8 Makeup Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make


It doesn’t matter how much you love to play round with makeup, if you’re not a professional makeup artist I’m pretty sure you are still learning new things about it every single day (we all are). There are some things that beauty gurus on youtube sometimes forget to mention (come on, I’m sure I’m not the only one who learned how to do makeup through the wonderful world of youtube). That’s why today I’ll talk about the main makeup errors that I’ve noticed most people make and the worst part of it all is that they don’t even notice. Don’t let that be you!


1. Putting pressed powder all over your face

Pressed powder was probably one of the first makeup items I owned and until a year ago I still thought that it was meant to be used all over my face, when in reality the purpose of pressed powder is to aid those parts of your face that need it the most. In my case, I have very oily skin, so using pressed powder on the “T zone” (your forehead and nose) is a must. This way you’ll always look fresh and natural (not all cakey, if you know what I mean).


2. Placing bronzer or highlighter everywhere

Bronzer and highlighter have become so much more popular since Kim Kardashian confessed she used them, but there’s a thin line between knowing were to strategically place these products and looking like a very fake tanned Dorito, so be careful.


3. Doing a bold lip and bold eyes at the same time

Bold eyes + bold lips = Disaster.

Save this look for a runway or a broadway show.

Just pick one. If you are planning to rock a very deep purple color on your lips for a night out, try to keep the eye makeup simple, maybe a few neutral shades and a simple brown shade for the crease of your eyes.

If you want to wear a very intense eyeshadow (any color that’s not neutral or black), keep the lips to a soft pink or nude color.


4. Not cleaning your brushes

I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but just ask yourself: When was the last time you cleaned your makeup brushes? And by cleaning I mean to deep clean your makeup utensils with actual anti bacterial soap (baby soap formulas work best because they are hypoallergenic and they don’t damage your expensive brushes). Many skin breakouts are caused by the oils and germs that stay in your brushes, that’s why it’s so important to keep them clean.


5. Keeping products forever

Who would have known? Makeup has an expiration date too, just like you check the expiration date on your milk carton, you should also check the expiration date on your makeup. If you keep using expired makeup, your skin could suffer some damage, I’m talking about allergies and sudden acne breakouts.

Take mascara as an example, you’re supposed to change your mascara every 4 months, if yours is way past its time, you need to toss it and get a new one.


6. Going crazy with the dark eyeshadows

Black eyeshadows are the hardest to control, you have to learn how to build the intensity of your look little by little. Don’t try to put a bunch of dark eyeshadow on your lids because you will make a mess. I try to use lighter shades on my actual eyelid and save the dark and intense colors such as black and deep brown as an outer-corner color only. I guarantee that by using this method you will end up with a super clean and perfect look + you can make it as dramatic as you want by adding the eyeshadows little by little and blending nicely in circular motions.


7. Sharing certain products

It doesn’t matter how much you love your sisters or best friends, there are certain makeup products that are meant for personal use only. For example, all the eye and lip products such as eyeliner, mascara, eye makeup brushes, lipsticks, lip glosses etc. These particular products can contain bacteria and put you in risk of infections.


8. Wearing makeup 24/7

Wearing makeup is so much fun, it’s perfect for that little confidence boost we all need sometimes but we also need to let our skin breathe. I’m assuming that all of you make sure to remove your makeup before going to sleep and wash your face to get rid of all the oil and bacteria that build up during the day, but it is also important to go makeup free for at least a day a week. Your skin will thank you.


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    • June 25, 2016 / 3:25 pm

      Thanks girl!

  1. June 23, 2016 / 2:50 pm

    The t-zone is so important and I honestly never really knew much about it! I also used to keep my products forever! This is all good advice since I am really not makeup savy at all haha. I love coming to your blog for fashion/makeup advice, and just tips in general! Lovely post 🙂


    • June 25, 2016 / 3:26 pm

      It’s so great to know this post helped you in some way! Thank you so much Diana! I really like visiting your blog too! I really enjoy reading your posts! They’re so inspiring xx

  2. June 25, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    Haha, same, pretty much everything I’ve learnt about makeup I found out through YouTube!
    It must be so bad to put old mascara on your eyelashes yet so many people do!
    Aleeha xXx

    • June 26, 2016 / 2:18 pm

      Hahaha that’s so true! Thank you so much for stopping by! xx

  3. Lorna
    June 25, 2016 / 8:48 pm

    You shared some good tips. The bronzer and highlighter all over is no good, really need to learn to do the main contours.

    Raindrops of Sapphire

    • June 26, 2016 / 2:13 pm

      It’s super easy! If you want to I could totally make a post about that! xx

  4. aelinart
    June 26, 2016 / 2:01 am

    yeah wearing make 24/7 never I would never go to the bed with make up
    and the powder yeah

    • June 26, 2016 / 2:12 pm

      Thank you for reading! xx

    • June 26, 2016 / 2:12 pm

      Glad you found this helpful Kat! Thanks you for reading! xx

  5. June 26, 2016 / 4:39 am

    Amazing post, Ana! I always forget to wash my brushes regularly. This reminds me that I do need to do it today… Also, having makeup free days is the best thing! I actually don’t wear makeup a lot, so my skin gets a lot of freedom, haha 🙂 x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • June 26, 2016 / 2:11 pm

      I’m glad to hear that! That’s probably why you have such beautiful skin! xx

    • June 26, 2016 / 2:11 pm

      Me too! Besides them drying up they keep a lot of bacteria and that is just plain gross! xx

    • June 26, 2016 / 2:10 pm

      Thank you Laura! I’m happy to know that you learned something new! xx

  6. June 26, 2016 / 1:16 pm

    I have definitely done a few of these over the years.. but I am learning! Thanks for sharing, such a fun post. I’m always looking for new blogger friends and I love your blog, let me know if you would like to follow each other and stay in touch! x


    • June 26, 2016 / 2:09 pm

      Thank you Adele! I’m happy to know that you found the sport helpful! Sure thing! I also love to have new blogger friends all the time! xx

  7. fionna
    June 26, 2016 / 7:42 pm

    ok i’m guilty with the cleaning brushes one :X i should seriously clean them but i really only have this sponge i bought from H&M. i’m thinking of throwing that out and trying the real techniques one that people seem to be raving about 😀


    • June 27, 2016 / 12:28 am

      wow, yeah I’ve heard so much about that one. Do let me know how that turns out! xx

    • June 27, 2016 / 12:28 am

      Sometimes I’m lazy too! But it doesn’t take much time xx

  8. June 27, 2016 / 7:29 am

    These tips are amazing and really important! I once read a story about a woman who ended up in hospital because she shared a makeup brush with her friend – just imagine that! And cleaning your brushes is definitely important too and I have to say I kinda enjoy washing them (is that weird?). I think I avoid most things you mentioned but honestly, I have never thought about only applying powder to certain areas of my face, that’s a brilliant idea and I’ll definitely change that in my makeup routine. xx


    • June 28, 2016 / 10:45 am

      That is so scary! Yeah, it can be really relaxing and satisfying to clean the brushes! It’s not weird at all, I feel the same way! I’m glad you learnt something new from this post Mira! Thank you so much for reading and leaving such a nice comment! xx

  9. June 27, 2016 / 9:26 am

    Oh god, yes to 2 – WHY DO PEOPLE DO THAT?! And I agree about not wearing makeup all the time, I looove painting my face but giving it a break is important too!

    • June 28, 2016 / 10:46 am

      Hahaha I know! I think the same way, it’s so important to give our faces a break! Thank you for reading sweet girl! xx

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