When you are a girl, it seems like the entire world thinks that you know all about makeup, how to choose it, how to use it and how to apply it, from the moment of your birth. Women themselves often seem like they know all these secrets, tips and tricks, but the big truth is, we all make so many common mistakes when it comes to choosing the right makeup. Here are the most common mistakes, so pay attention and figure out if you need to change something in your approach.
Not Testing it First
Especially if you have sensitive skin, you cannot afford not to test the product before buying it and using it all the time. This especially important when it comes to choosing the makeup that goes on the area on and around your eyes and when it comes to choosing the products that will stay on your face throughout the entire day, like foundations and creams. You need to do a little patch testing on your own. Use a little bit of product and apply it on the soft skin behind your ear. If there is no reaction that means that you can use that cosmetic product in moderation without fear that it will irritate your skin.
Missing the Right Shades
It is a quite more common mistake than you might think it is. Actually, most women are not even aware that they are making this mistake when they choose the makeup. The thing is, the colors of your makeup should match your natural skin tone and that is what most people aren’t really sure about it. A safe way to pick colors is to determine your skin type based on the season and then you’ll have the pallet to pick from. Simply find out if you are a winter or a summer and use the colors accordingly.
Ignoring the Contents
Another very big mistake that can really get backfire is not reading the labels on the makeup. This is wrong in many ways. For example, if you have sensitive skin, you really cannot use anything that contains alcohol or fragrances if you want to put it on your face. If you are concerned about animals, you need to make sure that your cosmetics aren’t tested on animals and that is written on the label. If you are concerned about being eco-friendly and want the best possible care for your face, you need to read the labels and find some organic makeup. Reading labels will definitely help you make up your mind when it comes to cosmetic products you use.
Overpaying the Products
There is only a certain amount of Q10 that your skin can use at a time and there is only a certain amount of “blackness” that your eyelashes can visually achieve. Spending hundreds and hundreds of dollars on makeup doesn’t necessarily make it good makeup. Therefore, figure out what works for you and your skin type before spending a fortune. Less known brands can be just as good, and even better at a half of price.
Go through these common mistakes and think about your habits when it comes to makeup and cosmetics. It seems as the most of the women are making these kinds of mistakes simply by not thinking about these things or not being aware that they are making it.