6 Beauty Mistakes You’re Most Likely Making

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6 Beauty Mistakes You’re Most Likely Making

June 30, 2020

The TikTok video that popped off for me a few months ago was this one where I explained 6 beauty mistakes people are most likely making, so I thought I'd share the intel here on the blog. Ready? Let's dive in to the top 6 mistakes.

1. Blend foundation down your neck to make sure there isn't a solid line around the jaw. I've noticed a lot of people don't go all the way down, which gives you the infamous line so people will see the foundation isn't necessarily the correct shade for you. While matching your foundation is key, not every brand is going to have your exact shade, so make sure to blend down. 

2. If you want to get the most out of your beautyblender (or a beauty sponge) make sure to run it under water. I can't tell you how many people have told me the beautyblender wasn't "that great." Come to find out they were using it dry. Definitely not ideal, and the dry sponge picks up so much product so you'll be wasting more in the long run.

3. Deodorant should be applied at night, after you shower. The reason for this is that you're sweating much less when you sleep and this allows the deodorant to actually penetrate into your underarms. If you apply in the morning, and then you dive right into your day, you'll likely end up sweating off a lot of the deodorant.

4. Always apply sunscreen. Even if you're not going to be outside for too terribly long, you still want to make sure you apply it. I use it everyday, no exceptions. Zinc oxide is going to give you the best protection too, because it not only stops the rays from producing damage on your skin but it reflects the rays off your face back into the universe. Zinc is quite powerful in that sense. 

5. Dry shampoo should be applied 10-12 inches away from your hair. If dry shampoo tends to turn your hair white, it likely means you're applying it too close to your hair.

6. Your concealer should be 1-2 shades lighter, and not so much lighter than it looks like your under eyes are ghosting you. I'm not sure who started the super white under eye trend, but can we leave that in the past? Most brands recommend 1 shade lighter than your foundation OR they make the shade of your foundation the same color, but they add a little brightness into the concealer so do a check to make sure the concealer is only slightly lighter in shade.

What's a common beauty mistake you see?

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Thankfully I follow all of these tips except the one about deodorant. I shower in the morning, so it doesn’t really apply to me. I can’t imagine showering at night. My hair would be a disaster of epic oily proportions in the morning if I did that haha!

I didn’t know these, this was super helpful!! I especially didn’t know that one about deodorant, I need to start doing this! Xx.