We will not have another chance to make a first impression, and one should try to always have a perfect make-up. Do not repeat the mistakes that many celebrities have made.
1. Light Pink Lipstick Shades Become Everyone
Why is that bad: in fact, most such shades become only white-skinned blondes, and the main emphasis in this make-up should be placed on a radiant skin.
Solution: Olivier Echaudemaison, the art director of the Guerlain house believes one should use lipsticks of plum shades, which can be called more versatile since they ideally emphasize the natural lip shade.
2. Too Dark or Too Light Foundation Shade
Why is that bad: if the shade is too dark, you just look five years older. The foundation, which is lighter than your skin (a technique used by makeup artists while professional filming, for the models to look fresh) will make your face like a mask, if applied in everyday life.
Solution: Sandy Linter, the star makeup artist, says that the aim of the foundation is to make the complexion uniform and shiny. You should choose the shade, applying it on the cheek near your neck for it to blend with the color of your skin. Choose the foundation with the yellow pigment (the skin with a pink midtone is very rare).
3. Too Much Foundation or Powder
Why is that bad: the skin looks dry, scaly, and facial wrinkles become noticeable.
Solution: a thorough wetting before applying makeup. Once you have applied the foundation, take a damp sponge and use it in the places, where wrinkles have appeared and the skin looks congested with make-up, then sprinkle your face with thermal water through a napkin. If there are no particular problems with the skin, you can mix a bit of moisturizer with the foundation creating a very thin invisible coating. It is better to use powder, if your skin is not very oily, and only in the T-zone: on the cheeks and in the corners of your eyes. For it will only emphasize wrinkles. Moreover, Eduardo Ferreira, the art director of the Bobbi Brown brand, says that skin should not be totally opaque since healthy skin is shining.
4. Orange and Brown Shades Rouge
Why is that bad: a natural orange shade of the rouge does not exist, and you need to focus on the color that you can get on your cheeks during a workout or after a walk.
Solution: Choose pink shades of rouge, and the right technique is as follows: smile, shake off the excessive rouge with a brush, and apply some on the “apples” of your cheeks.
5. Too Dark Lipstick Color
Why is that bad: dark shades highlight nasolabial folds and add some age.
Solution: Stephanie Peirello-Herve, the top stylist of the Helena Rubinstein brand says it is desirable that one should choose bright and saturated lipsticks, but not dark-colored ones. Do not use matte textures, choose a sparkling one with the “wet” effect and use some lip gloss on top of it.
6. Dark Liner on the Lower Lid or Mascara on the Lower Lashes
Why is that bad: mascara emphasizes circles under the eyes and creates an impression of a weary face. The eyeliner on the lower eyelid makes the eyes smaller.
What to do: pay attention to the upper eyelid and do not use mascara on the lower lashes. Eduardo Ferreira claims that a neat black or brown line on the upper eyelid is an indispensable element of makeup for any age. Use more makeup on the upper lashes, and hold the brush as close to its base as possible in order to make the look brighter.
7. Too Much Brows
Why is that bad: too heavily accentuated eyebrows give the face an excessive seriousness.
What to do: in spite of the fashion trend aimed at the “hard line” of the eyebrows, it is advisable that one should be moderate and not change the natural color and shape too much. The makeup artists of the Benefit brand are sure that to emphasize the shape of the eyebrows, one must use shadows, and not a pencil. It will make the result more natural, and the look more open.
8. Shimmering Eyeshadow on the Outer Eye Corner
Why is that bad: shimmering eyeshadow is the most effective way to emphasize mimical wrinkles.
What to do: Bright shimmering shadows should be used in the inner eye corner to refresh the face, and honed textures are better on the outer corner, according to Stephanie Peirello-Herve.