There’s a big makeup mistake I see people making all the time. And perhaps you’re doing it too. But don’t worry as it’s actually really easy to fix. And once you do, it’ll make a huge difference to your complexion. As it will make you look more refreshed, rejuvenated and with a healthy glow. So let’s find out what this makeup mistake is and how to correct it.
What is This Makeup Mistake I’m making?
Simply put, it’s that you’re not putting any colour into your complexion!
But why is this a problem?
As you’ve probably already noticed, when you don’t have any colour in your complexion, it makes you look very tired, very pale and even ill.
Something else to consider is that as our skin ages, it doesn’t just lose elasticity and hydration. It also begins to lose colour too. So if you’re not adding any colour into your complexion, it can give a more aged look.
So how does apply to my makeup routine?
Well, one of the great advantages of applying some makeup is to ensure you don’t look tired or ill.
For example, you apply concealer to neutralise dark eye circles and make your eyes appear brighter, refreshed and more awake. Which in turn makes you feel more refreshed and awake.
And whilst the right concealer will do a good job of brightening up your complexion, it’s not going to put any colour into your complexion. It’s just going to neutralise dark circles or redness.
By the way, if you want to find out how to find the right concealer for your complexion, make sure to have a read of this post as it will show you how to find the right concealer shade to brighten dark circles and neutralise redness.
Foundation won’t add any colour to your complexion either!
As its job is to even out your skin tone and give the appearance of an even skin tone.
Now you might be thinking that eyeshadow is a great way to add a pop of colour to your look. And it is.
But that’s only going to brighten around the eye area.
Which means you still need to make your complexion appear as if it has more colour to it.
So How Can I Correct This Makeup M
Well, there are 2 really simple ways you can do this. So let’s look at them now.
Method #1: Apply a Blusher
Now before you start telling me that you hate blusher or worry it’ll make you look like a clown, hear me out.
Blusher is an AMAZING little product to add a natural flush of colour back into your complexion.
Notice I said ‘natural’ there. That’s key. Because it’s not going to make you look overdone or like a clown! Not when you’re using the right shade that’s suitable for your skin tone. And when you apply it correctly.
If you want to know how to apply blusher correctly, make sure to read this post.
It’s so quick and easy!
And best of all, blusher is SO quick to apply and that’s what makes it such an easy way to correct this makeup mistake.
You can literally apply it in just a few seconds and it will instantly give brightness and radiance to your complexion. As well as an uplifted and awakened look.
Try a Cream Blusher
Cream blushers are really great for adding a very natural flush of colour to your complexion. And they’re so quick and easy to apply.
Think of that gorgeous glow you get when you go for a walk or run in nature. Well, that’s the look you’ll get from a cream blusher.
However, powder blushers are also great for that too.
Just keep in mind that the type of blusher texture you choose that’ll enhance your complexion best will really depend on your skin type. This post will help you to find the best blusher for your skin type.
Method #2: Apply a Lipstick
The second really quick and really easy way to correct this makeup mistake and add some radiance to your complexion is to apply
Now again, hear me out before you start thinking you’re going to have to apply some ‘scary’ lip shades such as reds or bright colours.
Avoid nude shades!
Wearing clear glosses, lip balms and nude shades is all good and well. But they’re not adding any colour to your lips. Or your complexion!
They might be okay choices in Summertime when you don’t want to wear too much makeup and already have a bit more colour in your complexion.
But they’re certainly not going to do anything for your complexion at any other time of year when you’re skin tends to be a lot paler.
Particularly in the colder, darker months of Autumn and Winter when your complexion is already pale looking.
Wearing nude shades of lipstick is one of the fastest ways to give you a more aged look. As your entire complexion will look so pale and washed out.
So for example, let’s say you’ve decided to opt for a smokey eye or play up your eyes a bit more. So obviously, the main focus of your look will be the eye area and you’ll keep everything else on your face to a minimum. Which is great.
However, if you wear a dark smokey eye and opt for a very nude shade of lipstick, that’s actually going to just make your complexion look too pale and washed out. Which isn’t very flattering at all!
So what’s more flattering instead?
Instead, opt for shades that are at least 1-2 shades DARKER than your skin tone. They’ll stillgive you a really natural look. Yet they have enough colour in them to add some warmth to your complexion.
If you’re not sure what shades are right for your skin tone, never fear. As this will help you with this and teach you all you’ll ever need to know so you can always confidently choose shades that are right for you.
I really hope you found this post helpful. And don’t forget to put some colour back into your complexion.
Trust me, it really will make such a difference to your look. It’ll instantly make you look more awake, refreshed and youthful.
You can still keep your look very natural if that’s what you look. But with a hint of colour.
I’d love to know, do you often leave out blusher and lip colour from your makeup routine? And if so, why? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below. xo
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