unaware of the makeup errors we make daily. Finding the right makeup shades and brands for your face is a difficult job in and of itself.
Some people may take years to perfect their cosmetics. Even if you have discovered the right products, you may still struggle to achieve the desired look.
Given the difficulties we encounter daily, it is not surprising that we appear and feel a little more exhausted than usual.
While makeup can help you look more awake, there are a few typical mistakes that can make you appear even more tired. Fortunately, we have a solution.
Your favorite beauty influencer might make it look simple, but the truth is blending makeup to perfection is no easy task. But that doesn’t mean you should cease experimenting.
Here are the most common makeup mistakes that you may practice that can be a nightmare for your skin.
1. Applying excess bronzer
While bronzer gives you that just-back-from-vacation look in real life, it only adds more shadows to your face during a video conversation. This not only makes you appear gaunt and tired, but it also draws attention to several facial flaws. To avoid this, go light on the bronzer or skip it completely and simply apply blush to the apples of your cheeks for a healthy flush of color.
2. Applying a dark eyeliner
Wearing bold black eyeliner is best avoided during video conversations. This is because bold eyeliner, particularly black, makes your eyes appear smaller and droopy, making you appear tired. To open up your eyes, you should avoid using eyeliner entirely and instead rely on mascara. However, if you must apply eyeliner, we recommend going with a brown one.
3. Not filling in your brows
Even if the rest of your makeup is flawless, thin and sparse brows can make you appear fatigued, older, and slightly unkempt during video calls. To prevent this, always remember to brush your brows and fill them in before an important video call. This not only frames your face beautifully, but it is also the simplest method to instantly upgrade your entire look.
4. You forget about blush
If you must wear makeup, keep to a moisturizer, light coverage foundation, mascara, and a swipe of blush. Begin at the apples of your cheekbones and work your way towards your hairline. You’ll appear awake and refreshed in no time.
5. Smokey eyes
Always create eye makeup looks in lighter colors if you want to appear fresh and glowing on a video call, according to to Be Beautiful. This means avoiding dark and black smokey eye makeup looks because they give the appearance of a black eye on a video conversation, making you appear exhausted. Pink, nude, and coral eyeshadows will immediately open up your eyes and make you look more awake.
6. Applying foundation all wrong
Wearing too much, not enough, or a color that doesn’t match your skin tone are all no-nos. Why? If you skip it entirely while still applying other makeup (such as mascara), your complexion will appear washed out. Caked-on foundation (even in powder form) can crack and accentuate wrinkles and flaws.
7. You don’t freshen up throughout the day.
Is your makeup smudged or your lipstick uneven? An unkempt face shouts that you’re tired. Take a short bathroom break (30 seconds is all it takes) to remove any black smudges under your eyes, dab some concealer on any trouble areas, and brush your brows. It’s the ideal attractiveness booster.
8. Apply your concealer before the foundation
You’ll just end up eliminating it when you apply your foundation. Instead, start with the groundwork. This way, you won’t have to use as much concealer.
9. Skipping the moisturizer because you have oily skin
This will cause your skin to dry out and generate more oil. Instead, use an apple cider vinegar and water mixture or green tea as a toner (both of which balance your skin’s pH levels) before adding your moisturizer.
10. Not cleaning your brushes
Your brushes collect germs and bacteria, which can lead to outbreaks. Instead, lightly rub a gentle facial wash onto the bristles of your brushes before rinsing. The cleaner your brushes are, the simpler and better your makeup application will be.
11. Use the same concealer to cover both under-eye circles and pimples
Your under-eye concealer, which should be a shade lighter than your skin tone, will draw attention to your pimple rather than cover it. Instead, a creamy concealer that matches your skin tone will hide blemishes better.
12. Wrong Blending Techniques
Makeup is much more than smearing on some blush or makeup. Even if you use a neutral shade, it will appear unnatural and out of place unless you blend it properly. The secret to natural-looking makeup is mastering the art of blending. Makeup that isn’t well mixed can appear quite comical. To get started, watch some makeup tutorials and movies online and invest in a few good brushes.
13. Mascara Mistakes
Waterproof mascara is fantastic, and you’ll most likely want to invest in one and use it exclusively. However, it is a bad plan. Waterproof makeup is more difficult to remove, and both application and removal can harm your lashes. Your tresses might fall out sooner. If you must use waterproof mascara, do so only in the weather.
14. Lip Liner
Sharp lip creases applying cosmetics is the worst thing you can do to yourself. Do not outline your lips with a narrow, sharp line. It’s one of my pet peeves. Also, if you use a dark liner with lighter makeup, your lips may appear strange.
15. Clown Cheeks
Without appropriate application, blush can make you look like a clown. When applying color, use foundation. Otherwise, the color will be too harsh on your cheekbones. Also, make sure to swirl the brush in the product, tap off excess, and then apply it to your skin. Otherwise, you’ll pick up too much product and finish up looking overdone.
16. A Runny Eye
Girls just want to have fun, and when you’re in the heat of the night, dancing your way to triumph, you might not notice that your eyeshadow is bleeding. Using an eyeshadow primer is the best way to ensure you appear as fresh as a daisy even at 2 a.m.
17. Face Powder Fetish
Face powder appears to be the ideal makeup finisher to seal everything in and keep the sheen at bay. It can, however, make you appear older. Face powder, believe it or not, emphasizes fine lines and creases. It is best to use it only on your T-zone and to avoid it entirely as you age.