Hello! Happy almost 4th of July. Things sure are different this year. Our town had to cancel the parade and fireworks. While that is sad, I'm actually glad that people won't have an excuse to come from all over and fill our town. Until covid is under control, we have to use caution.
Anywho...covid cannot take away our makeup chat.
Recently, I was watching a bunch of beauty guru's on YouTube. All of the videos I was watching were along the lines of "Beauty Mistakes". I noticed that many of these gurus agreed on many points in this department. For what its worth, I did too. I figured it would be beneficial to share those points with you here today. You can consider this the condensed version. Now, you don't need to spend an hour + going down the YouTube rabbit hole like I did.

1) Not Having A Skin Care Routine 
I cringe when I see a 30+ woman buying "Clean and Clear" in Target. That is for teens and preteens. If you are an adult, you need to cleanse,  exfoliate, moisturize and use anti-aging  products. You need to do this EVERY day. I started using anti-aging products at age 15. However, its never too late (or too early.)

2) Over Doing Under-Eye Concealer
If you are over 25, you need to really use just the absolute minimum amount of concealer possible. Or, even better, switch to a color corrector instead.
It doesn't matter if you look younger than your age, it doesn't matter if you've had botox. If you are out of your early 20's, too much concealer will act as if it were a magnifying  glass on those fine under-eye lines. 

3) Over or Under Grooming Your Eyebrows
I speak to you from a place of experience here! Unkempt brows make your whole look appear sloppy. Brows that have been thinned too much are horribly aging.

4) Over Lining Your Lips
This one makes me cringe so badly. Its clear where the lips end, yet some people still line beyond the lip. It ends up looking like a little kid did your makeup. Instead , make your lips look larger by using plumping glosses and lighter colors.

5) Not Using Sunscreen
How much can this one be stressed? Not enough. Seriously, it is the worlds best anti aging EVER. Read More Here

6) Neglecting Your Hair
This one is huge. First things first, get your hair healthy. Stop over processing it, stop coloring it to wildly unnatural shades. Keep it trimmed and clean.

7)  Not Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes
I know, I know.. its a pain in the neck to go through and clean your brushes. You have to though. See How Here Unclean makeup brushes will spread dirt and oil all over your face....yuck!

8) Not Matching Your Foundation To Your Skin
Oh....this is a BIG one. You need to buy foundation for the complexion that you have.  I remember in junior high, so many girls would wear foundation that was shades too dark in the hopes of looking tan. This is a big no no... 

9) Not Drinking Enough Water
You cannot escape this one...not drinking enough water will show in your appearance. No, drinking diet soda instead isn't a substitute for water.

10) Wearing Too Much Makeup
I love makeup. I love a full face of makeup. Still, you need to know when to say when.  Dark heavy eye shadow, too much bronzer and blush and a vampy red lip all paired together is a recipe for disaster. Less is more here.

There you have it. What are your thoughts? Anything that you disagree with? Anything that is missing? Sound off!


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