Rookie Makeup Mistakes You Should Not Be Making

Even if you don’t remember how you looked on a particular day, there’s someone with a better memory than you – Facebook! If you don’t want to look back at your photos and cringe at the sight of a smudged liner or cakey foundation – read on. Here are some rookie makeup mistakes to let you know where the landmines are and where it’s safe to tread, so you can always put your best face forward.

Primer Please:

Most of us skip this step, but as the name suggests – this product plays a primary role in your makeup routine. The primer forms a protective layer between your skin and the makeup. It keeps your makeup in place.

Lost and Found-ation:

While choosing your foundation, you might test it on the back of your hand. However, this will not give you an accurate color match, as your face will not be the same color as your hands. It is always better to test it on your jaw line so you can compare it to your face and neck.


Mix The Foundation Wear cream foundation as it is for opaque, full coverage, or you can break it down to be more translucent by mixing it with some primer. This is a great way to retain the foundation’s coverage without looking caked on. Plus, you get to reap the long-lasting durability that cream foundation has over liquids and powders. This also helps the makeup blend seamlessly with the first layer of primer on your skin. Use cream foundation, but those with oily skin should use a damp sponge to apply it. Most foundations have oil in its formula to give the coverage blend-ability. Using the sponge will pick up the pigment, but not the oil in the foundation. You’ll still get great coverage, but not the shine.For dry or combination skin types, “use your foundation brush and buff the foundation onto the skin, concentrating on the center of your face, which is typically where your skin has the most discolouration. The further you get from the center, the less coverage you want. #foundationmakeup #foundation #makeupfoundation #creamfoundation #makeupbase #makeuptools #makeupset #expertmakeup #makeupexpert #makeuptips #beauty #beautytip #beautytipoftheday #makeupathome

A photo posted by Dalda Flavours (@daldaflavours) on Nov 21, 2016 at 10:41am PST

No Makeup till you Wake Up!

Getting some ‘beauty sleep’ doesn’t mean you wear makeup to bed. Even if you’ve had a tiring day or a late night, sleeping without removing your makeup is the worst thing you can do to your skin. It clogs your pores, causes breakouts and absorbs all your skins moisture, making it wrinkly and dry.


It’s your face that people focus on during a conversation, so having the right makeup on gives you more confidence when you’re out on a date, giving a presentation or just having a fun day with your girls. So remember these tips and you won’t have to think twice before you hit ‘upload’.