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The 10 Most Common Makeup Mistakes

Blending Your Makeup Incorrectly
Blend makeup so it isn't too noticeable on your skin.
Blend makeup so it isn't too noticeable on your skin.
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Most stylists agree that when you wear makeup correctly, it won't be overwhelmingly obvious that you're wearing it. That might sound like a contradiction, but makeup is meant to highlight your best features and downplay your flaws. You're not wearing war paint. And if it looks like you are, you may have a problem with blending.

Your makeup should never have obvious lines. It should be soft and blurry, each color fading into another. It should enhance the contours of your face, not outline them. Experts give the following tips on blending your makeup properly:

  • Always put on your makeup in proper lighting.
  • Use the right tools, like a round sponge or soft brush.
  • Starting with the darkest point of your makeup, gently buff the makeup into your skin. Do this until you can't see where one color stops and the other begins.

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